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I'm a Juicemeister ~ My more serious side (by request)

Monday, January 07, 2013

Seesko has inspired me to try a juicing fast. I'm aiming for 5 days as opposed to her 30. I have never made homemade juice before this. I do not own a juicer nor a food processor. I am using my blender, so I get all of the pulp and peeling as well as the liquid. I spent around 2 hours yesterday washing and prepping fruits and veggies for the week. I have been asked by friends to blog about the process, so I post these as well as my regular much more interesting blogs.

Day 1
Woke up tired…not a good night’s sleep. Other than that, feel fine.
Breakfast: 1Grapefruit & 2 Oranges mixed with 1 cup water…made about 24 oz.
A bit tart…I prefer salt with my citrus, but not too bad.

Mid Morning Snack: 1 small bag of frozen Mixed Fruit (Best Choice) and 2 cups of Spinach about 24 oz.
Yummy -- Love this one! Very sweet

Lunch: sweet pepper apple juice…about 16 oz.
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Pretty Good, much sweeter than I had expected

Afternoon Snack: Whole Fruit Juice …24 oz
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I left the honey out, which saves almost 50 calories per serving. I found it plenty sweet enough without it.

Dinner: Whole Fruit Juice, without the honey …8 oz
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I was gassy from mid-afternoon on, but I’m not really sure if it was from the juice, or all the tacos I ate yesterday. emoticon Other than that, I have felt fine, just tired. I definitely planned too much juice today. It was hard to finish, and I would have been satisfied with much less. Tomorrow I will drink smaller portions, or eliminate the snacks.

I spent an hour and a half tonight making my juices for tomorrow.
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ILOVEROSES 1/8/2013 4:37PM

    emoticon Enjoy Day 2.

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LIS193 1/8/2013 3:37PM

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You are in the right track!!
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HENABELLE 1/8/2013 3:18PM

    I've done a water fast followed by a fruit and veggie when I need to get the sweets and junk food cravings out of me. Interesting to do juice.

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DONNABRIGHT 1/8/2013 2:50PM

    Good luck!

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SEESKO 1/8/2013 7:32AM

    Hey! Great job on day one. The green pepper juice surprised me too. Much sweeter than expected. Before I started juicing and we were blending. We noticed a little gas too, but after my body got used to all the fiber all was good. You are so good to make it all the night before. It is always there to grab when you need it. See you in Day 2.

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JANTWO 1/8/2013 12:32AM

    I have not tried a juice fast. Keep us posted please!!!!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 1/7/2013 11:20PM

    Guess I need to get educated. What is the object of a juice fast? Is it really a balanced diet? I will endeavor to check out your "juice" blogs. I am interested in your observations of how this diet impacts your weight/health.
Audra

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COBRACOMMANDER 1/7/2013 10:41PM

    Never tried it, sounds interesting. Honest question: is there a tremendous opportunity cost to spending so much time making juice from scratch? I'd like to try but I'm concerned I wouldn't have the time.

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