Thursday, July 11, 2013
The continuing saga of the 3 day juice cleanse...
To follow up on yesterday's post, I can say things are going along just great! I went to my lunch meeting and the smell of BBQ did not bother me at all. I drank my juice, made it home and finished one more for the day. I felt maybe a little tiny bit of hunger at about 7pm so I then drank one of the coconut waters I was given and didn't even finish it. I was done. One thing is for sure, I was given PLENTY of liquids for this process. I feel like I've been drinking nonstop since yesterday!
Amazingly, at this point I am not ravenous at all. I feel fine, and in fact feel very calm and serene, as I did yesterday. I woke up feeling rested and with more energy than normal. I didn't wake up groggy and gunning for the coffee pot first thing. I've had no caffeine since Tuesday and have not had any withdrawal headaches yet. The pain and bloating on my insides feels gone. Don't get me wrong, I'm getting some rumblings and gurglings when the juice moves through but nothing troublesome. The only bad side of this, that I can even think of, is that occasionally there will be moments of "must go to the restroom STAT!"
Even the tastes of the juices seem to have gotten better. The juice first thing this morning, as yesterday, had kale. Yesterday, I really had a difficult time getting it down. This morning, it wasn't pleasant, but not a rough ordeal like before. Second juice of the day, as yesterday, had beets. This time it wasn't bad at all. Not sure if this change is due to the juice, due to my mindset, or due to some physiological aspect.
It's very strange not eating. Last night, I had to remind myself that I was not eating. I'd go to reach for a piece of ginger candy or a wasabi pea. Heck, I even asked Manfriend to taste some of his beets that he roasted because they actually smelled pretty good (*gasp*) but then remembered, no wait, can't do that. And it wasn't a tortured decision since I wasn't really hungry, it was only counter intuitive.
All and all, I'd say things are cruising along quite well and I am impressed. I'm hoping there isn't a cumulative hunger effect and that , by tomorrow night, I'll be dying for something to eat. We'll see. All indications so far lead me to think that I should feel tomorrow the same as I do today!