Slow Juice Fast: Day 2

Work is busy today, so I’ll keep it short and sweet. Juicing went well yesterday, except an insane craving for meat! I thought about the gourmet mexican restaurant I sometimes visit for lunch with coworkers. But I also thought about McDonald’s double cheeseburgers. Clearly, quality wasn’t an issue 🙂

I have to say, I’m not starving on this diet at all. I feel great, and no more hungry than when I watch what I eat any other way. I’m not missing nutrition, because I’m getting plenty and I’ve stored up plenty over the last several years. What I’m missing is the physical act of eating and tasting. It’s amazing, though – how long does the joy of a cheeseburger last? A few minutes? The consequences, however, have been sticking around my waistline for quite a while, and it’s time for them to go.

My real concern now is AFTER the fast. It’s actually easy to temporarily ban solid food because the rules are easy. Going back to the real world is a little tougher, when you have to decide if something is okay to eat, and how much. I don’t have to worry about eating too many chips when I don’t start eating them in the first place.

I thought about ending my fast next friday at lunch (assuming I don’t crack before then). There’s a pub here in Kansas City’s Plaza area that serves unlimited fish and chips on fridays during Lent. That sounds awesome. It also sounds like a drunk celebrating a week of sobriety with a bottle of Jack Daniels!

After talking it over with coworkers, I think I’ll compromise. I’ll celebrate next friday with fish and chips, but in moderation. It’ll be a good test. More like a drunk celebrating a week of sobriety with a single jack and coke 😉

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