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.
And the red beet elixir.
“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.