Saturday, February 11, 2012

10- Day Juice Challenge - Let the fun begin


It is time to kick start this weight-loss journey! My detox at the beginning of the year was great and I was feeling good and losing weight but after a week of calorie counting, a week of the flu and then Fro fashion week I have fallen in a hole. Well its time to jolt my body into shape with a 10 day Juice & Raw diet! Ive read a few blogs and articles describing the benefits of juicing and I think this is the perfect solution for me. The 10 days will consist of drinking fresh vegetable & fruit juices, at least 3 glasses per day, all the raw fruit & vegetables you like, minimum 32 ounces of water and a multi-vitamin daily. I will be taking the other supplements I normally consume as well (calcium, potassium & flax-seed) but you take whatever your doctor recommends. Remember I'm not a doctor, just a plus-size lady trying to get on track!

Vegetables & fruit tend to be a little pricey so I decided to save money by purchasing a very economical juicer.  I purchased the Black & Decker Fruit & Vegetable Juice Extractor for $29.99 from Walmart.  It got some great reviews on Walmart's site as well as on Amazon so what could I lose?  The next step is finding some juice recipes that I can stomach. I found a great site called www.myjuicecleanse.com it has lots of advice, you can keep a journey and ask questions.  I will share this journey on twitter and facebook so please join in. We can help each other so lets get started! I will begin Sunday morning February 12th and the first juice I will try is:


Delightful Green Juice

1 apple
1/2 cucumber
1/4 green cabbage
handful spinach
Wash fruits and vegetables.  Cut to the size that will fit in your juicer.  Push the raw foods  through juicer machine.  Add ice and enjoy.  Makes approx 12 oz juice.
**from myjuicecleanse.com**
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