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 Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. 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 do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. 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. 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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