15 1 / 2014
10-Day Juice Fast - Day 6
I am cheating all over the place. Evening meals, and a post run breakfast on Sunday (Day 3) to be specific; however, all the other meals I am juicing (or nutri-bulleting)
The program calls for reduced exercise and physical activity if you are already active, and this just flies in the face of my rather intense training.
But, I am still off coffee, and that hasn’t been too terribly difficult. Also, I am noticing better sleep, better stomach comfort, more consistent bathroom patterns, and increased energy and focus.
I’ve noticed small weight loss, but because I’m not strict, not the rapid loss I expected or have seen by others who are.
11 1 / 2014
10-Day Juice Fast - Day 2
Its easy to see how the pounds will drop quickly, and especially as an athlete. I feel like I can already see a leaner physique in the mirror. Mostly, that’s probably water loss in muscle cells, but still.
Ran 6 miles today, 5 hard training ones at 7:08 avg pace. Felt a little light on the calories, but the effort would have been hard no matter what.
Other observations, sweating more, a little light-headed, …and yea, man, I’m starving for real food.
10 1 / 2014
10-Day Juice Fast
Here we go again. A new ‘experiment’ around juice fasting.
Mine will be a bit different as I will be adding extra protein in the form of raw eggs in my juice and juice smoothies.
Goal: While weight loss is sure to follow, its not really my goal. I’m pretty happy at 198, healthy, fit and strong, but I’m more interested in the detox. I’ve made other changes in my life that will compliment this effort greatly.
I’m going to do periodic updates, but not daily (unless that just happens). Instead, I am going to do a complete write-up after the 10 days. I think that’s more valuable for people interested in the experiment.
My inspiration: The documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Check it out! It’s a good one.
12 6 / 2013
Workouts increasing, along with food intake
I’m hungry all the time. I’m not sure how this effecting my efforts, but my food intake has increased steadily for awhile now.
eye on it…
12 6 / 2013
whole30 - day 10
2 eggs, cocmilk, chia, cocwater
paleo trail mix
eye round with olives with almonds and strawberries and garlic cloves in olive oil
small t-bone steak and fruit salad
almond butter with smashed fruit (nemesis)
11 6 / 2013
whole30 - day 9
egg powder, cinn, chia, coconut water
red pepper burger patty
paleo trail mix
paleo sausage with red peppers
tons of blueberries, strawberries, almond butter, & fruit spread.
celery with guac
bone-in pork chop
10 6 / 2013
whole30 - day 8
pumpkin, coconut oil, coconut water, cinnamon, chia
egg powder, cinnamon
curry chicken, paleo trail mix
eye round, mustard, a lot of cherries
almond butter spoonfuls, with smashed fruit
olives with almonds, celery sticks with guac
09 6 / 2013
whole30 - day 7
4 slices eye round, mustard, 16 cherries
apple, strawberry,bluberry, cheery smoothie with hemp protein and supergreen
3 eggs, black coffee
eye round with mustard, handful cherries
08 6 / 2013
6 days in - Feelin good
I like the way I feel.
I’m never ‘stuffed’ feeling, or bloated, and can always train or do anything just a few minutes after eating.
energy levels, consistent.
training recovery, noticeably faster and more complete
but cravings? yup, they are still there and come dramatically in waves. I have found waves to fight them off, but its very hard.
weight has stayed pretty much the same, but I appear leaner. Interesting…
20% there. 24 more days to go.
07 6 / 2013
whole30 - day 6
eggs and mushrooms and garlic
bag of beef jerky, 3/4 pound cherries
grass-fed farm burger patty
olives stuffed with almonds
06 6 / 2013
whole 30 - day 5
paleo burger w/bacon
handful walnuts, 1 beef jerky
spicy chicken, pickle
steak with peppers, onions
cherries, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi fruit salad
05 6 / 2013
whole30 - day 4
egg, carrot juice, apple cider vinegar
1/2 lb roast beef
6 olives with almonds
(not enough food)
04 6 / 2013
whole30 - day 3
paleo coffee: coffee, coconut oil, ghee, cinnamon, vanilla
post-workout: carrot juice, coconut water, raw egg, chia
4 almonds, 1 piece buffalo jerky
2 eggs, black coffee
8 almonds, 2 pieces jerky
~1/4 eye round with grey poupon
03 6 / 2013
whole30 - day 2
smoothie - protein mix, pumpkin, coconut oil, chia
2 eggs in coconut oil w/onion
16 cherries and almonds
1.5 tbone (thin) with tomatoes and cucumbers in balsamic
02 6 / 2013
whole30 - day 1
2 eggs in coconut oil
cucumbers/tomatoes in balsamic vin
1/4 lb roast beef
1 slice ham