I am the heaviest I have ever been (non pregnant) 9stone 11lbs. Which for my height (5ft 7″) is perfectly healthy but I don’t hold weight very well. I have a naturally small frame and any weight gain sits weirdly on my hips and tummy. Easy to hide in clothes but is really affecting my self confidence.
So I decided to do a five day juice cleanse from Fuel Station. I choose one with added collagen and it cost £109. (For 10% off your first order use code carasuthers excludes some of the meal packages)
Four juices a day, water and herbals teas allowed but no food.
Day one; I was so excited to be finally doing something about how I looked that I found day one easy. I wasn’t hungry and the juices taste nice so it was breeze. Day one is the easiest.
Day two; my mood was low today. I still wasn’t hungry but it dawned on me how much of my day centred around food. Thinking about food, preparing food and watching ‘come dine with me’ all had gone from my day. I was so bored.
Day three; this my friends was about as hard as it could get. I wasn’t hungry I was just angry. When they say it’s all in the mind this is true. I literally talked myself into eating beans on toast. I got myself to a point where I thought I would probably die in my sleep. Si commented along the lines of ‘You’re better than this’ so after practically licking my plate clean I went to bed and planned on how I would take the kids and leave him in the night. DAY THREE IS TOUGH
Day four; I woke up first, I was full of energy and I felt happy. Day four is where I turned a corner. I stepped on the scales to see if I was heading in the right direction (even with the toast mishap) and 3lbs had gone. This gave me the boost to see it through.
Day five; today had to be cut short because I had a meal planned but I stuck to my juices till the evening.
I can hand on heart say that it’s worth it. I’ve lost 4lbs. Which I’m delighted with as I don’t have much to lose and I cheated! I feel so much better. So much more energy. Feeding my body with all those nutrients for five days has made such a difference. I will do this again just before my holiday.
I now plan to ease food back into my diet. Light meals and maybe make my own juice for breakfast.
Isn’t life funny.
I honestly think you’re so beautiful, with such an amazing home and family – well you’re certainly a good photographer if that’s not the case, but I’m pretty sure it’s more than just good lighting and an eye for decent snap.
I’m so shocked to hear you are self conscious about anything.
But that’s human nature isn’t it. Idealising what we don’t, can’t or won’t have, whilst overlooking what we do. It’s so easy to tell ourselves what’s wrong with us and in our lives than it is to see our own achievements and accomplishments. All too often, we need others to do it for us. As if the affirmation of oneself as a decent, well-rounded person can only be truly given as a compliment to others, and never to ourselves. And, when it is given to us we don’t believe it anyway. And, anyone that can see it in themselves is just a stuck-up cow! Ha. Life is strange.
Woah, too deep. Climb out the rabbit hole Alice.
In summary, don’t be too hard yourself. You are damn hot, girl! *snaps fingers in front of face – instantly remembers that just doesn’t suit me – does Spock hands instead!!*
What a wonderful comment! Thank you!
Wow good on you for sticking to it, after the beans on toast I may not of continued, I’ve tried juicing before and I have only ever lasted 2 days… Well done on losing 4lbs you must be thrilled.
Well done. Amazing will power. I juiced for three days and cut out caffeine. My withdrawal symptoms were what it must be like for an addict coming off meth. I puked up – the juice I think – and that evening went from hot to cold every minute for about an hour – it was scary and very extreme. I then had no energy for two days. On day four I had to eat as I was freaked out. I think it was the coffee for me. I’ve drunk very strong coffee for many years, I couldn’t speak in the morning before getting it into my veins and would then continue to drink it all day. It’s so ageing and my sleep was awful so I’m glad I stopped that. Anyway – well done again xxxx
Wow! All credit to you for sticking to it. You look great though before and after and it was really interesting to read your experience too. I doubt I’d get to lunchtime (in fact I know I wouldn’t!). I do like a green juice though and Press do some really nice ones like Greenhouse No. 1 – they make you feel super healthy!