Juice Fasting – Day 1

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It’s only 4:15, but I’m thinking the end of my first day will probably be pretty soon. I’m still on east coast time and very sleepy. The dark conditions outside aren’t helping either. :)

The first day of the fast went well.

I woke up feeling hungry (I usually feel hungry in the mornings) and had a liter of water with lemon and a tablespoon of MSM. That subsided me until I went to Whole Foods at 11amish. When I was there, I got a juice of:

Spinach
Celery
Cucumber
Parsley
Ginger

I realized I’m really not a huge ginger fan and didn’t enjoy the drink too much, but I did finish it.

At 2:22 I decided to make more juices for the day (you can make a bulk amount of juice in the mornings for the rest of the day, so I just made the rest of today’s juices then).

I made:

Cucumber
Celery
Broccoli
Kale

That was super-yummy. :) I had about 16 oz and still have some left for later on.

Since I don’t really crave food usually, I’m not too worried about cravings. The only exception is this amazing “Tsoynami” they have at a vegan restaurant around here called Green. A “Tsoynami” is basically the “Blizzard” at Dairy Queen, but made out of soy. It tastes just like ice cream, and I get it with Oreos, walnuts, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. AMAZING.

Jaime mentioned she had tons of food dreams on her fast, and I actually ALREADY had one during my afternoon nap. It was about the Tsoynami. ;)

Jaime has brought home some food already, and ate a bit in front of me. I told her I’d be fine with her bringing anything home except for that Tsoynami. ;)

(I didn’t think about them at all during my Philly trip, but Otto mentioned going to Green last night after the airport, and then I started dreaming about them again. ;))

I think I should be fine cravings-wise though. I read the first 2 days are the hardest hunger-wise, so if I can get past that (which I know I will with flying colors), I’ll be fine. I know there will be foods I crave during the fast on a psychological level (probably mostly foods from when I was growing up – mozzarella sticks, chicken nuggets, french fries, Doritos, cheese doodles… not the best ever).

I made 2 big realizations today as well:

1. I have been very focused on “30 days”. I think that’s foolish. I’m going to do this as long as my body wants me to do it. I remember when Steve Pavlina set out to juice for 92 days, but his body didn’t respond favorably at all and he ended up stopping at 30.

Jaime wanted to do a 14 day fast but her body told her to stop at 12.

I need to get out of the disciplined “warrior” mode all the time and listen more to what my body wants. So who knows, maybe I’ll stop after Day 8?

(I doubt it though… I’m really feeling 30 at the moment. ;))

2. While health is a huge factor for the juice fast, I know there are going to be days when I’m thinking, “What the hell is this damn fast for?” I thought I would use the weight loss to show myself some instant results. After I thought about it though, I realized that’s actually going to be detrimental to me.

Because my lowest weight since 4th grade is 4 pounds less than I weigh now, it’s almost out of my mind’s realm of possibility to weigh less than that. I actually LOVE how I look 4 pounds away. I’m afraid if I weigh myself and see that weight or less, I won’t feel a need to keep fasting.

Because of that, I’m hiding my scale. I’ll weigh myself either weekly or at the end of the fast… but definitely not daily.

Anyway, those are my thoughts for now. I’ll blog again soon. :)

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