As with 21 day juice fast for shrinking fibroids – Day 1, I am actually writing this on Day 3 of my 21 day juice fast for shrinking fibroids. I was too busy on Day 1 and Day 2 packing boxes and trying to make some headway with the preparations for an upcoming move to sit down and write.
I am attempting a 21 day juice fast. Like I said in the previous post referenced above, this was probably not the smartest time to make an attempt at a 21 day juice fast, but I’ve started it and we’ll see how it goes. My primary concern is being able to afford to do it. I am relying on already bottled juices right now, drinking the Protein Zone protein juice smoothie from the brand Naked and also their Naked 100% Juice Smoothie Green Machine. My intention is to drink enough in a day to get the amount of calories and nutrients I need to maintain my weight as I do not want to lose weight.
Day 2 went reasonably well. Because I had only one 15.2 FL OZ bottle of the protein zone smoothie available, I drank half when I woke up in the morning and drank the other half after I finished working out at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I did drink about an ounce at a time of the Green Machine juice in between.
Later in the day I was able to obtain another bottle of the protein zone smoothie. I drank half of the bottle and put the other half away for Day 3 so I could stretch what I have as I can’t afford to be spending $16 per day to get these juices right now.
I do want to actually make my own juices with fruits and vegetables; but for now the bottled juices are more convenient. I don’t even have a blender so I’ll need to get a blender before I can start thinking about making my own juice.
I hope the soy element in these drinks will not adversely impact on my efforts to shrink my fibroids.
Although the juices seem to keep my energy up, I was a little bit weaker than I needed to be while working out Tuesday afternoon, but that is because I had only consumed 420 calories the previous day (didn’t get the juices in time and had to drink calorie free tea for most of the first day of the juice fast); and by the time I started working out I’d consumed at most 500 additional calories; so I didn’t really have enough fuel in the engine, but I managed to get through the workout.
I had one or two fleeting moments of craving something solid to eat; but beyond that I didn’t feel like I was missing anything by drinking only juice. I didn’t feel particularly deprived. I say “particularly” because I did have patches here and there of feeling slightly hungry, but I expect that given the situation of needing to stretch the juices. I end up still consuming fewer calories than I need but I hope to balance that out soon.
I think I can actually feel my health improving already. Somehow I feel more balanced physically. My spirit feels calmer and cleaner; but it could be my imagination. It’s still quite early in the process to really be able to tell what impact it’s having or not.
As previously stated, I am not going to be able to take any pictures to document my progress until about the end of the first week in August.