Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Day 2 of my juice fast and I'm here to say that so far, day 1 has been the hardest. ;-) There may have been several naps.
That little factoid was also magnified by my aforementioned fast, fast, as in NO food between 6:30 and 3 for some bloodwork. SO glad that's over. Should have my baseline in the next day or 2. I don't get the next blood test until December. I now have the A-ok from 2 of my doctors: the allergist and my primary care physician. The allergist because of some irritants involved in the juicing. I've noticed they both spend a lot more time with me now as a pro-active patient. She's really excited about this juice fast and is hoping, as am I, that this will give me the boost I need. She gave me some good pointers on upping my protein as well. I'm also devouring (only a few teeth marks) Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Eat to Live book. I need some guidelines on how I'm going to carry this on for the long run. Dr Furhman was featured in the movie I previously talked about: Fat Sick and Nearly Dead.
In other interesting (to me) news, my heart rate was 56 BPM. What the hey? I guess all the walking is doing me good.
I know we're not supposed to demonize food but the foods I'm really having trouble with are my gateway drugs to a downward spiral. They're trigger foods for me and I'm really trying to change this.
I have to say the hardest part so far is resisting the urge to pop all those yummy veggies and fruit in my mouth whilst prepping them for the juicer.