December 7, 2010

All Juiced Up

As promised, self-imposed fat camp started today. I woke up filled with regret over the hot chocolate, peanuts, cookie and dark chocolate (really, really, really good stuff from Paris at least) I had between 9:30 and midnight last night and I found the courage to weigh myself. Seven pounds folks. In two weeks. That's not only disgusting, but I'm encroaching upon a weight I haven't been at since pre-triathlon.

My plan for the day was a lot of green juice and some salad. What is green juice, for those who are fortunate enough not to know? It's essentially any fresh juice made from green vegetables, though some people like to add a green apple, citrus, carrot or pineapple to jazz up the taste a bit. It's incredibly healthy and very good for detoxing. I tried my neighborhood juice joint but they weren't open yet... that's what I get for going to work earlier than normal. So I located a place a block from my office and ordered a delicious concoction of spinach, celery, cucumber, lemon and apple. I was salivating just thinking about it, it actually sounded good after the gluttony. If only it tasted so good. It was VERY green. Almost grasslike. Imagine griding up your salad greens with nothing fun on them and drinking them. Bingo!

It grew on me as I sipped it over the course of 30 minutes. It's not that it tasted bad, it just didn't taste very good. I was yearning for something perhaps a little tangier or zestier. When you've been living off of junk your taste buds are accustomed to that so it takes time to appreciate cleaner, more natural foods. At least this is what I tell myself.

So what else did I eat today?
  • One green apple... this seriously tasted like pure heaven

  • Big salad with arugula, raw asparagus, a few cherry tomatoes, carrots, grilled tofu and a splash of barley so I wouldn't pass out; no dressing, just a drizzle of good olive oil and tons of salt (gotta keep at least one vice)

  • Tiny packet of dry roasted peanuts (THANK YOU Delta!!!!)

  • Eight ounces chicken broth... also heaven

Clearly this isn't enough for me so tonight I will eat a small, healthy meal and tomorrow I'm amping up the raw vegetables as snacks. I'll also add another juice or two, there can't be much calorie content in there and honestly, I feel better already having pumped myself full of so much natural goodness.

Today is a non-workout day due to obligations thankfully. I'm going to aim to dive back in tomorrow!


  1. Juice celery and granny smith apple together. Oh yeah! It is not only a palate cleanser, but it is AMAZING! It may have a spice in it. Can't remember which one...

    Good luck with the cleanse!

  2. I'm not a huge fan of just green juice or smoothies, but I love to add spinach,cucumbers, etc..into my berry smoothies! Yum!
    I'm all for eating clean, but just make sure you're not starving yourself. That only leads to a major eating me, I know!



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