Liquid Gold

I did something I’m not proud of yesterday. I ate a Snickers candy bar.  In the midst of learning about the ideal diet of 80% vegetables and 20% fruits in the reboot system from the Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead saga of Joe Cross losing weight and regaining health through juicing, I decided I needed this artificial, poor excuse for snack. It was only satisfying for the first few bites and then it almost became too much sweetness overload. And that is crazy for me. Snickers have always been my favorite candy bar.

Other than Fiber One bars, I really don’t feel like I have sweets that often anymore. I don’t crave them as much either, I’ve notice.  But don’t get me wrong, I still have a ginormous sweet tooth. Hopefully it doesn’t lead me down a road of failure because….

I bought a juicer! And I’m soooo excited to start juicing.  It supposed to be delivered today! Now, I don’t plan to do any extreme juicing fast. My goal is for 10 days to drink nothing but juice starting this Saturday as my Day 1. I hope I can make it! I’ve heard a lot about juicing from various bloggers but it didn’t seem realistic for me because not only did I not have a juicer, but I felt like it would hinder my working out. I thought there wouldn’t be enough protein in the diet to sustain a workout plan as well. But after watching the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, I was inspired to finally take the leap and purchase a juicer. I visited their site, rebootingwithjoe.com which provides all the information and starter guides to get you on the path to juicing. That’s where I found out my assumptions about protein were severely wrong. Yes, you’re getting a juice packed with micro nutrients, but there’s plenty of protein in there to cover your daily intake and then some. A few veggies won’t provide much protein, but a diverse assortment with increased quantity intake is plenty! Afterall, you’ll be having juice 6 times a day.

My goal for this juicing fast is not necessarily to lose weight, although a few pounds off would be nice, but more to jump start healthier eating habits. I’ve been eating wayyyyyy too many processed foods. My meals lately (mainly out of laziness) have been pasta with store bought sauce. And you know, detoxing my body might be a plus. There’s so many added benefits of juicing: faster absorption of micro nutrients, stronger immune system, weight loss, and higher energy levels. It’s liquid gold, as Joe would say it!

After I complete my juicing fast, I plan to incorporate juice into my daily routine as breakfast or snack.

Workout Recap

P90x is going well. I’m definitely sore everyday! Unfortunately Daniel and I seem to always put off working out until 10pm which makes things tricky being on the third floor of our building. We don’t want to disturb our neighbors, so some of the movements like jumping exercises have to be modified.  Wednesday night, we ended up just doing the stretching video and it felt amazing! I haven’t stretched that good in a long time. If I had the time, I’d do that video every morning and night. It incorporated a little bit of yoga which I always enjoy. Last night we didn’t get around to working out because I was studying hardcore for my stats midterm today. I felt fairly good afterwards, not too many questions I couldn’t answer so I’m hoping for a good grade!

Ashley Update

She is officially 214.9 lbs! That week of eating healthy and working out really showed! She said her daily routine is walking for an hour in the morning and then using various elliptical machines for 45 minutes to an hour at night. She’s continuing that same routine this week and will hopefully get some more good results!

Here’s an idea of what she’s been eating from the groceries she got last week: Turkey pitas, veggies burgers with hummus, bananas for snacks, yogurt with fruit, spinach salads with fruit feta and raspberry vinaigrette.

Lots of tasty things to eat! Better than what I’ve been eating. I plan to go to the grocery today to stock up on fresh produce for my juicing adventures. I’ll show you my loot later.

Speaking of what I’ve been eating. Daniel and I went to a Mongolian BBQ restaurant the other night. I had three plates. This was the least unhealthy of them all:

monogolian bbq

My other plates consisted of wontons, crab rangoons, this cheesy pastry thing, a spring roll, and lots of Tso’s chicken with rice. And can’t forget that sweet and sour sauce!

I always had my last girlfriend discount from Daniel at Einstein’s so I went all out with a turkey sandwich topped with cucumber, tomato, avocado, cream cheese, bacon, and bbq sauce. So good!

On my juicing fast I probably won’t keep track of calories just because I’ll be consuming nothing but fruits and vegetables but I hope to reclaim that habit afterwards.

Have a fabulous Friday!

Question:
Have you ever juiced before?

13 comments

  1. Sarah says:

    I’ve watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Was I the one who told you about it? There are a ton of good documentaries on Netflix, Food Inc., Vegucated, King Corn, Forks over Knives… If I think of any more I’ll let you know!

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