Sunday, January 6, 2013


I've already completed one of my 2013 goals- do a juice detox! I started the 3 day detox on Friday, so now I'm on the last day. Its been awesome! For this detox, I made veggie smoothies to drink all day. The smoothie for each day is different. The first one was apples, tomatoes, celery, carrots, cucumber, lemon, beets.

 You eat 8 oz. of protein. I had an egg over hard in the morning, and some chicken with lots of veggies for dinner.
 The next day I was in College Park. Being that I was 40 minutes away from home, I should have prepared a smoothie for the morning after I spent the night. My blood sugar was very low because I hadn't eaten any sugar the day before, and my body was definitely not used to it (I am a major sugar/carb-aholic.) I felt weak, shaky, and nauseous, so I ate some crackers. My stomach couldn't keep it down I got a bagel at the grocery store and ate half of it, slowly. That seemed to be what my body needed. When I got home, I made the day 2 smoothie: parsley, spinach, apples, cucumbers, and celery. Detox lesson learned: have the right foods on hand if you won't be home during the detox. Its OK to eat some carbs and sugar to help your body adjust to the difference.

Now I'm on day 3. I woke up at 8 am this morning- and felt wide awake, even though I went to sleep at 2 am. My body feels really good, and my mind feels clear! My cravings really have decreased. I feel a little hungry, but not like I how I usually crave carbs. Its great! This smoothie has celery, cucumber, ginger, carrots, beets, lemon, parsley, and spinach. I know it looks gross, but its good! My dad tasted it. He made a face and put it down, "You have fun with that."
I love the smoothies. They taste healthy. Its made a difference in my body- my body wants veggies, fruit, and water. I'm really happy with the results.
I got the recipe for this detox from The Skinny Confidential. Its based on the Suja Juice Cleanse. Email me if you want the recipe!

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