Sunday is my favourite day of the week, but it has been slightly marred by the Jason Vale 3 day juice detox! I certainly think it is something that should be attempted during the week. I’m a strong believer of being slightly more indulgent over the weekend and this detox is certainly not indulgent! Wish me luck…
DAY THREE: SUNDAY
8am: Alex blending away. Blend, blend, blend. Off he goes.
9.30am: I’m awake. Very disappointed that I can’t have my usual Sunday pain au chocolate from our local french bakery. Think about skipping my morning drink, but after my water decided to push on through.
10am: Decide to hit the treadmill. 30mins and that’s it. Sundays weren’t meant for this. They were meant for this…
10.30am: Time for the Juice Master’s Detox Special. I suck it up knowing that its packed with Vitamins A, B1, B3, B5, B6, C, E and K. It’s also packed with Calcium, Iron, magnesium, potassium, pectin and so on and so on… Are you still there?
1pm: Alex is ringing.. I think about picking it up… Not sure I can handle his hunger pains as well as mine. I answer. He’s just ringing to tell me he’s about to have his lunch juice – Thanks for that.
2pm: Time for a Beyond Detox juice. It’s like day one all over again. I get through it. Hurrah! I’m waiting for a Waitrose shopping order to land on my doorstep… It’s due before 4pm, and I’m hoping that I don’t falter whilst unpacking it. I ordered tons of fruit, but there are a few treats in there too.
3pm: I’ve decided to stick to water and not the recommended H20. Drink, drink, drink. I actually have a bit of a headache, which I’m surprise about with this amount of liquid.
4.15pm: The shopping has arrived. There seems to be more fruit than I remember ordering, which means I can’t go off the rails next week. Oh joy!
5pm: I have hunger pains and am not very happy about them.
5.45pm: The oven is on. Noooooo… I HAVE FAILED! Just one drink short of a detox A+. Last night when Alex was struggling I promised he could have dinner this evening. I’ve had enough jealousy for one weekend, so I’m going to join him. I have failed to make it to the finishing line. I could have got past it, but I just didn’t want to. I know I will regret this tomorrow, but…
Just look at what we ate…
The Jason Vale 3 day juice detox should be easy enough to do if you are mentally prepared and if you choose to do it at a time that works best for you. Some people do it to lose weight, but I was doing it to kick-start my healthy eating lifestyle again. After a few days, I feel a lot less bloated, and my skin is quite clear. However, that could be down to the fact that I haven’t touched any wheat (which I’m allergic to). Generally people have said they can lose up to 5lbs over the 3 days.
I’ve found it easier to do than any of the other diet plans that I’ve tried because there isn’t much to think about when juicing. You just whack it all in and go. When I’m cooking on a diet plan, I find I’m constantly thinking about what I have to prepare next. I also tend to think about food all of the time, which I didn’t seem to do as much when juicing.
This is going to be a pretty tough detox to do if you have an extremely healthy appetite, but I presume it wouldn’t do too much harm to include a snack of a banana in-between juices if you simply can’t cope. The hardest part for both Alex and myself was not actually chewing food. I know it’s not a necessity in life, but it’s a tradition we like.
So, would I do it again? – Maybe. Am I going to keep on Juicing? – Definitely.
I’m going to aim to have a juice for at least two of my meals a day on a weekday and one a day on the weekends. I’ll see if that has any effect on my energy levels, skin and weight and then decided where go from there.
I love delicious food far too much too much just to drop it out of my life. If I aim for at least a 60% increase in juice, I think I might be onto a winner.
If you want to get juicing yourself then I highly recommend buying Keeping it Simple! – Jason Vale. I’m genuinely looking forward to trying out more recipes that aren’t part of the detox!
Also find free shopping lists to help you with the detox and various juice diet plans here: http://www.juicemaster.com