Friday, September 20, 2013

Four is my new favorite number!

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

And so I've been juicing for a week.  Not 24/7 juicing, just for breakfast, and I've lost four pounds.

FOUR POUNDS!  I've never lost four pounds in one week in my life, and for the most part, I haven't been too hungry. Remember Oprah brought out a cart of meat when she lost 68 lbs?  Well, when I think of a pound--I think of butter.  So I've lost 16 sticks of butter in a week.  : )

I found that spinach is a lot more palatable than (mature) kale, and that carrots can make the mixed juice quite nice.  I posted my juicing journey on Facebook and have gotten a few suggestions for juice (baby kale, for one).

One of the hardest parts for me with juicing is ... finding enough room in the fridge for all the veggies.  And I need a plan.  I've watched a number of videos and they suggest you clean and prepare (cut) enough of your veggies to juice for a week.  (I make juice every other day--enough for two days at a time.  It's supposed to have a fridge shelf life of three days.) 

I'm surprised at how negative some people can be about the whole juicing thing, but I'm going to continue with it for a while to see what happens. Except for the work involved, I can see this as something I could do for the foreseeable future.  Will I plateau like with a conventional diet?  Probably--it seems like one always does.  But I went in this more for staying healthy rather than just as a weight-loss gimmick.

So far, so good!
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