Juice cleanse - day 4
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Unbelievable. How did I go this long without posting? It's been nearly a year.
My husband got a bit of a health scare a few weeks ago, watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead again and ordered a juicer (without telling me).
He finally fessed up to his health issues and decided to do a 15 day juice cleanse. I agreed to join him on this cleanse.
I have to say it doesn't feel natural for me not to eat something every day.
Day one was difficult because it was an emotional day. We attended a memorial service and my uncle was in ICU. Normally I'd be able to reach for a glass of wine or something to nibble on, however on that day it was only juice.
Day two was better. Beautiful day. Took a drive. Brought our juices with us to enjoy. But by evening I was very hungry and my stomach was cramping.
Day three. I nearly gave up. Foggy head, stomach cramps, cranky attitude and unbelievable hunger. What didn't help was the new recipe we tried with sweet potato, beets, carrots and apple. It looked like a blood and oatmeal smoothie. It was nasty, I could only get halfway through my portion and it made me feel sick afterwards. Stick to green juices.
Today is day four. I'm slightly less crabby, still very hungry but a little more hopeful that I will get through this.
I'm doing this to support my husband. I feel a 3 day fast would have been sufficient, however we're going way beyond that. I hope I make it to day 15.