If you remember, I started a 10 Day Juice Fast for a variety of reasons this past Friday. Sunday was Day 3 and I woke up at 6:00am with no alarm clock. While I had given up coffee for this juice fast, I was really craving a cup. It wasn’t that I needed the caffeine, but I just really missed my morning “routine”. I admit that I cheated a bit…1 cup of coffee with just a little milk (but NO sweetener – as you remember, I am trying to “reset” my tastebuds to not like artificial sweeteners and sugars). Here is what I drank on Day 3:
6 carrots, 2 gala apples, 2 handfuls spinach
4 kale leaves, handful of spinach, 1/2 cantaloupe, 2 apples, 1 celery stalk, 1 orange (peeled before juicing)
6 kale leaves, 4 stalks of celery, 2 granny smith apples, 1 cucumber, 1/2 cantaloupe, handful of butternut squash, 1/2 lemon, Piece of ginger - this made a LOT of juice, but the squash and cantaloupe weren’t going to last more than another day, so I threw them in as well. The results were yummy! (and I had the rest of the juice for a late-night snack)
Day 3 thoughts:
Typically, Day 3 is supposed to be the “hardest day” of any juice fast (because that is the point at which you start to REALLY detox), but I didn’t have any problems with light-headedness or headaches. This may be because I “cheated” and had a cup of coffee in the morning, or it could be because I had a salad last night (it wasn’t all veggies, there was some cheese on it and I did have a tiny bit of dressing). Best of all – I was again in bed and asleep by 11:00pm!
As far as how my juice fast is helping my weight loss efforts? It’s a little complicated, because I neglected to check the calendar before I started my juice fast (ladies – you know what I mean ). While my weight has only gone down about 2 lbs, I am far less bloated than I would normally be at this time of the month and my jeans are looser on me than before I started this!
I will be sharing with you my thoughts and what I drank during my my 10 Day Juice Fast and I hope that you find this info helpful!
Please note: nothing that I say in my posts can be considered medical advice. Check with your physician before starting any diet or exercise plan.