I’m not sure that juicing is for me. It was intense. I started out fine, even though I usually wake up hungry, (I eat a lot for a petite woman!) I was able to get through the morning. Lunchtime was awful. I felt foggy and slow and awful. But I powered through, chugged a ton of juice and got a little burst of energy through the afternoon. My friend told me I was acting like I’d just eaten Skittles and gotten a sugar rush :) I got home and made it through my normal fridge-rummaging snack time (cheese! blueberries! cheeze-its!) and thought I was home free til bedtime, but it took a turn for the worst. I got an awful, awful headache. I was feeling foggy and tired again. I got a text from our friend Farmer Bill (who’s a juicing enthusiast) and he told me to power through and it would feel great at the end. But I was feeling yucky…..
I understand and appreciate the idea of juicing and cleansing your body of toxins and build-up and yucky stuff, but I also understand that your body can’t function properly without healthy nutrients to fuel it. My body didn’t feel good. In yoga we talk about listening to our bodies, and I felt like my body wasn’t happy.
So I’m going keep trying new things and eating healthy, whole, good foods. Have you guys ever done a juice cleanse? Did you feel good the whole time or just push through the grogginess? Overall, I’m glad I tried it. Maybe I’ll try it again someday.