Day 1: Juice Fasting Recap

Day 2 Morning Weigh In: 267.5 (-4)

Well, Day 1 of my 7 day juice fast is in the books and I'm happy to report that I survived!

As with any new challenge, Day 1 got off to an enthusiastic start with a glass of Apple & Carrot Juice.

Running on the high of a new challenge, I felt great the entire morning, and at mid-morning, I refueled with a glass of Spinach & Tomato Juice before we made our way to the local Farmer's Market to re-stock the fridge full of fruits and veggies.

The thing I love about our Farmer's market is how affordable the fresh produce is! We were able to jam pack our cart full of green leafys, berries, apples, melons, celery, etc, all for $98!

When we returned home from the Farmer's market, we made ourselves a tasty Green Juice concoction with Romaine, Spinach, Carrots, Apples and Celery.

After feeling great the entire morning and into the afternoon, I hit the dreaded Day 1 Hunger Wall at about 3:30-4pm - right about the time my wife started making Spaghetti for our Sunday Family dinner with the in-laws. This was also the same time I started feeling a little fatigued and foggy, not thinking as clearly as I normally would have but I pushed through and made myself a little afternoon juice snack with Strawberries, Apple and a Bartlett Pear.

The dinner hour was the most difficult part of Day 1. Sitting around with Family and watching them all eat a beautiful meals of Spaghetti, Garlic Bread & Cabernet while I drank my Romaine, Spinach, Carrot, Tomato, Celery & Apple concoction. I can't express how difficult it was to smell such a delicious meal and have to say "No, this is for my health and I will not crack!"

Luckily for me, I have a very supportive wife and set of colleagues who are encouraging me through this Juice Fasting challenge. Right before dinner, I sent one of my colleagues a text message explaining that it was Spaghetti Family Dinner night and I was at high risk for breaking. To which he replied with a very supportive:

"You're much stronger than that, and you'll be stronger when you're done. Saying yes is easy ... And why people are Fat. No is harder, but it's your health man. You can do it!"

This, plus drinking a ton of water, gave me the push I needed to get through the rigors of Day 1 of the juice fast. This morning's weigh in reinforced why I'm doing this juice fast - I lost 4 pounds yesterday, down to 267.5 this morning. We'll see how much more I can drop over the next 6 days!

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Day 2: Juice Fasting Recap

Day 3 Morning Weigh In: 264.0 (-7.5)

Despite getting a full 8 hours of sleep heading into Day 2 of my 7 Day Juice Fast, my day started off a little foggy with a lack of energy and more hunger pains that weren't fully satisfied by my 6 a.m. breakfast juice concoction of Red Kale, Romaine, Spinach, Carrots, Celery and seedless red Grapes.

I've found that a pretty good juicing regimen for me is juicing every 3-4 hours, so by mid-morning I was ready for another juice. That juice featured Spinach, Romaine, Bartlett Pear, Celery, Carrots and an Apple.

The fog and lack of clarity in my thought processes lasted the entire morning and continued into the afternoon. And then I started experiencing what most juicers I've chatted with describe about their Day 2 experience – a debilitating headache from 1-4 pm that sidelined me from being able to work most of the afternoon. Thank God I work from home and could lay down for a rest!

Strawberry Orange JuiceMy wife got home from work around 4:15 and we both made ourselves an afternoon juicing snack. This juice proved to be a lifesaver for the rest of my day! I juiced 3 peeled oranges and 8 strawberries for a nice fruit juice and man I felt GREAT about 30 minutes after drinking that fruit juice!

My headache had already mostly subsided by the time I drank the juice, but I got a nice energy boost from the afternoon juice and my thought processes started to clear up quite a bit! Perhaps it was that injection of natural sugars to raise my blood sugar or maybe it was the dose of Vitamin C. I don't know, I'm not a doctor or a nutritionist, but I can attest to feeling much better after that.

My wife and I wound down Day 2 of the Juice fast with a delicious Spinach, kale, tomatoes, parsley, romaine, zucchini vegetable juice while we watched another documentary called “Forks Over Knives.”

This documentary was an incredible eye-opener for me when it came to the staggering statistics correlating the incredibly high instance Forks Over Knivesof cancer/heart disease when you eat a meat/dairy based diet and how significantly the instance of cancer/heart disease drops when you eat a whole foods, non-dairy, plant-based diet. A life-altering type of documentary that really made me think about the choices of food that I've been eating my entire life and how to transition to more of a plant-based diet so I can live a healthier lifestyle.

To close this Day 2 Juice Fasting recap, I'd like to thank all of my Twitter followers who have engaged in helpful conversation about their experiences with juicing and the words of encouragement they've provided to keep me motivated - Including the man himself, Joe Cross, from Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead who gave me a shout out on Twitter last night!

Now onto Day 3!

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