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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bad Habits...

Lately I've been feeling like I'm falling deeper and deeper into a bad eating habit. I love to eat! I felt like I was eating junky food and that I'm also snacking alot. I do NOT want that to catch up with me, and I already felt like it had started too.

I had done some research in the past on juicing. It intrigued me but I wasn't ready to start all that. I wasn't ready to add something else to my ever busy life. I was catching up on Sydney at the Daybook and she had a post recently about juicing. She said something about eating cold cereal as dinner often, and that's so me. Now that school is on break I'm taking the plunge! I'm super excited! I made a trip to the store to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies. I am so a beginner at this so I'm not sure how long the food will last for me. I'm hoping 5 days. I went off of a recipe i found on Williams Sonoma's website and let that guide how many ingredients I bought. It took me a while to find a few things...I've never eaten Kale or Beets... In my life! So I'm excited to shock my body.

This is my plan:

Drink Juice only for 3-5 days for full detox (again, not sure how this is going to go, so the time may vary)
After I feel all detoxified, eat a whole food for 1 meal for 2 weeks.
After that, supplement one juice a day while eating balanced meals.
Cheat here and there...Seriously, I can't be a full on juicer..let's be realistic!

The Juicer
The original stash
 The First Juice:
Sweet and Tangy
Strawberries (A Small Carton)
2 Kiwi
2 Large Carrots
1 Cup of blueberries
4 Heads of Kale
est. 8 Mint Leaves
The juice color is red/pink and I left the froth in
Made about 2.25 Cups
The below cup plus another half

As I'm drinking this for dinner, Justin is making Chicken Alfredo...EEK!


  1. I have read a lot on juice cleansing too. One great tip that I have found on multiple sites and in books also is that you should prepare quinoa and keep it in the fridge. The first two days are really hard on your body and you will loose your energy fast. If you already have the quinoa prepared you will not have to resort to binge eating. From what I have read they recommend a half a cup in the afternoon to hold you over. Also you should look into Chia seeds. They are full of 'good stuff.' They will mix well in a liquid drink too.

  2. Thank you! I will go look into that now :) I'm adjusting and decided not to go cold turkey...It's not going to be feasible with my work schedule. I'm going to try and ease into it!