Monday, December 31, 2007

Day 2: Juice Feast/Eating 100% Raw

Its only day two and I'm feeling financially stressed by the juicing. Its a lot of work too! I'm sure once I become a pro, it'll be much quicker. I think that 50% juice and 50% Raw Food will be my route. I am going to follow Natalia Rose's book: The Raw Food Detox Diet to guide me. The only food I've eaten since Saturday evening is hand full of raw almonds. I think I'll have a big salad for dinner and snack on some raw nuts and a Lara Bar tonight. I am bring some bottled 100% vegetable and fruit juice to my Dad's, since I'll be staying the night and I'll need breakfast! So far, so good. More updates soon! I'm doing a photo journal each day too, which I'll post in a few weeks.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Day 1: Juice Feast

Today is my first full day of juice feasting. I am drinking 20 oz. of the following juice as I type this:
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 leaves of kale
  • 1 head of celery
  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 inch of ginger
  • 1/4 lemon
This juice is not as palatable as last night's. I am wondering if it is too many ingredients. It has a strong taste and smell. Maybe I'll get used to it. I think its the celery that is sticking out the most. I have to say that it is odd to think that I am drinking this many vegetables and fruits at one time. I hope to go to the store today and pick up some supplements. Here are a couple websites that are guiding me along the way:

I'm off to teach yoga this morning! I hope this juice will give me some extra energy!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Juice Feast Begins!

I'm back and I'm starting a juice feast tomorrow morning. For the next 21 days straight I plan to only drink vegetable and fruit juices, courtesy of my new Breville Fountain Plus juicer (a Christmas present from my husband). I will take a weekend break when I visit the Sivananda Yoga Ranch and evaluate at that time whether I will return to the feast the following Monday. I started this evening with the following juice:
1/4 inch of ginger
4 carrots
1 apple
It's delicious! More details to come tomorrow morning!