Saturday, August 3, 2013
Slim-Down Saturday Report
It's Day 26 of my 90-day Nature's Sunshine Summer Slim-Down Challenge. I've been juice fasting for the past week, with fruit juice in the morning and vegetable juice in the evening. I also drink water, green tea, or Nature's Sunshine Stixated, a berry flavored appetite suppressant that you can add to a bottle of water, throughout the day. I cheated a couple of times because I was really craving protein. I ate a spoonful of peanut butter one day, and two fork fulls of tuna another day.
The scale showed a weight loss of 4.2 pounds since last week, for a total weight loss of 14.4 pounds.
That's almost a bowling ball, but not quite. I'm averaging a little over 1/2 pound weight loss per day.
I'm expecting to hit a plateau any day now.
Here are two of my favorite juice recipes that I prepare in my new juice machine, a Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor 67601.
The Juicing Bible (2nd Ed.) by Pat Crocker, p. 174
1/2 pineapple, cut into spears (I have also use canned pineapple in its own juice)
2 oranges, peeled
1 lime, peeled
Mean Green Juice
Joe Cross of Reboot with Joe
He's the creative force behind the award-winning documentary movie, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.
6 leaves of kale
4 stalks of celery
1 cucumber, peeled
2 Granny Smith apples
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 thumb-size piece of ginger root
Frankly, I think green juice is an acquired taste. But I'm getting used to it. Sort of.
I treated myself to a store-bought veggie juice before tax class at our local Juice Stop. It was a blend of carrots, beets, cucumber and ginger, and it was actually quite tasty. A little earthy, but healthy.
64 days to go, and counting!