10 Days of Juicing – Final Weigh-in, Final Thoughts but NOT the Final Juice
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I’ve been juicing all my daytime foods and eating delicious, clean dinners for 10 days straight. I have snacked on raw fruits and vegetables. I have consumed as much fresh juice as I could possibly stand. And I’ve been eating like a king at supper.
I was hoping to drop 5 pounds during this juicing adventure. I didn’t. I did lose 4.
Being back (almost) to my normal weight is definitely a win – but the learning experience and the way I feel are the best parts of this 10-day adventure.
Here is the rest of the story:
- If Anyone’s Interested – The 5 Pound Problem & the Plan
- Day 1: 6 Reasons to Juice
- Day 2: Why Juice Instead of Smoothies
- Day 3: Juicing Helps & Tips – How to get the Most from Your Juice
- Day 4: Juicing for Disease Prevention & Cure
- Day 5 & 6: Juicing on a Budget
- Day 7: Give Your Gut a Break – Health Benefits of Fasting
- Day 8: Why We need Raw Foods
I enjoy these sort of “food challenges.”
Here’s a couple of my past adventures:
Homesteaders Food Challenge: I spent months eating only foods from my hands – just to see if I could do it. I only ate food that I grew, harvested, foraged, raised or milled myself. It was an amazing adventure that brought me much more than sustainability. I loved that experience immensely and think back on it with great fondness. I am looking forward to reliving another 101 days of eating only foods from my hands. To read all about that adventure go here.
10 Days of Juicing: This week marks the end of my 10 days of daytime juicing. This was by far the easiest challenge to conquer. I drank fresh juice like a fish. I was never hungry. I had energy, slept great, deflated my mid-section bloat and lost 4 pounds.
Every time I go through a challenge I come away a little better. I always grow, learn and reap health benefits.
What I leaned on my 10 Days of Juice:
- We are all over fed.
- I don’t need as much food as I think I do.
- Rich, fresh juice is surprisingly satisfying and filling.
- I am eating 2 avocado’s tomorrow and a loaf of bread.
- I’m just kidding. I may actually stay the course until the last pound is gone.
- Yes. I’m definitely staying the course. The last pound must die.
You just can’t imagine how much fun it is to go on a juice-fest. These concoctions are more than beautiful to look at – they taste amazing. There is something about fresh juice that is tremendously satisfying.
When I start running vegetables through my juicer and the colorful liquid begins to stream out I
usually always have 4 happy customers (my 4 children) awaiting their glass. They love the juice. They ask for seconds. I’m pretty sure they would be happy to go on a juice-fest with Mama – but Kroger does not have enough produce and my garden is dead right now.
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If you’d like to know what I ate on the last 2 days of the Juice-Fest:
DAY 9 & 10
BREAKFAST, LUNCH & SNACKS:
As I get farther along on this 10-day journey I am craving the rich deep satisfying juices that are orange and red. I make my orange based juice with mostly carrots (recipe here) and my red juice with a base of beets (recipe here). They are more filling and have a flavor palate that suppresses my appetite for hours. It’s weird.
When I drink green juices I typically want something else to eat in 20 minutes. This is when I turn to some fruit and veggies to munch.
For dinner, I had 2 bowls of homemade lentil soup. I used organic green lentils. I made the stock with pork neck bones (from my hogs) and the pulp left from juicing 2 pounds of carrots and a bunch of celery. I added 4 onions and an entire bulb of garlic. I simmered the broth all day long on the stove top. After cooking the broth about 6 hours I added the (soaked and rinsed) lentils. Before serving I fried up a ham steak, diced it and added the bits of ham to the soup. It was rich, hearty and amazing.
Alongside the soup, I ate the leftover salad from last nights supper.
Tonight’s supper was whatever I could find left in my refrigerator from past meals. I had some soup, some salad, some nuts and some veggies in hummus. I suppose it was more of a picnic than a dinner but it hit the spot.