If you read my previous post, you know that I am on a juice cleanse and I’m taking you on my journey.
Day 1 was not too bad. Drinking a juice for breakfast wasn’t too hard for me considering I don’t have much of an appetite in the morning anyways. Lunch was a different story. There are great places to eat within minutes of my job so it was hard passing them up for a spinach salad and grapes. But I’m proud to say that I resented temptation and stuck to my cleanse. I had slight of a headache but it subsided by the time I had my final juice of the day.
Day 2 was little better. I had a blueberry mint juice. It was a bit tart so I made this weird face every time I took a sip. What was more difficult today was dinner. The way to end a stressful day is a delicious meal. Well, since I couldn’t sink my teeth in a juicy piece of fried chicken, I switched up my dinner juice. Instead of eating a green juice, I had carrot, banana, and apple juice with a handful of almonds. Not quite fried chicken but it will work.
One thing about a juice cleanse is that it will make you think about all of your favorite foods: shrimp fried rice, Chipotle burrito, PB&J sandwich. I would fight a tiger right now for just a sip of a Diet Coke. Even though it’s day 2 I’m realizing that it’s going to take a different type of self-discipline to get through the next 8 days. You know, the type of self-discipline that monks have when they take a vow of silence.
Thankfully I’m off the next few days so at least I can be cranky and hungry at home.
Stay tuned and be sure to follow me on Instagram (@ebonymariere) for pics and videos of my juice cleanse.