The Milk Cure 2012 (Day 2)
Day 2 of The Milk Cure 2012 is chronicled below. How is your raw milk fast going if you are participating with us? Are you feeling great? Energetic? Lousy? Tired?
Please post your observations in the comment section to share.
Paula: Slept well that first night. Car is fixed and a new computer is being loaded. Still tired and rather sore so I took a rest day workout wise and had work issues to contend with. I find that I am the hungriest early and mid morning and by consuming more frequently during that part of the day I need less as the day goes on and the hunger subsides. The biggest difference that I have noticed thus far is that for some reason I am needing to consume a larger amount of milk than I did last year. Which I find confusing since I weighed about 8 pounds more last year? Digestion and elimination felt great and “normal”. Weighed in at 117.6 and consumed 14 cups today.
Richard: I only drank 3 cups of milk today. I just didn’t feel very hungry. I also drank herbal tea and homemade kombucha when I was thirsty and not hungry. Didn’t get a chance to do any exercise today although felt energetic enough to do some. Joints and muscles feel terrific and very flexible. Digestion feels very light and unburdened, the same as yesterday. Slept very well and had no trouble jumping out of bed at the usual 5am.
Sarah: I completely forgot that I had committed to go on a school field trip today. It involved some hiking, so was a bit concerned how I would handle it being on the second day of a raw milk fast.
The hike turned out to be a lot more strenuous than I anticipated. It was a 3+ mile hike, through the Florida wilderness searching for native wildlife. While it was incredibly informative and enjoyable (we saw no less than 2 water moccasins up close and very personal – BIG ones!), it was a very hot and humid day and I felt a little weak by the end of it.
I quickly drank 3 cups of raw milk I had in the car after the hike and immediately felt better. I was somewhat tired the rest of the day but didn’t get a chance to rest at all as I had to help one of my children finish his Science Fair project among other commitments.
I did manage to spend 15 minutes out on the front porch in the sun with my belly exposed which is so beneficial to the gut. If you’ve never sunned your belly before, you definitely need to try it. It is so very relaxing and pleasant not to mention health promoting.
Was feeling so hungry by late afternoon despite consuming 10 cups of milk by 4pm that I had to take 2 bites of raw gouda cheese to help me along. Am concerned that I’ve already lost a couple of pounds. Will go and weigh myself at the supermarket tomorrow.
Hubby was a dear to make dinner for the kids tonight so I wouldn’t have to smell the steak (me want steak!). He is not having any trouble at all with the fast. I’m older than him, so that’s my excuse!
Took a magnesium salts bath to help relax and detox and felt much better after that. Finished drinking milk about 9pm and consumed 13 cups for the day. I’m thinking that I’m not drinking enough but drinking any more would make me gag.
Feeling slightly headachy before bed. Am wondering why am I doing this again? Then I remember Vernon Hersheberger and say a prayer that he is doing well after his hearing today. Sipped a cup of chamomile tea and went to bed about 11pm.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.