Monday, August 15, 2011

day 2...what's with this stupid headache???

sooo... day two started off just fine this morning- lots of energy and no sluggishness as i headed off to the office! success! and then about half way through the day, the HEADACHE FROM HELLLLLLLLL (said in my best sports announcer voice) reared its ugly head. :/ and next came the uber-sleepies which caused me to jump in bed pretty early tonight!

so what causes this to happen on a juice fast??
well, according to those informative folks over at JuiceFasting.org, there are 5 major stages of detoxification which occur when one fasts - i am in stage 1. here's what is happening to me right now:

"Stage 1 (Day 1 To Day 2)
On the first day of fasting, the blood sugar level drops below 70 mg/dl. To restore the blood to the normal glucose level, liver glycogen is converted to glucose and released into the blood. This reserve is enough for half a day. The body then reduces the basal metabolic rate (BMR). The rate of internal chemical activity in resting tissue is lowered to conserve energy. The heart slows and blood pressure is reduced. Glycogen is pulled from the muscle causing some weakness. The first wave of cleansing is usually the worst.
Headaches, dizziness, nausea, bad breath, glazed eyes and a heavily coated tongue are signs of the first stage of cleansing. Hunger can be the most intense in this period." (from JuiceFasting.org)

pretty intense, huh?

so, here's my day TWO video... and for more info on the Five Stages of Juice Fasting, go to my  "did you know?" page and check out the post i put up there =)

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