My husband has always been a eat and drink anything you want kind of guy.
Never had a weight problem. Never had a health issue.
A few years ago his doctor put him on Lipitor - not because his cholesterol was high, or even borderline, but just because he believed all men by husband's age should be on it.
So for the last few years, when Charlie has wanted to eat total crap, he'll say it's a two Lipitor kind of day
Sometimes I wonder about the medical profession. Sure, it takes less time to hand out a drug instead of talking about lifestyle changes ...
Anyway, I kind of got hooked on juicing a while back, then forgot about it (it was kind of a hassle to make) then hopped back on the bandwagon.
My go-to juice is kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, Swiss chard, celery, cucumbers, beets, carrots, green apples, parsley, green peppers, and ginger.
It takes about an hour to make - about 7 16 oz glasses . I use canning jars and fill them to the top. I buy enough stuff to do it twice a week.
If it's there, I will drink it. I actually like the taste. I spend about $40 a week on the mostly organic vegetables but I look at it this way ... At about $2.50 a drink (think bag of chips and Coke, which I never complained about spending money on), I'm getting this incredible boost of nutrients.
I 'feel' different when I drink it up.
I drink my green juice first thing in the morning. I believe it sets me on the right track to start the day. I'm more likely to stick to salads, smoothies, and or mostly vegetables for lunch when I start my day off with green juice.
I've been consistent now for over 2 weeks
I've been making an effort to eat less meat over the last year ... Actually, it didn't take much effort ... Saw so many news stories about pink slime, etc and it just kind of makes me sick to think about it - except ribs, I still LOVE ribs ...
So anyway, Charlie was never gung ho on my juicing. It takes time and planning. He sort of kept sabotaging my efforts. And I gave in way too easy last time.
This time, I'm doing it for me. I see the difference in the way I feel. My body feels different, less inflammation. I told Charlie, don't worry, I'll drink them all - he doesn't have to hold his nose and get it down. And I mean it.
I'm done with overseeing his eating habits. If he wants to eat salami for lunch everyday, he's a big boy ... I'll just make sure that life insurance is paid up!
Last week we get a call ... One of his best friends growing up died ... Heart attack. He was 4 years younger than Charlie. Though they were not really close anymore, I could see that the death impacted him. We don't get to live forever. We can make some choices that will improve our odds ;)
He asked me last night if we were going to make juice. We did.
He got the juice out this morning ... And drank it ... On his own.
He said 'not bad'!
One green juice at a time ... Maybe he'll ask me if I want to go to the gym today instead of me asking him.
Anything is possible ... He may even become as addicted to green juice as he is to salami.
It could happen!