Well, if someone tells you that juicing is easy and fun and you will love it, then turn around and run! Its hard! I mean, really hard! I just about survived day one and sincerely hope that it will get easier soon! The whole day I was in full on combat with myself. I am starting to feel that juicing is the new form of surviving of the fittest, because if you have small will power, then you will very likely cave in in the first few days! It is definitely worth it to have a support group to help you through this.
It all started rather nicely. I had my breakfast juice at 7.30am and I treated myself to a mixture of grapefruit, carrot, apple and a hint of ginger. It was yummy, and when I got in the office I made a big mug of hot water with lemon and ginger slices. No need to mention that around 10am I was ready to polish half a cow! I was so hungry! It didn’t help that the office was quite cold and I didn’t have much sleep last night. I was ready to crawl into warm bed and feel sorry for myself. I tried to distract myself with work but it always came crashing down with me having a mini day dreams about food. It was almost like watching a movie that you don’t want to watch but keep looking. Pure self torture! It didn’t let me go until about half 12 but my tummy was rumbling the whole morning. I was so ready to throw in the towel several times during the morning and the only thing that prevented me in doing so was the thought of how would I be able to explain it to you lot that I gave up on the first day! So, even though you didn’t know it, you saved me today 😉 Thank you xxx
I finally managed to have my lunch smoothie just before 2pm. I blended one kiwi, two pears, half of an avocado and handful of spinach. This tied me over to dinner, but by the time I was preparing dinner at 6pm I was hungry again. This time I went for full veggie concoction – four radishes, half of pepper, three inches of cucumber, half avocado, bunch of flat leaf parsley and handful of spinach. I put a pinch of salt, pepper and chilli in it and it was delicious. I was full and it was tasty, but not really satisfying. I think my body is just fighting the fact that I don’t give it any proper solid food that it is used to. And so I drink more water and hope that the hungry unsatisfying feeling will go away soon.
But don’t worry, I have a plan how to tackle this tomorrow. I will have my juice at 7.30am as today, but then I will add additional one around 10am and that should take care of the hunger pains. Apparently the first 3-4 days are the worst! So I am going to take it step by step and see what happens. Now going to bed to get some beauty sleep and strength to tackle tomorrow 😉