by Leslie Gutschow
Health, JuicingMy 30 Day Juice Fast – Days 5 to 9

Wow, I can’t believe that it’s been 9 complete days where I haven’t had solid food in my system. It’s pretty nuts.

So when the people in the documentary say that after the first couple days you have tons of energy, that’s actually true. I have tons of energy, and when I sleep I sleep for a good while. I have started experimenting with various juice flavors as I still haven’t found a “green” mix that I can tolerate for large amounts of time.

So I have been losing weight and according to my fitbit scale it seems to be mostly body fat. I started with ~43% body fat and now it is sitting at ~38%. So it does seem to not be effecting my muscle mass. I will post the real numbers from my bod-pod session next Tuesday.

I’m sure some of you are wondering about other bodily functioning, and I will have to say that my pooping cycle has slowed now. Where I was ejecting waste approximately twice a day, it it more like once every 2 to 3 days if I’m lucky. Also now my stools are a lot more solid and they aren’t as scary. The first three weeks after juicing beets and drinking that stuff down your stool will literally scare the crap out of you (pun intended).

Another thing I have experimentally determined is that this diet is a ketosis style diet, but I think it’s not as ketosis inducing as say the atkins diet. If you don’t understand what ketosis is then I suggest you go over and look at the Wikipedia page it gives a pretty good explanation, but basically when you’re body is in ketosis it uses up stored fats to run of off. I know my body is in ketosis because I use keto-styx throughout the day to measure my ketosis levels. I noticed this around day five, as I wasn’t in ketosis yet during the first weeks. I’m sure this explains the rapid weight loss after the initial five days.

So there you go, I’m still kicking, exploring different juice variations and I even have a system now. I’ve learned that harder fruits and veggies like apples, oranges, lemons, carrots can last in the fridge for three weeks while softer fruits like pineapple, tomatoes, red peppers, kale, celery, etc can only last in the fridge for one week or less. So my system now is everything below the bottom shelft I replenish or throughout every three weeks, everything on the top shelf in my fridge i gotta use up quickly. Makes life easy, also when I get around to actually setting up my safeway account I’ll just have it auto shop for me at set intervals freeing up more time to do other activities like clean my juicer.

Anyways, there you have it days 5 to 9. I’ll make sure to post how everything is going and if I hit any snags, but it seems like things are pretty smooth right now. If any of you are juice fasting out there, I wish you the best of luck, and would like to hear from you down in the comments section.


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