Juice Fasting, Part 2

Well I didn’t think I would put myself through this sort of torture again, especially considering how much I love to eat, but I had already bought the juice and didn’t want to waste it.  The last time I tried, I made it 1.5 days before giving into a delectable plate of Asian food that our Culinary team whipped up (I work at a restaurant company).

So I’m now about 1.25 days into my 2-day juice fast and so far so good.  My stomach grumbles from time to time, which means drink more juice, but overall I’m doing fine.  I have meetings all day long, will try to squeeze in yoga at lunch, plus a hair appointment after work, so there isn’t even time to think about food today.  Even though a bowl of my favorite Cadbury eggs are sitting on a nearby desk, I will remain strong. 

I read a lot about juice fasting before setting out on this experiment and am reassured by various research that it will help drop excess water-weight, clean out your system, and not affect your metabolism if only done for 2 days.  Afterall, your body takes about 2-days to process food, so today, my tummy is busy working on that big ice cream cone I ate on Sunday.  Tomorrow it will be back to my 1200 – 1400 calorie diet.

One thing that seemed to be a recurring theme in the research I did on fasting, is that it is a very introspective experience, almost religious, which is probably why it is an integral part of so many different religions.  I can see why, because I have to dig way down to muster the will power to complete this test!

Starting Over

After a weekend of skiing, family time, and lots of bad food, it’s time to get back to my healthy diet.  I’ve kind of fallen off the wagon since my marathon and I’ve got to get into a bikini next month!

I’m starting things off with a 2-day fruit juice fast.  I’ve read that it can help you “cleanse” and feel lighter quickly.  For anyone wondering about the “lose 10 pounds in 2 days” claim, however, just keep in mind that what your’re losing is water and waste weight, not body fat. 

So far so good but I did do a light workout today, which was recommended, and now I feel hungry.  Hmmm.  I barely go 3 hours without food usually so 48 is going to be tough!