Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
So my husband and I are starting our 3rd week with our modified juicing/eating lifestyle. We juice about 85% of the time and eat a few meals during the week. He has 4 and I have 3 and once in awhile we nibble too if you want Primarily, for me, I only selecting raw foods when I eat my meals and occasional snacks but that's few if any.
Here is what I notice so far:
Unlike a diet where you feel deprived I now get full so fast on just a few juicings a day.
I don't crave food the way I use to where I pick and eat all day. I am satisfied and move on and accept this lifestyle much easier. The first week was hell but so worth sticking out because I am lifting in spirit, mood and energy and I like that.
If I am hungry and want to pick at food I go in and grab a few walnuts, dates, rains and I am good.
Salads are my primary meals when I do eat and I load them with tons of veggies, some avocado, olives, raisins, walnuts and occasionally goat cheese.
My skin is really soft and my face is changing...less stress looking and youthful. I like this! Especially at 51. I see this in my husband too.
I have a TON of energy and it's just amazing. I played tennis with the family this weekend and I was bouncing on my feet which was so unusual. I can recall looking back on many times when exercising that it was a chore (no fun) to be active but this time I had more energy than the kids...wow!
As far my body and weight I am trimming down and slowly. You think all this juicing and raw food eating that I lose weight fast but it's not like that and that's ok...just something i have notice but in a good way. I mean I am full from the juicing and yet eating plentiful salads filled with all the trimmings so I am satisfied always. Unlike the first week but now it's happening and I like this. I don't feel deprived anymore and do allow myself to splurge one day a week with a glass or wine if I want to.
My husband and I have chosen this path and to last a lifetime because at the end we want to feel good, live long and be healthy. I can see the result in my husband too and it's amazing as I look at him and see him slimmer and fitter. He says the same about me and one day I will share my before and after here but it won't be yet for awhile...I want to make a good dent in my body before I do that...anyways, off to exercise!
Have a great day.