Sorry for party rocking! I’m back to tell you all about Day 3!
I am going to start by saying this. If you decide to ever do a juice fast – do it just for the feeling you will have on Day 3. You will be HIGH as a kite! EUPHORIA will rush over your body. You will feel so INTOXICATED from the nutrients your body is getting. And ENERGY will radiate through your body like a bottle rocket.
BTW – Did you know the Enegizer Bunny drinks green juice?
Going through a juice fast is like watching a movie within yourself. It has all the basic elements of a greek tragedy. The 1st day is the opening scenes in which you set the stage for your routine, gather basic information about what you are doing – PREPARE your MIND for what’s ahead, STOCKING your fridge with LIVE PLANTS, readjusting your SCHEDULE, adjusting to not EATING or CHEWING just DRINKING. The 2nd day is the hardest by far – an internal conflict arises, you experience obstacles – LITE HEADEDNESS, FILM in your MOUTH, HEADACHE after HOT YOGA, you will think about all the foods you might be missing like NACHOS and BEER, and experience some struggles. This is the day where YOU WILL THINK ABOUT STOPPING . The 3rd day is the CLIMAX – You SMILE, have GLORIOUS ENERGY, and simply SPARKLE and GLOW from the green juice radiating in your body. The TRAGEDY happens when this whole feeling just goes POOF after starting your regular diet.
But your story doesnt have to end that way. Mine certainly isn’t. You can add juicing to your regular diet on a regular basis and have a HAPPY ENDING! (No pun intended) Juice is the gift that just keeps giving. You have the choice. Juicing is not a fad diet or something you do twice a year on a fast.
Your smile, glorious energy, sparkle and glow can continue for the rest of your life. Choose your own adventure and pick the right ending so you will be rewarded with a long, healthy and vibrant life. Go crazy – Juice everything in sight!:)
On to the recap of Day 3…
8am – I woke up light, energetic and refreshed after eight good hours of sleep. I went straight to my tea pot for some hot water with lemon and cayenne.
Then I made the most delicious cup of tea. Another new favorite from Rishi Teas – Jasmine Pearl. So fragrant….sniff sniff.
The first juice of the day was straight up cranberry juice to store later for mixing with water - Cranberry juice has a lot of benefits for detoxing your lymphatic system, kidneys and urinary tract - but my favorite is that it sharpens your brain and keeps you looking young.
Then made some Ravishing Red Juice after to get pumped up for yoga at a new studio I had never been to with my friend Amy.
Was I crazy to be going to yoga again, after my splitting headache the day before? No! Because this was NOT hot yoga – We went to BE Yoga and Shane Pigg was our teacher. HE WAS SO FUN! Definitely the most laid back teacher I have ever had but so challenging at the same time. Amy and I felt like we had a private lesson – everybody else in town was at the Panthers Game! (I will be planning future yoga classes around football schedules from now on!)
Shane got both Amy and I to do postures we have never done before. Amy was impressive jumping back into chaturanga from crow – and I really surprised myself when I got into scorpion for the first time. I will be practicing that everyday now until I grow a tale and a stinger.
Thank you Shane for an inspiring practice and for helping me let go of my fears! To quote William Arthur Ward – The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demostrates. The great teacher inspires!
After a wonderfully playful practice – Amy and I sat outside BerryBrook Farms on their swings catching up… (they were closed unfortunately, otherwise we would have gotten some tea…)
I brought some Kickin’ Kale Juice with me to Yoga which I snuck it into their fridge so I would be ready to roll after practice – I enjoyed the juice out in the sun with Amy.
The combination of a great practice, sun and green juice gave me some major energy. I decided to go to Trader Joes on the way home…Was it going to be torture? Seeing all those delicious packaged processed snacks that looks so much more interesting than ones at conventional grocery stores and free samples in the back. LOL. Seriously y’all I love TJ’s – but half the stuff in that store is still JUNK FOOD. Ok – I won’t go any further because I already hear the bullets coming through my window.
I stuck to the produce isle and bought a watermelon for two! This was the perfect fruit to break our juice fast with in the morning. It’s mostly water and the easiest fruit to digest! Not to mention its one of my favorite fruits!
After the shopping trip later in the evening before dinner juice – we went on another stroll down Tryon Street…but not on a segway!
Came home – still flying high on energy and made some dinner juice. It was a mixture of everything we had left in the fridge – some collards, some kale, some parsley, some cucumber, lemon and celery.
Cheers! It was our last juice before the fast ends!
It was Sunday Night – so it was time to get ready for a busy work week – however, breaking the fast was going to be tricky tricky tricky. Our plan was to eat raw foods until dinner and then have some more juice and cooked vegetables at night. I first made 4 “Hari” shakes….with lots of lettuce, kale, collards, celery, cilantro, apple and banana.
Then I made several bags of fresh cut vegetables. BTW – ALWAYS peel and cut your own carrots. Did you know baby carrots are dosed with chlorine during processing? YUCK. Chlorine is a carcinogen! (exposures to carcinogens = cancer over time) Besides, fresh cut carrots are 100 times better than slimly wet baby carrots.
I also grounded up some fresh flaxseed to store in the fridge. We’ll be adding more flaxseeds to our diet this week to help continue eliminate the toxins! I learned this trick from reading about juice fasts led by Gabriel Cousens.
Late at night I started to get a bit hungry. My stomach felt pretty empty and started growling – so I reached for a big mug of cranberry water and it did just the trick!
Yes I am kissing my cranberry water. Love your food and it will love you back
We made it all the way through! A total of 82 hours without solid food. I want to thank my husband so much for his participation and support during the whole experience - Having him by my side made this incredible easy - we completely motivated each other the entire 3 days. We are looking forward to doing it all over again in the Spring.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the recaps and recipes of our juice fast! I’ll be coming out with a few more tips and tricks for juicing in the future…
Find something and just juice it!
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