Travel & Food

Day 2 – No Oranges

1:30pm
Busy day today so far, and last night I almost decided not to attempt juicing beyond day 1. So far it’s turned out to be totally satisfying. I guess part of me was worried that the actual act of juicing was going to be a problem, which is wasn’t. I know I can speed things up still, but so far the whole process – from everything’s-still-in-the-fridge to everything’s-clean) is about 20-30 minutes for a quart of juice and about 45 mins for 2 quarts.

I only prepared a quart of green juice last night but was able to juice another 2 quarts during lunch. NO oranges today. I made some apple/carrot, which is very sweet, but it’s not punch-you-in-the-face sweet like oranges. I’m exaggerating… but no, seriously, those oranges punched me in the face. Literally. Tiny orange arms… punching.

5:00pm
Sitting here, reading email, sipping my green juice. Mmmmmm. Still no detox headache or anything, so that’s both pleasing and ominous. I just assumed I’d be feeling crappy by the end of day 1, but it’s almost at the 48 hour mark and I feel pretty fine. I get a mild headache from time to time but it doesn’t linger. Last spring I went 3 weeks on 100% raw food for the first time in my life and something like days 4-12 were really rough with the headache, runny nose, and general fever-like symptoms. If you haven’t done anything like that yet, I know it might sound crazy to put yourself through that. But it’s a necessary evil if you want to give your body a chance to clean house. And afterwards you feel like a million bucks!

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

10:30am 1 quart of Mean Green Juice
1:30pm 1 quart of carrot/apple juice
5:00pm 1 quart of Mean Green Juice (with ginger this time! Delicious.)
Weight this morning: 157.4

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