I love to cook, I love to eat, I love all things purple and I just happen to be vegan!
The first couple days are always the hardest because it's mostly mind over matter when it comes to hunger pangs. The feeling is very much real but you have to remind yourself that you won't die and as long as you are juicing you are getting nutrition. This morning I was up with the birds and I am no morning person by any means, it just so happens that a side effect of fasting is what seems like an endless amount of energy. What you must realize is that when you are eating solid, cooked foods your body has to breakdown that food in order for your body to process it; which is why people get sleepy after they eat because your body is working on digesting. When you are on a fast of any kind be it juice, water, soups or smoothies; your body doesn't have to work as hard because what you are ingesting is already broken down enough so all you body has to do is use the nutrients. What does all this mean? It means that extra energy you have is due to your body working less. So you will more than likely be up later and wake up earlier "bright eyed and bushy tailed".
I start everyday basically the same.....at least 16 ounces of water, 8 ounces of caffeine free tea with 1/2 lemon squeezed in it and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (I will have a separate post about the benefits of ACV). Today I had some running around to do so I only had about 64 ounces of juice today along with several cups of tea and water.
Yields app. 40 ounces
Greens N' Things
Yields app. 24 ounces
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