Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Carrots: Juice Fast Part 1

I decided to embark on a 7 day juice fast. After hearing about it from a friend, I became very curious as to what it was.  To see my friend lose so much weight so quickly had me intrigued.  So with Google at my fingertips, I researched… and researched.. and researched! Wow was there more than I wanted to know. In a nut shell, it’s good for you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  I set out to see if what was claimed is indeed true.  I do own a juicer as well, so I picked a day and began.

Day 1:  THE ALIENS ARE HERE!!

From what I read, the first 3 days are considered to be the worst.  Well its true! I’m hungry. I’m tired. I have to worst headache in the world. It feels like aliens are in my
brain! I was at work and felt so tired that I drank about an once of coffee (which they say not to do) and that made me feel great.

Day 2:  COFFEE, OH HOW I LOVE YOU

Day 2 has been a lot like day one except the headaches have not been as bad. I read that after about 3 days hunger pains go away. I’m literally counting down the hours for that feeling. Again I was tired around 4:00pm so I drank another once of coffee. It was just the pick me up I needed! I even felt like I could go for a run. In between drinking my juice I chugged lemon water. This was a great help to easing my hunger pains.

Day 3:  COFFEE, OH HOW I HATE YOU

I felt great today. No headache and I actually woke up feeling good.  I woke up earlier than usual and felt very clear headed. I work pretty long hours, so again I turned to my good friend Joe for my 4:00 sip. Boy, was this experiences like none other. The pain I felt in my head was far beyond anything I can describe. Well, let me try. The aliens were drilling in my head with no anesthesia! This was the worst idea ever and now I know why they say to not drink caffeine while juice fasting.

Day 4: HOW DID I SAY NO TO CARROT CAKE?

I woke up early feeling refreshed and couldn’t go back to bed if I wanted to.  I wasn’t hungry until someone decided it was a good idea to make me cut the homemade carrot cake that was brought in to work. I could smell the sugar from the moment I walked in the door. Its crazy how my sense of smell has heightened.  I cut the cake and had gooey frosting all over my hands. This was so tempting and took enormous amounts of will power to not even have a lick.  Cake is my kryptonite and I am so proud of myself for saying NO! 

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