So, you thought my last post on juicing was cool. How’d you like my original take on the controversial issues that have engulfed fanatical juicers who wanted nothing more than to starve themselves on just juice and smoothies as a means to an end to losing weight and believing that they could feel awesomely fantastic all day long?
Many of them are not here anymore. I’m pretty sure that some of them collapsed out of weakness. There were just far too many deficiencies in their diet that they didn’t bother to check up on. And guess what else? While many gave up on the juicing fad, many more didn’t budge an ounce or pound where shifting their hefty weights were concerned.
They thought they could get away with murder by not exercising either. Girls, that’s never gonna work if you really want to lose weight and feel healthy aglow all over all day long and everyday of the week. My ten day experimentation with healthy eating follows up on what I contributed towards the phenomenal world of juicing.
Because lucky for me, I was a bookworm, still am, by the way. So I was never entirely convinced that this dieting fad or that healthy eating plan or six week exercise workout plan with juicing was ever gonna work miracles for me. I had to be honest and realistic with myself. A lot of the green food I saw on my plate at some time or another during the early days of my dieting and exercising extravaganza were just plain yucky.
And that’s putting more words in my mouth in one go. Naa, my ten day eating experiment was a follow up to my jazzy and authentic juicing experiment. To juice or not to juice, was how it all started. At first, I found myself having to get up at the crack of dawn every morning just to make breakfast. I mean really, come on girls, who really has time for this nonsense.
Back then, I didn’t really get the picture on just how important breakfast was for each and every start of the day. After a few weeks of trying and hammering new habits out, I started to get the hang of things. It was a darn side better than skipping breakfast every morning. I was enjoying the taste of things to come and I was always greedy for more.
The good thing about juicing practices today is that you’ve got all the gadgets to go. Not that I’m complaining, I never had those when I started out. Back then I was twisting and turning my arms to get the best orange juice squeeze. And by the time those first juicing machines started to cry out for love and nourishment on our supermarket shelves, I couldn’t afford such swanky machines.
Thanks to my hedonistic lifestyle, I was quite broke. Even now, I had to make quite a sacrifice to get my hands on a suitable juicing machine. Girls, this is quite important because it helps you deal with necessary masticatory processes. It helps you with your variation. Blenders, by the way, are better. Even more variety.
With blenders you can keep your fruit chunky while retaining all of its nutrients. And, of course, you can make delicious smoothies with them too. The ten day experimentation plan with personalized eating habits, I thought, was really neat. It wasn’t a week, and it wasn’t even a full two weeks. Because it was a slow, tentative start for me, I was able to skip a day or two.
But how quickly I noticed the difference in my body and how I felt as a grown-up girl. One night, I was into pizza, but the next night it was all fish and salad. I felt quite superb after that latter meal. The salad was colorful and necessarily crunchy. I dashed it generously with olive oil. Good for you because it contains healthy to goodness fats. I dashed my grilled tuna steak with a generous squeeze of lemon. I’m in the habit of adding lemon to my juices because I just happen to love the sour taste it gives off.