As day 3 ended, I began to wonder aloud how in the world I’d make it to 10 days. Not having eaten real food since Saturday has taken it’s toll. I am happy to know that I am getting plenty of nutrients, but drinking juice just doesn’t have the satisfying feeling of eating a meal. I know that part of the reason for doing this is to remove the ultra-satisfaction I get from eating meals since that leads me to eat more often and too much when I do eat.
And then there’s coffee. The sweet and bitter nectar of life. If you’re reading this, you are doubtless aware that I am somewhat of a coffee snob. We go to great lengths to get good coffee in the Tufo house (burr grinder, single origin beans, etc). I am amazed it took me three days to crave it so badly, but here I am, on a Wednesday morning, drinking carrot, apple, lemon juice instead of coffee. I should be happy, since this juice actually has.. you know.. nutrients in it. Bah.
I have been going to bed between 9pm-10:30pm every night so I am not so hungry late at night. Additionally, I am just trying to do a better job of getting more than my usual 5 hours of sleep per night. Turns out I feel really good after 8+ hours of sleep! Who knew?