Thursday, March 1, 2012
48 Day Juice Fast: Day 9-- Getting Enough Water & Other Provisions
Day 9! I'm very excited to be at this point in our 48 day juice fast and am very pleased to find that it's becoming more and more effortless! To make things better, the weather is warm and gorgeous today!
I weighed myself this morning and at 129 lbs I'm officially back in the 120s! I haven't been in the 120s since 2009 (when I actually ate healthy). I still have some excess fat to lose and tone up but overall I'm looking thin and fit! David has always looked fit but had gained weight in his face and that is all gone now!
We cracked open a young Thai coconut last night and drank a bunch of the water. It was so yummy and I think my body really needed the electrolytes because it was the best thing ever to me. I stored what was leftover in the fridge (that coconut yielded 20 ounces of coconut water--crazy) and I am drinking some more as we speak--so good! If you've never had water fresh from a young Thai coconut, go out and get one now-- you'll be amazed! And if you are on a juice fast, especially long term, it has been recommended in a lot of my research to drink it in order to avoid electrolyte depletion.
So here's the only real problem I've been having on this juice fast, and it's kind of the problem I have in everyday life anyway. I keep forgetting to drink enough water. Since I'm drinking juice all the time anyway, it doesn't occur to me...but then I wake up with dry lips and dry mouth and it's clear. David has had a problem with this too. So, I'm trying something today: I have four 32 ounce mason jars and am filling them with water each day, labeling them accordingly. We'll see how this goes. :)
So far today, I've had one 16 ounce jar of watermelon/cucumber/mint juice, about 4 ounces of coconut water and I'm now getting started on 16 ounces of carrot/beet/ginger juice. :)
Ta ta for now!