The confession of a “wannabe juicer”.
Two of my younger friends seem to have blossomed over night. One has lost quite a bit of weight and they both have complexions that a model would die for. When I questioned them about it they gave all the credit to juicing.
This isn’t a new concept to me since my daughter has advocated it for years, but I never took it seriously until now. Living alone is not conducive to eating well and I know that my daily intake of vegetables and fruit is nowhere near where it should be. On top of that I’ve felt listless and achy lately … just not up to par.
OK ! Decision made … I’ll start my juice feast today. I went to our local market and picked up a cabbage, cauliflower, onions, cucumbers, tart apples, a lemon and lots of carrots. I was loaded for bear and all would have been fine if I hadn’t gone down the candy aisle and seen the Chocolate Peanut Clusters on sale.
Now, this wouldn’t be a problem for most people. Buy the darn candy, take it home and treat yourself to one a day. But that’s not me. I am constitutionally unable to eat just one of anything when it comes to snacks so I try to keep them out of the house.
However, I was very good today. I actually came home, washed all the produce and processed it through the juicer. It made about two quarts and the taste is awesome. So far, so good … and time to reward myself with a peanut cluster !
You guessed it …it’s confession time. That darn bag of candy is empty, my stomach is groaning and I feel like curling up in a ball on the couch . Will I never learn?????
But then I remember that one of the big benefits of juicing is to detox the body and I’m determined to start all over. I figure I‘ll take it “one day at a time” like we do in another program that I follow and I promise to let you know how it turns out.