My 10 Day Juice Fast | Day 3 Update (I Love the Mean Green!)

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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:

Breakfast

I enjoyed this so much yesterday, I had to make it again today!

I enjoyed this so much yesterday, I had to make it again today!

6 carrots, 2 gala apples, 2 handfuls spinach

Lunch
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4 kale leaves, handful of spinach, 1/2 cantaloupe, 2 apples, 1 celery stalk, 1 orange (peeled before juicing)

Dinner

This is basically The Mean Green with some cantaloupe and squash added to it!

This is basically The Mean Green with some cantaloupe and squash added to it!

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.

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