I am excited to be back in the blog world. I went through a lot of extreme changes over the past couple months. I moved home to Arizona and took my old position as Laser Technician. I did love my position up in Utah, but the cold and homesickness eventually became too much to bear. I am so happy to be here. The weather has been lovely.
One of the things I love most about Arizona is the food. If you know me at all you know I love to eat. I love Spinato's, Cibo, La Grande Orange, Liberty Market, Oreganos, Joes BBQ, etc. Eating out with my friends is my favorite past time. That being said, I knew I needed to make some changes. I often felt drained, and tired. I struggle with acne. My biggest complaint was the frequent migraines.
I was tired of the stomach aches and nausea. Indulging now and then is inevitable, but I wanted my everyday diet to change. I watched a couple of documentaries on Netflix that really opened my eyes for the first time. My favorites were Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and Food Inc. I would highly reccommend you watch these. They are entertaining, informative, and quite frankly disturbing! (In the best way). Many of you have seen my photos on Instagram documenting my recent journey and have been asking questions. I wanted to elaborate on my blog for anyone who is intrigued.
So on the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead a man shares his story about how Juicing changed his life. By juicing fruits and vegetables he lost a TON of weight, felt and looked healthier, and felt inspired to educate others.
Benefits of Juicing:
One of the greatest benefits is that you can consume large amounts of fruits and vegetables quickly and easily. Pictured below is the amount of fruits and vegetables I consume in one cup of juice:
In the short amount of time that I've been juicing I have noticed a more effective digestive system, increased energy, deeper sleep, clearer skin, shinier hair, better moods, and less bloating in the stomach.
Juicing has also helped me to save money. Below is an entire cart of groceries from The Farmer's Market. These fruits and vegetables are locally grown so they are safer for our bodies. The groceries pictured only cost me $24, which is enough juice to last me at least 4 days (two meals/day). That is only $3/ meal!
I have only been juicing for about two weeks and I try to juice twice a day. Cutting out all of the junk in my diet is still a work in progress. (It is girl scout cookie season people!) I have noticed my taste is beginning to change. The foods I crave are different. When I do cheat, I am unable to consume the same large quantities I used to.
Lately people have been asking me how the juice tastes. I assumed it would be an acquired taste. Most of the juice consists of vegetables. The first time I tried it however I enjoyed it and wanted more. The juice comes out a little bit different each time but it always tastes sweet. It has been fun to experiment by adding and subtracting ingredients.
Here is the recipe for the juice I do daily:
1 large carrot
2 green apples
1 small orange
2 large celery stalks
1 large lemon wedge
1 handful of spinach
1 handful of kale
Hope you found this informative!