juice fast, take two

While most will be binging on gut-busting fried deliciousness this weekend, we’re taking a different approach. A three day juice fast to get back on track with healthy eating. We were doing so well before hawaii, but derailed a bit after coming home. So, Friday through Sunday, juice it is.

You’d think a three day fast would be a piece of cake after a seven day one, but mentally, it seems harder to get back on track. You know the challenges that await you. It’s harder to face the bad stuff a second time, especially when it’s so fresh in your head. Adding on, the first three days of a fast are always the worst. The hunger pains don’t quell until after day 3, so by doing a shorter term fast, you really are subjecting yourself to the worst parts of fasting. But, despite the hunger pains, you do still derive benefit from even a short term fast, so we embark on this journey once again.

I have it dialed in a little better this time. I know what to buy in bulk from Costco, and what to hold off on and buy from Trader Joes. I try to stick to organic as much as I can, especially when juicing. I also have weekly farmers markets that are at my disposal, which I will take better advantage of this time. I stumbled upon one last Tuesday, and I have already found my favorite farm there. Although they’re not certified organic, they are pesticide free, so you get organic quality for non organic prices. My kind of deal. In a pinch, I’ve discovered an awesome website to search out all the other local guys – http://www.localharvest.org Yes, I’m revising my previous statement of laziness and searching out organic farmers markets for a portion of my produce. I’ve decided to skip the csa box delivery for now, instead seeing what $25 at farmers markets will get me (which, incidently, is the cost of the smallest box we can have delivered to us). So far, I walked away from the Tuesday market with the equivalent of a box of produce for $9. Now that? That makes sense to the numbers side of my brain and makes the little accountant locked up inside of me quite happy.

We are making the most of the sunny weekend here and getting out. Saturday is free museum day here, so we’re heading to the train museum. Later in the afternoon, we have some organizing planned at home. And Sunday? We’re getting out and finding a hike. Maybe somewhere in the auburn area. It’s great to live in California!

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Mom to "C", wife to Ben. I'm a part-time blogger, cook, organizer, seamstress, house cleaner, taxi, nurse (the mom kind), accountant... I could go on, but really... it's all in the blog. Read away!

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