More time spent in the bathroom today. My husband drank the Senna tea last night and had an almost instant reaction to it, so I guess everyone is different. I drank it again tonight before bed, and instead of it taking all night to get things going; I also had to go to the bathroom immediately. I was exhausted already, and wasn’t expecting that right before bed. Today I drank 2 quarts of juice throughout the day. I juice for my husband’s lunch each morning, and decided to make mine as well. I keep them in glass mason jars, filling the jar the rest of the way with water to prevent oxidization that might destroy some of the nutrients. Storing juice made from a masticating juicer for a few hours is fine. Our particular juicer states that juice will remain fresh for up to 48 hours, but I would never keep it that long. It helped to have some in the fridge that I could pour out into a glass mid-morning, and again for lunch. I juiced again around 3:30 PM, and for dinner around 6:30 PM. I always seem to have great energy from my juice in the morning that carries me well into the afternoon. However, I always reach a point where I feel tired and a little irritable. My girls have been very patient with me. I tried to do some yoga this morning but listened to my body and quit after about 10 minutes. I knew it would be too much for me at that point, and it’s been recommended that you rest as much as possible while on a juice fast/cleanse. I don’t like calling it a “fast” but that is how it’s referred almost everywhere I look. Fasting suggests deprivation, but I’m feeding my body better than I ever have, and cleansing it at the same time. Fast/cleanse, no matter what it’s called, people will think what they will about it.
I ask everyone to reserve judgment on those who attempt something like this, until you do your own research. Some sites that I found useful: doctoryourself.com, healthy-juicing.com, rawfoodlife.com, juicefasting.org, and allaboutfasting.com.