Travel & Food

Day 1 – My Juice Fast Begins

Wow, these oranges are loaded! A bag of (8) oranges yielded about 5 or 6 cups of juice… almost a quart and a half. I had already consumed a glass before I took this picture around 8:30am. Now it’s 11:30 and I feel like going for a run. I’m at work, so I’ll probably just go for a walk during lunch.

The day is really flying by. I’m halfway through my Mean Green Juice (lunch?) now and I’m pretty thankful this one is mostly green. That orange juice was amazing, but I definitely started to feel a little sleepy about 20 mins ago. I assume there’s some kind of sugar crash involved. Also a quart of anything that’s very sweet sits kind of heavy.

All day I was craving-free. Until now. If I really think about it, I guess I’m not particularly hungry. I have plenty of energy and feel pretty normal for 5:30 on a workday. Unfortunately, “pretty normal at 5:30″ usually includes planning what kind of delicious food I’ll be eating in an hour or so. Right now I’m drinking the carrot/apple/celery juice I made last night. It’s delicious as promised and I’m sure it will get me home in one piece! Looking forward to a tai chi class later which is always a great way to get my mind off food. Oh, and speaking of exercise… I ended up taking two 20 minute walks today. It felt good to work off some of that excess OJ power.

To sum up, here’s what I juiced today:

6 cups of orange juice
1 quart of Mean Green Juice
3 cups of carrot/apple/celery juice
Weight this morning: 159.0

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