So, the juice fast is complete.
As you well may know, after the first day my boyfriend and I discovered that a juice-only diet was unsustainable and unconscionably miserable. So, we modified our diet to include fruits, vegetables, lean protein and a bit of low-fat dairy here and there. In short, we drank raw fruit and vegetable juice supplemented with very healthy food.
And a slice of pizza last Thursday that tasted unbelievably good.
Even with our cheeseburger-and-pizza-slice mess-ups, after 10 days our eating behaviors have changed. We are more conscious of our food choices, committed to choosing healthier options, free of cravings, experiencing increased energy, and have a desire to consume less.
The whites of our eyes are also whiter. Is that even possible?
As we move forward, both boyfriend and I are committed to incorporating fresh juice into our daily diets.
We spent about $70.00 ($35 each) on produce (kale, apples, blueberries, spinach, squash, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, beets, lemons, etc.) In the span of 10 days, we drank approximately 20 raw juices, which figures out to be $3.50 per juice. We drank 16 ounces per serving.
Has this inspired you to start your own cleanse? What are you most concerned about? What’s your favorite juice combination?
*We were unable to use all of the kale. A word to the wise: kale smells terribly bad when it begins to decompose. Use this cruciferous vegetable quickly. If we hadn’t let this power food go bad, our price per juice would have been much, much lower.