I was a bit disappointed to not wake up feeling energised. So I checked back to the previous time I did this fast (you can see the post here) and I felt the same. I don’t know if I would feel better if I persevered with the juice fast for longer but my intention was to just juice fast for 3 days. This is definitely my last day. I decided mid morning that I wanted to eat some quality nutritious food so I went and bought some fish to have for supper.
Before then though, I stuck to the juice fast. I started the day with hot water and lemon.
Juice 1 was made with beetroot, 2 oranges and 4 carrots. I disliked it to start with but the flavour grew on me so I did enjoy it eventually. Unfortunately it gave me a very upset stomach!The coconut water seemed to help settle me down.
I persevered with juicing and made a huge batch of green juice from cucumber, kale, parsley, basil, celery, apples and watermelon.
I packed it in to 2 containers and took it to Lucy’s where I was having lunch with Michelle. I would have enjoyed Lucy’s nutritious lunch but declined and instead drank half my juice. I just did not fancy the other half so it is in the fridge.After nearly 3 days juicing I was looking forward to eating some real food. I enjoyed this dinner very much. I oven roasted some carrots and butternut squash. When that was nearly cooked, I gently fried Salmon and Sea Bass in coconut oil and Pak Choi, spinach and purple kale, also in coconut oil. It tasted really good.I am pleased I managed a juice fast to kick start this year’s healthy eating but I do not intend to do it again anytime soon. My focus now will be to eat lean meat, fish and vegetables. I will also eat nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and small amounts of fruit. No sugar at all. No alcohol, dairy or wheat for January.
Wow, well done, Zoe, that is definitely a brilliant way to start the year. And I’m glad that my fish dish tomorrow will suit your January diet. Really looking forward to seeing you. H x