Planning to do this whilst I'm on holidays was a stroke of genius. No responsibilities, no rushing around, no need to use my brain much at all. :)
Day one was a breeze, as I expected. I wasn't even particularly hungry until the evening and a bowl of veggie broth, a cup of tea and a handful of cherries took care of that. Yes, fruit is supposed to be juiced, but I couldn't be bothered cleaning the juicer again, so figured what the hell...
Four litres of water was consumed - I was surprisingly thirsty. Of course the extra liquid and the lack of starch in my food resulted in a million trips to the bathroom as my body dumped excess fluid like nobody's business. And as expected, there was an overnight weight drop of about a kilogram.
My day spa session was wonderful, of course. My muscles feel less spazzy and twisted and my face all smooth and refreshed. I wish I could do that every week, but alas, the bank balance wouldn't stand it.
I spent the afternoon lounging on the couch with season 2 of The Tudors and some cranberry and pomegranate fruit tea. There may have also been napping.
|Everyone knows that tea tastes better in a pretty cup.|
|This morning's juice ingredients: apple, kiwifruit, grapes, cucumber, pineapple, spinach & mint.|
I expect tomorrow to bring some unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (oh wheat, why do you hate me?), so am planning to go exactly nowhere.
By the way, I get a lot of my kitchen inspiration from foodie magazines - if you're looking for some new meal ideas, this months Good Taste magazine has some ripper healthy summer recipes. (No, not the iced vo-vo slice on the cover...) Rosemary Stanton has a great juice recipe (yay!) and there are salads galore, delish fish recipes and a chicken poached in coconut milk that I am so going to try.
I'm skipping over the cake and dessert section. No need to torture myself. ;)