Accidentally started a juice fast
Thursday, March 07, 2013
My DH and I watched a movie Friday Night called Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. It looked like the film maker, Joe Cross, started out documenting his attempt to lose some of his 100 extra pounds with a 60 day juice fast. The fast was supervised by Dr. Joel Furman.
It showed him not only losing all kinds of weight and fixing his health problems, but helping other people he met along the way to do the same.
So when we got up on Saturday morning, I decided to throw a few things in the VitaMix and have a "juice" breakfast. We have one of Dr. Furman's books with some recipes in it, and with the farm we have a nearly unlimited supply of fresh greens. So why not?
Most of the time, we weren't hungry. When we got hungry, we just tried a new "juice". Then we had a dinner engagement Saturday night, where we just ate whatever they served, beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, brownies, and ice cream. Then Sunday, we got up, and decided to try some more juice. No big deal. We did the same thing on Monday. Then Tuesday. Tuesday night we went out to eat at one of our local farm fresh restaurants and ordered salad and a pureed soup (which is kind of like a "juice", right.) Wednesday was pretty much the same, except I made a yellow split pea and kale soup for dinner.
Is it time to start figuring out what I'm doing yet?
I didn't even bother tracking the nutrients for the first few days. After all, a couple of days eating only fruits and vegetables can't be terrible. You know what they called our hunter/gatherer ancestors who couldn't survive on only fruits and vegetables for a couple of days? Dead.
I started tracking some of the juices yesterday. We may be running a huge calorie deficit. That's part of the point of a fast, right? But now, I can't figure out what to do next. DH is frustrated because he's not losing weight like Joe Cross did in his first week.
What does it mean that I am not hungrier?
Why am I so thirsty?
Am I losing muscle mass?
Am I losing my mind?