Well, yesterday was a FABULOUS day - I felt alive, full of energy, my soreness was completely gone, and I felt awesome. Until, about 5:30pm. At that point, I really started to feel hungry. I made my favorite dinner juice (tomato, red and yellow pepper, celery, parsley) - and that satiated me for a while, but as I went to bed I really was super hungry. Granted that was around midnight.
Starting weight: 173
Current weight: 169.6
Morning juice - I decided to go with a green juice that I call "Life Juice" - instead of my usual fruit. This includes Kale, Romaine, 1/2 cucumber, 1 green apple, 2 carrots and a bunch of parsley. It sort of tasted like drinking freshly cut grass. Definitely a green taste, but still yummy. I will try this again today but add a lime to it. :)
Here it is immediately after juicing before stirring it up:
After stirring, in my bottle:
I found out that there's a place in the Milwaukee Public Market by my studio that does fresh juices. Woo-hoo! It also happens to be one of my favorite salad places in the city. I stopped by for a "green giant" juice, which was spinach, apple, wheat grass and lime. It was super tasty and super lime-y!
In between I had 1/2 pineapple, two oranges and 1 golden delicious apple but forgot to take a photo of it because I drank it so immediately. It was freaking delicious!
Final juice of the day was the tomato juice:
Oh! And someone asked what I was detoxing from. Primarily, caffeine (in a huge way.) I used to consume MASS quantities of Diet Coke and around a half pot of coffee (at least) a day. DAILY. So that was where my detox symptoms (headaches, sore muscles, etc etc) were coming from. In a fast you also are flushing out toxins from the foods you eat on a regular basis (chemicals used to grow or prepare the foods, all those ingredients we're like "wtf is this" to, etc).
I was talking to Dan last night about how weird it feels to be doing this juice fast. Not because of the actual act of juice fasting, but more about the long-term implications it has. I didn't necessarily start this in an attempt to change my entire outlook on food, but in reality that's what is happening. I don't want to put the work in, complete this 15 days and then go back and eat a pizza. Or less "dramatically" even, go eat a sandwich. Why would I reverse all the benefits I'm gaining? Releasing weight, clearing my skin, clarifying my thought process and my mind, etc etc?
It's honestly a little scary to try to think about what I'm going to do after the fast. I know I'll start slow (obviously as to not shock my system,) with solid fruits. After that I'll mix in salads and veggies, and perhaps some low sodium soups (or homemade soups, even better!)
Beyond that... should there be a beyond that?
Food for thought...
Food for thought...