Wednesday, November 2, 2011

All I really want is a sandwich

So I got a wild hair up my you-know-where to attempt a juice detox. I had all these grandiose plans to juice for 3 days, meditate, unlock my chakras (whatever the heck that means), and become a healthier person at the end of it.


My master plan kicked off 11/1.  A great way to start off my birthday month, right? I was lucky to procure a Juiceman for $10. Dontcha just love Craigslist? And it even works. So Monday night, I juiced 1 beet, 1 pear, and a handful of spinach for breakfast on Tuesday. I always have a good amount of fruit and veggies on hand, but I did buy some extra items (beets) just for this project.

I HATE beets.  Not really sure why I thought juicing beets would make them any better. They smell and taste like dirt.  Gross.  All I could think of as I drank this beet/pear/spinach concoction yesterday was that it needed some vodka! I was able to get that stuff down (without vodka) and made it through Day 1 with the help of Bolthouse Farms Green Goddess, some tomato soup, a plain protein shake and Whole Paycheck's overpriced butternut squash soup (boy that was good...pricey, but good).

And all I could think of yesterday was how good a grilled cheese sandwich would be with my tomato soup or the taste of warm french bread with the butternut squash soup would be.  Alas, I had juice!

I did attempt to workout last night. 1 mile on the treadmill and 30mins of TurboKick. I have to say that I couldn't concentrate.  I'm not sure if it was the lack of food or that the gym was a distraction. I did, however, manage to burn 1100 calories!

Last night I juiced tomatoes, parsley, bell peppers and spinach for my morning juice.  Um, I'd rather would have eaten a salad for breakfast.  My mid-day juice is celery, carrots, parsley and spinach. We shall see how that works out. Lunch will be soup. I will get in a workout tonight along with some yoga, follow it up with a plain protein shake.

Not sure what the plan for tomorrow will be...I will keep you posted.


Cat said...

Never tried a juice fast. I must say, I have found beets with some canning involved much tastier. But then you have the sugar and such, which sort of defeats the purpose. If you have a farmer's market, get fresh (and I emphasize fresh)carrots. They are great juiced, and I would suspect go well with spinach. I agree, however, the salad sounded better with what you did. But, it sounds like you've made it through most of your fast, then you can feel smugly smug about doing so, and can lord it over me, who doesn't even know if I could manage to do that for a full day. :D


LaShaune said...

I do frequent our farmers markets for the nuts (people and actual nuts) and hit the fruit stand (it's a farmers market) for all my veggies/fruits.

I haven't picked up carrots straight from the ground yet - but I did buy the non-baby style for the juice detox.

So far the recipes I've tired aren't great. They aren't bad (save that beet), but I wont be craving a spinach, celery, carrot juice anytime soon!

I'm mid-way through Day 2. Thank goodness for gum, green tea and water.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Too funny! I hate beets too, and could never last more than a few hours on a juice fast. Am impressed you're hanging in there; I'd have long since eaten that grilled cheese sandwich!

Savvy Gal said...

My friend talked about liquid diet once a month for one day. I am thinking of trying just to detox.