I had to go in to my office today (I know. I am spoiled). Thing is, I am super lazy about dragging food in with me. Prior to the vegan challenge starting I would usually just grab something to go from downtown Chapel Hill. I could make that work. But I just don’t feel like trying to figure it out as a vegan, and I am not motivated to bring food in.
That’s where I got the idea for a mini-juice fast.
My thought was I could juice for breakfast and lunch and then have dinner. Yeah, that sort of happened.
I went to the store on Sunday (when Ihad my melt down over snacks in Whole Foods) and got some extra cucumbers. This morning, I found that one of my cucumbers had gone slimy leaving me with three when I wanted to juice four. I ended up falling a bit short on my juice (about 8 ounces less than what I wanted). All that meant was I broke my fast around 3:00 with a snack.
I was fine in the morning. I started going downhill about noon. Between noon and 2:00 I was in a juice fast fog. Still, this was a vast improvement over the first time I ever did a mini-juice fast. The first time I ever did something like this I couldn’t get off the couch. I had horrible headaches and was soooo tired. At least now I can function. Around 2:00 my fog lifted.
I stopped off and got some of my favorite Spread on the way home. It’s been sold at Full Lotus over on 9th street in Durham. There’s only one container left, and it’s a flavor I didn’t really care for. I took the rest home with me.
I had already decided to break my fast with some spread. I had crackers at home, but I knew to check them out before I ate them. Problem is, I didn’t check them out before I left the house this morning. Stopping off for some Spread was a last minute idea, and I could have also gotten crackers at the same time.
Turns out, the crackers I have (which are some kind of cracked black pepper crackers) contain milk and are not vegan.
Guess who ate them anyways? Hey – it’s a vegan challenge, not a vegan perfect. I wasn’t running back out to the store. I do plan to continue to eat these crackers until I go back to the store tomorrow.
I had a nice bit of quiet time on my nail bed and then spaced out for about 30 minutes beyond that. Juice fasting is hard, and it’s hard when you haven’t done it in awhile. Thank goodness I do not have class today! I know people do five and seven day juice fasts and come to class. I do not know how that happens. I also do not know how people go more than a day without eating actual food not in a liquid format.
I do plan on doing the juice fast again next week. I assume the second time around will be much easier.
Whose got juice fasting experience of any sort? What’s it like for you?