First of all, thank you so much for all the support I’ve been receiving on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. I love each one of you. :)
Quick update on my juice fast. I stopped updating it daily for 3 reasons:
- I’ve been extremely busy building my startup;
- Taking photos of every juice was making the time slow down;
- I started repeating recipes over and over.
For the last few weeks I had a few ups and downs. While I’m trying to remain committed to the juice fast, it is getting harder and harder. I gave it a 4 days break during the hurricane Irene. I had friends over and I couldn’t see people eating in front of me without having a bite. If I was going to have a bite it had to be one of my favorite things on earth: Pork Butt. The hurricane only lasted 1 day, but the 11lb Pork Butt lasted 4.
Of course, my body didn’t handle it pretty well. First I couldn’t eat as much as I used to, which is a good thing. Second I felt like shit, making me wanting to go back to the juice fast right away. I gained 5lb during these 4 days, probably because of water retention.
After that I went back to my juice fast, lost 5lb in 2 days and I started to feel pretty good again. Some people have been asking me what exactly is better than before, here is a couple things:
- Clarity of mind;
- Extremely creative;
- More productive and focused;
- I’ve lost 25lb / 11.4kg;
- More energy;
- I don’t get tired walking up the subway stairs;
- Better English speaking skills;
- I’ve been reading and writing more.
I don’t know how much of these are related to the juice fast or to the fact that now I have my own business. But I’m sure it’s somewhat related. :)
The weather is getting colder in NYC and I’m starting to crave hot/solid food pretty badly. I’m making a complete list of all the things I want to eat and I’ll be posting the list here soon.
Besides feeling amazing and wanting to keep feeling that way for a long time, I’m not sure I can handle this for much longer. I’ll try badly.
"Try and fail, but don’t fail to try."— Stephen Kaggwa
After this whole experience I now have a huge respect for vegetarians, but I can’t deny my nature. As a Brazilian Viking I need to have a pork shank here and there. But I will find a balance to keep feeling great the way I’m feeling right now without having to give up the things I love for a long time again.