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Juicing


Yes, I have started juicing.  My hubby and I started on Sunday and boy has it been something else.  A few weeks ago we watched the documentary 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead'.  It is about a man, Joe Cross, who has an autoimmune disease and totally turns his life around by juicing.  There is obviously more to the story but you need to watch the movie, not going to give it all away.

In the movie Joe spends 60 days putting nothing in his body but fresh vegetable and fruit juice.  He was also closely monitored by doctors.  I would not start out to do a 60 reboot unless you have your doctors permission and are being closely monitored.

Hubby and I have decided to give it 10 days.  I would love to do 30 but, let's get past the first 10 and see how we feel about it after that.  So far it has been OK, this is only our 3rd day though.  Yesterday was pretty rough.  Sunday's juices weren't the best tasting..in fact, they were pretty bad.  But, we got through it.  Monday we tried a few different recipes and while they weren't that great, they were better than Sunday's and.....we got through it.  Today I started the day with a Pineapple, Orange, Coconut juice and OH MY GOSH!  YUM!  If I could drink that all day I totally would!

As for how we are feeling?  Well, hubs is on overnights this week so I haven't really been able to talk to him about what he thinks but, I feel great!  Considering I got hardly any sleep last night (MG wet the bed twice, yuck, and pooped in her panties sometime during the night, double yuck, and then the battery in the smoke alarm decided to die.  fun)  I feel great today!  I have a lot more energy than I usually do and....I have lost almost 5 pounds! (4.4 to be exact)  Hubs has lost about 6.


 Some of the recipes we have tried are:
Cantaloupe Strawberry - it was OK, I would make it again.
Beet, Carrot, Apple, Lime - YUCK (seriously like drinking dirt)
Apple, Celery, Lime - it was OK, haven't decided if I will make it again.
Spinach, Apple, Kiwi, Celery, Lime - It was OK
Watermelon, Strawberry, Peach, Blueberry, Mango, Blackberry, Ginger - Thought this would be REALLY good, it wasn't.  lol  It was OK.
Spinach, Carrot, Apple - It was OK
Pineapple, Orange, Coconut - THE BEST!

There are more but I can't remember all of them right now, guess they weren't that great.  lol

Some things I have learned so far:
Beets are possibly the most disgusting thing you can eat.
I don't like Ginger as much as I thought I did.
Juiced Spinach really isn't that bad, when paired with an apple or two.
I thought we were eating semi-healthy......we totally weren't.
I REALLY want some pancakes!  HA!

I am already planning out our meals for when this reboot is over (weather we do the 10 or 30 day reboot).  You are supposed to start back on food slowly.  So, we will start with solid fruit and veggie plates, add some beans and nuts in and eventually add fish and chicken back in.  We will eat like this for a while before we add red meat back in. 

I also wanted to talk about how much of a pain cleaning our juicer is........it totally isn't!  It is SO easy to clean!  I have heard a lot of people talk like cleaning their juicer is the worst thing in the world to do.  I don't know what kind of juicer they have but so far, ours has been great!  All the parts you take off to clean are big and really, it's no more work than cleaning a few pots and pans after you cook a meal.

That's what we use!  Pictured are the parts to our juicer, the cutting board, one of the two bowls we use and the knives and spoon.  That's it!  Super easy!

If you juice I would LOVE to hear some of your favorite recipes.

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