I love raw food. I got away from it this winter and am ready to renew my commitments! So, I started a juice feast. 4-5 quarts of yummy healthy juice every day for 90 days. Yes, 90.
So yesterday I started with 2 quarts. I had lettuce, spinach, carrots, celery, cilantro, lemon, apple and beet juice. I drank that in the AM and had a regular dinner.
Today I wanted to do my whole day juicy, but, alas, I watched my extra kiddos today. I was slightly stressed about having 6 kids inside on a rainy icky day, and a puppy that doesn't understand not to jump and chew and pee on the floor. Then it took like 2 hours to juice all my stuff for the day. Fast forward to lunch time and I was all tense with a facial tic.
My juice today: 48 ounces of orange, pineapple, strawberry juice. Berry berry good.
96 ounces of romaine, spinach, carrots, cucumber, cilantro, celery, apple, lemon.
I drank all the fruit juice first, and was full FOREVER, so I did not have any more until about 5. I drank the remaining quart from yesterday and another quart from today, so total intake was 102 ounces of juice. Then I was craving french fries, pasta, anything! I know it has to do with an addiction to crappy food so I tried to resist but I lost. I had a bowl of pasta salad we made for dinner. It was a fairly healthy meal though. rotini noodles, broccoli, carrots, celery, peppers, tomatoes, whole olives, cheddar cheese chunks in a zesty italian dressing. Yum! I only had a small bowl and now I feel super full.
I can tell I am detoxing right now.. should be a scary week or so. I have had no soda in over 24 hours.. this is a big accomplishment for me! I feel light headed and fuzzy and TIRED. I know that in a couple days I will feel better, but it's a bitch in the meantime. Before anyone freaks out, I had the same symptoms when i moved to raw food from standard american diet last time. Only this time I am not chewing. :)
I need to get some cute straws. Maybe glass ones. I have been eyeballing them.I think maybe I should vlog these things. Maybe.