Breakfast - 2 org eggs over Ezekiel toast, black coffee
Work 10 hours, crazy busy, all I had few bites of these snacks in between clients:
- 4 oz chicken, tomatoes
- spinach salad, mushrooms, hard boiled egg, 1/2 c quinoa, steamed broccoli and cauliflower
- lots of lemon water and 2 more cups of black coffee during a day
Dinner - courtesy of my dear amazing cook / hubby - healthy version of chicken tikka masala, will be served momentarily…. picture coming up soon :-)
My 5th workout of the week will be accomplished on Sunday!
I feel pretty snazzy about today, but I am glad it’s over, now 2 days off, yey!
Woke up early reminded by how much I loved wine and how much I didn’t like the mornings after. Having wine after 6 week hiatus made my liver scream in pain :-) But it was so much fun having our best friends over for dinner, so worth it!
I love my Mondays off, so much fun to be had!
Today Boston had a heat wave, felt like summer all day!
This is what I did:
- took in my VW ‘Jedi’ for maintenance and fixin’ bright and early
- discovered the wonder of Tumblr queue and loaded it up
- caught up on my Facebook, emails, phone calls etc.
- went on gorgeous hike with my pup
- hugged trees
- recharged my Crystal Quartz in the sun and in the lake water
- got bunch of veggies for tomorrow - my full day of juicing
- picked up my car $1500 later, ouch, but necessary, it’s just money, life is great, moving on :-)
- pickled vegetables
- made delicious Czech salad for dinner (tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, kefir, salt, pepper)
- off to watch Lost on Netflix (I am about 100 years behind everybody else, just started watching it and LOVE IT!!!)
Hope you had a great day too!!!
Love and Light!
paleorunningkate-deactivated201 asked: wow, congratulations on your accomplishments! I was wondering how much juice you drank a day during your juice fast because I just started juicing and want to make sure I am still getting enough calories. I think I am going to start drinking 4 juices a day, but I was wondering how much you drank! Also, did you only drink juice for 30 days? I have digestive issues and am going to only consume juices, no solid food. Thank you, you look amazing by the way!
First of all - Thank you very much for your compliments!!!
I had more juice my first week, and then my body naturally asked for less. I started with a pint of fruit juice in the morning, had 2x 22oz of green juice during a day and pint of veggie juice in the evening. After my first week I reduced my day juice to only 22 oz, and sometimes I added a small fruit juice in the afternoons.
And yes, I only drank juice the whole 30 days, no solid food!
Hope this helps. I don’t think you should worry about calories too much, just listen to your body and it will tell you how much juice it needs to stay content!
Breakfast - canteloupe
Grazing through the day - organic berries from Trader Joe’s (had half of package each - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries) and one banana in the afternoon.
Drank 22 oz of green veggie juice through the day.
Dinner: homemade Vegan Tomato Bisque Soup with a side of Wasa whole grain cracker, so DELICIOUS, almost burned my tongue, that is how happy and eager I was to eat it :-)
Breakfast - I had a crazy long day ahead of me and was craving something more substantial, so I made a scramble - sauteed org.tomatoes and org.spinach with Trader Joe’s Cage Free Organic Egg Whites. Seasoned with salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes - capsaicin in the pepper flakes really boosts digestion and warms up the body among other wonderful things. Served with a side of organic sesamy Ezekiel Bread and a fresh tomato. So DELICIOUS!!!
During a day - the rest of my berries, afternoon banana and green juice.
Dinner - All Organic Spinach Salad with all these goodies: Olivia’s baby spinach, red onion, tomatoes, toasted pistachios, dried cranberries, apples, avocado & home made dressing - olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper. ADDICTING!
Served with a small bowl of tomato bisque soup.
My stomach feels fine, just gets filled up much quicker, and I can detect getting fuller much faster than before I went on the juice fast. I love that, because I always used to eat way to big of a portions without getting the stop signal from my body, so stopping when I am full is a HUGE improvement!
I am still full of energy, working out, kicking ass, taking names!
Happy Healthy Living, y’all!
This is a really great basic break down, each of them has so much to offer!
Healing Effects of Fruit Juices
Apples good for liver and intestines, relieves diarrhea
Blackberries prevent diarrhea, help eliminate phlegm
Blueberries help strengthen immune system, lower fever
Cherries strengthen blood, good for colon and menstrual problems
Grapes purify and strengthen blood, good for colon
Lemons good for liver and gallbladder, helps with allergies, asthma, cardiovascular disease, and colds
Oranges strengthen immune and nervous sytems, good for cardiovascular disease, obesity, and varicose veins
Peaches improve skin health, help detoxify
Pears helps lower blood pressure, good for gallbladder
Pineapple good for eyes and skin, helps with allergies, arthritis, inflammation, and edema
Strawberriescleansing to the blood, strengthen nerves
Watermelon good for kidneys, helps with edema
Healing Effects of Vegetable Juices
Beets good for blood and liver, help with arthritis and menstrual problems
Cabbage good for colon, helps with ulcers and colitis
Carrot good for eyes and skin, fights infection, helps with arthritis and osteoporosis
Celery good detoxifier, good for kidneys
Cucumber helpful toward edema and diabetes
Dandelion good detoxifier
Leafy Greens purifier, good for skin, digestive problems, and obesity
Onion helps lower blood pressure, good for colon
Potatoes good for intestines, counteracts excess acidity in stomach
Radish good for liver
Spinach blood builder, good for eczema
Tomatoes good for digestive system
Wheatgrass good for blood, liver, intestines, breath
Healing Effects of Juiced Herbs
Garlic lowers blood pressure, fights germs, good for allergies, colds, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes
Horseradish acts as disinfectant and diuretic
Watercress detoxifier, good for anemia and colds
All day full of exuberant energy, must be the full moon.
Started the day with 30 min of interval running, followed by delicious
- juice of watermelon, red grapes, orange and mint (super sweet with lots of amazing flavor, eventhough I am not into sweetness, I really liked it)
Right after that I made juice for lunch & snack at work:
- cauliflower & broccoli stems, kale & spinach, cucumber, carrot, lemon, ginger (good green juice, simple staple)
Dinner Juice made fresh in the evening:
- tomatoes, celery, cucumber, basil (amazingly delicious, fresh, light, tastes like summer evening should) … no picture, It was so delicious, it was gone before I could think of taking one :-)
Drank lots of water, tea, took a dog for a brisk walk, meditated, going to watch Downton Abbey online, and head to bed early to get some much needed rest.
1 down 29 to go.