Have you ever gotten up in the morning and thought, “today would be a great day to start a juice fast?” Me either, until Wednesday. I have been feeling bloated and just blah. With vacation eating and lunch meetings, I had strayed from my low gluten and lactose diet for the past few weeks.
I have not committed to how long the fast will last. I am taking it one juice at a time. There was some cheating yesterday. Rules are meant to be broken, right? My body was asking for something with more substance than green juice. Even with the vegan protein powder once a day, my system needed something. The cheat started with a banana, peanut butter, and flax milk smoothie. It was so good that I ate some cassava chips and a few spoons of Coconut Bliss chocolate ice cream. I am feeling much better today. Seeing the results on the morning of day 5 has inspired me to keep going, at least until the next juice. One juice at a time! I have lost 6 pounds, so I would say bloated was an understatement. I still feel a little puffy and am hoping that another few juices will take care of it.