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DAY 2 of juice cleanse

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!
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    emoticon You go girl!
    2045 days ago
    Sounds like your doing a good job to me. I will starting a Juice diet when I get the Juicer sometime next week. emoticon
    2045 days ago
    Sort of highlights how subjective our tastes and food preferences are.

    Guess when it comes to choosing what kind of foods we like, it really is mind over matter.
    2046 days ago
    Great job! No withdrawals from the caffeine is amazing!
    2046 days ago
  • NHES220
    Sounds like you are doing well. Almost 2 down and 1 to go!
    2046 days ago
  • LORI2562
    I just read all your juice blogs - impressive! Good for you for taking it on and being so positive about it. Sounds like you are having success. Good for you! I look forward hearing about your final day.

    2046 days ago
    Way to go girl !!

    2046 days ago
    This is great to witness! I am so glad you are satisfied and not hungry. I love the surprise bonus of calm! I think I notice two things...eating food is really a arduous process. The real chewing- digesting and processing of the nutrition is pretty invasive really. So I get the calm from refraining from this. Also meal management and planning is one of the biggest jobs there is. I just returned from the warehouse store with mounds of groceries. I plan menus and prepare all these meals.. a somewhat stressful and very time consuming undertaking! I see the energy, time and effort put into this... reduced to a drink! Wow I am really seeing this in a different light!
    2046 days ago
    Awesome!!! It will hopefully get rid of your belly pain for you. Love reading your blog! emoticon
    2046 days ago
    You are probably the most upbeat person on a juice cleanse that I have ever encountered! Go you?!?!?!

    Also - WASABI PEASSSSSSSSSSS yummmmmm!!!!
    2046 days ago
    Good job, Mama!

    2046 days ago
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