I JUST DRANK FOR THREE DAYS!?!?
So, I also wanted to include intermitted fasting to the mix as well, so I will wait until I cannot wait any longer to start drinking juice for the day. Then, at dinner time, I will allow myself to eat one meal (most of the articles I read on juice cleanses say you should do this), but it had to be fruits and veggies only. Then, I will begin fasting again until the next day. I did not really set a limit on how much juice to drink or how big my meals could be.
Day 1 was a complete flop. I did not start drinking juice until around 1 pm. I then met my friend at a thrift shop around 2pm. After that, he wanted to get food and I told him I would sit with him while he ate. Which I failed at. I ended up eating at the restaurant, but I did constrain myself to eating vegan. I had a kale and quinoa power bowl that I really wish I had taken pictures of because it was seriously delicious. I had them make it without cheese and without chicken, so it was entirely vegan and was going to be my meal for the day.
Then, I went home, drank some more juice, and headed to my sister's choir awards/concert. After the concert, she wanted to go get dinner, so yet again I broke. However, I ordered hummus and a veggie power bowl again, but this time it was Asian style with broccoli and peppers.
So, day 1 wasn't perfect, but I'm used to eating around 5 times a day, and usually pretty hearty meals. This was also a lot for me, especially eating vegetarian again like I've been wanting to, so it was a good day for me, even if I didn't necessarily follow my cleanse.
Weight at the end of day 1: 127 pounds.
Juice consumed: maybe 16-20 oz? Not as much as I had intended.
Meals eaten: 2, but vegan.
Day 2 was better. I stayed home all day without any distractions from friends or family that might make me stray from my cleanse. I began drinking juice around noon, and found myself not really hungry until about an hour before my family eats dinner. When that hunger hit, I was starving. I caved yet again and ate half of a veggie burger on two slices of bread with cheese. I also ate some hummus and veggies. The bread and cheese, however, were the only things breaking my cleanse thus far that day, so I was proud. After dinner, I was so full. Uncomfortably full and I hadn't even eaten that much. I was immediately sleepy and put my juice away for the day and turned to water.
However, around 11pm, I started to feel hungry again. I have always been a late night snacker, I love laying in bed and just mindlessly snacking. So I had three slices of watermelon and this did not really do anything but imitate that feeling of late night snacking. But, after that I wanted more, so I had some cashews and pumpkin seeds and craisins. So, again technically, I was confining myself to a more raw, plant based diet, but I was eating more than I probably should have.
Weight at the end of day 2: 125.8 pounds.
Juice consumed: about 30 oz.
Meals eaten: 1, with 2 snacks.
Day 3 has been the easiest day thus far. I was not hungry even when it came time for dinner. I ate my leftovers from my Asian power bowl I ordered on day 1, and then had a couple slices of cheese. Not really a part of my "diet," but I really just wanted cheese. I have not drank nearly as much juice as I did on day 2, but I felt just as full. I only just finished the first bottle of juice on day 3, something I wanted to finish on day 1. But, I feel that 1300 calories in juice in just one day would have been a lot. So, now I have another full bottle of juice in my house that I need to drink.
Weight at the end of day 3: 125.8
Juice consumed: about 16 oz.
Meals eaten: 1