Well, I’m starting Day 5 of my juice cleanse…
This morning I awoke around 12:30ish, but it was to make a bathroom run, and back to bed I went. I did awaken a bit later than normal, 4:45. I’m usually awake a between 3:30 and 4:00.
First Drink of the day
Hot Ginger root tea w/teaspoon of ascorbic acid powder. Both the ginger and the ascorbic acid are great for the digestive system. One thing that I was concerned about, was not having bowel movements during the time I was on my juice cleanse. Adding this simple beverage into my daily routine, has kept me from becoming constipated.
Pick me up juice
- 4 Apples
- 4 Carrots
- 1 Cucumber
- 3 celery stalks
- 1 large Grapefruit
- 2″ Ginger
- 2 Habañero peppers
This was a delicious juice. The acid from the grapefruit seemed to neutralize the potency of the habañero which I must say was a bit disappointing to me, but perfect for someone who can’t tolerate the heat but want to receive the benefits of consuming hot pepper.
I usually add a lot more ginger to something such as this, but since my daughter was drinking some of the juice I toned it down a lot!
I’m feeling hungry
Around 9:00 a.m. I actually started to feel hungry, but that has everything to do with me not consuming enough of my fresh juice before I headed out to work today. What I brought with me, was not enough to satisfy my hunger. However, I have plenty of water on hand, so I’m making sure I drink plenty of that.
I’m not craving food
Currently, I’m not craving any food. Which is a good thing, right? I know I’m flooding my system with a variety of nutrients within a concentrated form.
What’s helped me with my juice cleanse?
- Staying focused
- Rereading passages from Reboot with Joe
- Watching videos about juicing
I must say, that seeing others juicing, regardless of their reason for embarking on their juice cleanse has been an inspiration.