Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What's This Juicing Craze?

  Okay, so this juicing thing has been around for quite some time now.  I've recently been seeing TV adds for a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  The other morning at about 4am I decided to check it out.  Of course my first thought was, "great they're going to try to sell me something", but that wasn't so.  Sell?? No.  Convince you to change a few things about your life? Yes.  It's a must see Here is the link.

   Watching this did nothing more than to confirm the things that I'm already well aware of with your body, foods, nutrients and how they all effect your overall health.  Yes, you are definitely what you eat.  This made me think about a few things.  First let me clear the air, I LOVE MEAT! I am a meat eater at heart, it's something that I actually crave.  I'm trying to get better about meat though and have finally located local farmers that have only grass fed and finished meats.  Anyways, with that said my mom is all in to the health craze and GMO's blah blah blah, I could go on about that stuff for forever, but I won't; Point is that she has been telling me that with my blood type I would best thrive off of green leafy veggies.....I lack these....big time.  Over the last year she has slowly gotten off of meat and for the most part eats fruits, veggies, lentils and whatever she can boil in a pot quickly.  She has been preaching these things to me over and over and I've done my homework.  It wasn't until I saw this though that I put 2 and 2 together that morning.  I moved to Philadelphia a little over 3 months ago and since I moved here there are a few things I haven't been doing, eating as healthy as I was in Florida and enjoying long runs outside on the Suncoast Trail. Instead it's indoor working out and fast food, occasional cooking, or eating nothing due to my night time work schedule.  I found my body having food cravings, but when I eat what I think will cure the craving it either doesn't or I turn my nose up to it.  So BOOM!  It hit me!  The lack of sunshine along with a lack of fruits and veggies has seriously taken a toll on my system.  Time for a change, time for a cleanse and a "Reboot" as Joe calls it.

Reboot Myself!
  I went out that very same day after doing some research about blenders and decided on a great starter juicer, Bella juicer, sold at target for a decent price.  There is no way I'm spending $300 out the gate for one of those top of the line juicers.  So far this juicer hasn't given me any trouble, easy to clean, easy to use, and has 2 speeds.  The only downfall is that I have to send the pulp back through a second time in order to get it dry enough. I yield a crazy amount of juice and believe I'm getting the amount expected from each round of juicing. 
  The website offers a daily guide for juicing complete with recipes, a shopping list, and a menu to follow.  I've decided to go for 10-15 days of juicing.  The only thing I did differently was go straight in to juicing instead of slowly backing off everything for a week.  What can I say?  I'm a go getter!

I will include the link of my review of the juicer from the moment I unpacked it and made my first juice and make entries every few days to keep you posted on my progress.

   Think this is something for you??  Let me know, share your experience with me.  Already juicing? I want to know what you have been through and what you've learned along the way.

This is 2 apples, 3 carrots and a small piece of ginter.
My breakfast from day 1

These are all screen shots from my upcoming YouTube Video.


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