Day 2 – The First Test

The first problem with juicing is that you have to buy an unbelievable amount of fruit and vegetables, due to their lifespan this involves a near daily visit to the local greengrocers, it is also surprisingly expensive. The second is the increasing amount of time spent in the bathroom!

I experienced my first real test to the diet today, my girlfriend Raushana’s mother and brother were visiting from Karaganda and it is the first time that I have had the pleasure of meeting them. We had agreed to take them out for a meal in a nice Middle Eastern restaurant in Almaty. I love going to that restaurant and usually gorge myself on hummus, falafel, bread, soup, steak and wine however this time I took a different approach. I felt uneasy about meeting the family for the first time and not eating, sitting there with a glass of water only. It is not the first impression I want to make, bringing attention to my weight and size, so I ate a Greek salad and a few pieces of falafel whilst drinking sparkling water. I tried to keep it healthier than my usual routine!

I still have a headache and am feeling shattered, I thought all this healthy juice was meant to give you more energy…still it is only day 2.

Raushana

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36 responses to “Day 2 – The First Test

  1. Tell me about it. I tried to juice for a weekend and couldn’t believe how much money I spent on fruits and vegetables for just 3 days. It was ridiculous. And because I couldn’t stomach all the juice recipes too well, I ended up not using everything and some of it spoiled. What a waste.

    • LFFL, The exact same thing happened to me! I really tried, but I could not get into the recipes, spent most of the month’s food budget in a matter of days, and ended up tossing spoiled veggies, and pouring failed juices down the sink.

      DMMD, The juicing fast didn’t work out for me, but I’m happy for anyone who can do it! Now it’s months later since my attempt, and I still juice almost daily, and drink it as my mid-morning meal (between breakfast and lunch), and the juice really gets me through the day! Good Luck!!

      • The time frame on the juicing fast needs to be tailored to your needs. It is a great way to cleanse the body. I am really determined to succeed, needed a big cleanse and had a lot of weight to lose so decided to juice for a longer period of time. The results speak for themselves and I feel much better than I did šŸ™‚

  2. Juicing is so good for you. I was in the bestest, shiniest and healthiest health of my life when I was juicing! Keep on with it. It is SOOOO worth it! What a reminder – thank you! When I am done nursing I will juice again!

  3. You feel terrible because you’re getting rid of all the nasty toxins; going straight from a “normal” diet to pure juicing is hard. You may also have a food sensitivity. I’m looking forward to following your progress. šŸ™‚

    • It has been easier to go the juicing than I thought, this I think is because of my body crying out for nutrients that weren’t being provided by beer and burgers!

      • Hi. When you find that juicing is not the program for you…I believe you have the gentetic predisposition to insulin imbalance and resistance, check out http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com. You will get fast, long term results as the program is designed with your root problem in mind. Juicing can actually exacerbate the issue. No need to comments about my post. It’s meant for dmmd1983. Thanks

  4. If you find that you are not losing weight, 1 mistake that many people make is using too much fruit in their juicing. So, you may want to count calories, if that is the case. I haven’t seen how you are doing lately. Hope it is going well~! Be encouraged~!

  5. I’m not too sure what “juicing” is.

    I will tell you from first hand successful experiences that you’re going to need the whole fruit for the fiber to aid digestion and the bulk so you feel full.

    Likewise, I’d avoid any activity where you can’t prepare your own meal or where you have to stare at others eating for a while.

    Good luck!

  6. Keep going you will feel better and will get used to it. If I don’t have time to go shopping for fresh veggies I juice or use my Nutribullet and prepare them ahead of time. Optimally you should make them fresh but honestly how long have they been at the market before they get bought! Good luck. Drink lots of water it will help with your headache. The pooping does end too and slows down. I read its healthy to go four times a day!

    • Thanks for the advise, I will have a look at Nutribullet because I would love to prepare ahead of time. Thank you for your guidance and support šŸ™‚

  7. My earlier reply is not showing so I hope I am not duplicating my comment.
    Keep it up!!! Drink more water it helps. The headache will ease up its as someone said the toxicity leaving your body. You will feel more energetic soon. I did add a vitamin B12 supplement to my regimen because I cut out almost all meats. I also had to get a protein supplement because I had also cut down too much on protein. Also fruits do have hidden sugar so personally I prefer a greener juice and only use fruit when I am craving sugar better than a bag of candy which I always crave!
    Good luck you belong to a great crowd of healthy people. Please do not forget to clear your new diet with your doctor – it’s great to find your cholesterol is normal after many years of a high test result which surprised my doctor! Support is always out there!!! As for too many veggies and fresh fruit make your juices ahead of time, freeze or refrigerate until you need them. Oh, also I saved all the wasted stems and made an awesome vegetable stock with them.

  8. Congratulations on your new lifestyle! Juicing is a challenge, for sure. The detox process can make you feel sick because your body is ridding itself of toxins. Give it a week and then you should feel a little better. If you’re interested in a similar solution, that eases you into detox mode, try the book Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder.

    Good luck!

    • It was a challenge at first but it is routine now, I am on auto pilot and it is easy as my mind is in the right place – this is the key, not the diet or the exercise but the mind. Once you have that sorted everything else falls into place šŸ™‚

  9. Your efforts to get healthier are commendable! Keep it up. What do they say? –“If it were easy, everyone would be doing it!” Ha ha. Seriously, though, I would recommend a book to you: 80/10/10 is the title, and the author is Dr. Douglas N. Graham. It is about a very healthy way of eating, simply written but backed up by tons of research. This author is actually not in favor of juicing (not to confuse you) and gives good reasons why. (Basically, you need the fiber in the fruit, and the whole fruit slows down the absorption of the sugar in the fruit…something like that…) Anyway, it is a journey, as you keep your mind open, you keep learning more about what works best for you…so keep on going!

  10. I commend you for taking the steps to lose weight and make the lifestyle change. I want to encourage you to check out the 24 Day Challenge. It shows real results! I am an Advisor with AdvoCare and I’ve had a couple of clients lose 10-15 pounds in the first 10 days alone. If you want to learn more…head over to my blog, contact me, and I will give you all the info you need. Vegetables are excellent, but you need complex carbs and protein too…along with plenty of vitamins and minerals. Juicing can’t provide all that. Keep up the good work!

  11. Thanks for following my blog, and good on ya for deciding to get trim and healthy.

    At 79 years of age, and counting, I am fortunate to never have had a “weight problem”, probably because I have been a vegetarian for most of my life, and I avoid any food that contains refined sugar.

    Best of luck with your efforts.

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