Yesterday I shared with you that I started a 30-day juice fast - -even though my juicer burnt out on me! And… I forgot to drink my lemon water yesterday morning!! Want to know why? Because I had a cup of coffee!! That’s one of the reasons I knew I had to just go for it and start this juicing journey: coffee+Raw Juice Girl doesn’t = a pretty cup of fantabulousness! I really don’t even care for coffee–honest! I started drinking it again after recent stressful events –and now I’m saying good-bye to it (again)! So, I started the day off right today.
Lemon Water Recipe
What goes in:
juice from half of a fresh lemon
a cup of hot water (heated in a tea kettle)
What you do:
squeeze your lemon juice in a cup
add the hot water
toss in the lemon itself–if it’s organic
Sip and enjoy!
About half an hour or so after the lemon water, I had 8 ounces of the strawberry-blueberry juice I made up.
Most folks frown at drinking coffee during a juice fast (honestly, I’m one of them!) but I won’t be drinking coffee for the duration of the fast. I have found that if I sip a little coffee (during the times I’ve drank it), the first few days of a juice fast, it’s way easier to eliminate coffee from my diet than when I’m eating. I believe this is because of all the nutrients that are hitting my blood stream and also the fact that a juice fast just motivates you mentally and helps you focus on all aspects of better health. So, if you’re a coffee drinker or even a soda lover, the first week of a juice fast is a great way to beat the habit.
I had 8 ounces of green juice.
For a “snack”, I had an herbal tea concoction (that my Mom made) with a slice of lemon and a packet of Stevia Balance (at around 1 p.m.)–then I kept feeling empty, so I had 8 ounces of strawberry-blueberry juice (at around 3 p.m.).
I’m posting this at a little after 4 p.m. but I plan on having another 8 ounces of green juice probably around 6 p.m. or so.
Of course, besides the lemon water and juices, I had plain water throughout the day. Two down, twenty-eight more to go!
Yesterday, I had a slight headache. Today, I haven’t had a headache; I have felt hungry all day long, though. This is totally normal for me on day 2. I think I’ve felt this way on every juice fast (or water fast) I’ve ever done. So, I expected it.
As I was polishing this post, I heard something outside–it was the UPS man!! Yay!! We all know what that means. Guess what today’s package contained…. I’m waiting… Okay, I’ll tell you: It contained samples from Amazing Grass. Eeeeek! I’ve been seeing this company’s products on blogs all across the healthy blogosphere and I was really wanting to try them! I’m so excited!! There’s also going to be a fantabulous contest (sponsored by them!) coming up in the near future–so stay tuned…
Oh Nuts! (raw macadamia nuts and pecans) <— These are seriously delicious nuts–and they’re JUMBO sized!
E3Live (Green-tasting (which I don’t mind!), but I REALLY notice that it’s making me feel better. It was definitely put to the test through my recent stressful events!)
You’ll definitely want to stay tuned!
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