|Fresh apple, carrot, and ginger juice is fantastic! |
Photo credit: Paul
When I heard about the 24 hour juice feast on Facebook, I decided to give it a shot. I'd had an iffy few days of eating and thought it would be an awesome way to help flush the heavy away and get back on track. I didn't think ti would be bad. I've mixed green smoothies and veggie/fruit fresh juices with eating for quite a while now and wanted to try a feast. It was not pretty.
The day started great. I took my dose of Candigone and followed it with a glass of lemon water like usual. My morning juice was really good and I'll have it again. Apples, carrots, celery, ginger, lemon, and cabbage made a slightly sweet and satisfying start. I sipped slowly and had plenty of water. I felt fine for a while.
At lunch I went savory with a tomato, celery, garlic, onion, broccoli, pepper, and lemon juice. It was fantastic and is a keeper. While drinking I thought it would make a perfect soup appetizer or dinner with some salad and garlic bread another time. I was satisfied for about an hour, then was suddenly starving. I made a second batch and was enjoying it when I saw the migraine aura. I felt the beginnings of a migraine on Sunday, but what hit me yesterday around 2:30 pm was horrendous. I could barely stand and my kiddos told me I should go lie down. I went to bed, but took the laptop with me so I could work. Ha.
By 6 pm, I was done. I hurt, was just sick, and could not see. I had to get something else to eat or drink but could not bring myself to turn on the juicer. The sound would have pushed me over the edge. I grabbed a cup of cinnamon tea and was again told by the teen girl to go to bed. She sat next to me and hugged me. I must have looked like death warmed over because both teens were nice to me and not snarky at all. I remember hubby getting in from work and leaving to take the boy to baseball practice, and think I remember them coming back. I do remember asking them to stop yelling because it felt like everyone was standing around me and scream talking. I was in bed and they were all on the other side of the house.
Yeah. Wasn't pretty.
I have no plans to do it again anytime soon. I will keep fresh juices on my menu, but not as meals. Maybe it was the migraine, but I am in no rush to go again.
Have you feasted? How did it go?