The night between Day 1 and Day 2 I had lots of really vivid dreams and I remembered them once I woke up! That’s definitely a surprising side effect from the cleanse.
Thank gawwwd I didn’t have a headache anymore, and I was not hungry. Both good things.
I hopped on the scale and was excited to see that I was down 3 lbs. This shit was actually working!
Weirdly enough, I had an easier time getting up in the morning than I usually do. I also felt like my mind was a bit sharper in the morning – even without coffee.
The day passed in two(ish) hour increments, spent waiting for the next time I could have my juice. Not because I was hungry, I just wanted to consume something. Every hour and a half I would start to feel a little more drained, a little weaker. I could seriously tell that my body was soaking up the nutrients in the juice when I re-fueled, which is kind of a strange feeling and hard to describe!
Here’s the juice schedule I followed:
Juice 1: 9:30 am
Juice 2: 12:00 pm
Juice 3: 2:30 pm
Juice 4: 4:30 pm
Juice 5: 7:00 pm
Juice 6: 9:00 pm
I could not wait for Juice 2, my absolute favorite juice by far.
P.A.M. is a pretty simple juice: a ton of pineapple, and some apple and mint. It was extra cool because I got to use my mint from my mint plant that I harvested and have yet to kill (nbd, hell is freezing over).
I haven’t really tried pineapple before, and I think the only time I’ve ever had pineapple juice was with a bunch of vodka in Hawaii. At least now I have one juice from the cleanse that I genuinely love and will keep making!
Everything continued smoothly the rest of the day until Ginger-Gate.
*Side note: I’m talking about ginger root – which I had to ask the grocery store worker for because I was wandering around looking for pink ginger like the kind that comes with sushi. Turns out that the pink ginger is made from artificial dye. Who knew.*
The first night I had C.A.B. I didn’t put any ginger in the jar because I ran out of room. Beets make a lot of juice.
- 1 apple
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 giant carrots
- 3 beets (I did not juice the greens)
On Day 2, I prepped my C.A.B. juice to take to Tuna’s. Since I’ve never used ginger before, I didn’t know how much to put in the juice (and was apparently too lazy to google it for some reason).
So, I proceeded to juice about half of the amount shown in the picture above. *See evil.
The kitchen sure smelled like sushi, but I didn’t think much of it. I packed up my juice and headed on over to Tuna’s.
When I got to his place, I stuck a straw into my mason jar and took a huge gulp.
Too. Much. Ginger.
That was the first time I considered stopping the juice cleanse. I needed to have something for dinner, and I was not about to drink that crap. I panicked.
Tuna suggested I water it down. Still foul. I tried to put some ice in it and stir it around. Nope.
All I could do was hold my nose, chug half of it, and try to keep it down. The latter was hard to do, but I did.
I brushed my teeth but was still hurtin’. It was time to resort to Tuna’s mint gum.
You’re not supposed to chew gum on a juice cleanse because it supposedly tricks your stomach into thinking it needs to digest something, but that’s okay. Funny how ginger is supposed to be soothing for your stomach, but it upset mine for the rest of the night.
Day 2 lesson learned: try the juice before you take it to go.
I have now sworn off ginger. For life.
Thanks as always to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting What I
Drank Ate Wednesday!