Juice Fast Day 3

According to the Reboot programme, I will begin to feel better by day 3.  I actually felt worse today than yesterday but better than Monday.  So relatively better then when I started but not as good as I was expecting.  I am hoping tomorrow will be the day I spring out of bed, full of energy and with startling mental clarity.

Today I got up feeling very tired and not very enthused about another day of juicing.  To make life harder I was working form home with Harvey around so I had to feed him while not eating myself.  Plus I am incredibly busy at work so today was going to be a challenge.

I heroically made Harvey a spinach and ham omelette for breakfast.  I always cook eggs in a little butter and the smell of melted butter was enough to make me salivate.  I really wanted this breakfast but managed to pass it on, in its entirety, to the little fella.Harvey breakfast 4-9-13 I tried to muster up some enthusiasm for the carrots, apple and lemon I was allowed.breakfast ing 4-9-13 This was a beautiful colour and actually tasted lovely.  A little glass of sunshine to start my day.breakfast 4-9-13 Mid – morning heralded a glass of coconut water.coconut water 4-9-13 For lunch Harvey had a plate of wholewheat pasta and ham in tomato sauce with some red pepper, cucumber and celery on the side.  I am not a big fan of pasta so I found this quite easy to resist.H lunch 4-9-13 I juiced up half a red pepper, 2 celery stalks, lots of kale and spinach, 1 cucumber and a lemon.lunch ingred 4-9-13 It tasted as gross as it looks.lunch 4-9-13 I was almost excited for the afternoon’s juice, working on the assumption that it had to be better then the lunch time juice.  3 stalks of celery, 1 orange, 2 beetroot, 1 carrot and half a lemon.  I would have loved to eat that orange whole instead of juicing it.pm juice ingreds 4-9-13 Not bad.  I think I would have liked it without the beetroot but apparently beetroot is very good for you so I persevere.pm juice 4-9-13 I really wanted Harvey’s dinner.  I REALLY wanted it.  Jacket potato, salad with mayonnaise and chicken baked in a chipotle BBQ sauce.  He is very lucky I am being so iron willed today or he would have had nothing.H dinner 4-9-13 Look how huge this Swiss chard leaf is!  I juiced 2 of these, with a cucumber, 2 celery stalks, half a lemon and an apple.Huge Swiss chard leaf My goodness it was green.  I am trying to picture those micronutrients, coursing through my blood, on route to repair damaged cells, build new ones and make me feel tip top in the morning.Mean Green in jug

3 days down, 2 to go !

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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6 Responses to Juice Fast Day 3

  1. Lucy Murphy says:

    Well done – you are the Iron Lady indeed. I’m doing it next week!

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  3. Julia says:

    I am on day 3 right now and I have this pulsing headache on the left side of my head and it’s starting to go to the right. I also am very tired as if I could sleep all day, I feel the only clarity I get is when I’m sleeping. I also have these dark circles around my eyes that I never had before. I have always had youthful and clear skin. To add to everything I also have nausea. I honestly don’t think I’m doing this correctly. I think I’m not getting enough juice per day but I am so “ugh” thinking about downing another juice. It feels like when you’re a kid and your mother makes you take nyquil when you’re sick. It feels like certain doom and you tightly push your lips together. However, I did lose 3 pounds the first day and 2 lbs the second day. I feel sickly and unhealthy. I felt better with my old diet, I am a vegetarian but I rather eat my veggies and fruits.I just need help. I promised to see this through but if it’s hurting me….I don’t know.

    • I am not a qualified nutritionist or dietician but it sounds as if just juicing is not doing you any good. You do need to drink a lot of juice plus water or you get dehydrated. Maybe try something else if you can’t manage the volumes. I followed Joe Cross’ Reboot to make sure I consumed enough. It is hard work and both times i have tried it I have given in on day 3! Good luck with what you decide to do,

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