Juice Cleanse: Day 1 Results

One word: Hungry. Another word: Onry.

This girl is straight hangry right now. I’ve thought nothing else but food the entire day after breakfast (as I always have a juice in the morning) and my mood has gotten worse. I successfully got through a butterfly museum with friends, followed by a trip to a mexican restaurant where I kindly asked our waiter to keep the juices coming as everyone else ordered fish tacos. Brutal. I’m not sure I’m cut out for this. Oh, and did I mention I ran 8 miles this morning? Not healthy.
I’m surprised I’m actually able to concentrate on writing this.
I know I must continue to train for my next half marathon, and attempting to satisfy the mind by experimenting with a juice cleanse may be too much for me. I’ve come to the realization that this is not a healthy choice for me.

I went ahead and read this article, 5 Juice Cleanse Dos and Don’ts on NBC News which states a lot of truth in a reason for me to end this 3-day cleanse. “Detoxes and cleanses are all about ending erratic, unhealthy eating(which I do not have), and rebooting and resetting your metabolism. This is much easier to do when you give your body a brief break from exercise(clearly did not do that today). And trying to workout while following a limited eating plan can create unwanted side effects, because cleanses and detoxes generally don’t provide the extra fuel needed for exercise, or the added raw materials required for healing and recovery. As a result, doing both can leave you feeling tired, dizzy, and nauseas(no, yes, eh just feel starving). It can also result in breaking down muscle mass, which can up your injury risk and lower your metabolic rate (well that defeats the purpose of training and working out), the exact opposite of what you’re aiming for.
Finally, detoxes and cleanses prevent you from being able to act on your usual emotional, social, environmental, and habitual eating triggers, which can be the first step to breaking unhealthy patterns. All of these benefits can make committing to healthy goals – like cooking at home more often, eating breakfast each day, and bringing your lunch to work – a whole lot easier.”
Perhaps this 1 day cleanse will help me kick my need for dark chocolate, but as of right now… I’m thinking actual food may be in my future tomorrow. I’ll wait and update you all on how I am feeling in the morning. Praying for a good nights rest.