I had been really intrigued and at the same time a bit nervous about doing a 5-day juice fast and so it was really important for me to do it through someone who knew what they were doing and who would be supportive if I had any problems over the fast.
Lou provided thorough information before, during and after the fast about what to do and what to expect which reassured and motivated me. During her initial briefing she shared a lot of knowledge and personal experience of fasting. She was very open to and patient with all my questions and although she’s fasted many times herself she still understood that it’s pretty daunting if you’re doing it for the first time.
My experience of the fast was extremely positive and way better than I expected. Perhaps the main benefit I experienced was the clearness and lightness of mind; I had heard people say this but it needs to be experienced to really understand it. Also I had increased energy levels (and none of the usual energy slumps) and good sleep. I felt a bit groggy (mild headache, tired, irritable) a couple days during the pre-fast diet (cutting out all the toxic stuff like alcohol, caffeine, processed foods).
I was surprised that I didn’t feel hungry and the variety of amazing juices to choose from. I also enjoyed the mineral broth and would recommend taking Lou’s advice of opting for organic produce and distilled water to get the best quality. If you’re genuinely motivated to do a fast I really recommend doing it and with Lou. I will definitely be doing one again!