Day 1

It’s been a whole day chalked full of fruits and veggies, and boy do I feel drained.  Anyone that tells you they feel great after there first day of juicing is lying to you, and you should probably stop going to them for advice.  After reading the FAQs on the Reboot With Joe site, I felt fully prepared for day one.  The night before I looked for a good beginner juice from JuiceRecipes.com, and made sure my juicer was set up and ready to go.  My juicer of choice is the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Express (It was gift to me as a housewarming present).  The juicer is smaller but makes a solid 32 oz of juice at a time, and the clean up is really simple. 

In the morning I started out with the beginner green which consisted of Apples, Celery, Oranges, Spinach, Lemon, and Ginger Root aka 6 things I would rarely eat separately and would have never imagined go together. The whole juicing from cutting up the ingredients to cleaning the juicer took about 23 minutes, but I imagine the time goes down with experience.  At first sip I knew this would be one of my regular juices that I could drink every single day.  The juice was sweet but not too sweet, and the apples really masked the taste of the spinach and celery.  After drinking my first juice I felt great… for about 30 minutes and then my tummy started getting mad at me for putting foreign objects in it.  After you drink the juice you will need to drink 16-24 oz of water as it will also help with getting full, especially during these first few days.  Around the late afternoon I starting feeling a little cloudy and sluggish, which I was expecting but still couldn’t imagine what it truly would feel like.  I had to go to the store to return a red box DVD (against my will), and as I was driving there it seemed like every fast food restaurant on the block was taunting me.  Going anywhere during the first few days was going to be difficult, but driving by anywhere that makes or carries food just makes it worse.  Overall I would say on a scale of 1-10 (1 feeling the worst and 10 feeling super cracked out awesome) that by the end of my first day juicing I felt like a 4. 

Knowing that it would hard to wake up the next morning I decided to try making my juice the night before.  You can make juice and keep it for 24 hours refrigerated (you can even freeze it), but it may taste slightly different than drinking it fresh.  Making all my juices for work the next day took about an 45 minutes, but this I considered a breeze compared to potentially cutting off a finger while slicing veggies first thing in the morning.  After making my juice I went to lay down and I slept like a baby, which is something I haven’t done in a long time. I wonder how I will feel during Day 2…

 

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