Juicing day 1,2,3…- (and I still hate tomatoes.)
I’m writing this from day 2…
Day 1 (as I remember it) was much easier than today. (Probably due to the excitement of embarking on the “profound” new journey of juicing. lol)
I didn’t feel overly hungry yesterday. I did however have a little temptation walking through the aisles of Stop n Shop looking for stupid coconut water for day 2. ( I hate coconuts too! )
I woke up today feeling not hungry, but exited to keep going on this juicing adventure. By 2:00pm, I was starving. I fortunately haven’t felt the headaches or pains that some people complain of during fasting, but I’ve felt loopy and, well, fucking starving at times.
I went shopping yesterday and purchased coconut water. (Which I should have been drinking for a mid morning snack each day.) Now I see why. What an energy jolt! It doesn’t taste anything like coconuts, and made me feel full, energized, and whether it was just in my head, I felt unbelievable after drinking it.
I haven’d felt too hungry, except for a few moments here and there. I’e lost 7.5lbs in 2 days, and besides the weight, I’m more excited to continue back on track with the good health I’ve known over the years…
Rebooting for me, is really just giving myself a swift kick in the ass.
Holy crap did I have a lot of energy yesterday! They say day 3 is when it starts getting easier, well “they” were right! After I drank the coconut water yesterday I was off and running with energy I haven’t had in a VERY long time. I was up at 6, schlepped amps all day, hit the gym later in the evening and did 45 mins of (moderate) cardio…went food shopping, and home…I rehearsed, cleaned and STILL had energy. I couldn’t believe it! The hunger pains are virtually gone. It’s interesting, as much of a huge meat eater that I am, the things I am craving are raw vegetables and vinegar, and lentils. Random.
Today was interesting. I made myself a hot water when I woke. (We have a Keurig, so we just use hot water from that.) I could literally taste the remnants of coffee from 4 days ago. No one has used it for coffee in that long, but my tastebuds are totally recharged. I feel really excited, and like doing this “cleanse” was exactly what I needed. Our skin is glowing, eyes look bright. I feel lighter and overall healthier. If you have the means to get a juicer…DO It. Even adding one juice a day will improve your physical and mental well being enormously. Recharge your body mind and soul with a cleanse as little as even 3 days. It’s worth more than gold!
All in all, I’ve learned that mental discipline, and positive affirmations is key to doing any reboot or cleanse. Remembering why I’m doing the cleanse in the first place…Remembering what exactly got me here…Being honest with myself when examining my relationship with food and health…and once you get through the tough parts, it’s easy and fullfilling to keep going…Craving the good stuff!
astainonthepicture asked: I just read your post about the food industry and another documentary I would suggest is hungry for a change. I have also been researching all this lately. I'm going to watch food inc. today
Thanks for the suggestion! I think I actually saw that one too but I’ll definitely check it out! :)
Juicing, Smoothies, Fasting…the great reality of the food industry.
So i think at one time or another we’ve all wanted to “cleanse”. Whether it’s a 5 day silent retreat, or a 10 day fast, at one point or another I’m sure we will all come to a point where we get the urge to purge.
I’ve felt it a million times, but have never stuck with anything for various reasons. (Mostly excuses and lack of willpower.)
I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on the food industry and exactly how the products we consume or use are produced. I feel as though I’ve opened a Pandoras box or sorts, and while not surprised, I’m still left feeling sad, pissed off, and disgusted with how much control the food and clothing industries have over us.
Don’t get me wrong, I like to eat meat as much as anyone else, and I certainly look for a bargain like any sound minded person would. But I am definitely taking a look at where I can be spending my money, and NOT spending it, it in order to do my part to give the man the big “FU”
There’s some great documentaries I’ve watched recently that have shined some light on the reality of the food industry.
Fat Sick and Nearly dead.
Forks over Knives
Check them out…I’m not trying to sway you either way…. I’ll leave that to your conscience…