Chasing Calm
Random lessons in life, love, and transition. — From Los Angeles, California to Stuttgart, Germany — March 2010

My 10 Day Juice Fast (Day One)

myjuicesOh yeah, before I go to be bed, I wanted to document that this is “Day One” of my new juice fast. After doing quite a bit of reading on the subject, I’m using this tool to hopefully jump start my motivation for healthier eating habits.  Maybe I just need to see those first 10-15 pounds come off and feel a difference to make the transition into an overall healthier lifestyle of eating and exercise.

The last time I lost significant weight and got into pretty good shape, I began with believe it or not, the Lemonade Cleanse.  Yeah, I know, brutal! You know the lemons, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper thing…Beyonce…well I did it, and while very difficult, it seemed to work for me.  After the losing the initial weight, I didn’t have the appetite for my normal fried foods and sweets.  I was eating cleanly with low carbs, lean meats, four to five smaller meals a day, plus I was working out about five days a week which I think is crucial to losing weight.

Anyway, I don’t think I can hang with the lemonade cleanse this time around, so I wanted to try the same principal but maybe a juice fast which would be more tasteful.  So, I’m kind of making my own basic rules, and they are as follows:

–    I will shoot for 10 straight days of drinking nothing but my juice shakes, lots of water, and green tea

–    My juice shakes will be one scoop of Garden Greens Berry Splash drink mix (Acai berry, Green Tea, Raspberry, Gogi Berry, Bilberry, Blueberry, Elderberry, Pomegranate, Cherry, Blackberry, Cranberry) along with a cup of orange juice or water, I may add more frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, or even spinach leaves with ice.

–    I will continue to take my men’s one a day vitamins, and omega 3 fish oil capsules.

–    I will take a herbal laxative tea as/if needed.

–    I will get back to walking/jogging/interval train/basketball/tennis….just get off my ass 4-5 days/week.

So, one day down, nine to go. I know the first few days will be the toughest and yes, honestly I do want a double bacon cheeseburger as I write this I’m not even going to lie, BUT… I’m going to resist and make a cup of hot green tea. It’s late anyway, and that’s actually another horrible habit I have – eating right before going to bed. I really have to stop that, and I will, I have.  Discipline!

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