I only made it halfway through the day! I started to feel not so good when I woke up. Therefore, I decided to quit in the afternoon for my sanity.
Here is what I have done for day 3:
Day 3 Juice Cleanse
- 9.30 am: I drank a small glass of turmeric, almond, vanilla juice
- 11.00 am: I drank warm ginseng tea
- 12.00 pm: For lunch, I cooked a broccoli potato soup to ease my body slowly back into eating solid food
In the morning, I didn’t feel good. It could only be in my head, but I decided to stop the juice cleanse in the afternoon.
I realized that juice cleanse is not about fighting the hunger, it’s more about fighting our habit. I am so used to eating all the time, from big meal to snack. When I stopped doing that, my mind went crazy.
At some point, I didn’t even feel hungry, but my brain kept on shouting, “Where is my food?”.
I know that I could continue this juice cleanse for a longer period. However, I decided that doing this during the pandemic & working at home is definitely not a good time. I’d rather save my brain energy to focus on completing some work, instead of fighting whether I have to eat or not.
So much like running, when I focus my attention away from my pain, I could last longer. That would be my plan if I decide to do juice cleanse again in the future.
Afterward I definitely feel a lot lighter and I become more full earlier than I used to. Somehow I can also taste my food more intensely, maybe because I did not have any solid food the past two days. I also do not snack so much anymore. Let’s see how long this good effect will last!
All in all, doing this juice cleanse and having the choice to not eat is definitely a privilege and a reminder to be grateful for what I have. Eating was something I often took for granted for how accessible it was. Now I start to appreciate it a bit more and I am learning to be more mindful when I eat.