I survived Day One. I gotta say it wasn't as easy as the cleanse I did myself a few months back. That one, based on the Blueprint Cleanse, had juices mixed in with smoothies and smoothies are much more filling than straight up juices. I found myself much hungrier than last time, but as long as I kept myself distracted it worked out okay.
First up instead of my regular tea - Hot water with lemon and 1/2 ginger shot. It was okay, not particularly tasty, but at least warm.
1st juice - Mean Lemonaid - water, lemon, cayenne pepper and coconut nectar. It was freaking AWESOME! I was really hesitant at first, but this was really delicious! Got me started off right. Although I did find myself mourning a little for my traditional 1/2 bagel with tomato, bacon and a little mayo spread. But I powered on.
2nd juice - Easy Green - Kale, cucumber, apple and lemon. It was also pretty good. I like the green juices - they definitely taste like you are drinking something healthy.
3rd juice - 22 Karat - it's straight up carrot juice. It definitely tasted like carrots, but I found it a little hard to take. It tasted a little dirty and it did make my throat itch a little. I had a hard time getting through it. I added half a beet shot - but it didn't do much to help. I might actually skip the carrot juice tomorrow.
4th juice - Coconut Water - It was okay, but I think my stomach was still wonky from the carrot juice and I couldn't make it through the whole thing. I think if I hadn't had the carrot juice I would have been okay.
5th juice - Green apple - Green apple + cucumber. It was fine.
Last drink - Almond Milk - not my favorite, but I don't like regular milk. I drank it all though, because supposedly the extra protein and fat in it helps you feel full and sleep better.
I wasn't starving, but I did spend most of the day at least slightly hungry. The biggest challenge was the mindset of grabbing a snack when the hunger pangs kicked in. That and watching TV is a pain in the ass... sweet lord do you know how many FOOD commercials there are??? EVERYTHING starts to look good by about juice #3. I even found myself a little jealous as a scooped Cooper and Zoey's food into their bowls tonight. I also have a wonderful bowl of Drunken Gummies "brewing" in the refrigerator and their allure is growing daily! I keep telling myself "one gummy won't make that big a difference." But we all know it's never just one gummy! And really, when you are trying to cleanse your system I don't think the best thing to sneak is processed, artifical perservatives and sugar + vodka! Stay Strong! Stay Strong! I think today may be a challenge.