Surprisingly – I’m not starving to death. I can tell that I didn’t eat all day yesterday; there’s a spaciousness inside – but I also don’t feel hungry. This could be due to the fact that I never have an appetite in the morning.
I’ve guesstimated that I’m going to start getting really hungry – grouchy hungry – on Thursday. I’ll tackle that when it happens.
The approach I’ve taken with all of this is to give my digestive system and liver a short holiday. By the time those two things are emptied of their reserves, I should be on day 5, which means – I’ll really only be fasting fasting for three full days. Although that’s not exactly what it feels like – I’m rolling with it.
I’ve never done anything like this – on purpose and sober – so I’ve already done something new here.
After I finish the juice fast, I’ll taper for three days with four raw fruit and vegetable salads a day. After that – I’ll eat a raw food diet for ten days.
And after that – a chocolate ice cream cone!
I actually meant to get one of those before I started the fast, but forgot.
I’m doing this because I believe it’s good for me and it’s a challenge. I’m sure I can do it, but I don’t think it’s going to be easy or fun. I’m curious to see my opinion about the entire thing once it’s said and done.