The last time I blogged about this (buried in the middle of this post), I was a juicing neophyte.
Soon after, one of my dang wagon wheels got stuck on something…and there I was…
lying face down on the grass…right where my regular diet “flang me”.
For a month last summer I drank only green juice until noon every day and I felt a-ma-zing. I was really clear in my head (like, “hey, maybe I don’t need coffee-clear”) and comfortable wearing clothing that exposed the ‘ole midsection (the muffin top responds to a clean diet pretty quickly). I had also gotten used to it and was on the road to habit, when I got tripped up by school starting and a totally different schedule.
So…I jump started myself again by watching the movie “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” on a recommendation from my hair stylist who is near 50, but looks 35.
Yes, I’ll have what she’s having, please.
This movie spoke to me. It actually spoke to my kids too, who watched it with me. I’ve been out and about in public a lot lately with the fam…traveling/water parks/restaurants with troughs/etc. and I’m saddened by what is happening to our country. I consider myself to be a very healthy eater in general, but there are times when I feel like a blowfish…just another face in the the crowd looking for a carb/sugar/caffeine fix that is fat free or low in salt…yeah, right.
Any-hoo…I dug and did more research and watched this video with Cherie Calbom, the “juicing lady”. The doctor she was being interviewed by said something and I had to turn off the treadmill and watch it a couple of times:
“Pretty much most cancers can be prevented by eating this kind of diet and getting proper vitamin D”.
Now..I’m not a card carrying member of the medical community (and I realize that his was a very bold, general statement), but I do know how eating well (juicing, in particular) makes me feel….really, really fantastic. Deep greens, chlorophyll, calcium…etc, etc….all fresh from the ground without humans screwing it up. This appeals greatly to me.
Just got this book (already have this book and love it) and will begin s-l-o-w-l-y…I have found that diving in with militant intent does not serve me well. I will continue the green juice-until-noon deal for a month and re-evaluate how I feel and how difficult it was. Then (drumroll, please) I’m thinking about doing a cleanse and giving up coffee completely…yikes..that scares me a lot.
Anyone wanna give the morning juice thing a go with me? ( a nice little bonus is that the tropical travel ahead will be a nice motivator, as well!).
Happy week, lovelies!
(new post at The Ignited Heart about Elida’s buddy, Donald Miller…big time stuff for him–hoo-boy!)