Monday, April 16, 2012

Day 8 - Juice Fast

Today was the eighth day of my ten-day juice fast.  Now, it's not as difficult as it seems when you first get started.  The juice is rather satisfying and you feel really great.  I decided to write about today because I didn't really have the opportunity to juice, so I did eat.  Shame on me, but I also felt it was important to note how terrible I feel from eating.  I don't feel healthy at all right now.  My stomach feels strange, I feel tired, had a bit of a headache, and, all in all, rather lethargic.  Good news is that this is extra motivation for me to juice.  I will continue to include juice in my diet every day, if at all possible, from here on out.  

Tomorrow's menu:

Two bottles of green juice:  Cucumber, celery, bok choy, broccoli stems, kale, parsley, collard greens, apple, pear, lemon, ginger and a splash of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

One bottle of fruit juice:  Lime, strawberry, pineapple, pear and chia seeds.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Day 1 - Juice Fast

Day 1

Overall, I would say the first day went pretty well.  At times, I found myself wanting solid food, not because I was hungry, but because it's what I'm accustomed to.  It was more difficult when I had to cook for someone else.  However, I have felt very satisfied compared to how I normally feel.  I haven't even thought about food for the majority of the evening, and I feel better since I'm not weighted down by the useless caloric intake of less nutrient-rich food.

On the menu:

*Two green juices consisting of:  kale, collard greens, celery, spinach, romaine lettuce, cucumber, cilantro, broccoli stems, tomato, pear, apple, lemon and ginger with a splash of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
(This was not my best green juice, so I will be modifying the recipe.  It's more about experimenting right now to see what I really like and trying new things.)

*One fresh orange blueberry juice

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Juice Fast

Tomorrow, I am starting my 10-day juice fast.  No, this is not one of those quick diet plans.  I don't believe in need to change your lifestyle and what you're taking into your body on a regular basis.  I will be juicing in order to get more nutrients by consuming more raw vegetables and fruits.  I will be juicing, at least, three times a day and focusing on "green" juices.  I will juice more often if I feel I need more sustenance and these may vary from the "green" juices, such as a simple fruit juice or a different variety of vegetables.  "Green" juice, of course, is a wide array of green vegetables, such as kale, broccoli, spinach, collard greens, cilantro, cucumber, romaine, cucumbers, etc.  A large number of these, along with an apple or pear, some lemon and ginger will be my green juice.  If you're curious about juicing, how it's beneficial, recipes or suggestions, feel free to comment or do a simple search.  A great documentary on juicing is called, "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead," which is available through Netflix online streaming.  There are several other documentaries and books that suggest juicing to get all of the vital nutrients your body craves.  I welcome any questions, comments, suggestions, or if you would like to join the fast!