I just finished my third trip to the grocery store since I have started this crazy juice thing. I have a fridge packed FULL of fresh veggies and fruit and I am okay with that. I totally survived Tuesday jazz night held at a local pub. Oh my gosh… I had to pass along fried oysters, chicken wings, fries, ranch dressing, back and forth. I felt the heat of the fresh fried yummy goodness that passed through my hands. It all smelled devine and I am pretty sure at one point I could TASTE the ranch dressing, but I didn’t CRAVE any of it. I had my
salad through a straw green juice on the way to the party, I was set. Besides, I have pretty much gotten through the first few days and didn’t want to put solid food on my stomach yet. Wasn’t sure what to expect and I sure as heck didn’t want to make a mad dash to the ladies room!
So why Day 6 of a THREE day reboot? Well, from all read accounts, if you can get through the first 3 days you have pretty much gotten through the worst (that is of course, depending on how bad your nutrition was entering the reboot. Mine wasn’t horrible for a super long time. I hadn’t quiet yet lost all taste for veggies but had fallen back into some pretty bad habits the month leading up to it. ) So I got through the ‘worst’ of it and realized that I was craving my veggies again. My husband works away from home for a week at a time, when it is just me at the house my nutrition isn’t the best. I tend not to eat and when I do its not a wide range of veggies or its a high volume of fruit. None of it is proper. But for the last 6 days I have gone through POUNDS of veggies. It’s quick and easy. I see this as a vehicle to help me maintain proper nutrition when He is gone. (None of this was a problem as long the kids were home and I have people to feed… it became an issue once the baby went off to college and it was just me every other week.) I’m not sure what my nutrition will look like once I get back home. At this point in time he is ‘home’ and I am at the beach recovering from my knee surgery. I have a little over a week before I am home again.
I plan on spending the begining of next week transitioning back to solid food as my primary source of fuel for my body. I will without a doubt still juice. This is part of my always improving lifestyle. I’m not a big breakfast eater but a juice first thing in the morning… now THAT I can do!
Today must have been my day to walk on the wild side. I added mint to my green juice, upped the celery and backed off some of the lettuce. I am finding my green juice zone. I also totally winged a juice today that included my first tomato and zucchini! It tasted full bodied and contained 100% veggies (also a first). It contained:
- 1/8th yellow pepper
- 1 tomato
- 1 cucumber
- 1 zucchini
- 1 carrot
- Onion power
- Garlic powder
- Celery (I’m not sure on this one, but I am fairly certain I added it for the salty taste)
I did add a dash of smoked Tabasco to it. Very V-8ish or Bloody Mary mix. Would drink again…
In the next few days I will be posting about how things are. I have definitely been having positive changes, just want to wait to see what else happens by the time I finish this (On Sunday for sure, I have gala I am attending at the end of the week and food is a thing and I want to be all up in it!!!! Cut me some slack!!! I am human and we are designed to EAT!) 😋
Thanks for taggin’ along this crazy journey of mine…