Friday, July 12, 2013

Juice Cleanse Day 3

Got up this morning and waited awhile to drink my first replacement juice. Switching was a good decision! Also, I wasn't hungry. Weighed myself. I'm down 5 lbs from the first day.

At my voice lesson I felt a sense of technical consistency and skill I haven't felt for a long time. I'm guessing its because I'm hydrated, but also because I started learning some basic French with duolingo. Even my voice teacher noticed the difference.

I felt pretty good through the afternoon. I knew I was going to be out and about so I packed a cooler with all but one of my juices for the day and a couple of bottles with water in case I couldn't refill them somewhere. 

After taking the cats to the vet I went to my parents to spend time with Charlotte. I ate a couple of strawberries. I feel like strawberries are always disappointing because I always think of the hoods I get at the farmers market or from u-pick places. Then we headed to five guys for dinner. I did pretty well. I ate probably about 10 peanuts (I felt guilty about how much salt I must have had) and maybe five french fries. I think considering the temptation I did pretty well. 

After dinner my sister-in-law, my mom, Charlotte and I went to Trader Joes. I stocked up on lots of fresh veggies and gluten free food alternatives. In the checkout line the checker told me she'd had a test done by her naturopath to check for food intolerances. She thought she might have a gluten intolerance but it turned out to be that she had an aversion to almonds of all things. I'm going to a new chiropractor on Monday and there is a naturopath that works in the same practice that also happens to be covered by my insurance (I think...insurance is complicated). I think I may look into this. 

Now that I've reached the end of my cleanse I feel really good. It wasn't even really hard today. Honestly, it's kind of easy to already know what you will eat all day and to not have to think about food. I will definitely do this cleanse again - probably after the holidays.

Portland Juice Press was extremely helpful in making it a positive experience for me and I highly recommend them if you're considering doing any kinds of cleanse or detox. It's not particularly cheap but you're buying a ton of fruits and vegetables in a three day cleanse and they use the kind of stuff you'd buy at a farmers market or new seasons. You're really getting top quality. There's a coupon in the Chinook Book. If you go buy a $20 Chinook Book just to use the coupon, you'll probably save a little more than what you spent on the book and you'll have other coupons. Just sayin'.

Here's my game plan now:

  1. Eat nothing but raw foods the next two days. This shouldn't be hard at the Farmers Market. 
  2. Use all my empty juice bottles to drink at least 5 bottles of water a day.
  3. Gradually introduce some whole grains and proteins back into my eating starting on Monday. 
  4. Go gluten free for at least 2 weeks, 4 if I can manage it. 

I'm seriously contemplating getting a weekly juice subscription so I can have one of the juices for breakfast every morning. There's a chinook book coupon for that too! 

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