Have been negotiating the journey from juicy to some solids now for one week- the first few days, I WAS OVEREATING. I didn't like it and felt like a poopy failure...afterall, how could I go 33 days, and then snap back right into old habits which included eating mindlessly, eating too much, eating without digesting earlier food, and eating at night!! It seemed I was constantly nibbling.
I couldn't believe it...I felt so bummed.
I am joyful to relay that that too was just a phase- a phase within a phase- it didn't last. I think I needed a few days to get used to the fact that I could eat again, to calm down from my over-joy, and settle in.
The past two or three days have been sooo much easier.
Like I feel I am Auto-pilot, and just cruising in the peaceful, harmonious lane.
I am juiceing until I feel hungry, which actually comes later than lunch- more like 4pm. Then I have my salad- or raw soup with my homemade flax crackers made with the pulp from my juices (still dandelion/romaine cut with Maple Water- mmmmm) and maybe a few walnuts or olives at 8pm...not PERFECT, but there has been progress, and for that I am grateful!
Still taking it a day at a time...
My skin is really glowing these days- Luke keeps saying I look radiant! And at my lectures and Un-cooking events, I am getting similar comments.
this is especially rewarding for me because as a teen and twenty-something, I had a 'PIZZA FACE' acne even around my eyes that sometimes resulted in painful cysts...I felt soooo self-conscious, it was horrible! Yet, it was definately a big motivating factor in my quest for Natural living...I must say, even in my 30's though my skin was cleared up from changing my diet and doing colon cleanses etc, since this Juice Feast- IT HAS NEVER LOOKED THIS GOOD!
I feel like the Ugly Duckling who is becoming a Beautiful Swan...
This is a wonderful affirmation to those who feel this is 'extreme' 'dangerous' or 'weird' after all, the proof is in the Naked-chocolate Pudding- Look in THE MIRROR!
BLISSFUL BLESSINGS TO US ALL!
For fun, posted a vid of hubs and our boys- check it out and have a laugh with us.
xoxoxxoxoxShannon 'Shakaya Breeze' Leone