Jumping on the Juicing Bandwagon

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Today begins the first day of my 5 day juicing adventure. Uncle Dan (my brother in law) started juicing to improve his overall health and was able to lose weight, lower his cholesterol and improve other aspects of his health. After his success and raving about it, I decided I wanted to try it. Luckily I have two other people doing it with me for moral support and who will understand my moodiness and complaints because I am sure there will be a little of both.

My mission is to lose some weight and most importantly jumpstart more healthy eating. I am giving up a lot and hoping that after the initial first few days, I will not want those special treats anymore. Let’s see how this goes!

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I have 5 days of 2 meals a day as juice that consists of kale, spinach, dandelion, ginger, lemon, cucumber and a few other things. For today, I am going to have them for breakfast and lunch and then a healthy salad for dinner. I am not completely drinking liquids only like a lot of people do when they “juice”. My plan allows me to have almonds and other nuts and 1 meal a day. I am cutting out the caffeine (this isn’t that hard since I have been caffeine free for a long time), carbs and dairy.

The juice looks pretty gross but it’s surprisingly yummy. I am not turned off by the taste at all which is a good thing because that was what I was most worried about! Doesn’t make it difficult to drink the 16 oz each meal. What I am anticipating to be hard is cooking for both of you! I tend to cook and taste the food to make sure it’s the right temperature and taste. Oh well, you will have to be the taste testers this time around!

Daddy – hope you can bear with me this week and possibly beyond!

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