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I'm new to this site and it seems fabulous so far. I've slowly gone more and more raw in the past year until about a month ago when I went full raw. I felt AMAZING the first week, just full of energy, clarity of mind, so cheerful, it was very exciting. Then the past three weeks things have gone back to kind of meh. I'm not certain if I'm having detox symptoms, but I am having some headaches, occasional loose stools (sorry TMI), tired, etc. But I do have a chronic…Continue
Hi everyone :)
While i love green smoothies and juices i have never been on a juicing cleanse/detox before. My mum and i are going to go on a 3 day juicing detox to start next week and were wondering if you had any favorite juicing combinations or advice on the best way to go? I am so excited to do one even if it is only 3 days! :) my mum is a little skeptical about 3 days and only wants to try one but i told her to try the one and see if she likes it and can do the 3 days…Continue
Stressed--have a paper in every class due this week!!
I was so raw and ate so little on Saturday that I detoxed until night time when I ate a bowl of white rice to ease the illness I was feeling. I can't afford to be full on detoxing right now when I have so many things I'm being counted on to do this week...been taking ibuprofen to ease my arthritis pain. I try not to take it every day but having less pain sure is making me less depressed and more able to get done what I…Continue
Yesterday night was kind of interesting...I went to class extremely ecstatic, happy, eager to learn. I even walked from my car not caring if I left the lights on because I so direly didn't want to be late! When I got there I was fascinated, watching, learning about the people around me.
As the class continued I started to feel worse and worse. Pretty much almost all of my symptoms of both ulcerative proctitis and even arthritis kicked in--yes, arthritis. My arthritis hasn't been…Continue
Well I am my third day in on extremely high raw, no cooked carbs at all, very little oils...the only cooked foods I have eaten have been part of an 88 percent dark, organic, fair-trade chocolate bar, and some processed coconut milk by so delicious in some smoothies. Other than that I've been raw all the way baby!!!! And no nuts and seeds of course, since I don't react well to those...fruits and veggies all the way! :)
My skin is looking nicer, the bags under my eyes are looking the…Continue
Feeling SILLY :) I was SO energized and refreshed after my banana fennel cinnamon smoothie this morning--but I'd used my very last frozen banana!!! So because I thought I needed more calories and our oven is broken, and I wanted something easy to digest and food combine, I made something with white flour (and vegetables, but still), in the microwave.
Did not feel refreshed at all after I ate it!!!! And was sleepier too! Oh boo! And I didn't even add oil either. Haven't wanted to…Continue
Today I want to share something that happen to me over this year, I started to adore children, dont know why, just it happened naturally. All started when my mothers client asked me to look after his 2 kids, and kids just fallen in love with me, and it was so natural, at first half an hour I was terrified, but then I felt like I was doing it forever.
Then this couple asked me to look after them few more times, and now every time they are in London they call…Continue
I did it :) All raw yesterday. :) Woke up this morning with arthritis pain, but I felt a little renewed...here is what I did.
Woke up...felt the pain...took my bite guard out (Among other things, I grind my teeth in my sleep from stress! Isn't it odd?!), rinsed it, brushed it, put it away, lined it up in the shelf in the bathroom. Chugged a liter of water (Very easy for me, I am looked at so funny when I drink! Funny how I can put away liquids like nothing but…Continue
Added by L. on December 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Hey guys. :)
Well goodness me the appetite has decreased and that is wonderful, as it's helped me--for the most part--choose only the best foods, and I realize why it's happened. This has really truly been the worst PMS I have ever experienced since eating dairy, and I can only think it's because so much is changing within my body right now that it might be funking up the hormones, especially mixing in the cooked food with all the raw food sometimes after I've been doing so…Continue
I will only be mentioning my juice feast here once in a while. I am really busy with putting total concentration on myself which might sound selfish ,and it's not intensional, just needs to be done this way. I am doing all the reading I can on the way a body functions. Unless you really want something and don't know how to make it happen ,do what feels right. Juicing and geting back to where I used to be when I was younger is my goal here.…Continue
Goodness me, my emotions have been everywhere...honestly? I am loving it. I learn so much about myself when I am like this. Is that strange? I never ever hear of people actually enjoying their sadness. I think it's beautiful though...you learn so much about yourself, about the stories that have happened to you and why things are the way they are. And lately with this depression I have felt so artistic. Just want to create and create and create. It's way better than feeling monotonous…Continue
It's time you guys. It's time. I thought about it for hours yesterday and then I didn't go to bed last night...my reasons for staying up weren't only because of the juice feast, but lying awake all night led me to never losing the motivation I had from the night before. Sometimes I'll go to bed with this great goal in my head, only to sleep, wake up, and lose sight. For the first time in my life, I am grateful--satisfied--that I pulled an all-nighter. :)
My mantra that I…Continue
Oh brother! :) This morning I tried to do a shot of chlorella...One tsp in water of a filled up shot glass, I also added some lime juice to help it go down after a few sips. Let's just say...I was doing so great...and then 30 seconds after the last sip I was mopping up an explosion of green spew on my floor. I felt like I have a little kid, except it was actually ME who did that!! LOL......I suppose I won't be using that method anymore. To whomever recommended that method in one of the…Continue
As I decided to take a step closer to a healthier life style and to daily making decisions, that in the long run will help me maintain and achieve my ultimate goal; I came across several books, people and resources that encourage juicing as one of the tools to help and even prevent weight gain. This is one of the many benefits and rewards anyone can get from juicing.
There is no formula or right answer to finally banish fat and prevent it…Continue
Hi guys :)
Well I'm feeling...ahh...about the same as yesterday but yesterday I was feeling a LOT better than the day before...so at least things have improved! With my body I never really seem to know what to expect, so at least some positivity is happening.
Also I have lost so much weight being on this flu...well, I think at least 4 of it was waterweight, as it was gone after the first day, but now I've lost 6 pounds and I'm down to 114! And I don't keep…Continue
I'm enrolled in the upcoming RAW BALANCE 11-week challenge that is starting October 1st, and I've been good the past 2 weeks increasing my green smoothie and overall raw food intake, in preparation.
One thing that has been really hard for me to give up, is COFFEE. I'm down to 2 cups a day, but over the years of using this as the energy-drug of choice to overcome the lethargy from health issues, I've…Continue
Well it's day two of actively being on here and I have to admit, I really like it. I can't wait to start juicing, a lot of thing's I've read have said that during the detox, you actually lose a lot of weight. I'm looking forward to that.
I haven't started cutting out the meat yet, but the next time we go to the store, I don't think we're going to buy any meat.
The Sounders played Chivas USA last night and it was a draw at 0.…Continue
Sup guys and gals,
Yesterday was rough. I woke up feeling pretty good, however, when I got out of bed I immediately became dizzy. This lasted for about an hour. After that I wasn't dizzy anymore; I just felt... I don't know.... Weird. That evening we went visit my Mother. As usual I brought my salad stuff - they had pizza. I thought the chicken was bad. It was nothing compared to the pizza. Does wanting to hijack a delivery car count as a craving??? Anyway, I stayed…Continue
I have quit the Niacin supplement. I really like how the flush feels, but it has been 3 days since taking it and I am feeling the cleansing effects of Green Juices to be satisfying.
I mentioned incorporating more fruit juices,
I take a half pineapple and grapefruit juice in the morning with paprika to flush the liver.
I have decided this morning that I am going to take a greener…Continue