Sunday, July 7, 2013

I'm Juicing

When I tell people that, I'm afraid they'll think I'm using steroids.

I was telling my chiropractor that while I've been doing couch to 5k and taking a pilates class, I'm gaining weight. Yes, for the most part I'm eating healthy, but those desserts kill me.  I usually have good will power, but I guess that's when I'm working (I'm a teacher, it's summer time). He suggested that I do a juice fast. That appointment was on Friday, I bought fruits and veggies yesterday and started yesterday.  My hubby was supposed to do it with me, but he claims he has an aversion to the texture of juice....it's juice with no pulp and no seeds.  I digress.

I've realized that though I like very many fruits and vegetables, the all vegetable juices are THE WORST. I've only made one bad juice and I drank most of it. The juice was made of tomato, carrot, parsley, and an orange.

A few days ago I weighed myself and I was 160 lbs (I'm 5'6" for those who are wondering). Today I was 156 lbs.  The bad thing is I don't feel like I can workout and maintain all juice. Though I know I can add protein powder, I still don't know if it's enough.

If you're further interested or think I'm insane for only doing juices, please watch the documentary, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. It's by a guy named Joe Cross. It's free on Hulu and Amazon Prime.

I plan to go 5-7 days. Today is day 1 of total juice. Yesterday I had oatmeal for breakfast and a few almonds through the day. I hear if you can make it past day 3, you're golden. Prior do doing this I did research and discovered some pre and post juicing diets. The pre juicing diets try to wean your body off of meats and carbs so you aren't stuck on the toilet for days. The post juicing diets wean you back to food. If you've ever eaten very healthy then splurged on fast food, you understand the gut wrenching pain you go through.

Thanks for reading :)

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