Well today I decided to join the reboot and i started my juicing! I went to the store and gathered all i needed for a three day cleanse. I bought the GE juicer from Walmart for about 50 dollars and BOY is it awesome!! It is super powerful and spits out more juice than the real expensive ones!
At 8 am- I started with 16oz of hot water and lemon
At 8:30 am I drank my first juice which was two apples, three carrots and some ginger.
My first drink wasnt too bad. Pretty sweet and...well carroty :) About thirty minutes after my first juice drink i felt a rumbly in my tumbly and the rest ill let you figure out!! Lets just say i had to run! Let the detox begin.
10:55 am i made my second drink which included 4 leafs of kale, three celery stalks, one apple, a half of lemon, a half of a cucumber and some ginger.
I am currently working on this one. Its um. Well its TART. This one will be a bit harder to get down. Wish me luck!!
12:10 pm well that was rough, getting that drink down. I am looking forward to a drink with tomatoes in it, hoping that one wont taste so.....green. Good news is i have no desire to eat yet!! Ill be having a late lunch drink, since im not hungry at all. Be back soon!!
I had a spa appointment, which was amazing, so I skipped the lunch drink and afternoon snack, which wasnt a big deal cause i wasnt hungry at all. Ive been drinking water and when i returned i made this drink.
6:00 pm half cucumber, one red bell pepper, 4 plum tomatoes, 1 celery stalk, half a lime, 1/4 of a red onion, and 2 cups parsley.
Id be lying if i said this drink was appetizing. But i added some sea salt, a little garlic salt and some pepper. Made it tolerable.
10:26 pm- Im hungry. But I settle for a spot of tea with some stevia :)
Rough day, except for the spa part. But i pushed through. I think now i have a pretty good idea of what i like in the drinks and what i dont like. I DO NOT like all the lime and lemon, makes the drinks bitter. So i will sub an apple, and if i need to lime it up then ill squeeze a lil in here and there. Thats the great thing about this, you can do your own thing just make sure to keep the fruits in the morning hours.
8 am- 16 oz of water with lemon
8:30 am- i used one pear, one green apple, 2 cups of blackberries, and 6 cups grapes. This one is delish!! Really tasty!
9:00 am- bathroom break. Good news is i have only had morning episodes. Sorry TMI but these are important things to mention!!
12:00 pm- This one tastes like hot sauce. 4 plum tomatoes, 20 basil leafs, and3 cloves of garlic. I also added some sea salt, maybe i over did it a bit but its not bad.
3:48pm - I gave into temptation and had a Lara bar mini. Does it count that they are made from mashed up fruit and nuts? No artificial anything?? NO? :( im a failure.
Im still going to juice. though, I have decided not to juice fast. There are plans on the site that combine juicing and eating.
The fasting thing is really difficult for me, especially since im not distracted.
I will begin my job search when we return from a planned vacay at the end of the month, so without a job so all i do is wish i was eating ya know? Chic-fil-a to be exact, but only cause there has been so much talk of it lately it has me craving it. ;)
I have found on any fast that im SUPER grumpy. Thats a bad combination with being a stay at home mom. No bueno. DONT get me wrong i have ALREADY seen a huge difference in how flat my tummy is. And i know that I am detoxing so the grumpyness for the first few days is to be expected. I just need to work with a plan that works with me at THIS moment. This is not the one right now.
I encourage you to work through the cravings if you can, but we are all different. Start slow and work up to a longer fast.
So for now ill be the juicing plus food. Keeping in mind the proper foods. Less meat more veggies, fruits and nuts. I hope you enjoyed my short journey!! HAHA. Good luck!