It is HERE!!! Day 15 could not have come at a better time, because I think that my house smells like a jungle. If you just joining–15 Days ago, I went on a Juice Reboot.
I was encouraged after watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I have been in battle with my body. I suffered from tons of different “illnesses” within myself and was ready for a fresh start.
Here is what my 15 days consisted of:
- Juicing ONLY (no solid foods) for 9 days. (I did change this to a lite dinner everyday because the cost was high for me) You can juice the entire 15 days, if your budget allows
- I was juicing 18 pounds of produce per day.
- I would drink (2) 8 oz cups of juice for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (a total of 48 oz per day)
- Losing about 2 lbs per day
- Went to the grocery store every 3 days to stock up on more produce (spending about $30 per trip–I bought mostly organic)
- Lost cravings. This is amazing for me. I had NO cravings for the things that I did before. Soda, Coffee, sugar..(some of my vices) were completely gone
I missed solid food. The first 3 days were very hard for me–I LOVE food (hence, why I married a chef ) but after the first day, I noticed results. I was sleeping better. The night of Day 1 I went to bed at 10pm (I am a night owl and stay up to 3 am most nights) and I fell asleep not hungry.
I noticed that I was full after drinking the first 1.5 glass of juice. The point of juicing is to replace your meals with freshly squeezed produce and to drink until you are full each meal. After day 8, I was drinking less and had more energy than Day 3.
I added a meal into my diet after Day 9, because it grew expensive for me. I noticed that I started craving Juice and decided to continue drinking 2 cups before dinner.
I drank this recipe for majority of my Cleanse (give or take the ingredients that you have on hand)
6 Kale Leaves
4 Celery Stalks
2 Green Apples
1 piece of ginger
you can also do this:
1/2 green apple
2 celery stalks
small piece ginger
slice of papaya
I HIGHLY Suggest Kale everyday. I noticed after drinking the recipes that called for Kale, I felt energized. Almost like a natural high–I felt great. You can check out more recipes HERE if you choose.
After much research, I noticed that to get the most juice out of one sitting, your juicer must allow for it. If you are decided on a Juicer here are some differences:
Centrifugal juicers: are more commonplace, and in general, more affordable. This is ideal if you don’t care if you have left overs in your juicer (mainly pulp or leafy remains) Examples: Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor or Jack Lalanne’s JLSS Power Juicer Deluxe Stainless-Steel Electric Juicer
Masticating juicers: Because of the slower crushing and squeezing action, masticating juicers can process leafy greens and wheatgrass, and the juice that they produce will last much longer than juice made in a centrifugal juicer, which should be consumed right away as it starts losing nutrients nearly immediately. Example: Omega BMJ330 Commercial 350-Watt Stainless-Steel Pulp-Ejection Juicer
This is the one I have. I wish I would have done more research as I would love one that produces more juice. Now that I have decided that I will incorporate more juicing into my daily routine, I am considering buying a better Juicer. I’d love to produce at least 3 large cups per meal.
I have completely changed my eating habits! I crave juice now, which I’m excited about because I want to keep the energy that I have now. To keep any weight that I lost from coming back, I will be heading into a new diet plan. I’m not sure what yet, but will keep you updated when I decide!