Deciding to do a juice fast requires advance planning…

After checking my supplies (and to be honest, my willpower), I have decided to cut this short. Yeah, I’m a sucker…but we’re kind of in the middle of a blizzard and I didn’t plan this out well. I bought a bunch of organic veggies and fruit yesterday to have them in the house for the weekend, but deciding to do the 3-day fast was sort of a last minute thing. My bad.

Also… wow… I really want to eat.

Now, I’m a little hungry, not starving, but I just want to chew on something! Joe Cross talked about this in his documentary, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.”  And I remember feeling like this when I did the 3 day Kaeng Raeng detox last year.

But… Let’s focus on what I have done since my post earlier today:

Midday: I’m ready to make my second juice — I guess I’m a little behind because this is supposed to be the “mid-morning” juice.

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I’ve made this one earlier this week, so I am going to only use 3 stalks of celery… just my preference….

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This is how many oz that pile of veggies/fruit made

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It looks a little frothy… but this juice is bright green and beautiful. When I made it earlier this week I didn’t have ginger, so I think adding that plus only using 3 celery stalks made this much more palatable for me.

Lunch

This is when I realized I was in trouble.

This is when I realized I was in trouble.

News flash: I don’t like raw tomatoes. Uh… so… I don’t have any tomatoes in the house…. so… I skipped this juice and went right to this one:

Now this I could do... with some adjustments...

Now this I could do… with some adjustments…

I had the Kale, but no Swiss Chard… and I had the cucumber, but no clementines. This is where I was starting to think… uh, I don’t have all the stuff for this thing… anywho. So this is what I used for this one:

8 leaves of Kale, 1 cucumber, 2 oranges (one with the peel and one without), 1 celery stalk, one carrot

8 leaves of Kale, 1 cucumber, 2 oranges (one with the peel and one without), 1 celery stalk, one carrot

This juice looked beautiful.

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before I mixed it all together... it looked tie-dyed or something...

before I mixed it all together… it looked tie-dyed or something…

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When stirred it became a deeper green.

I thought this juice was yummy, but next time I will just put a little of the orange rind in. It was a little too much.

So I finished this last juice after 4pm. How did I feel? Ok. Not bloated or gassy, not running to the bathroom. (It’s amazing how often I feel bloated and I don’t even realize it.) I was a little hungry, even though I had been drinking 12-16 oz of water between juices.

The other juice recipes do look yummy — and I plan on trying them. I will post when I do, and I’ll of course post when I can actually do the full 3 day juice fast.

I have a whole new respect for Joe Cross right now! 60 days is no joke….

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4 thoughts on “Deciding to do a juice fast requires advance planning…

  1. Hey congrats on starting your juice fast journey! I am currently on Day 39 of a juice fast, and I definitely agree that planning is key, and that the first few days are the hardest.

    I found what I ended up doing was preparing my juices the night before, and refrigerating them in mason jars. Just had to make sure to fill juice all the way to the top, and seal them tightly, locking in all the vitamins and nutrients. Otherwise juicing every few hours just wasn’t realistic for me. I also started drinking the mean green but branched out pretty quickly and created my own recipes.

    It takes about 3 days to get rid of your detox symptoms, so I always suggest for people to try 5 or so to get the full effect of the fast. Just a heads up for you, since you are only planning on doing 3!

    Happy juicing!

    • Thanks for the support! i just visited your blog and looked around (and subscribed). I was going to say that I thought if you let the juice sit overnight it wouldn’t be as nutrient rich… but you answered my question/concern in your post “http://www.gogreenstaylean.com/2013/02/12/day-43-first-time-juicing-tips/” … I agree that if I am to be serious about trying a longer fast I would have to juice for the day the night before… with my busy life I don’t think I could do it every morning.

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