Around last year I did my first 6 day juice cleanse and let me tell you, it definitely wasn’t easy. I remember saying “I won’t be doing that ever again” yet here I am, aiming for a 7 day juice cleanse. I think it’s wild that my weight is almost the exact same; I am 168 cm tall and I started out with 74.7 kg / 164.7 lbs.
My main motivation is to get rid of my sugar cravings. I have a huge sweet tooth and have been struggling with a Binge Eating Disorder almost all my life. It doesn’t help that I have also been diagnosed with Lypedema, meaning losing weight doesn’t come easy to me and I also want to change my diet into an anti-inflammatory diet. I hope that this 7 day juice cleanse will help me shred a few extra pounds and reset my body & soul to change my eating habits for good.
I just got my period. Normally I would drink 3 cups of coffee and take pain killers, today I drank my juices in the morning and went for a walk. I’m not even going to lie; My body feels so tired and exhausted. As for hunger cravings, I really want to enjoy the weekend with some nice Indian curry and naan, however, here I am, drinking my lunch-time juice instead.
Update: Ended up drinking some vegetable broth in addition to my juices and I had to take pain killers because of my insane headache. Note to self – starting a fucking 7 day juice cleanse when you are on your period is a v bad idea.
I slept really well and I would also say that I feel energized. I miss coffee, though, and just spending my Sunday eating something nice. Whenever I do a juice cleanse or start a diet I always realize how much joy food brings me and how often I eat just out of boredom or bc I want to feel something. I’m hungry.
Update: I drank vegetable broth again in the evening to cure the hunger. It worked rly well! Only five more days to go..
Today was hard. I was at work and I felt SO tired. My head hurt and I couldn’t focus. I already regret going for 7 days instead of the 3 day option.
So after 3 days of juice cleansing I lost 1.7 kg / 3.7 lbs. I woke up feeling hungry but not as hungry as I had been the past couple of days. Today I am thankfully working from home so I think it’ll be more bearable.
Update: Drinking vegetable broth keeps me going.
Update: I event went to the gym to get some steps in bc I have been working from home today.
At this point I just miss the emotional eating. I have this doctor’s appointment in a bit and usually I would treat myself with something nice after to have something to look forward to.
Update: I just fucking miss food.
Almost done!! Honestly, it’s fine now. I weighted in and I am now at 71.9 kg / 158.5 lbs (meaning I lost 2.8 kg / 6.2 lbs). Not bad, honestly. My weight hasn’t been this low in a while if I’m being honest. It kind of motivates me to finally see the number go down because I really want to go back to my normal weight of 67 kg / 147.8 lbs. My energy levels are fine, I sleep exceptionally good and I feel okay. That being said, I am incredibly bored. I have today and tomorrow off and later today I’m getting a new fitness plan from my gym trainer. Let’s see how that’ll go…
Update: I managed quite well, to my surprise.
Fucking finally. The last goddamn day. Although I am doing fine and I feel like I’ve gotten used to feeling hunger I can’t wait for this 7 day juice cleanse to be over. I miss eating something nice and looking forward to lunch.
Update: I went to the Korean market just now and bought a bunch of stuff I want to eat the next couple of days. I can’t wait to be done.
Update: Went to the gym again today. My energy levels are fine, I am beyond hungry though. I only ended up doing a light workout ofc. I have a feeling that I’m going to bed extra early today so that the last day passes by more quickly.
I am now at 71.1 kg / 156.7 lbs and lost a total of 3.6 kg / 7.9 lbs.