First a shout out and a Thank You to Emmalee and to Chelan for the bacon action figure. I love him. He is already posing on my nesting protein set in the kitchen (pictured above). He will be my mascot. I shall name him… Captain Baconpants.
|Best toys evarr! Children, this is a bacon burger.|
Hey everybody! It’s a shorter post today, because we have company from out of town, and I’m busy loving on a four month old little baby girl. I loves me some babies! I still want to share how things are going because I know a lot of people are contemplating whether or not to try a juice diet based on the documentary, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.
To recap, here are the day one and day two diaries and smoothie recipes. This whole process of liquid nourishment only hasn’t been easy (holy smokes–that’s a fricken understatement), and I’ve literally been near tears more than once about not even being able to slip even a sliver of shredded cheese into my mouth.
On to how day three went. In two words: It. sucked!
Day three was such a debacle I really don’t even want to think about it. Note I didn’t even bother sharing more than one juice recipe today. I was that low. I just threw vegetables in the juicer and swigged without abandon, like a drunken pirate. It was a day filled with my worst attitude ever. I was tired of being hungry at night, and sick of vegetables. I was feeling crabby. I was tired. My husband even caved and ate the toppings off of one slice of pizza at work (I was really proud of him, because at least he low-carbed it).
Yesterday, essentially, on day three, I wanted to be done. Period. I was ready to call the experiment a disaster and cash it all in for a lettuce wrapped bacon guacamole burger at Red Robin.
But then something happened. My husband ended up swinging his sister by Red Robin on the way from the airport, and he sat and had water, as she tucked into her succulent meal. And then he told me he is so excited about how well I’m doing. Because he’s on this journey with me, he is absolutely empathizing with how hard it is. And because I haven’t had a bit of food to eat in over three days and he has, and because I’ve been caffeine free and he hasn’t, he’s extra proud of me–and he says so.
Plus, he’s lost at least four pounds to date, and I’ve lost about eight–so we know the weight loss aspect of things is working.
I definitely stuck to my resolve, and last night, as my sister and law and her adorable baby came to visit, I sipped water and went to bed… for the first time not hungry. It was a wonderful change. Granted, I avoid cooking shows and try to not watch food commercials (I don’t like Olive Garden, but when their ads come on I’m still drooling into my lap) and watched Jersey Shore, which was enough to replace hunger with plenty of eye rolling action.
I did have a blueberry cheesecake smoothie yesterday, but I am not suspecting maybe dairy isn’t working for me. After drinking it, I felt bloated and I didn’t lose anything in terms of weight. I think it may have caused–if anything–some slight inflammation. My son, howeever, who is following a low carb plan, absolutely loves the smoothie/shake, so I’m sharing it with you now:
|Thick, cheesecakey deliciousness minus the guilt|
Of course, you could add protein powder or a raw, whole egg (check with your doctor before adding raw eggs to your foods) for added protein and fat, but we wanted to keep things a little more simple. Son loved it. Hubby loved it. It’s enough of a hit that I purchased more cream cheese and blueberries.
I have to say, it’s rich, thick consistency makes it much more of a cheesecake shake than a smoothie. It’s pretty derned delicious.
Here is the one juice I paid attention to in terms of ingredients. I used some of the lapins cherries from the tree, but any sour pie cherry will suffice.
|I’m reusing this picture because the drink looked pretty much like this.|
Juice and serve immediately.
Extrapolations: I drank more water, but I should have had even more water. I should have tried to sip the drinks more than guzzle them down, for added sustenance. I need to watch dairy for the duration of this experiment.
Quote of the day: “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” –Harriet Beecher Stowe
Are you journeying along with a juicing diet? Trying something different? How are you doing? Leave comments below and share your struggles and successes.