It sounds great, and I was super excited!
Here is what happened on Day One:
Started the day with hot water and a slice of lemon
|I normally drink decaf tea, but this still tasted good.|
For breakfast, I had the "Detox Special"
|3 apples, 1 carrot, 1 in. lemon, 1/4 yellow bell pepper, 1 in. cucumber, 1/4 stalk celery, 1 in. broccoli, 1 in. red beet, 1 avocado|
It tasted good, and I was feeling great and healthy that morning! Energized and totally normal. I went to the mall and was fine.
For lunch, it was time for the Detox Special again
|Same ingredients as for breakfast|
I went upstairs afterward to read and catch up on what I missed on the Big Brother live feeds. Then the tiredness kicked in. I never take naps -- I get enough sleep each night that they're not necessary -- and napping makes me feel lazy. Plus, I hate the waking up process (I'm NOT a morning person), and I don't want to make myself deal with the waking up process twice in a day! But I was so tired that I ended up taking an hour nap. I woke up annoyed that I was so tired, and blamed it on only having seven hours of sleep the night before (I generally need nine to feel fully awake during the day.) Not wanting to be in my bed any more, I went downstairs to make the "linner" drink.
Linner drink: the Jason Vale H20 Water
|1 in. red beet, 1/2 apple, 1 in. pineapple, 1 in. lemon juiced and mixed with 3 cups water|
I drank this and it was quite good -- I'll continue making these. Soon after, I was getting cranky and went upstairs to read so I wouldn't focus on how much I wanted solid food. I opened the book, and then I fell asleep while reading. I NEVER fall asleep reading. Reading is my all time favorite activity. I woke up an hour and a half later, tired and cranky. The first thing I thought was: "If I feel this way on Monday and Tuesday, there's no way I'll be able to be alert enough to focus on writing." And that would be unacceptable.
It was 6:00 PM, and I felt tired, cranky, hungry, and unfocused. This cleanse was supposed to make me feel great, but I felt the opposite. I concluded that something making me feel that awful couldn't be good for me, so I had solid, hot food for dinner. I instantly felt alert and energized.
Now I'm going to continue making fruit and veggie drinks in the morning for breakfast, because it IS a great way to incorporate healthy foods into your daily diet, and continue eating my normal low fat/high protein/high fiber/low carb solid foods for lunch and dinner (with an occasional guilty pleasure splurge from time to time!) But after that experience, I decided the human body requires a variety of food to function at top capacity. No more juice cleanses for me!
Have any of you tried a juice cleanse? What was your experience?