Day 6 of my Juicing experiment has come and gone like the wind! (haha if you live in Nebraska right now, you will get that one!) It started off as an early morning with a nice big vitamix full of juice! I made an extra big batch since I knew it would be a while until my second juice. Keep in mind one blender of juice can make 3-5 cups of juice and this one was 5. The added perk of day 6 is that I could add protein. Exciting! I blended my juice in some almond milk and added protein powder at the end (when I usually add the ice). A little tip on why I add the protein at the end, after everything is blended up---it's better to do it this way because the protein molecules can breakdown if over blended. Also it makes it less foamy.
I was very satisfied after this shake and wasn't hungry all day at work (from 7-2). I sipped on tea all day at work (hot green tea). I prefer squeezing half a lemon in my water or tea that I drink all day, especially during this juicing adventure. I ended up eating a few carrots during the day and a few pieces of deli turkey right when I woke up (6am). I will not be eating any other protein sources than protein powder and eggs/egg whites (2 egg yolks allowed for women per day). The turkey tasted SO salty after 5 days of no food. I knew our food was full of sodium but holy cow!!!
I made my second batch of juice around 6pm and made it with coconut water and protein powder this time. The taste is a little to get used too. Im not sure how to explain it, maybe it is just sweeter than I am used to the last 5 days. This vitamix batch was about 4-5 cups, so I got my 10 cups in today. Thank Goodness! The last few days were hectic and I missed my juice! I boiled about 10 eggs to start eating now and will have 2 shortly. I am sure they will taste heavenly! I will peel them and have them ready to eat in a zip loc.
Results after 6 days: I am feeling great! I am more energetic, less hungry and not wanting to eat out at all--actually a little repulsed by the idea at this point. My shoulders and knees have not bothered me the last few days. Remember that is one of the main reasons I am doing this--to reduce inflammation in my joints. I am focused on finishing my 3 weeks and really excited about the possible outcomes. I am hoping that after 3 weeks I will want to continue (with protein of course!). Another benefit of this juicing adventure---I've lost 8 pounds in 6 days! Not too shabby of a side affect!
Talk to ya tomorrow!