Day 3 (Jan. 3)
Morning Weight: down 1 pound, with a total loss of 4.6 lbs since Day 1.
Started the morning with a workout: 20 minutes HIIT on the treadmill followed by: 12 lunges, 15 lat pull downs (weight machine that works the Latissimi dorsi muscle) and 40 oblique crunches (both sides).
A litre of water and later, some fabulous fresh green juice!
Morning Green Juice
9 stalks celery
1 stalk of broccoli
5 mandarin oranges
This juice was delicious! Sweeter, and better than the green juice on Day 1.
Later, I made a wonderful green smoothie. I usually make enough to make about 3 jars, so I can drink one, and then take two with me to work or to have later in the day.
Spinach Mango Smoothie
4 leaves romaine
2 handfuls spinach
3 ripe bananas
2 cups frozen mango
3-4 cups of water
I had two of the smoothies in the afternoon.
For dinner, I made myself a raw zucchini dish, sometimes called zucchini pasta. I used a julienne peeler to peel one zucchini into long strips. I chopped up three mushrooms and threw that on top of the zucchini.
For my “pasta” sauce, I blended 2 roma tomatoes, a small handful of parsley, one ring of red onion, 1/8 of an avocado, as well as a a bit of water and a little salt, pepper, dried basil and crushed chili peppers.
Get more specific details from the first time I ever made “pasta” from zucchini.
Another 2.5 L of water today.
No detox symptoms yet! This may be because I ate quite well for four days after Christmas and before New Years Eve. I had a strong headache for two of those four days.
I’m not complaining about not having any detox symptoms, but when you have some, you know you are cleaning out!
If I narrowed my cleanse down to include only smoothies and fresh juice, things would happen quicker, but I am not prepared to do that yet. Possibly for later in the cleanse. I’ll see how things go.
Wishing you a healthy journey.