Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Juice Cleanse Day 1 Part 1

A few weeks ago at the Nike campus market my booth happened to be next to the Portland Juice Press booth. They were super nice and let me take home some of their leftover juice. I also got to sample several flavors. Lemon ginger honey is my favorite.
Today I start my 3 day juice cleanse. They have a set of six juices that they suggest doing in a certain order. You drink six a day and a bottle of water between each one. Lemon ginger honey isn't part of the cleanse :(

Here are some reasons I decided to go for this:

  1. I watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead probably over a year ago and I've been intending to buy a juicer so I could do a juice cleanse at home. Since I fail at buying a juicer, this seemed easier. 
  2. Instead of getting closer to my pre-pregnancy weight I'm actually starting to gain weight. This should put a big giant halt to that!
  3. I had a chinook book coupon that got me 3 days for the price of 2. They also threw in an industry discount (I think..?) because it ended up being way cheaper than a juicer!
  4. I just want to feel better. 

I've decided this is a rare enough occurrence for me that it would be worth blogging about in more detail, so I shall likely write a couple posts a day. This is what the experience has been so far today:

I picked up my box this morning and headed over to the pool for Charlotte's swimming lesson. I drank the Romaine, Collard Green, Cilantro, Cucumber, Lemon, Ginger. I'm pretty good at convincing myself to like things when it comes to food. This took some extra mental conditioning. I chalk it up to the fact that I'm completely addicted to sugar and this has none. I drank half before the class and half after.
On my way home from class I kept thinking of all of the places I could stop to grab some food on my way home and found myself craving beans. My next juice is the Apple, Beet, Carrot. I put all of the bottles in order in my fridge so it would be easy to keep track. Now I have to go teach a voice lesson at the high school with Charlotte. It should be interesting to see how the rest of the day goes without any solid food. I'm not hungry but I feel compulsion to eat.

Drinking water between juices.

My box of juice

Stocked fridge. They gave Charlotte a lavender ginger lemon honey
one for free.

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