10 Days of Juicing

For the last 10 days, I've been involved in an experiment with juicing.

After doing a bit of research on the topic, I bought an Omega 8006 juicer. I've been juicing everything I can get my hands on, including: carrots, grapes, apples, cabbage, broccoli, cucumber, zucchini, kale, beets, radishes, ginger, celery, and the list goes on and on.

About two days into this experiment, I noticed my energy level rose dramatically. Over the last several months, I've become increasingly more exhausted every single day. I had started taking naps daily that would last up to 4 hours. Some days, I'd spend 16 hours in bed. This was not out of laziness but rather a profound exhaustion that seemed without cause.

In the last ten days, I've only taken one brief nap. Aside from that, I've been energetic and alert most of the day. Today, I got up at 5AM, full of energy and even went to the gym. I'm still not tired. This is not like me.

I'm not following any sort of juicing program. I'm simply trying to sample a variety of produce, emphasising the deep green vegetables and the things I normally would have nothing to do with (cabbage, broccoli, beets, fennel...). I'm drinking approximately 64 ounces of fresh juice a day. In addition to juicing with the Omega, I'm also enjoying lots of fresh grapefruit juice, which has always been a favorite of mine.

I decided to start juicing after about a month on the Ultramind program [I should probably document that] with no dramatic and undeniable results. I figured I probably wasn't getting in the proper nutrients as I'm a very lazy eater and tend to eat the same simple and easy to make things over and over. I hoped the juicer would help me digest a wider variety of foods, and it has. But I was not expecting the results I've seen thus far.

In addition to the amazing increase in energy, I've also lost about ten pounds without intending to. From what I've read, when the body gets the nutrients it needs, the appetite drops. Likewise, when the body does not get the nutrients it needs (from junk processed foods), satiation is always out of reach.

Other benefits I've noticed are a boost in mood and bursts of mental clarity that I haven't experienced since my twenties.