What I Learned From My Juice Fast

juice fastingI did a 10 day juice fast for the first ten days of 2012 and here are some of the things that I learned from that experience.

First off it’s not that bad! After reading about some other peoples experience I thought that I would feel awful for the first couple of days. I felt a little hungry, but I chalk that up to not having the experience of making enough juice for the day.

I did miss the crunch of food and good dining experiences and I don’t think that I could really do the cleanse for more than a month but after a few days I started getting used to the extra time that I had by not spending time fixing meals.

I felt more energy. It took about four days for me to start feeling good and energetic. One great thing about feeling energy is that it changes my attitude about exercise. I was eager to exercise and found it fun and not a chore like I usually do.

 I lost ten pounds. I wasn’t sure how much weight I would lose because I did drink a lot of calories during the cleanse but I dropped 10 pounds and I feel great. Only 10 more to go.

Just felt generally more healthy. I felt really good after the 10 days was done but I was also ready for food. A salad actually sounded wonderful and that is not a typical craving that I have, I made a salad and it was so delicious!