Thursday, January 19, 2012

3 day juice detox

between thanksgiving and new years, i consumed way too much coffee, food and alcohol ... like an obscene amount!  i was looking into a 3 day juice detoxes online and remembered that my aunt had a juicer i might could borrow {yay for saving 250 bones for an item i may only use once}.  anywho, i decided on this past weekend because we were out on monday and i really didnt have any big plans that would keep me out of the house for too long.   

now, you can order your juices online and they will be delivered to your house pre-made.  this seemed pretty easy and it only cost $75,402 per day {yes, i am exaggerating ... a lot}.  i bought all my ingredients on friday night and maybe spent a total of $50 or $60 on veggies.  i did not follow any specific plan like a certain color juice for a specific time of the day.  i just looked up some juicing recipes and made adjustments according to what i liked.

to prepare my body for a 3 day juice feast, i started substituting one meal a day for juice starting monday.  after wednesday, i didnt allow myself any caffeine so i wouldnt get headaches over the weekend.  the juice a day shrunk my stomach just enough so i wouldnt be starving.  i have zero desire to starve my body into submission.  this is one reason why the juice detox seemed like such a good idea.  i was able to "hit a reset button" for my body and what i eat while pumping myself full of fresh vegetables and fruit. 

the plan:  for three days only consume juice, water and herbal tea.

day one

my juices on day one were very colorful.  i really liked the breakfast and dinner juice.  lunch was a little dry and i could have killed for a mountain dew to wash it down.  i quickly decided not to skip the apple(s) for the rest of the weekend because it makes a lot of difference.

breakfast
lunch
dinner

overall thoughts from day one:  it wasnt really that hard.  i was super motivated to stick to the plan at this point, so not much fazed me. 

  day two

some websites say that on day two, people wake up full of energy.  i was expecting this so i was a bit disappointed that didnt feel like hopping out of bed at 6 am to run 10 miles.  the juices were really good and since my lunch produced less liquid, i tried a fruit concoction for an afternoon snack :)

breakfast
lunch

snack
dinner

thoughts from day two:  church was hard only because we serve really yummy coffee.  next time i will take my own tea bag to be able to have something warm and cozy.  also, i never noticed how much food was on tv.  husband and i were watching bones on hulu and i couldnt stop noticing the food they were eating ... or worse, just lying there untouched.  i really wanted to chew something. 

day three

stick a fork in me, cause a was done ... and missing forks really badly.  but no, i was also still determined to see this thing through.  to get myself excited, i made added strawberries to my breakfast juice but it was a little too tart.  it was good but not great.  lunch and dinner were kind of thrown together.  both were a lot yummier than they look {carrots + greens = muddy greenish brown}

breakfast
lunch
dinner

thoughts on day two:  i freakin made it.  i was so ready to go to bed on monday night knowing that tuesday was gonna be awesome. 

but blast it all if i didnt have to plan out tuesdays meals.  i cant just jump back into a mcgriddle for breakfast.  my body needed fresh veggies and fruit {that i get to chew} and lean meat.  before i went to bed on monday, i cooked up some chicken and boiled an egg to create a satisfying lunch to take to work. 

tomorrow, i will share my overall thoughts on the 3 day juice detox. 
stay tuned ...

see part 2 here

5 comments:

  1. I'm curious to know what it was in that last drink that turned it brown? Or maybe it's just the picture. Good for you for sticking to it! I'm so weak...I would have quit after drinking breakfast on day 1!

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  2. Yeah - I'm totally curious to see how you felt after it. Did you lose weight?

    Did you drink water too? I'd be afraid of dehydrating.

    FOLLOW UP POST, PLEASE!!

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  3. I'm also really anxious to hear what you thought! I'm doing a 10 day cleanse in a few weeks, and have thought about doing a 3-5 day juice detox, too. I seriously feel like I need to press the restart button somewhere, and this seems like it might be a great place to start!

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  4. yay for you! I'm not so sure that I could do this....

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  5. Hello,

    Nice post. Juice detox is just one of many ways to detoxify the body. It is a natural body detox during which the person doing the detox consumes fresh raw fruit and vegetable juices instead of food for a period of time. Thanks a lot for creating this type of valuable site...

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