Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Juicing and Detoxing My Way

When I make big changes in my life, I want to make a fresh start. This requires considerable effort from me, and one of the things I have decided to do is to concentrate on my health. My days of going through drive-through windows may not be over, but I plan to make much healthier choices when it comes to the food I eat. One way I plan to do this is by starting a juice fast and avoiding two staples in my diet.

This isn’t the first time I have done a juice fast. A few years ago, my sister and I went through one together for a few days, and it was very enlightening. I found myself not craving solid foods at all during the process, because all of the vegetables I was consuming in one glass filled me up. My vision was sharper, and I felt an overall sense of positivity.

When Kristina suggested a juice fast at last week’s “Thursdays at Three” meeting, I knew I had to do it again. I took her suggestions into consideration and did my own research to create a plan that is right for me. I will do a juice fast this week using the knowledge of experts on the subject of “juicing” and overall health. Even after the fast in complete, I will use my juicer weekly to supplement one meal with a fully satisfying glass of vegetable and fruit juice.

I don’t believe in dieting, but I do believe in eating healthy and knowing which foods to minimize or avoid all together. I never drink soda, I hardly drink store-bought juice, but I do have dairy and wheat products often, and I will be giving both up for the next month as part of my detox program. Giving up wheat will be very difficult, since it is in everything! But I am determined to choose gluten-free alternatives and to read all labels.

Does anyone have any juicing and/or detox advice to share?


My Juice Cleanse said...

Pauline, Every day we make choices. I find it's important to celebrate the good choices and live moment to moment. That allows us to make changes in our lives. I run a blog over at My Juice Cleanse if you'd like to check it out for more info on juicing. I'm glad to hear you'll be juicing once a day after your detox. This can be key to continuing the path to good health. Best of luck and drop me a note if you have questions.

Oh, yeah, and I have a blog full of juice recipes here on blogspot called Juice Cleanse Recipes.

Take care!

Rika Susan Recipes For Juicers said...

Great post! Thanks! Doing a detox with the help of juicing, is much better than having to stick to boring water! It is filling and it enables us to still get all those crucial nutrients. I also agree that diets are no good. It is much safer and better to adopt a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy providing free recipes and advice about juicing at

Pauline Karakat said...

Thanks for your input! I look forward to reading more about juicing on your websites.

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