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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

What does that even MEAN? LOL

I have fasted before on water for many a days and so I used that in comparison with juicing. With water, believe it or not, I was never hungry.

Day one went, well.....it came and went. I was doing great. I LOVE the breakfast juicing but having trouble finding an acceptable "dinner" recipe. I think I'm just going to have to learn to go with the flow of things.

See, I'm a pretty regimented person when it comes to stuff like this. I think that's why I can start things then "bam" something messed up and it's over. A piece of tile missing from Scrabble game? Throw it away...you know, that type of mentality. I'm working on it.

Yesterday I posted the breakfast and lunch. Both of which are highly recommended. I looked up a recipe under Juicefastingrecipe.com and picked out a dinner one.

Day 1 dinner:
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
1 sweet potato
2 carrots
1 apple
1 bunch of spinach

Now, as I'm reading the recipes I notice they always have "apple" or "carrot" there IS a reason for this. Apparently these two items work GREAT as a base flavor. Mild. So, I appreciate that.

I was a dorkus in this recipe and accidentally picked up a regular potato like thing and not a sweet one. So not only was it not orange, but the juice tasted like....dirt and starch. I was a trooper and drank it though. Hey, I'm not wasting! So tip of the day. Make sure you get the right potato and wash it well.

The difference between water fasting and juice fasting thus far are enormous. I actually FEEL different with the juice. I'm not talking like "hallelujah" type thing but a) I'm hungrier. I think this is because the nutrition is going in and there's nothing "solid" with it, so the body is saying "hey, yo! What the deuce man?!"

b) If you are not careful your mouth can get a little sore. I'm not sure why that is but It's almost like when I have too much sodium. Kind weird.

c) the smells are sooooo intensified. I cooked dinner yesterday. Now mind you. I was doing okay all day yesterday...all day. I cooked up hubby a steak stuffed with spinach and butter and put it over rice. The smell of the butter just keep lingering even when I took the dog outside. I felt like this:

But I trooped on......until......dishes.

Everyone had been told to eat and there was a medallion left and some rice. I pounced on it like there was no tomorrow. **envisions woman hiding in closet with a box of Hostess** um, yeah, that was me...I didn't eat it...I inhaled it.

Then I told hubby "that tasted funny"
to which he replied
"you tasted that?"

But, I won't quit. Today marks day 2.

and Breakfast and lunch will be the same. Not because I'm loving the breakfast lunch combo but also because it's what I have in the fridge until pay day.


the only difference is on the breakfast one I'm already out of kale so I use spinach (baby spinach) Still taste good, but not AS good as the kale. I'm really liking the kale taste. Never had it before yesterday.

Tonight for dinner I think I will try the garden salad mix. It goes like this

3 stalks of celery
1/2 bag of salad (really)
1 tomato
2 carrots (of course)
1 pepper (I'm using red I think)
I cucumber

I wonder If I should juice feta with that?


well, enough about that.


I need to find something productive to do. I'm out of school and my brain is already fogging up with lack of activity. I think I'm going to bake some today, maybe go for a nice LOOONG walk somewhere. I know I have to take the kids to cheer and dance and all that tonight but the days just seem to drag. What ever did I do before school??

Speaking of my grades were like this:

Forensic Anthropology (fave class) B
Cultural Anthropology - B
Nutrition - B
Public Speaking - C (uh yup, really)

and algeblah...

third times a charm right?

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  • LISAN0415
    A nutritionist at our hospital always recommends eating fruits and or veggies whole rather than in juice form when attempting to lose weight, she said it is more filling and sometimes when pulverizing it, you can crush the fiber down and break down vitamins and minerals.

    I know if I eat an orange I am more full than if I drink orange juice, but thats just me.

    Good luck!

    2001 days ago
    woah, that "pounced on it" part sounded like me in my 20's, at the height of my eating disorder. At least for me, fasting would NOT promote a healthy relationship with food.
    2001 days ago
    Recipes sound good. You are doing great. Do you read about your juice fast regularly for motivation?

    2012 days ago
  • HI-NRG
    How long are you going to do this juice fasting thingy?
    I wouldn't make it two days. Unless of course I could add that rice to it.
    Juice soup, YUM!
    2012 days ago
    I need to try some of the other recipes. I don't mind beets but I know my girlfriend is like you, really not getting into the beets. I find you do have to scrub them - if you don't, it's like your white potato instead of sweet potato - extra grit.

    The thing she suggested and does for hers when she has the beets is add the kale or asparagus - they kind of help counteract the beets I guess. Also some cacao nubs (like the stuff they use to make chocolate with but in a more natural state) or even just unsweetened dark chocolate - it's a raw food, high in antioxidents, and being unsweetened, it gets "sweetened" by the fruits or sweeter veggies in your mixture.

    I need to get back into more juicing... we're just juicing in the morning, usually a blend of apple banana asparagus, maybe an avocado, flax seed, water, stevia, kale or spinach, triple berry blend, just kinda whatever we find!!! haha.

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    2012 days ago
    Terrific grades - that is awesome. Good luck on the juicing. I hope it works for you.
    2012 days ago
    Wow....good job on the grades. That is hard work with such a full life! I just had a sweet potato, carrot, ginger juice. I just love the sweet potato. It gives it a creamy texture sort of and the flavor of that combo is so terrific! I feel guilty when I drink it, like it's dessert. I had 16 oz today and it was only about 200 calories so I'm not going to feel too bad about that. I like the sounds of your dinner one tonight. 1/2 a bag of lettuce...that's a lot of lettuce going on! Do you add anything to your drinks like cinnamon, hot sauce, etc?
    2012 days ago
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