After a few friends did this detox diet I thought I would give it a shot. It is one day of drinking a combination of a juice diet and water, then two days of a structured meals. It sounded easy and I have been looking for a way to jump start me getting back in shape, so here we go! I'll post the detox diet guidlines in the next post, but for now here is how my first day went....
Hour 1: This morning isn't starting good... it is taking longer than I thought to make my juice concoction and I'm running a little late and a little frazzled. After making my batch of liquid to drink for the day I had to drink 1 cup of the liquid as well as 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed. I mixed them together while the liquid was still warm hoping that it would make it a little easier. I finished about half of it during a few gulps... I choked a little because the ground flax seed felt a little like sand. I imagine that it is much like Metamucil. One glass down, 11 more to go.....
Hour 2: My first glass of water. I'm not hungry,,, yet.
Hour 3: 1st glass of the juice mixture.... not bad. The only thing that stinks is that I had to dump in the cinnamon and ginger in the mixture. I didn't have a tea ball or any cheese cloth to strain it so it is a little lumpy at the bottom of the glass. Otherwise it is tasty.
Hour 4: Seriously... another glass already!?!? It feels as if I just finished my last glass... oh well... bottoms up! I'm surprised I haven't had to pee yet
Hour 5: Finally peed and now I am slightly hungry. It is lunch time now, and I have people in the office heating up food.... smelling it isn't helping. I'm still cool with drinking the juice but if only I could have a side of McDonald's french fries I would be a happy lady :o)
Hour 6: Woohooo another glass of water. It is me or am I more tired than normal... probably form the LACK OF FOOD
Hour 7: I am being tempted by the hot sauce packet on my desk... it is calling to me telling me it is okay to have a little snack. Damn you food! Another glass of the juice... I'm trying to convince my stomach that the juice is actually a nice juicy steak It's not working.
Hour 8: I had some major hunger pains about 30 minutes ago, but they passed. At least I am halfway through but I'm sick of drinking water. In case you are curious, I have peed 4 times today.
Hour 9: Another juice hour... this hasn't been as hard as I thought it might. However, going home is going to be hard, since there is a ton of good food just waiting to be eaten. I will be strong! Sarah did something evil to me at work... she got a salad from Bill Millers... I asked if she wanted to trade my glass of juice for her salad, but she just laughed at me :( THEN, then left her fluffly little roll in the break room with a little post it saying to "Eat Me" (she is doing a low carb diet). That was torture to think of that little roll just waiting to be eaten.
Hour 10: I drank the water a little later than I was supposed to, hope that is okay. I made the trek to the grocery store after work, and I was only temped a bit by all of the food in there. Surprising. After I came home, I took the dogs on a walk. It was probably a 1.5 mile walk and it felt good. However, after coming home and sitting for a bit, I realized that I FREAKIN hungry. Good think juice hour is almost here....
Hour 11: The juice went down okay.... my hunger pains went away. Now I'm curious as to how long I can go without eating :o)
Hour 12: This was my last drink of the day. I had to add in another 2 Tablespoons of the ground flax seed. I know it is supposed to be water for this hour, but I went with the juice that I had left over. I heated it up a bit in the microwave then added the ground flax seed. It wasn't terrible... but not great.
WOW! I finished the whole day of not eating, and it really wasn't that terrible. Sure I thought lovingly of the coffee that I didn't have today and the sandwich I normally have for lunch but I was determined to do this detox diet correctly.