Juice Cleanse Day 1

Well, day one was easy.  Much easier than I thought it would be. I had a slight headache for about 30 minutes in the morning. Probably lack of coffee. I experienced normal hunger right at meal times, until I drank my juice.  The juice really filled me up, which surprised me, so much so, that I could not fit in the 2 juices that one should drink in between the breakfast, lunch and dinner time juices.

 The Carrot, Apple, Ginger 
3 Organic Carrots
2 Organic Apples
1 Piece Ginger 1″
 I threw a meal into the crockpot for my family, and when serving them I did struggle with wanting some of their brown rice, but not too bad.   The only time I found myself really wanting to eat was late at night, after the kids went to bed.  I usually eat something before bed so this is probably why.  I made myself herbal tea and it actually took away my hunger feeling, which also surprised me.  
My energy level was INSANE all day.  I didn’t expect that.  I have had friends tell me they get moody the first couple days.  There are 2 reasons why I think it has been easier on me.  The first is my diet was really good before starting the cleanse, eating mostly plant food.  The second reason I will get to later, maybe..

As far as my elimination system, (yes I’m going to go there because I was curious myself as to how a juice cleanse would affect this), it was normal.  Well, kinda.  My kidneys got quite a workout having so much fluid in one day, so I found myself going more often, but nothing crazy with digestion/elimination. {blushing}

The Mean Green

6 Kale Leaves
1 Cucumber
2 Green Apples
4 Celery
1/2 Lemon
1 Ginger Root (thumb size)
I exercised like normal, actually more than normal.   I ran twice, once in the morning but that was cut short due to my turn to carpool!  I ran again in the evening, only a short 20 minutes, in the rain.  My ears almost froze off.

I lost 2 pounds in one day, and weight is not something I want to lose, so adding food back by day 4 is pretty much a no choice for me.

It was not too time consuming.  Making a juice a rinsing my juicer takes me no longer that making a sandwich and putting everything away, so time wise it is no big deal.  Actually, it makes life easier, not preparing food!

I use the  Breville Compact Juice Fountain and I love it!
I am following a super easy juice plan.  It is called Reboot.  You must check it out if this interests you at all. It is an amazing site made by Joe Cross, the maker of the movie “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  There are 5 different of levels of juice cleanses.  I am still not sure which one I am going to end up doing.  I know for sure that I am doing a 3 day juice only (or long weekend) cleanse, and I am thinking it will turn into one of their other choices, up to a week.

The Tangy Cabbage

2 Pears
2 Apples
2 Wedges Cabbage
2 Carrots
1 Lemon 
1 Lime
This tasted like a super tangy limeade.  I used 4 apples because I was out of pears.  The apples made it sweet.  My girls tasted this one and begged for more.  It was really good, but was more of a snack than dinner.  I wanted savory.
I ended the evening with some herbal tea.  Day 1 down–not so bad!

To read my post called “Why A Juice Cleanse?” Click here.

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  • Hannah
    July 19, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    How long did you do this cleanse?

    • Hannah
      July 19, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Oops nevermind

      • AmyNewNostalgia
        July 20, 2014 at 11:46 am


  • Lindsey
    November 2, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I’m starting my 3 day reboot tomorrow. I have the same Breville juicer and I love it!

  • Juice Detox
    April 11, 2012 at 2:19 am


    This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. Juice cleanse helps to break down toxic materials and eliminates them through natural circulation, and through all of this new cell growth is created. Thanks a lot for creating this type of valuable site…..

  • Amy Bowman
    March 22, 2012 at 12:17 am

    @MrsFranks–it came with a scrub brush that works perfectly! I always rinse it right away and use the scrub brush with running water and it cleanse super easy. Hope this helps!

  • MrsFranks
    March 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I have the same juicer, but I have trouble cleaning the screen part. It’s such a pain that it keeps me from using it as often as I’d like. How do you clean it?

  • Amy Bowman
    March 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    @ Carrie Can you give more information on that? That is the first time I have heard that.

  • Carrie
    March 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Some vegetable should not be juiced or eaten raw, such as kale and cabbage. Cooking neutralized the anti-nutrients in them.

  • Mel
    March 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    It’s really nice to read about someone else doing this, especially since I am planning on doing this in a few days (as soon as the juicer comes) 🙂 All of your posts are extremely inspirational and I love reading them.

  • erin
    March 21, 2012 at 11:46 am

    You are inspiring! I want to try one now! And I am curious about the second secret reason! 🙂

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