I am actually writing this on day 3 of the 21 day juice fast for shrinking fibroids that I am attempting. Day 1 went okay. I drank mostly tea all day because I did not actually have any juice to start with. Later in the day I was able to get a Protein Zone drink from Naked Juice. That was my only juice intake for day one but only because I didn’t manage to obtain it until close to bedtime.
I am in the middle of packing and arranging for a move to another state so I won’t be able to do any photos until I settle into the new place about the end of the first week of August.
I’ll be honest with you, I don’t know if I can afford this 21 day juice fast. Whether I purchase already bottled juices like I’ve been doing or buy fruits and a blender and make my own juice, this is an expense that I don’t really have the funds for right now. We’re still short of the funds we need to cover all the expenses that this move has incurred; but I have started the 21 day juice fast, probably at an ill-advised time, and I hope to be able to see it through.
The key I have come to realize is to make sure I am consuming enough calories and nutrients to sustain me and avoid the weight loss I have been concerned about. I was ignorant of the fact that juice fasts are very different from the 5 day tea fasts that I do. Essentially during those 5 day tea fasts I am going without food because the tea I drink has no calories and none of the essential nutrients that I need so naturally I lose weight, which is not my goal.
Like I said, I am buying already bottled juices right now. Specifically I am drinking the Protein Zone juice smoothie made by the Naked juice brand. And I am also drinking Naked 100% Juice Smoothie Green Machine.
I can’t afford to drink more than 2 bottles per day right now so I am still getting fewer calories than I need to maintain my current weight and avoid weight loss, but I am hoping once we settle in at the new place things will pick up and I can increase to at least 3 bottles per day.
Hopefully it’s not dangerous to be getting 180% of the daily allowance of protein that your body needs. That’s how much protein you get out of 3 bottles of the protein zone smoothie, at least according to the nutrition label on the bottle. You’d also be getting 66% of the recommended daily allowance of carbs, 78% of the daily recommended daily allowance of potassium, 54% of the recommended daily allowance of cholesterol, 30% daily allowance saturated fat, 33% daily allowance sodium, 30% calcium, 30% iron, 36% fat, 840% Vitamin C.
I’m no nutrition expert so I have no idea if any of that is dangerous or in any way counter productive. It could be that there are better juices that I could be drinking. I’ll be able to do more research once this move is behind me. For now Naked smoothies are my juice of choice for my attempted 21 day juice fast.