Green juice and ...
... OJ to start the day.
8:00 a.m. - 8 ounces almond milk with 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
9:00 a.m. - 12 ounces orange juice
11:00 a.m. - 20 ounces carrot, apple juice
12:00 p.m. - 20 ounces carrot, apple juice
4:00 p.m. - 20 ounces chard, celery, apple, lemon, juice
6:00 p.m. - 30 ounces chard, celery, apple, lemon, broccoli juice
7:30 p.m. - 8 ounces almond milk
11:00 p.m. - 8 ounces almond milk with 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
That's quite a bit of liquid for 1 day let me tell you. If you ever decide to embark on a juice fast of any sort, make sure to always have a bathroom near by because you'll be using it a lot! And while you crave or at least think of food throughout the entire day, you are actually not hungry with all the beverages you are drinking.
Today I decided not to workout as I wanted to conserve my energy as much as possible. This was a wise decision as I've begun to feel a little low on energy. The juice is energizing, but I'm just not sure if doing heavy weights is smart when the body should be focusing on cleansing and healing. I think for those of you who decide to juice fast, it would be best to simply surrender to complete rest for the period of the fast and not question it. This morning I was feeling disappointed that I was missing out on my workout, but as soon as I embraced a day of rest, it was much easier accepting.
In terms of any detox symptoms, I had a very minor headache at some point of the day that eventually dissipated. Also, throughout the day I've had this chalky-like substance collecting on my teeth. It doesn't taste that good and kinda gets in the way of my enjoying the juice. But all in all, these are very minor symptoms considering what some people experience when they go on a fast.
I'm at the end of day 2 as I write this and very grateful that there is only 1 day left. While I feel accomplished having come this far, I'm really missing food and my heavy workouts. However, I feel very calm, serene and peaceful. There's a "lightness" that comes over you that is hard to explain unless you experience it for yourself. It is very relaxing and enjoyable at times and I can see how juicing can really block a person's cravings and addictions. Basically, juicing quiets the stomach and mind.
So, if you're curious about juice fasting or simply want to know some more about the topic, join me on my last day of my juice fast tomorrow and check out my upcoming videos where I will explain the best way to break a fast.