The Juice Fast: Day 1

THE MEALS
I’ll let you in on exactly what we juiced and ate on Day 1 of the Juice Fast (and even a video of Cole at the bottom). All this is definitely going to take some getting used to, so I’m told my my tastebuds.

BREAKFAST: THE MEAN GREEN
1 Cucumber
4 Celery stalks
2 Apples
6-8 leaves of Kale
1/2 Lemon
1 inch Ginger Root

LUNCH: THE THING
4 Carrots
1 large sweet potato
2 oranges

SNACK: THE BOWEL REGULATOR
2 pitted plums
2 apples, cut into wedges
1 sliced pear

DINNER: GREEN DRINK
Handful of parsley (or wheatgrass)
2 Granny Smith apples
2 Kale leaves
Handful of spinach

THE HONEST RESPONSE
Breakfast. YUCK. It was just a bit for me since it was only Day 1. I mean, straight greens for breakfast? I had to get a huge straw and hold my nose, but I got it down. I’m sure whif (when/if) I’m a pro-juicer, I’ll be able to gulp down juiced hot jalapenos and old sardines with the best of them, but Day 1? I’m a weakling. And that’s that.

However the lunch, snack, and dinner juices weren’t so bad. I actually really enjoyed them. But of course, they had more fruits in them, and being American, I was naturally inclined to the sweeter of the juices. And by dinner time, my mouth had been trained to know veggies were on their way.

THE AFTERMATH
Tired. Tired, tired, tired today. And a major headache all day due to no coffee. (Oh yeah, we are going no-caffeine as well). No nausea or upset stomach (yet), but I felt like I could sleep for a thousand years, or whatever astronomical number Christina Perri comes up with next. Apparently, these symptoms are normal and will go away by Day #4. My body has to detox from all the processed things and learn to like real things instead. And that makes the body tired. So I, along with all Day #1 juicers, was tired. And I really miss coffee.

But we did it! We have braved Day #1 and we will see what Day 2 has in store. For now, just keep tracking with us and pray we will make it to Day #5!

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PS: Here’s Cole making our first breakfast juice:

Cole juices our Breakfast from Ashley Marivittori on Vimeo.

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