For fourteen days, we tried the lemonade diet. Here are our results.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Day 8- The Lemonade diet

The first time in 7 days with no lemonade drink. Just orange juice all day! It was quite refreshing to have a change, and quite nice actually as well. I really like orange juice, and didn't really feel hungry at all during the day. I can see how people doing this for 10 days just come to a peace with it around day 7. Maybe some time I will do this for 10 days, but I think 7 was actually pretty good!

In the evening, drinking the vegetable broth is quite interesting. Carrie added a very minimal amount of pepper, but it tastes quite strong. Interesting how the taste buds have become more sensitive. I wonder how spicy food will taste?

The stomach seems to really kind of clamp down around the vegetable broth... don't know if that's a good thing, or a normal thing, or what, but I think it tastes good, so I'm happy to be drinking it!

Day 7 - The Lemonade Diet

Day 7, I awoke VERY hungry. 20 ounces of lemon drink, and a glass of water later, and I was good to go!

I had my own personal "smooth move" during the day (read earlier posts, if you don't know what I'm talking about), which I think was just my body letting go of junk it was still holding on to.

We decided that we would have orange juice in the evening of Day 7, so we did... Carrie drank hers from a royal-looking goblet, which I found quite appropriate, considering it was one of the best glasses of orange juice either of us had had (just the basic Minute Maid No Pulp variety (we're not big fans of pulp in orange juice)).

I've got some pictures I'll be posting up here shortly.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Day 6 - The Lemonade Diet

Having decided that we're only going to do this cleanse for seven days has, I think, made day 6 much easier.

Today's cravings included pizza, spaghetti, and cilantro. I don't know why... but they're all things I love, so that might have something to do with it.

Today's excellent moment of the day... chewing WinterFresh gum. Wow, I never knew just how good mint could taste!

The thing Carrie and I have both noticed on the lemonade diet is that we can develop kind of funky breath. So, chewing gum helps that problem, and also helps the mind with the whole idea of "You mean I'm not going to be chewing anything?"

Both Carrie and I love to eat good food, so this has been somewhat of a challenge, but a good one nonetheless.