How did we end up here? We've lived in Northern Illinois for 23 years. Way too long for this vegetarian! Thankfully, we're only a Metra ride away from Chicago.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

We did it

Four days of drinking only fresh fruit and veggie juice is finally over. We juiced carrots,kale,parsley,tomatoes,red peppers,jalapeno peppers,spinach,limes,lemons,apples,pears,leeks,cabbage,swiss chard,grapefruit,cranberries,celery,oranges,kiwi,pineapple,blueberries,black berries, and even a sweet potato!!
I thankfully didn't have any digestion issues but my blood sugar was all over the place. One minute I felt fine and the next I was sweating and shaking. I felt like I was in a fog the entire detox and couldn't think clearly.
The only plus was losing 8 pounds but I wasn't doing it for the weight loss. I will never, ever try this again.
I will definitely add fresh juice as a supplement to my diet as it's a great way to get extra veggies.
I planned a whole week of vegan dinners with recipes from my new cookbook,Appetite for Reduction.
Tonight's dinner of Mango BBQ beans over brown rice with corn and scallion cornbread was a hit with the whole clan.
2012 is off to a healthy start!!


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