Day 2 has been lovely. I woke up with a tiny headache that passed quickly and a very good mood that didn’t . I have felt very “in my body” today, things are just feeling nice. I realized that this is the first time I’ve fasted/feasted in the company of other people and while having so much going on. Previously during 3-10 day fasts I’ve been alone, not working and generally not having a lot happening. This is more challenging in some ways (easier to feel busy and overwhelmed and want to eat) and easier in others (I’m distracted from food with a lot of things I really enjoy).
As far as tools, I love my Breville juicers but since I’ve been juicing so much citrus lately I thought it would be simpler to have a citrus juicer to avoid peeling a million oranges (at least) every day. I picked up a $20 one from Target and wasn’t impressed…so I’m back to peeling. I do, however, recommend a good set of ceramic knives.
Physically, it was nice to wake up with a flatter stomach today but my face was a little puffy and looked like it was retaining some fluid. I haven’t had any terrible cravings, starchy food has sounded good but not in a desperate way. Lastly I’m sharing a delicious new recipe that will probably become a staple. Introducing…Honey Creamed Melon Dream.
1 cantaloupe or galia melon
2 Tbsp raw honey
chunk of ginger
Halve melon and scoop out seeds. Slice into pieces that will fit in your juicer. Juice melon and ginger and blend with honey.