Some of you have asked about my Juicing diet. So, I've been juicing for a month now. I think it has gone pretty well. My biggest lesson learned? I really don't need to eat so much food. I eat a light breakfast of toast, fruit (usually blueberries), tea/coffee at around 8:30 a.m. Then around 10:30 I have my morning juice, which usually has another fruit in it. I'll have a little lunch around 12:30 p.m., with another juice at 2:30 or 3:30 p.m. Dinner around 5:30/6:00 p.m. usually consists of a salad with some protein. So, it is not a lot of food, and I never eat after dinner. But, I have to say that I feel great! All the aches and pains I had before juicing (primarily in my lower back and hips/legs) are no longer present. I also have absolutely no indigestion or heartburn issues at all. Those issues were resolved once I stopped eating wheat/gluten products.
Looking back in pictures, I can see a very big difference in my appearance. This pictures was taken in 2010, shortly after arriving home with Ivy. I looked puffy. But, it was also before I knew about the wheat/gluten problem, which caused me to retain fluid.
Now, I eat a lot of raw fruits and vegetables and some raw nuts and lean protein. It consists of celery, kale, cucumbers, apples, lemons, carrots, cabbage every single day. I feel better and sleep better. I'm fitting into clothes that I've not worn in quite a few years. Since this picture, I've lost a bit of weight, too. That is always a plus!
Who knew that a change in diet could have such a big impact on how I felt? I've always heard it, but never realized it until I actually made the change.
Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri