So, inspired by my friend Rachel, who has now been on a juice fast for over 2 weeks, I have started a fast.
This is day 4. I tried to start on monday, but I ended up eating something for dinner, so while it wasn’t a total failure, I still don’t consider it day 1.
The first 3 days were really hard, detoxing takes a lot of energy so there can be times when you feel really tired and worn out. Don’t worry, it’s just you body adjusting and detoxing. Once you get over that initial 3-day hump it isn’t that bad. This morning has been great, and I don’t feel hungry at all.
I’m not sure how long I will stay on the fast. I am hoping to keep on it until the end of this month, which would be a total of 22 days (maybe longer depending on how I feel). But I do know that I will need to break the fast at least a few times during that period for social reasons, but I’ve decided that I’m not going to stress about that. I don’t think that it will damage the effects too much as long as I’m careful about what I eat and don’t overdo it. As long as I go right back on juice I think I will be fine.
So far I’ve lost 3 lbs.
My friend Rachel and I are committing to getting back to eating healthy. For her that means starting her first juice/raw cleanse. For me that means getting back to eating mostly raw and juicing more.
This is partially an exercise for me, but I thought you guys would like to enjoy what I’ve been eating.
When I started eating healthier, and especially when I started exploring more raw foods, I kept hearing about this blender called a vita-mix. I wasn’t sure if I needed one, but it kept showing up in raw food recipes and books.
The other night it was featured on QVC so I decided to bite the bullet and purchase it. I bought the Vita-mix Creations GC. I’m not very familiar with the different Vita-mix models, but I think that any vita-mix would do the job just fine.
It arrived yesterday so I haven’t had much chance to play with it. If you know of any Vita-mix recipes I should try, let me know :)
Today I was trying to make it to dinner on just juice, but I was very hungry. I had green juice and some herbal tea in the morning and then at 2:30 I had this for a late lunch. I made some quinoa and tossed it with some tomato pesto. The nutty flavor in the quinoa really works wells with the pesto. It was delicious!
Also, after my juice heavy weekend, I am down 2 lbs.
On the subject of a juice fast, I’ve decided that I want to do one but I don’t think I’ll be able to start one until January. So I’m continuing with the 21-day cleanse from Crazy, Sexy, Diet and just trying to incorporate as much juice as possible into my day.
Yesterday I had only green juice and herbal tea until about 7:30 pm at which point I made myself a bowl of raw zucchini noodles with pistachio pesto. I had a small bowl of raw granola with blueberries and almond milk for dessert.
Today I am again attempting to juice until dinner and then have something raw for dinner. So far, so good. I’ll continue to update you all with what I’m eating and how I feel each day, as well as how my weight loss is going.
Thanks for all your supportive messages :)