Saturday, April 06, 2013
My body has been letting me know for quite some time now that it is not happy with me. Well.... It mostly seems to be my digestive system, but other parts of my body have begun to join in. I have been getting lots of exercise, but have been over-indulging with consumption, and not always (or even often, lately) making good choices. What began as a stomach "ache" and some indigestion (a quiet reminder from my body) has become "pain". My body is now screaming at me to take better care of myself.
I watched "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" last night, and I was motivated to give my body the support it needs. I am fortunate to own a Vitamix, so rather than juicing (what happened on the documentary), I immediately thought of healthy smoothies. I like keeping all the fibre from the fruits and veggies, and I'll drink lots of water to keep things moving.
A little searching brought me to a 3 Day "Body Booster Smoothie Plan" from Dr. Oz. Actually, he calls it a "Detox Cleanse". This has caused all kinds of debate on a Spark group I visited as part of my search. I am not using this as a cleanse. I am not using it to lose a lot of weight (water or not) in a short period of time. I am using it as a way to focus on nourishing my body. To, hopefully, feel better. I know enough about nutrition to see that the smoothie recipes have a good balance of the things my body needs. They also have a healthy calorie range. They should be easy to absorb in smoothie form. I am just too lazy to come up with my own recipes.
I know that some people have complained about the cost of ingredients, but they are all natural foods and I have almost all of them already in my house. In fact, I was able to make the breakfast smoothie this morning shortly after finding the plan. It was delicious! Much more dessert like than my usual breakfast smoothie. A keeper. The lunch time smoothie is a little "greener" and people have found it to be the most challenging, but when I make my smoothies they are usually very green (my husband refuses to try them), so I think I'll be fine.
It's only three days. I'll let you know how it goes.