It’s nearing the 2nd day of my live foods ‘fast’, and today I only had liquids with no solid foods.
What I Drank
Lots of juices, some herbal tea and lots of water. I juiced different kinds of fruits and vegetables; pineapple, apple, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, bananas, so on.
I kept my physical activities light, and except for a bicycle ride to the nearest grocery store, didn’t do much except for reading and writing.
I only ‘caved’ twice. Once was when I was feeling hungry in the late afternoon, so instead of a straight fruit juice, I made an avocado milkshake. Avocados are nice and filling, but according to who you talk to, milk can be one of the worst things on earth to drink (find out why from Christine Kane).
Later in the evening, I was still craving for something solid, even though I wasn’t feeling very hungry. So I decided to make banana ‘ice-cream’. Put frozen bananas into a mixer and it turns into a cold, tasty ‘paste’. It’s softer than ice-cream but still has a rich texture, which is sort-of liquid
I just finished a warm broth, and boy, even after just 2 days of not eating anything cooked, I appreciate the varied flavors of a cooked dish so much more now. Yum!
What I Felt
I didn’t feel any of the symptoms normally associated with detox, like excess mucus or trips to the toilet, except for a lot more peeing than usual. My guess is that the duration is too short for any serious detoxing to take place.
I feel fine, and didn’t feel too hungry during the day actually. There were times I wanted to eat, but not because I was hungry – I was just craving for taste and the feeling of having a full stomach. There were times I walked past the fridge too and just wanted to open it and pick something up out of habit. Makes you think how much a person eats in a day is based on how hungry he really is!
Looks like I made it through the 2nd day without incident, and boy am I looking forward to tomorrow when I can tuck my teeth into something solid!