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. At lunch time today I popped down to a market to buy provisions. I enjoyed the walk down Shaftesbury Avenue and along Denman Street. 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. Destination Wholefoods. Their fruit and veggies are very impressive. These are ‘Turban’ pumpkins or squashes. Pumpkins/squashes/gourds come in all shapes and sizes. I will come back next week and select some to take home and cook. 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. Remembering my body is a temple, I declined. Even the coconut one which is my favourite. My juicer got stuck on the whole unpeeled limes this morning so there were some lumps in the juice which was a shame. The juices were good enough though. I was pleased I had been to Wholefoods and bought the rest of the ingredients I needed.
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!