Fast cleanse

After all the travel, eating on the hoof (bad food in Brussels, curry wurst in Essen, lots of buffet breakfasts and lots of coffee), lack of sleep and general hard work, I decided to have a mini retreat at home.

It’s been a long time since I did a green juice cleanse and I wasn’t sure how it would feel. I decided it would be a gradual build-up.

The first two days, I replaced breakfast with green juice. Barely noticeable!

The next two days I had juice for breakfast and lunch with a homemade vegetable soup (cauliflower and onion) for dinner. A little more challenging but easier by the second day.

And then I was ready for the full juice experience. Three days of juice (I’m just at the end of day two) and I’ve been feeling good. The trick is to drink plenty of fresh juice and so I’ve juiced more celery than I can poke a stick at!

Coupled with a little yoga, early nights, no alcohol and a quieter week at work, I’ve been feeling good.

I’ve found the gradual build-up a good approach to juice fasting. It’s less of a shock to the system and the will power can kick in slowly.

The reason, a detox (think curry wurst), a rest to the digestive system and a chance to take things a little easier, at least for a week.

Still to come, a mad twelve hour trip to Dublin so the fun’s not quite over yet!

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