Month 11: Liquid Life
Wow, it seems as the year comes closer to the end I am getting lazier and lazier about these postings. Sorry!
So month 10 was a bit of a change up and had more to do with what I was putting on my body, rather than in it. Month 11 will be going back to what I am putting into my body.
Your digestive system is an amazing machine. If you haven’t realized this by now, it is time for a wake up call. It takes everything you put into your mouth to nourish you and converts it into the energy you need to function every day. It is constantly working, constantly and tirelessly. Isn’t it time to give it a bit of a break? Well, you can’t really stop eating. I mean, maybe you could, but not for long. In our fast paced and demanding society, a complete fast is nearly out of the question. Some people choose to go really hardcore and go on the Master Cleanse, which is basically lemons, cayenne pepper and maple syrup. I’m not sure I could ever be one of those people, but you never know what the future holds. Instead, I have decided to give my digestive system a less substantial, but sure to be appreciated break for the month of November.
Rules for this month:
1. Breakfast is freshly made juice from fruits and vegetables.
2. Dinner is either completely blended soup or a protein shake.
And those two rules are it. Simple, yet very, very time consuming. Also, it is completely necessary to have a juicer for your breakfasts.
I’ll admit, it hasn’t always been easy. I have had to ‘cheat’ with store bought juices on one or two mornings. I’ve also had to forego the liquid dinner on a few occasions. When you are eating out or invited to someone’s house, it isn’t really easy to have that liquid dinner. I have managed to make my liquid dinners in the majority however, so that is something to be proud of. Also, there’s a lot of liquid dinners to go. At lunch I make sure to include healthy decisions and protein so that I’m not lacking in those. Juicing does not yield a ton of protein, nor does it allow for much fiber. If you are thinking about juicing for the first time, make sure that you research it and if you can, talk to a nutrition expert.
Have you ever gone on a juicing spree? Did you notice any effects it had on your body? Mind? Spirit?
- The Master Cleanse and Weight Loss (everydayhealth.com)
- And so begins the fasting. (happyvalleymama.com)
Posted on November 12, 2012, in Experiences, Information, Monthly Rules and tagged detox, enzymes, jennifer walker, juicer, juicing, nutrition, raw food, year of the detox. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.