Friday

Day 2 of juice cleanse. Feeling good. Digestive system seems to be working normally, as though there’s no difference in what I’m eating. That seems weird to me. I wouldn’t think there would be much to “eliminate” since I’m only drinking juices and eating a few bites to take medicine. And I’ve got some thrush going on my tongue. But with only one small, healing lesion, I’m not concerned about a potential flare. I think this is the typical detox tongue and is actually a good sign. Also, as of this morning, I’ve already lost the 3 pounds I gained last week. That makes me a bit nervous, because I desperately want to detox, but I really don’t want to lose weight. And if I keep losing at that rate over the next 2 days, I’m definitely going to need to make an adjustment to my plan and increase calories somehow. Just gotta keep an eye on it, I guess. I need a little cushion in case I get sick and CAN’T eat again.

I posted a pic of the greens juice ingredients yesterday.

Here’s the ingredients for the lemon ginger aid.

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And the red beet elixir.

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“Carrot Cake” is carrots, pineapple, vanilla, and pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice).

“Almond Delight” is unsweetened vanilla almond milk, stevia, and pie spices, plus extra cinnamon.

I feel like I’m getting a wide range of nutrients, and as long as I don’t have to watch other people eat, I really don’t feel too deprived. I’m confident that this is very good for my body, and it isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I’ll definitely be doing some version of this on a regular basis going forward. Maybe once a month? Or once a season? Or just when I feel like I need it?

I weighed myself around 7pm and had lost 2 additional pounds. Sooooo, I decided to start eating again. I was hoping to use this as the beginning of a sort of elimination diet, and either go forward without grains OR without meat and dairy. But I can’t decide which direction to go.

So I broke my “fast” with a big bowl of raw cream of broccoli soup (broccoli, celery, cashews, sea salt, dill, nutritional yeast, water). I couldn’t eat the whole thing, though. The juices are really filling.

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