This is my Day 7 Recap of my 10 Day Juice Cleanse. I’m using a Breville Elite juicer and juicing different things every day.
If you’re just joining me now…
On Day 7 I woke up and really didn’t feel like making juice or writing a recap. At all. I felt sick and tired of juicing. The grocery shopping, prepping ingredients, juicing, cleanup and writing these recaps is taking up a LOT of my time! It’s a learning experience, though, and I’m glad I’m following through on my commitment to show up every day and share my experience with you.
Even though I didn’t feel like making juice, of course, I snapped myself out of it and got down to business. I decided to use grapefruit in my green juice to see how it would taste, and I actually really liked the taste of it. The grapefruit gave it some zing.
Throughout the day I had, again, about 64 oz of green juice. About 36oz of grapefruit green juice, 12oz of green juice from a cafe in Brooklyn and 16oz of green juice from a juice bar in Manhattan. Plus water, tea, and a little almond milk at night.
In the morning I filled up on grapefruit green juice and went to a yoga class, which felt great. My energy level was lower on Day 7 compared to Day 6, but still pretty good. After yoga I sat at a cafe to type up the previous day’s recap and drank a fresh green juice from there.
Then…drumroll…I went to my colonic appointment! I was feeling very clean internally already so I wasn’t as nervous as I was the other 2 times I’ve gotten a colonic…but I was nervous. I’m still new at this whole thing. But – it went better than I could have imagined. It actually wasn’t as uncomfortable as I remembered at all – she said that’s because I’ve been juicing for so long. If someone comes in there fresh off the hamburger train, they’ll experience cramping and uncomfortable-ness. My colon hydrotherapist was awesome – we chatted the whole time and I felt like I made a new friend. For a minute there, I was actually having fun getting a colonic. SO WEIRD. Anyway, she confirmed that my insides were pretty clean already from the juice cleanse, so the colonic pretty much just deeply washed out any toxins that have been awakened through my cleansing process. Awesome! Afterwards, I immediately grabbed another fresh green juice from a juice bar down the street. Because, if you haven’t already read my e-book….drinking green superfoods after a colonic is one of the mind-blowing healthy highs! It literally feels like your brain is sparkling.
So that was that.
In the evening I went out to dinner with some friends – at first I thought about not going, since I’d have to stare at everyone’s meals the whole time, but I felt like seeing friends and being social so I went. I got a mint tea and water and hung out. I was surprised – the hard part wasn’t actually seeing the food or being hungry, but just feeling like I wanted “something to do” while everyone else was eating. I was missing the physical act of fork to plate to mouth, and chewing. Other than that though, I had enough energy to enjoy the evening and had some almond milk before bed when I got home.
What else…? Someone asked me to talk about how I’m feeling spiritually on this cleanse. That’s a big question and one that feels different every minute of every day. But I guess I’ll say that things seem to be sinking in more than they usually do. I usually feel more distracted, maybe. But on the cleanse it’s like I’m noticing more, like I’m able to hear what people are saying and contemplate it and let messages be heard. When I’m in a high energy, high level place on the cleanse, I have a very clear knowingness that I just need to relax and experience life, rather than trying to figure it all out and analyze it. There’s a sense of peace that comes with allowing yourself to just let go of the mental control and just flow with life…and to trust that you’re exactly where you need to be in this moment.
On the flip side of that, though, when I’m feeling low energy or crappy, it can feel like I’m stuck in certain emotions, and they feel stronger than usual. But the weird things is, I’m being much more compassionate with myself than usual. When a negative emotion comes up, I’m noticing it and realizing this is part of the human experience, and just trying to love myself through it. I’m really noticing how much of the past I hold onto in my mind, especially past relationships…and just trying to give myself some real gentle compassion for that.
So, that being said…onto the stats.
Day 7 stats:
Energy level: Pretty steady throughout the day – not crazy high or low. Physically, was able to go to yoga, out to dinner, and stay out with friends until after midnight before I began to crash.
Exercise: 90 minute basic level vinyasa yoga
Sleep: Slept well throughout the whole night
Weight difference since Day 1: 6 lbs – I haven’t seen a weight difference in a few days, which is sort of peculiar to me. I think it could be the almond milk – I’ve read that adding fats to your cleanse slows down the detox process. It could also be that I’m drinking all the calories I need and my body is just chillin’ here.
$ spent today on juice ingredients: $28.42
Feeling: Pretty steady feelings throughout the day. Felt low in the morning, but as the day went on and I drank more juice I felt more at ease.
Grapefruit Green Juice Recipe
makes about 20oz of juice depending on your juicer and produce size
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 green apple
- 1 head of kale
- 4 celery stalks
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 lime
So, now it’s Day 8 and I feel like my body wants to rest. I’m laying low and really enjoying listening to this album. I’m reading. What I especially love reading is other people’s experience with detoxing. I love Googling and finding other people who have done cleanses – it’s crazy how similar our experiences can be. So share yours in the comments. I live for this stuff.