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 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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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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