Today is the 7th day out of a 7-day juice fast I started on 02-Jul-2020 (Yes, I spent the 4th of July inside of my house, by myself. I spend every holiday by myself unless I travel elsewhere – Seattle, SF, Phoenix, Denver, etc.). I get to eat solid food tomorrow! My body definitely was craving and needed this re-set. My skin is happy, my sleep is great, and even my hair is happy!
Am I hungry? No. I drank 5 juices and a cashew milk that was consumed during my workouts on a daily basis. The only day that was difficult for me was Day 1. (Please note that I’m an intermittent faster and usually adopt OMAD fasting when traveling often. As a results, I don’t find fasting in its many forms to be difficult.)
This was my daily intake:
Juice 1: orange, pineapple, carrot, apple, beet, ginger, lemon
Juice 2: watermelon, cucumber, pineapple, apple, beet
Juice 3: coconut, pineapple, spinach, apple
Juice 4: jicama, turmeric, ginger, carrot, apple, lime
Juice 5: dandelion, watermelon, apple, spinach, cucumber, lemon
Workout Milk: water, cashew, date, cinnamon, safflower oil, sea salt
Total calories consumed from juice: 830
Total calories consumed from workout milk: 490 (I usually only drank half because I found it heavy ~ 245 calories for half).
Daily workout: HIIT with strength training for 45 minutes (except for Day #1 – I took that day off)
I actually feel fucking fantastic – I have sustained energy and my anxiety has seriously decreased. My mind feels clear (which was my greatest goal). It was very easeful to incorporate into my workday.
The wonderful things you can do when you’re not traveling every 17 seconds!
To close this off, an ode to San Diego: I’ve been living in San Diego for almost 2 years. It’s still my favorite place on Earth.