January 6, 2012

Juice Fast - Days 4 & 5

We're halfway done! And I have to say, after this evening, the end couldn't come fast enough. But, we'll start with yesterday...

Day 4:
I had massive amounts of energy and felt great the entire day. I had a jam packed schedule from sunrise until about 10:00pm when I finished nearly 6 straight hours of meetings. Upon arriving home from that, I was ready for bed, but the entire day prior to it, I felt fabulous.

We juiced the cabbage yesterday and I was extremely skeptical. It surprised me completely and proved itself to be wonderfully tasty! We did half of it and lunch and the other half in the evening because we enjoyed it so much. Apparently, cabbage is really good for upset stomachs, hence the name:

"Tummy Saver"
1/2 a cabbage
4 carrots
3 apples
2 stalks celery

Day 5:
Today was a slightly different story. I didn't sleep as well last night and felt a tiny bit lightheaded when I got up, but it went away after a few minutes. My morning and afternoon was great, similar to Day 4. I have no idea what happened this evening though. The headache started coming back, I have NO energy whatsoever and I'm super irritable. But the worst part, is that I have the most HORRIBLE food cravings right now! Pizza, veggies, cake, fruit, pb&j, a hamburger.....ANYTHING. One of the food blogs I follow showcased a Quinoa Salad today and I literally started drooling at the pictures.

There was a bright note to the day however. To preface, there are actually 6 of us doing this 10 day fast; Jon and I, my brother and three friends. This afternoon, one of the friends brought over some pomegranates to try juicing and let me tell you, they were well worth the effort it took to de-seed them!

We added a couple handfuls of blueberries, and orange and a carrot. It was divine...like the candy of the juicing world. Plus, it's a powerhouse of antioxidants! Definitely one of the best juices we've made.

I'm definitely looking forward to tomorrow because it's the start of the downward slope. Here's to Day 6!

1 comment:

  1. Got our Juicer purchased today!!! Should be here sometime next week or early the following.