Day 4 and all is well. Honestly, I am surprised, I thought that I would be struggline by now but I had a wonderful day, and I feel good! In fact, today went so well that I wasn’t tempted to eat at all. I made Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins for my boys, and then for dinner I made them Chicken and Broccoli in a White Sauce, with mashed potatoes and garlic bread on the side. Can you imagine how good every single one of those things smelled to someone who hasn’t eaten in four days? They smelled truly incredible, but the truth was that I wasn’t tempted to even lick a spoon. I found great satisfaction in that! It is one thing to be hungry – I am not hungry at all because I feel that my caloric needs are being fulfilled by the juices. Since I was feeling so normal and unaffected by the fast, I did a quick search to see how others felt on Day 4. I found the following, and it PERFECTLY sums up how I feel…” Mental hunger is a different story. Though difficult in the beginning, once I resigned myself to the fact that I am just not going to eat until this is over, it’s been easier to handle cravings. I’ve come to realize how much of my normal eating habits are not physical, but just trying to pacify boredom, stress, etc. In this regard, this juice fasting has already been very liberating and eye-opening. Even if I don’t feel any earth-shattering differences, I know that this is causing some great mental and spiritual growth. I suspect these will result in better physical well being in time. I believe our minds must change before we can change our bodies.”
Breakfast and snack: 4 Carrot, 4 apple, 2 lemon
Lunch: 12 handfuls leafy greens, 1 apple, 1 cucumber, 2 celery stalks, 1 lemon
Dinner: 2 apples, 2 oranges, 6 handfuls of leafy greens
Late Snack: 30 red grapes, 1/2 pint blueberries
Effects: Except for frequent visits to the toilet today (sorry, TMI!) I really can’t say that I feel much at all. I did sleep very well again – 9 hours of undisturbed sleep. Wonderful!