Juice Fasting Again – Day 1

I have felt exhausted the last couple of days and I  put it down to turning myself in to Foie Gras ! Yes, I have really gorged myself recently and while I enjoyed everything I ate, it made me feel tired and grumpy.  So I have begun another 5 day juice fast.  As before, I am following Jason Vale’s 5lbs in 5 days juice detox programme.

I was up at 5:30am to make the day’s juices.  It was definitely easier doing this when I was working from home!

I didn’t quite have all the ingredients I needed so I was out in the greenhouse at dawn, hunting for a cucumber.  I found one deformed one and one that was doing well and I would have liked to leave to continue growing for a while but I needed it.home grown cucumber At lunch time today I popped down to a market to buy provisions.  I enjoyed the walk down Shaftesbury Avenue and along Denman Street.St James Tavern This place looked good and I would like to try it.  Not the pub, the Rotisserie Restaurant next door.  The windows were wide open and it looked busy and buzzing but not for me today.  Another time.Queens Head and Rotisserie Destination Wholefoods.Wholefoods Piccadilly WF Piccadilly bag Their fruit and veggies are very impressive.pumpkins in WF These are ‘Turban’ pumpkins or squashes.Turban pumpkins Pumpkins/squashes/gourds come in all shapes and sizes.WF gourds 2 I will come back next week and select some to take home and cook.WF Gourds 1 I stuck to my juice fast today, despite lots of temptations.  Someone was leaving work today and they bought a huge box of Lola’s cupcakes.  Lola makes awesome cupcakes but I managed to resist.  The keen eyed may also observe that my neighbour had been enjoying Monmouth coffee whereas I have given up tea and coffee for the next 5 days.Lola's cupcakes Remembering my body is a temple, I declined.  Even the coconut one which is my favourite.Lola's cupcakes box My juicer got stuck on the whole unpeeled limes this morning so there were some lumps in the juice which was a shame.UK Juicers and juice The juices were good enough though.lumpy juice I was pleased I had been to Wholefoods and bought the rest of the ingredients I needed.kale in bag on train

Back at home, I made the evening juice (which I forgot to photograph) and prepared everything I need to make tomorrow’s juices.

As before, I didn’t feel hungry at all and I definitely feel more energetic already than I did yesterday, when I was fuelled by birthday cake!

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 Fasting Again – Day 1

  1. Tina Harfield says:

    Keep up the good work Zoe. Also my go to plan when I’ve had a bad week.

  2. suzjones says:

    I don’t think I could do just juices every day for 5 days so I take my hat off to you. I find that on the days that I juice for most of the day, I end up with pounding headaches so not sure how I’d go with no solid foods whatsoever. Therefore, I take my hat off to you. 🙂

    • I dont get headaches but I gather it is very common. It is part of detoxing apparently and if you can get through it, you will feel better. I struggled today but stuck with it again and will be a lot better tomorrow. If you do try a juice fast, go for a really powerful mix of veggies, such as kale, spinach and broccoli to pack in loads of nutrients. And make sure you have lots of other fluids such as water and herbal teas so you don’t get dehydrated – that should help the headaches.

      • suzjones says:

        I generally do put kale, spinach and broccoli in my juices anyway 😉 but thanks for the advice. 🙂

      • Well I am no expert but I am sure that having a nutritious juice alongside food is really good for you too. Shame you get the headaches. I am lucky and dont suffer from those but I did feel very low yesterday, in mood and energy levels. It’s all coming back today though and hopefully i will start to feel really good tomorrow. i think it definitely takes 3 days to detox the badness and then you can begin to enjoy the benefits of all the juice. have a lovely weekend.

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