During this week of juicing I have been obsessed with chicken. I can’t honestly say that if someone put down a chicken kebab and turned their back, I would not have grabbed the chicken, stuffed it in my mouth, and left the vegetables.
I’ve had long conversations about chicken.
Chicken is all I’ve thought about and gods forbid, a live chicken would have crossed my path.
I have been a vegetarian for over seven years and mainly vegan for a year-and-a-half. In that time I have not knowingly consumed meat or fish, and it hasn’t bothered me at all.
To say that the past week of the juice detox has been difficult is an understatement.
The obsession with chicken stopped yesterday when I added protein to the juices. A few nuts was all it took to remove the thought of grilled chicken from my mind.
I feel much better for the addition of protein and Hampshire chickens can rest easy now because I don’t want to hunt them down and pop them on a grill.
The first week was a doddle compared to these past seven days. I ran a Heal Your Body-Mind with EFT workshop on Sunday and it was energetically exhausting. Most of the workshop is practical and we use EFT (emotional freedom technique) as a group to shift energy blocks. Doing this for about 4-hours is tiring and the juice just wasn’t enough to feel grounded. I came home and fell asleep before seven o’clock.
I had another long day on Tuesday when I met with my friend Amanda. We spent the day planning and plotting how we’re going to work together. No problem with juicing during the day (I had my flasks packed) but by evening, I was good for nothing. Again, asleep by seven.
I’ve been tired, hungry, and chicken obsessed.
It hasn’t been all juicing doom and gloom.
My skin is softer and my clothes are loose. With the addition of protein, I’m happy again and I’ve got a new favourite drink: hot Marmite.
I’m halfway through with my juice detox – wish me luck for the remainder!