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Jason Vale's 5:2 juicy diet for life plan

Yesterday I did my first juice day of the 5:2 diet for life plan - it's designed to be a 'fasting' day  with a calorie intake of around 600kcals.

The first three juices went down alright: 9am, 1pm, 4pm.  But at 6pm I was feeling like I couldn't face another liquid meal!  So I caved in and ate an avocado - which did the trick!  I went out to evening class - came home and did 30 mins yoga, then drank my last juice of the day. 

I was 3lbs down this morning - which is highly…

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Added by Gill Cooke on February 3, 2016 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Jason Vale's 5:2 juicy diet for life plan

I've just finished 7 days of juices, smoothies, and a few soups - using Jason Vale's recipe plan.  I feel wonderful!  I've lost about 3lbs - and I feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed again! 

I have ordered his latest book - which is what he calls the 5:2 diet.  It's really a sort of 2:3:2 diet.  Obviously…

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Added by Gill Cooke on January 18, 2016 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Day 1 of 7 Soup & Juice

Oh my goodness! Yesterday I had a fridge full of produce - now I have 6 jars of juice, a container of soup and a bin full of pulp & peelings.

I've prepped my juices, a soup, and a salad jar to keep me going through Monday and Tuesday (as I've got long shifts at work and won't be able to do food prep in between). …

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Added by Gill Cooke on January 11, 2016 at 7:50am — No Comments

Kick Start

Isn't it funny how, once you start thinking something, the Universe moves to support you?  A friend on Twitter asked for suggestions re juicing to help her eczema. Being in the UK - I suggested Jason Vale, whose juices are very easy and not too expensive to make. Turns out he is doing a global January Juice Challenge starting on 11th January - you can sign up for 3-day, 5-day, 7-day or 28-day.   I decided I could commit to the 7-day Juice and Soup Challenge. 

I found I already had the…

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Added by Gill Cooke on December 31, 2015 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

2016

Well, I'd just set out my goals for 2016 when Penni's email popped into the mailbox inviting me to come over and check in here. 

During 2015 I wasn't here at all.  I've been, and still am, active on SparkPeople which embraces health & fitness and has a huge supportive on-line community.  During 2015 I came across No S diet - which is working well for me.   Neither of these systems prescribe what or how you eat - so they 'fit' whatever I'm trying to do.

I am eating a mainly…

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Added by Gill Cooke on December 30, 2015 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Newbie!

Hey everyone! My name is Sabrina. I'm a vegetarian trying to get into the rawfoodist lifestyle. I was raised vegetarian and have never had meat, but I've also never had a very healthy diet. It's mostly consisted of junk food, and I don't regularly eat fruits and veggies. I usually just call myself a junkatarian, which really isn't far from the truth at all. It's actually pretty spot on,…

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Added by Sabrina on December 30, 2015 at 9:43am — 2 Comments

Holiday Repair Strategies

Last week I went to a Christmas party and ate cooked food. The worst part was that I had lots of dessert!  I lived to deeply regret this decision - I got quite sick that night and was dysfunctional for several days.  All day in bed one of the days.  A friend of mine teased me because I was texting her like I was drunk lol.  

I went to the party hungry after a busy day (mistake #1) and I stopped by the grocery store to buy items to make a salad because I always do this just in case if…

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Added by Amahla Johnson on December 26, 2015 at 6:02pm — No Comments

First Post

One month and two days ago, I had an ischemic stroke. I suffered severe aphasia, but have been speaking well now for over a week.



I currently have a small clot in my left carotid artery.



I'm trying to use foods to heal my body. I'm 33. This shouldn't be happening to me. I have no other health problems (not diabetic, etc.). I probably have a blood clotting disorder, but the cause of my stroke has not yet been determined. I have ZERO plaque in my… Continue

Added by Brandy Lastname on December 13, 2015 at 7:59am — 3 Comments

Turmeric- I love you!

Also May I say Turmeric?  I may have already posted about this amazing spice and if so, I apologize! but I am in LOVE!

It is AMAZING!! I started having asthma again - even having to take a couple treatments of albuterol.  So I had a huge jar ( super cheap- like $10) of turmeric and since it is valued as a anti inflammatory, took a couple spoons of it in honey and apple juice.  I did that several times a day, and it worked to get rid of the asthma as well as to get rid of the aches and…

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Added by Deborah Grissam on December 3, 2015 at 6:35am — 8 Comments

Wheat Grass Powder

Just bought some wheat grass powder from Frontier Herbs.  It was not expensive,like $9 for a pound-  doesn't really taste that great but so easy to put into the morning green smoothie.  I am starting to get to the point of " Is it palatable?" when I do my smoothies.  I love delicious smoothies but in the morning I seem to be more interested in getting something that will make me FEEL the best.  It is expensive to always have to be buying those $6 boxes of organic spinach or kale.  I know…

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Added by Deborah Grissam on December 3, 2015 at 6:25am — 1 Comment

"Responsible Detoxification" for Lyme Disease

I originally created the idea and coined the term "Responsible Detoxification" because of my own health and because certain detoxification methods were not working as well for me as they were for others. Why was that? It may have been because I was unaware that I had late stage Lyme disease. I realized then that everyone is different and should approach detoxification differently.

Everyone deserves to yield the power of Responsible Detoxification in their lives.…

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Added by Andrea Alexandria on November 28, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Common dental problems and their cosmetic solutions

Almost everyone faces dental problems in their lives at some point of time. These dental issues can take several forms such as chipped tooth, infected gum tissues, stained teeth and many more, but each comes with its unique set of solutions. Here is a list of common dental problems and their solutions that will provide aesthetic and functional results:…

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Added by Manav Pietro on October 30, 2015 at 1:36am — No Comments

Becoming More Natural

I love fresh teas, mint, ginger, lemon, lemon balm, peppermint. They are fresh, warming and I have always used them as a bee to add in other ingredients....liquorice when I am phlegmy, valerian when I need to sleep. All little things I remember my mother telling me about.

This weekend I have been in my kitchen, stripping leaves, chopping ginger, slicing lemon, and drying so many wonderful ingredients and setting out my own organic self grown tea cupboard. I will continue next weekend…

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Added by Ellie on October 18, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Listening to the Loving Voice

Something I've been thinking about recently is how as certain alternative practices or viewpoints become more mainstream, the quality or feeling they hold or the values they are coming from can shift.   I was thinking about how something like yoga, which used to be thought of as sedate and relaxing is now something some people force themselves to do because it's good for them.  I sometimes have this "should" attitude towards it as well. 

When I went raw, my father kept telling me how…

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Added by Amahla Johnson on October 11, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Its time to start living again.

My last blog was more than three years ago when my Dad passed away. When he was gone, I lost hope for a while, I had lost my best friend. I lost part of me. The abusive marriage I was in, became unbearable. I finally was able to leave in August of 2012, but suffered horribly from PTSD. I am now able to come off the antidepressant, anxiety, and stomach medicine I had to take to maintain my sanity and get thru an ugly divorce, fight for my children,a new home, and a new life. Along the way my…

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Added by Tamara Smith on September 15, 2015 at 5:17pm — 2 Comments

Day 50 : 100% raw vegan

It's incredible that I've already reached 50 days on raw - it's been so much easier than I'd thought, and is becoming such a way of life.

I generally eat fruit all day (until about 7 or 8pm) and have a salad at night (9-10pm). Sometimes I feel like something savoury during the day and then I'll eat an Heirloom tomato or some veggies. I keep an eye on my nutrition using the Cronometer. I'm not too fazed about eating a certain number of calories, although I do try to get to at…

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Added by Leigh Sanders on August 29, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

tired.....really tired

well this is take two....as I was about to post not two seconds ago , I closed everything rather then posting....oie vey.

I have been here before , many times. not just this site, but others and not just this mind frame but many. I haven't been quite this desperate but definitly have told myself I was going to change and didnt. I use to think I was worth the effort . I would get up before the kids...run...eat healthy...stay active. I use to love taking care of myself. Then my daughter…

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Added by sarah walker on August 6, 2015 at 7:13pm — 6 Comments

How To Take Off 100 lbs (or MORE)! Ep 2 Homework

To sustain you through the hard times, you have to find your deep motivation--your Why.  Your Why is probably not what you think it is.  It is not usually related to appearance.  Whatever it is, it needs to be vivid and we need to make it crystal clear and able to be summoned at the smallest need.Human beings like homeostasis--that is, we like things to…

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Added by Heather L.O.V.E. on July 29, 2015 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

LFRV

I have been LFRV low fat raw vegan now for a month and it is working so well for me!  I was raw several years ago for about a year and half but got so confused about all the cheesecakes and the fancy desserts which used nuts.  You see I would make them and then be the only one to eat them!  That's a problem- The only thing my children really liked was the berry jumble with a nut and date  crust.  I made it for Thanksgiving and several people put it in the microwave and put ice cream on top.…

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Added by Deborah Grissam on July 29, 2015 at 3:27pm — 5 Comments

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Day 1 of 7 Soup & Juice

Posted by Gill Cooke on January 11, 2016 at 7:50am 0 Comments

Kick Start

Posted by Gill Cooke on December 31, 2015 at 12:21pm 1 Comment

2016

Posted by Gill Cooke on December 30, 2015 at 10:26am 1 Comment

Newbie!

Posted by Sabrina on December 30, 2015 at 9:43am 2 Comments

Holiday Repair Strategies

Posted by Amahla Johnson on December 26, 2015 at 6:02pm 0 Comments

First Post

Posted by Brandy Lastname on December 13, 2015 at 7:59am 3 Comments

Turmeric- I love you!

Posted by Deborah Grissam on December 3, 2015 at 6:35am 8 Comments

Wheat Grass Powder

Posted by Deborah Grissam on December 3, 2015 at 6:25am 1 Comment

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