A photo from a couple days ago. Makes me smile. :)
A photo from a couple days ago. Makes me smile. :)
I'm on day 46 of my juice fast/feast. This is just routine now, just what I do. I'm wondering when I'll stop it, but using food to fill me when my emotions are low is something I'm working hard to break. Two days ago I was going through something tough, and that's the first time I didn't dream of drowning myself in a big bowl of something. KFC mashed potatoes, chicken pieces, corn and gravy... That used to sound appealing to me. It sounds salty and greasy now. I'm finding other ways to fill any loss or sadness. God is my true source of joy, and I'm trusting Him to help me find other ways here on earth to fill my heart, not always my stomach. :)
The weekends can be hard. My boys are all home, and the house is total chaos. We had a good weekend, and now I'm hoping to catch back up with where I fell behind. Fortunately, I'm still juicing. I look forward to the juices I make and drink. They're like bottles of sunshine. :)
Instead of tracking actual juice recipes on MyFitnessPal, I'm just tracking individual items I juice. This has helped me a lot, to better see the nutrition I'm taking in. The calories really do add up, too, which is okay. I'm in this to get HEALTHY and make life changes. That's what counts.
I like tracking the individual veggies/fruits too. It is helping me expand my produce variety. I had never had watercress before I started juicing, and glad I found it.
WATERCRESS! I haven't had that yet. Will need to try it. :)
Good morning! I woke up to a great glass of coconut water. I don't know why, but was just craving it this morning. I just finished the DailyBurn365 workout, and have so much energy! I like that they have "normal" people working out, with modifications to the exercises. That inspires me. I keep thinking to myself, "If they can do it, so can I."
After syncing in my Vivofit 2 activity tracker, adding the exercise and coconut water, I took a look at my sleep for last night. I was concerned that I slept fewer hours than the previous night, but the reality is I actually had more deep sleep! That's probably why I feel better this morning than yesterday.
I'm working out, but careful to not push too hard. When I don't feel comfortable, though, I don't quit. I just do something a little easier. The funny note is the workout clothes I bought a couple months ago are now way too big. I might have to hit up WalMart for some less expensive gear while I'm losing inches. The working out is finally starting to feel better, less painful. Whew...
On with the day! :)
WOW! I'm using my new Garmin Vivofit 2, trying to figure out how to log everything online. It links with a free UnderArmor MyFitnessPal account, to help track timed activities, food intake, etc. Much to my surprise, I can log my juices on my account! Fortunately most all of my recipes have come from Reebot with Joe, and many of those are already logged into the database. Here's what I've had so far today. I do drink a lot of juice (4-6 times/day), but have only had two so far this morning. I'm on a citrus kick today, and need to head to the store to get more greens for tomorrow. I've had a lot of water, as well. The caloric count really helps me see that I AM not only getting great nutrition, but quality calories, as well. BTW, I've been steadily losing weight on this juice fast/feast. I think I'm down about 27 lbs in the last 30 days. Arthritis is gone, back pain and hot flashes are gone. My energy level is WAY up. Very cool!
Um, hello? Did I read that correctly? 14 grams of plant based protein so far today? AWESOME!
Oooh... The sugar count is high, too. I need to look into the differences between processed and whole food sugars. Yup, back to more veggie, green drinks tomorrow. :)
THIS IS AWESOME!
HA! I finally watched Forks Over Knives! Wow... I know there's some controversy over this documentary, but it's helped me feel better about leaning toward a plant-based diet after the juice fast/feast. I've also checked out one of the FOK cookbooks online through my library, and have another FOK book on hold. Hoping to educate myself during this time of juice fasting/feasting! :)
KLM88, good topic. There are definitely proven studies that inflammatory responses promote degenerative diseases, so having a juice fast reduce inflammation makes perfect sense. With all that high nutrient juice entering our bodies, ridding the excess Sodium, allowing our digestive system to rest and heal, and reduce inflammation? Sign me up for this reboot. Juice On.....
Well, digging into my past, I'm encouraged to do some dry research into the effects juicing may have on my body. I just found this research piece, focusing on the effect of fruit juice on blood glucose levels. I'll just copy and paste the reference and abstract below.Effect of Fruit Juice on Glucose Control and Insulin Sensitivity in Adults: A Meta-Analysis of 12 Randomized Controlled Trials. Authors: Wang, Bin1
Well, my first juice fast/feast lasted 28 days, second one 27 days. Today is day 30 of this one, and I'm not feeling the need to stop at this point. As a matter of fact, well... I started passing some gunk, if you know what I mean. I'm going to stick with this fast/feast until my body tells me to quit, and I don't think I'm at that point just yet.
While going through this, I've been trying to reboot my brain, too, to learn about healthier ways to eat and live after I'm done. I love my Nutribullet, and definitely plan on using juice and smoothies after the fast/feast is over. But I also want to transition to a plant-based diet. I've always loved veggies and fruit, so this shouldn't be hard. I'm using Pinterest to help find inspiring recipes.
I'm watching YouTube videos others have posted about their juicing journeys. I've been trying to find more videos from people who post about life AFTER their juicing fast.
And...I'm reading books about nutrition and healthier living. Yesterday I started the book, "What are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of the Soul." From the book: "The fact that weight loss can be connected with increasing happiness is the secret to why my approach works." And...
"1. Pause and take a deep breath.
2. Ask yourself if your hunger is being triggered by a familiar pattern, such as feeling bored, restless, or sad, or wanting a distraction. You now know some of your most common triggers, so see if any of them are involved.
3. Once you've identified a trigger, ask yourself if you really need to eat. Maybe you can find an alternative activity, one that simply postpones reacting to your trigger..."
Eating good food is AWESOME, when our bodies really need the food. NOT when I'm bored or sad, which are two of my own personal triggers. I'm looking forward to discovering new, healthy recipes, preparing them with my own hands, and enjoying the process of eating, feeding my body with good nutrients, not junk.
This is a journey. We can do this. :)
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I'm on day 30 of my juice fast/feast, will keep plugging along.
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This is my third juice fast, and I'm feeling better than ever!
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