Juice!

26 Feb

Stress has a way of creeping in, even when you are doing your best to lay low. The month of February was very hectic for us and me, personally. I took on 2 extra classes per week, subbed a number of times, and we had a bunch of responsibilities for a committee we are on (meetings, scheduling, lots of emailing, etc…). Oh, and Daniella had her birthday party!  It will all come to a close a week from today.  But until then, we press on!

I have been needing caffeine in the afternoons to make it through.  This is frustrating for me because I don’t drink caffeine at all any more.  And I have been hurting all over my body.  Joint pain, as well as muscular pain.

So this weekend, I decided to go on a juice fast.  If you have been following my blog, you know that this is just what I do to end flares or to jump start my body to get rid of symptoms.  So far, it has worked every time.  This time, I took all of the fruits and veggies above and used a fabulous juicer that is on loan from a sweet friend, Heather.  Since yesterday morning, I have been drinking only fresh juice.  I have had beets, cucumbers, rainbow chard, collard greens, granny smith apples, gala apples, green and red grapes, carrots, oranges, and more…

I have explained this before, but the idea is that my body gets a total rest from digestion.  And I juice these fruits and veggies and right away get the awesome nutrients into my blood stream.  And while doing this, I rest.  Yes, I ran a 5k and went to a dinner for the above mentioned committee…but the rest of the weekend is bedrest.  Not unlike most of my weekends. 😉

The green one pictured was collard greens, granny smith apples, green grapes, and cucumbers.  The red one was beets, gala apples, red grapes, rainbow chard, and carrots.  I start with the veggies because they are going to be the strongest.  Then I add in apples and grapes and the sweeter things until I like the juice. Simple as that.

There is very little in this world that tastes as good as fresh juice!

While you should eat all of that fiber that gets thrown away during juicing…there is a time and a place for NOT eating it.  For me, this is it. If you are trying to kick some serious health problems or jump start some weight loss, give this a try. I am no expert, but I can help you with some basics!

Bottoms up!

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  1. Mini juice fast and a meal plan. « Pressing on… - August 26, 2012

    […] I am starting a juice fast.  Probably just today because tomorrow is Monday and I teach twice.  Can’t really juice […]

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