Jen Dewey

Juice Fast: Week 1

Jen Dewey
Juice Fast: Week 1

The first week of my juice fast in over!

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The first week of my juice fast has finished, and it was much easier than I anticipated. The first day was rough. I was very hungry all day. I kept reminding myself about my goals and that when I do break my fast, for the day, that waiting will make eating that much more enjoyable. 

When I lived in Paris, I learned that Parisiennes have a very different attitude towards hunger than American Southerns; We think of hunger as a generally inhospitable condition,something that needs to be sated, think "As God is my witness I shall never be hungry again" -Scarlett O'Hara; This is what happens when you don't feed a Southerner; They think of hunger as a temporary state that will be satiated in the future at a set time, no snacking. I heard many Parisiennes say hunger makes good food just that much better. I have found this attitude to be so helpful to keeping my hunger at bay. 

Below is my recipe for a Green Smoothie. Also btw I measure most everything in my hands, especially meats, veggies, fruits and seasonings which isn't very accurate but it is a natural way of keeping my calories down. Everything else like baking and rice, things that need specific ratios, I measure. 

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After I make my juicy smoothie drink, I pour it in a mason jar and stick it in the freezer while I get ready, I like to make it really cold before I drink it. I don't like warm juice/smoothie. 

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I wanted to put in a little word on how I clean my blender. One of my biggest pains has been cleaning my blender... that was at least until I realized I could just rinse it out, pour a little dish soap and fill it a little less than halfway full then I turn it on and voila... a clean blender. 

One of the things that I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged, keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself.
— Lucille Ball
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JEN DEWEY IS AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PHOTOGRAPHER LIVING IN SOUTHERN LOUISIANA.