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10 Days of Juicing Adventures!!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

WOW...I haven't written in here in a LONG time..Life has been busy these past few months.

My Husband and I have moved cross country, I have begun teaching Yoga full-time and have had the opportunity to run some pretty amazing races..my longest distance now is 16K (10 miles, for my American friends). I am feeling like I am exactly where I am meant to be in my Life. emoticon

But ever since I completed my 3 month Candida Cleanse my Sugar-Monster has been back with a vengence and I have often times found myself eating sugar-y treats when I am a. not even hungry and/or b. not desiring sweets even. emoticon

So after watching 'Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead' www.fatsickandnearlydead.com I decided I would FINALLY break my Juicer out of its cage/permanent home AKA the original box and try it out...for 10 days. I am not going all out and doing a 10 day Juice-fast (as some people did in the film) but rather incorporating at least 1 juice into my day everyday for 10 days. And miraculously enough my Husband (a meat, cheese and bread eater by trade) has agreed to do this with me. Which of course gives me more motivation to actually cut up all the veggies and fruits needed to make the juices...which is a suprisingly LARGE amount..because I know he needs the juice most certainly more than me..as I said he is on a strict meat, cheese (and cheesy-related snack), bread (white-only) diet.

So we are on Day #3 now and doing well. It has been fun to experiment, I have made a different juice each day. Day#1 Apple and Pear, Day#2 Carrot, Beet and Cucumber and today Beet, Celery and Apple.

The things I have learned so far are:

- You need often times more veggies/fruits then the recipe calls for..I have been doubling my recipes (as I making juice for two) and it still isn't always enough for both of us to havea full glass
- Apples seem to go well with everything, and they add a bit of a sweeter flavour (I know this is what I am trying to get away from but I like juice that tastes good)
- It is better to cut up a big batch a veggies and fruits the night before if you are planning to make juice first thing in the morning (as I said it takes alot of the stuff, which unless you're a prof chef takes time to prepare)
-Be sure to clean out your juicer right away, so as to prevent staining and a sticky, half-dried mess to clean up later
- Depending ont he quality ofy our Juicer (ours is a lower-end one) you may want to put the 'Pulp' through the juicer after the whole fruits to try to glean a bit more Juice from it

And thats it, thats all the Juicing Wisdom I ahve for you today..feelin good, healthy and energized (went for a 3 hr Hike in the peak heat of the day yesterday and still managed to come home, make dinner and juice and stay up till 11pm!) and will opst more about my adventures soon!

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    Thank you for the posts on juicing. I saw the same very inspiring movie. But my DH has pointed out that fiber is an important and healthy part of our food plan and doesn't juicing just remove the fiber? I think that a big part of the transformation in the movie was from giving up all the other (non juiced foods) foods.
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