the juice fast, day 1

by Holly on May 6, 2011

in challenge,detoxing

I am an Everythingtarian.

I will proudly inhale a tabbouli, hummus + pita plate, Bad Breath Burger, two beers and honey ricotta cheesecake dinner just as easily as I packed down a vegan Cinco de Mayo feast last night, which was for the record, a smashingly good array of guacamole + blue corn chips, sweet potato + black bean burritos and bananas foster over Coconut Bliss vanilla ice cream. When it comes to food, I rarely discriminate.

But today, I come face to face with an Everythingtarian first: a two-and-a-half day juice detox.

I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t a bit scared.

I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t secretly thinking about a cheeseburger right now. Preferably this one.

And I’d be lying to you if I said I was excitedly looking forward to imbibing these four bottles of juice from now until Sunday at noon, when my friend and I are hosting a brunch soiree where every dish will contain Nutella in some form.

So I won’t lie to you.

I’m scared.

I’m dreaming of cheeseburgers as I type this.

And if my calculation is correct, Nutella brunch is only a short 52 hours and 8 minutes away.

But I like to think life is about trying new things.

And I like to think being an Everythingtarian is about trying new {every}things.

So please keep my co-workers in your prayers today.

They are going to need it.


Andrea@WellnessNotes May 6, 2011 at 8:08 am

I’ve been always intrigued by a juice fast. Looking forward to your updates! Oh, and I’ll be thinking of your co-workers! Glad they only have to deal with you on Day 1! :)

Enjoy your juicy weekend!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 6, 2011 at 8:14 am

Smart to do it going in to the weekend! When I did a 2-Day juice detox, all I wanted to do on day 2 was sleep. And stay under the covers – all that cold juice left me shivering!

Good luck to you (and your co-workers)!

sarah (sarah learns) May 6, 2011 at 8:26 am

oohh, good luck with the juice detox! that sounds very tough!

Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches May 6, 2011 at 8:26 am

A juice fast sounds like such a bummer! But I hope the experience isn’t as difficult as for you as I think it would be for me….:) You can do it!

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin May 6, 2011 at 9:10 am

Ohh good luck with this! I’m curious to hear how it goes for you and how you feel during it. Please keep us updated!!

Lauren May 6, 2011 at 9:21 am

Good luck! My friend did a similar detox and fainted, so please be careful and listen to your body. I’m curious why you are doing this — Are you trying to lose weight? Or is it simply for detox purposes? You seem like you already have such a healthy diet (with the occasional and necessary adult beverage here and there.)

Christine @ Merf In Progress May 6, 2011 at 10:09 am

I look forward to reading about this too!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) May 6, 2011 at 10:10 am

I’ve been thinking about doing a juice cleanse (but I admit – I’m scurred!). Keep us posted!A nutella brunch sounds like a good way to reward your hard work :)

janetha @ meals & moves May 6, 2011 at 11:01 am

whew good luck. i got nervous just reading this.

Kristie May 6, 2011 at 11:39 am

Mmm… if you’re going to do a juice fast, the juices from the co-op are the way to go. Those two are my favorite ones! :)

Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite May 6, 2011 at 11:55 am

Good luck girl! I don’t know if I could do it, but you seem determined. I’m looking forward to hearing how it went.

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 6, 2011 at 11:56 am

Interesting – any particular reason why are you doing one?

Lauren May 6, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Good luck…. I’m horrible when I don’t eat so I will stay away from this :)

Megan (Braise the Roof) May 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Eek, good luck! My dad fasts every Wednesday. No joke. Except he drinks coffee. Naturally. Just keep yourself distracted and make sure you drink lots of water! :)

emily (a nutritionist eats) May 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Stay strong Holly!!!

hippierunner May 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm

You can do it!

Gillian Young May 6, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Hang in there! You will appreciate every bite when you can chew again!!

Morgan @ My Name is Morgan.. and I'm a Pumpholic May 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Good luck! Everything will be even more delicious at that brunch. Until then you can just sleep at day and you won’t know the difference :)

Emily May 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Gah!! Good luck! I have no doubt you can do it. I bet the carrot/rising sun juice is yummy. No burger though ;) xoxo

Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

you are very brave. very very brave indeed. Can’t wait to see how it goes. YOU CAN DO ITTTT!

Sarah@The Flying ONION May 6, 2011 at 6:08 pm

You are a brave, brave woman, Holly. At least the juice flavors sound delicious! :D

Kelsi May 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Good for you! Can’t wait for updates. Is there any particular program you’re following??

Jess May 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Very brave indeed!! WOW!! Can’t wait to see how this goes!!

Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport May 6, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Life is all about trying something new. What’s the worst that could happen… you break down and eat the cheeseburger. :) You can do it!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 6, 2011 at 9:16 pm

the photography ROCKS in this post!! so cool and fun…love it

and love that youre stepping outta your comfort zone and trying this, holly!

Mimi (Gingersnaps) May 7, 2011 at 7:15 am

Oooh, curious to see how it goes!

Out of curiosity, why the juice fast? Just to try something new, or to offset Cinco de Mayo/Nutella festivities?

Pure2raw twins May 7, 2011 at 9:02 am

good luck girl. I know juice cleanses can be tough. I have tried them before but failed…haha, but you can do it!! Just take one day at a time.

Maggie @ Say Yes to Salad May 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Eek what why?!

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