Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 1 of Juicing!

I don't know why I got cancer. The only thing I know for certain is that I don't want it again.
I need to start living healthier.

Right now, my exercise routine is non-existant. There's not much I can do about that, but I CAN control the things I put in my body.

By feeling yucky from the meds, I have been eating whatever sounds good. Lately, that has been BBQ chips and Pepsi. Making healthy choices hasn't been a priority...until now.

Why am I fighting so hard to live if I'm just going become unhealthy on a whole other level?

I have to quit my pop habit. Aspartame is bad, food dyes are bad, processed foods are bad.... everything that tastes good is bad.

I'm going to strictly juice for the next 3 days. I will only consume raw, organic fruits and vegetables and tons of water. My juices will always contain at least 60% veggies and less fruit.

Vegetable juicing works because the enzyme rich raw juices are readily absorbed into our blood stream within minutes, requiring little digestive energy.
The vital nutrients flow straight to your Liver.

Cooking and processing food destroys these micronutrients by altering their shape and chemical composition. In this advanced nutritional level, you avoid all processed foods and eat only organic vegetables and fruits, unless not otherwise possible.

Virtually every health authority recommends that we get 6-8 servings of vegetables and fruits per day and very few of us actually get that. Juicing is an easy way to guarantee that you will reach your daily target for vegetables.

Juicing also helps you absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. This is important because most of us have impaired digestion as a result of making less-than-optimal food choices over many years. This limits your body's ability to absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. Juicing will help to "pre-digest" them for you.

So, there's my reasoning. There is no particular rules I'm following for this except liquids only. I want to detox from all the crap I've been eating. I want to feel better. I want to wean myself from all the bad sugars.
This is not for weight loss. Honestly, that's the least of my worries right now.

After that, I will still incorporate juices into my diet to get the recommended servings of vegetables. I hate eating veggies, but don't mind drinking them.

Damn, 3 days seems like forever.

My new juicer and tons of good stuff!

Ingredients for this morning's breakfast are celery, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cucumbers and a green apple :)

Juicing is amazing!

Breakfast of Champions...It was good!


  1. Been there,done that,hope it works for you,gotta go.I am buying stocks today,Charmin and Cottenelle!!!!!!!!Love,Dad

  2. You are amazing and inspiring! I'm glad you're doing what's good for you and finding a way to make it yummy in the process!

  3. I would love to get one and try it. Keep at it!

    PS...Your Dad cracks me up :)

  4. Your Dad cracks me up!! Hahaha! :)
    I do believe I need to try the Juice/Charmin clense!!

    <3 Michelle Heatherly