Day 1 on the Juice Fast was pretty incredible. I don’t know why they call it “fasting” – because it is truly a JUICE FEAST! We are drinking so much juice – it’s surprising we haven’t turned into vegetables and starting growing kale out of our ears.
This fast has been much easier than I ever imagined with little to no major issues physically or mentally. I can see myself doing one day juice fasts all the time. You feel so light and energetic – this could be really addictive.
6am – When I got up in the morning, I had abundant energy. I had hot water with lemon and cayenne and also some herbal green tea. I originally planned to do just a walk and some light yoga – but my energy was through the roof! I said the hell with it and went for a run on the treadmill….
And then some stair monster for another 30 mins…
I ended up working out for 50 mins – definitely more than I planned and burning approximately 427 calories…
Then I made our first batch of juice. I call it Ravishing Red! This early morning energizer consisted of beets, carrots, apple, celery, cucumber ginger, and kale – The juicer made about 25 ounces which I split with my husband and we diluted it with water to have about 20 ounces each to drink through the morning.
8:30am – I arrived at work and immediately started sipping….It took me about 45 mins to finish this breakfast.
9:45am – The office was FREEZING, I sit next to the vents, so this doesn’t help. I needed to warm up – so I went for a cup of this new tea I bought this week. It was delicious and the cinnamon definitely had a warming effect on my body.
10:30 – I noticed a funny texture on my teeth and taste….Not sure the reason, but a different feeling I wasn’t used to. I drank about 16 ounces of tea and another 8 ounces of water before lunch.
Noon – I had about 50 mins to make juice and head back to work. It was super easy – because my husband was home for the day and had the juicer all cleaned and ready to juice! I first made a batch of cranberry juice to store separately in the fridge. This was going to be our go to drink if we felt low on energy. Mixing a couple of tablespoons with a big cup of water is amazing for reducing hunger pains. The cranberry juice also aids in detoxification!
Bottle of about 10 ounces to use over the next day and a half. I will make more on Sunday.
Then I quickly washed up all the ingredients for the Kickin’ Kale Juice -
The juicer made about 15 ounces for each of us – I diluted this with water again and enjoyed sitting outside while reading a book drinking it in the sun! I finished about half of it before it was time to get back to work.
A lovely trombone player was near by. It was an amazing lunch listening to his music while getting a glow from the sun and the green juice.
The afternoon went well at work – I was able to focus just fine. It was weird not having a snack in the afternoon – I didn’t crave it either.
Someone even had doughnuts on their desk – it didn’t in the slightest bit tempt me. I really believe the nutrition in the juice was giving my body what it truly needed to prevent any sort of craving. I didn’t feel the need to “chew” anything either. I had abundant energy.
Drinking a huge water canteen filled with a few tablespoons of cranberry juice to occupy me, I didn’t need anymore tea – I think sitting in the sun earlier warmed me up pretty darn good!
When I left work at the end of the day, though, I forgot my purse! Was this a symptom of the juice – memory loss? My energy was great, so walking back to work was no problem. I even came home and did a Power Pilates workout.
6pm – It was back to the juicer for more juice – It was time for some Rainbow Bite Juice! I enjoyed it on the couch, again diluting it with water and sipped it slowly for an hour.
The rainbow chard, which is a member of the beet family has several colors in their stems – check out the juice separating into three layers….
At night, my husband and I put on a movie – We were absolutely freezing on the couch. And the thermostat was up to 75! and we were still cold! We immediately warmed up some tea. This is one of my favorite new finds – Turmeric Ginger with hints of orange.
It’s loose leaf tea – you can see the quality in the big pieces of turmeric and ginger! Absolutely delicious and exactly what we needed. However, we were still a bit cold. I became quite delirious about 10:30 and had to stop the movie and immediately go bed.
On a side note, Shalini my sweet cousin sent me this article here today on how anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric, garlic and ginger help prevent cancer. Even though I understand these research findings already – it’s energizing to read an article like this – it strengthens my resolve and pumps me up about the way I feed my body. Thank you Shalini!
Overall day 1 was quite unexpected! So happy to have 24 hours behind me with ease! If you have other questions about my day or juicing in general feel free to ask away here or on my FB Wall – Please remember to Like my Fan Page if you like my blog!
Here’s to Juicing Joyfully!