Diet, Food

My 3 Day Juice Cleanse : Part II

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Read about the first day of my cleanse!

Day 2 Saturday

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9:50 am I wake up feeling lighter than I had in weeks. The bathroom scale tells me I’ve lost 1.5 lbs since the day before and I do a little victory dance.

11:30 am Boyfriend and I head out to our usual farmer’s market at Morningside Park, where we do our weekly grocery shopping. Afterwards I stop by our local organic store and get a juice of carrots, spinach, beets, celery, cucumber, cabbage, parsley, garlic, cayenne. It’s delicious and surprisingly satisfying. I also notice how much more time I gain with cleansing–no need to cook and clean up! I almost don’t know what to do with all the extra time, especially since fasting makes me limp as a noodle and completely indisposed to work out.

 

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1:30 pm Even though I had my “breakfast” just 1.5 hours earlier, I feel lightheaded and weak. I blend a banana, a single-serving packet of Justin’s organic peanut butter, a handful of blueberries, some ice cubes, and almond milk, while boyfriend–all rosy and sanguine from his hearty lunch–lectures me that it’s “cheating” because “it’s not juice.” I tell him it doesn’t matter because I follow my own rules whereby one non-dairy shake a day is okay. High-end juice brand Organic Avenue allows 1 small meal a day on their 3 day plan, and BluePrint plan has one cashew milk drink per day. Each 16 oz veggie juice (no apples or fruit) contains only about 90 calories, so I think it’s good to have one heartier shake (about 350 calories) in a day.

5:00 pm Boyfriend goes back to the organic store and brings a vegan chicken salad sandwich. He makes me sit next to him and I don’t resist when he offers me a bite. Or two. It hits my taste buds with a shock–oh my god, food tastes amazing.

 

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6:00 pm Boyfriend and I are talking and I start pacing around the kitchen for no reason. Boyfriend says, “stop moving around everywhere, you look…hungry.”

7:40 pm Boyfriend tortures me by asking me to make him a salad out of the beautiful fresh vegetables we bought in the morning. Then when I ask him if I can have a bite, he lectures me again how it’s cheating. As soon as he gets dressed and goes out, I run to the pantry and sneak some roasted almonds, only to be caught dead when he comes back to get something.

8:00 pm I feel weak and hazy and have a cup of frozen blueberries to hold me over. I realize that time passes really slowly when you’re hungry. I sneak some more almonds, about 20 in all, or around 150 calories. I watch some HBO Go on the iPad to distract me and finally fall asleep around 2 am.

CHEATING: Some almonds, 1 cup of frozen blueberries, couple bites of vegan chicken salad sandwich.

 

 

 

Juhea Kim
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Juhea now lives in NYC with her Oreo cookie cat, Zeus. When she is not writing, she enjoys running in Central Park, yoga, and teaching Barre classes. Follow Juhea on Instagram @peacefuldumpling, Google+ and Pinterest.
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