Juice Fast Day 1

Today was day 1 of a five day juice fast.  Yes, I am planning to consume nothing but vegetable and fruit juices all working week.

There are many plans out there to follow but I am following Joe Cross’ Reboot programme because I saw him on the telly and liked him and what he is all about.  You can see the juice fast via this link here.

The first thing to consume was a mug of hot water with lemon juice.  Exciting stuff!hot water and lemon Juice 1 of the day was ‘Sunrise’ i.e. the juice of 2 oranges, 4 carrots and 1 beetroot.carrots etc What a glorious colour it was.  A stunning purple/orange colour.  The pattern in the juice is from the light reflecting from the window, not some strange combination of colours mixing in the juice.beetroot juice Mid morning was a glass of coconut water.coconut water 2-9-13 Lunch was a glass of green juice.  I chose the ‘Mean Green’ which I made with 6 small Swiss Chard leaves, 1 cucumber, 2 stalks of celery, 1 apple, half a lemon and some ginger.green juice 2 2-9-13 It tastes OK if I drink it over lots of ice but I confess it does make me gag a bit at room temperature.green juice 2-9-13 “Supper” was much later than intended as I was out collecting Harvey which involved rather a lot of chatting (how unusual 🙂 ) so I was actually very hungry for my ‘Garden Variety’.  The recipe asked for 2 cucumbers but I think 1 was plenty.  The greenery was a round pointed cabbage and some kale.cabbage etc 2-9-13 I ended the day with a purple juice called ‘Peach Delight’.  Made with 2 ripe peaches, a cup of blueberries, an apple, a sweet potato and a pinch of cinnamon.  This was actually magnificent.  Genuinely it was and I don’t think that was my starved body being deluded in to thinking this was delicious.  It was sweet and the cinnamon made it taste like a pudding.  I can’t wait to have another one of these.  Actually, I will have to because I don’t have any more peaches but I am definitely buying some!purple 2-9-13

I did it.  I managed to have just juices all day and most of the juices were vegetable rather then fruit based.  To follow the plan strictly you give up tea and coffee but I was too tired this morning so I had a black coffee and in the afternoon a black tea.  I may give them up later but for now they are staying.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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2 Responses to Juice Fast Day 1

  1. Sarah says:

    Good for you. It’s going to be a long 5 days I fear, but the weekend will soon be here…xxx

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