Breaking the Fast

More Blueprint Cleanse Info:

I opted for Level 3: Excavation. This is the most intense level because the juices are all green; the other levels have more fruit juices. Dori did Level 1: Renovation (she likes green juice, but not the romaine that BPC adds).

6 juices per day.

  1. no.1: Green juice – romaine, celery, cucumber,green apple, spinach, kale, parsley, lemon.
  2. no.2: Green juice – romaine, celery, cucumber, green apple, spinach, kale, parsley, lemon, ginger.
  3. no.3: Green juice – romaine, celery, cucumber, green apple, spinach, kale, parsley, lemon.
  4. no.4: Spicy Lemonade – filtered water,lemon, agave nectar, cayenne.
  5. no.5: Green juice – romaine, celery, cucumber, green apple, spinach, kale, parsley, lemon.
  6. no.6: Nut milk – filtered water, raw cashews, agave nectar, vanilla bean, cinnamon.

I would definitely be able to make most of these – they are really similar to the green juices I was having over the summer.

I had a lot of trouble today. I woke up and did the 30-day shred, so I probably set myself up for being hungry all day long. By 2:30pm I had finished 4 juices – leaving just 2 for the rest of the night. I also cheated and had 2 cups of coffee with a little bit of the nut milk.

At 5:00pm, instead of going for one of the remaining juices (green or cashew milk) I went downstairs to a cafe and got a banana. I tried to chew it well so as not to overwhelm my stomach. I sipped water until I went home from work around 7:30pm. I did not want any more juice. I saved the green one and the cashew milk for later. I might have the green juice tomorrow morning.


Bobby made healthy fried rice for dinner, so I had a big bowl of that. I pretty much only ate the rice because I wanted to stick with one type of food – it’s easier for digestion if you have just carbs, or just protein, etc…

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Bobby makes the best fried rice. And after dinner I had 2 cookies made by Auntie Jo.

My stomach actually feels okay – I was so so hungry all day today no matter how much I drank or ate and I was worried that when I started eating lots of solids I would feel terrible. But it’s okay so far… I’ll let you know how it pans out. I still feel hungry and I know I’ve had enough – it was a lot of rice.

I don’t know if I would do a cleanse like this again. For one thing, it’s really expensive! It’s $195 for 3 days (but I had 25% off so it was about $146). That’s a little more than $8/juice… which is pretty standard, but I can’t justify it. Especially since it wasn’t enough and I had to eat additional stuff each day. I think if I want to do this in the future I’ll just “juice ‘til dinner” and make my own juices. I’m going to NJ tomorrow so I’ll bring back my Breville juicer this weekend.

Overall – I’m really glad I did it. My stomach is/was flat for a few days and I lost the bloating. It made me realize the importance of appreciating food and not going overboard. It made me recognize that I need to be gentle to my stomach/digestive system because it’s sensitive. But I am SO glad it’s over.

If I don’t post tomorrow… Happy New Year! What are your plans? We’re going to New Jersey tomorrow after work and we’re going to a friend’s house for a small party. I think we’re coming back into the city on Saturday (Bobby is seeing a Nets vs. Cavaliers game).

15 Replies to “Breaking the Fast”

  1. im glad its over too. ill be honest, i dont like this cleanse thing. it sounds like starving. and it sounds like it set you up for being super hungry. i can see the concept about the detox/cleanse, or about clearning your system and stuff. but i think it is really imbalanced. the body needs more than green juices to function. there is no protein and the tiniest amoutn of fat from the nuts. i wouldnt do this for any extended time…maybe a day?

    those are just my thoughts i guess. and i AM very glad your tummy is feeling better and that you found an awareness from this! 🙂

  2. I have to agree w/ Clare, detoxing makes me see the concept and I’d like to try it, but often times ppl go about it so unhealthy and it scares me almost like they have an eating disorder!! I’m so glad you went about it healthy and listened to your body when you were hungry! I’ve read up on it to see about detox teas and stuff, but still haven’t made up my mind. I think I’d also only do it for one day, MAYBE two. That’s so interesting that your tummy calmed down right away! Maybe you’re onto something – to eat simpler meals that are easier for you to digest. My mom just returned from her 3rd trip to Italy (she’s addicted! haha) and she told me something interesting there – that they eat their salads AFTER dinner, not before like we do. They believe that the order of things you eat is what helps w/ digestion, so finishing up w/ the veggies going down last helps push everything through. Maybe there’s something in that and you could eat carbs or protein followed by veggies?

  3. What a horror. I’d die if I had to drink nothing but juice. I hate juice already, so just drinking it already gives me the chills.

    Well I’m glad it gave you some benefits, but I’m with you in that sigh of relief that it’s over!

  4. Thank you for sharing yourfast experience- it was very inspiring! I suffer from a bloated tummy every single day and I´m thinking about trying something similar now. But I think I will try to make the juices myself and see how that goes.

    I wish you all the best for 2010! Take care!

  5. A part of me really wants to try a cleanse because I suffer from bloating/stomach issue as well. But a part of me is really nervous!

    That healthy fried rice looks yummy!

    Happy New Year!!! All the best!

  6. I admire your dedication, Mags! I don’t think I’d ever be able to do a cleanse like that haha I’m far too much of a little snacker 🙂

    Happy New Year!

  7. Happy New Year’s Eve Maggers!
    Love you and wishing you a great 2010! so glad your cleanse is about over. SHEW…but great way to end the year!

  8. Happy New Year Maggie!

    I don’t like being hungry either. I think I told you that during the two cleanses I’ve done in the past, I always ate either all raw at night or a big bowl of lightly steamed veggies. I cannot go to bed hungry. Have a hard time going to sleep if I do.

    Glad you felt good, but I’m also happy that food is back in your life. It’s too good to give up for long. 🙂

    Hope you had fun in New Jersey!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with this- I’m totally fascinated by it. I have digestive/bloating issues too, so I’m trying to up my intake of juices. But it would be HARD to only have juices, even for just a few days… I really like munching on things.

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