I've just finished my three-day juice fast. I thought I might go longer, but decided to break the fast today. I was up all night with my baby last night and didn't quite have the energy to continue on. So, how did it go? I think it went very well.
The first day was much easier than I thought it would be. I juiced green lemonade throughout the day, never going longer than 2 hours without a 12 to 16 ounce glass of juice. I just focused on my kids and house chores. I also did some writing to keep my mind off food and eating. By the end of the day, I was feeling really good and somewhat euphoric even. I finished the day with a small mug of green tea.
The second day was much tougher. I continued to juice throughout the day. I felt energized and alert all morning, but by 3pm my tummy was grumbling and I had the keen desire to chew on something. I hadn't had much water and realized pretty quickly that I needed more water. Once I was hydrated and had another 16 ounce glass of green lemonade, I felt fantastic.
Day three (yesterday) was pretty simple. I felt at ease and energized. My body felt empty and light which allowed me to run around and wrestle with my three year old. My body felt markedly different. I was thinking last night that I'd continue the fast for another 3-4 days, but no. I broke my fast late this morning with a salad comprised of spinach, wild greens, sprouts and tomato. It felt good to chew on something!
Overall, I think the fast was a success and I'll definitely do another one again sometime. I lost about 2 pounds while fasting. If my body were a pantry, I feel like I just took all the food off the shelves, threw out the old and unwanted food, scrubbed the walls and shelves, then wiped everything down with a plush dry towel. I feel clean, fresh and void of dust and grime. Its a good feeling. Now, I can start putting hand picked, whole foods back on the shelf. I'll chose wisely, I promise!