This is the strangest thing ever, especially for someone who loves to eat as much as I do, but this juicing stuff has been surprisingly easy. OK, maybe EASY isn’t the right word. It has been doable. I’m thinking my May 4th deadline is something I can do. So here’s the scoop:
1. It takes some planning. I need to be prepared for the day because it’s not like I have a spare juicer everywhere I go. I generally make enough in the morning for breakfast and to get through the day at work.
2. I drink 4-6 juices per day. It averages to about 1200 calories per day. Basically, if I’m hungry, I drink juice.
3. I also have a decaf hot tea every day, just to get a little warm something into my body.
4. I go through a LOT of fruit and vegetables. A LOT!! I read somewhere that the majority of your juice should be veggies, so I’m cramming broccoli and/or kale into every juice I make. I wind up going to the grocery about 4 times a week, otherwise things will spoil before I can get to them.
5. For some odd reason I have been cooking like crazy. I must be a masochist. I sit and stare at my family through dinner while slurping on green juice.
6. I’ve gone to a few restaurants and it was sort of awkward at first, but I just bring my juice, ask for a glass of ice and leave a big tip!
7. That juicer is a pain in the a** to clean. The end.
8. The weight has been falling off me. I have lost 16 pounds and feel so awesome!
9. Hannah loves my juice. Except that one experimental kind. No one liked that.
10. I know I mentioned it before, but the first 5 days SUCK. It seems like there are food smells everywhere and not chewing is hard. I had an awful headache from quitting caffeine. But then, it got so much better- so don’t give up.
11. I worried that I wouldn’t be able to get enough protein, but I did some research and found that as long as I add enough leafy greens, I should be just fine.