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Juice Fast – Day 5

***IT’S DAY 5!!!! I’M HALFWAY DONE!!!!***

I’m just a BIT excited that I made it to day 5! I really truly thought I wouldn’t even make it to day 2 haha. Today I woke up and made my usual morning juice but I didn’t eat a banana this morning and I went to work. I got home and ate a whole avocado plain then went to meet up with my best friend Mary for best friend day.

While hanging out I was feeling really hungry for a meal which is different from what I had been feeling in the days prior. Before today I was more just craving certain types of food or certain textures like fast food, grease, or crunchy. Today, however I just really wanted some solid food, even a healthy salad with meat. I found that to be interesting. Instead I drank my water and headed home to make my evening juice which I changed up a bit.

Dinner Juice:

Kiwi (so yummy)

Leaf Lettuce

Spinach

Ginger

Kale

Carrots

Apple

Lime

Celery

Beet

It was a nice red and filled with veggies but tasted like fruit! It was amazing and one of my favorites!

Today I went and bought a workout ball which I just inflated and man, I’m going to feel my arms tomorrow!! That thing was so hard to pump up. I’m kind of confused too because it came with a band that you put around it to make sure it’s the right size and I seriously believe the band is the wrong size haha it about a foot bigger than the ball!!!!

Anyways, I got that so it would stare at me in my room and motivate me to use haha. Let’s see if that works!! I also bought a waist trimmer belt because I carry a lot of water weight in my midsection and it helps you to sweat in that area when doing cardio. Let’s see how it goes.

I love Marshall’s by the way, everything is so affordable and they have so much stuff!! I go there way too often!

Anyhoodle.. I’m off to bed, I’m so exhausted!

P.S. check out my YouTube channel – I vlog, film tutorials, and reviews on beauty products and be silly with my younger sister – http://www.youtube.com/user/meganfitzmakeuplove

Love you all and keep juicing!!! xoxo – Megs!

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Juice Fast – Day 3

Here we are the end of day 3 and I’M ALIVE!!! Yup, i survived what is said to be the hardest day of the juice fast.

Today I woke up and kind of regretted drinking that smooth move tea at home because… well… let’s just say I was in the bathroom for a bit. Haha. After that passed I felt great and ready to make my breakfast! I ate a banana then made my juice.

Morning Juice:

Oranges

Ginger

Apple

Celery

Blueberries

And blended in a banana. Again, after drinking this I had so much energy and then I was off to drive to Riverside for work.

When I got home from doing that around 1:30pm I had my Heart of Palms salad from Trader Joe’s and removed the nuts and only used half the provided raspberry vinaigrette. The salad included mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and artichoke hearts.

I had ran out of fruits and veggies and was waiting until I met up with my partner in crime  and unfortunately I had gone from about 2pm-8:30pm without eating/drinking my veggies (not recommended) I was feeling pretty hungry but it was tolerable and I was dreaming about dinner!!

Today Brenda informed me that our walk is a total of 3 miles!! I had NO idea! It felt so easy to me1 Which is a big shock.

Big bummer about today was that I started the crappy, dreaded, grueling, time of the month. THIS should be interesting!!!

My mood today was pretty okay, and my energy level kept up but right now I’m pretty ready for bed.

My Dinner:

I made my sweet potato “fries” tonight again, but this time I used yams. Sliced a whole avocado. and made a juice which included:

Beets

Carrots

Orange

Spinach

Parsley

Ginger

Apples

Such a great dinner and I feel satisfied! I plan on making some chamomile tea and getting some rest. Tomorrow I have to shop and get my hair done! Oh what a hard life! 🙂

Happy Juicing!

xoxo – Megs!

My Juicing Experience – Why I’m doing it and Recipes I’ve Tried

Hey all!!

Again, so sorry for not posting very often. I think the push I’m going to need to make posts more often is to challenge myself to post a blog every day for the month of February! SO YES, here is my official claim to blog every day for the month of February!

For now.. I talk about juicing..

Lately, I have been obsessed with watching RissRose2 and BenjiMantv on YouTube and they both love to juice and it has really opened my eyes to the lifestyle. After researching different juicers I found them to be a little pricey for the ones that were actually worth it so I kind of gave up on the idea for a bit. My mom knew of my interest in the subject matter and asked me more about it and what I’ve researched. After about 5 minutes my mom was so convinced she bough us a juicer!!!!

The juicer I own is the Breville Juice Fountain. I believe it is the 850 watt model. Let’s just say… DAMN IT’S AMAZING!!!

The power that this sucker has is cuhhhhrazy! You don’t have to do anything to your fruits and veggies prior to juicing them, just wash them and stick them in! Unless, they are beets, that big tree has to come off first haha. It costed us on Amazon.com $160.00 no shipping or tax!!!

I busted it out right away and my mom went to the store and immediately stocked up on a bunch of different fruits and veggies.

The reason I wanted to try this was for one, I’m still trying to lose weight and I also want to start living a more healthy lifestyle and a big part of that for me is changing what I put into my body. Because, let’s face it, you are what you eat! I also felt as though I needed to cleanse my body of all the junk which includes fast food, alcohol and just negativity.

The first day we juiced I won’t life I did get a headache and felt really hungry for real food. And by the way, I’m not JUST having juice, I am also eating solid food high in protein, low in carbs, just not as much as in amount of times and portions. I believe having all those servings of raw fruits and veggies at once twice a day was just literally  shock to my system!

Today was my second day of juicing and after my morning juice (I’m trying to have a juice in the am for breakfast and one with dinner) I went to the gym and did feel slightly weaker AFTER the workout which consisted of 20 min cardio and 15 mins sauna. (I was in a rush haha)

All in all, I am loving this experience and plan to keep up with it as much as possible since I started it on my days off when I had nothing to do! haha but I don’t see why I can’t keep it up even when working.

Here are my recipes I’ve tried and my thoughts:

Red Juice:

2 beets (stem off)

2 large unpeeled carrots

2 red apples

2 stocks of celery

chunk of ginger

Splash of 100% strawberry kiwi Dole Juice

I really enjoyed this one! The splash of juice really helped offset the taste of beet which at first smelled really pungent and tasted somewhat bitter. (more apple could have helped as well as it covers up many bad flavors) And it’s a pretty red color!

Green Juice:

4 stocks of celery

Handful of spinach

1 small lime

2 green apples

1 green apple

1 red bell pepper

1 green bell pepper

Splash of grape flavored bubbly water

This one was harder to swallow, I won’t lie! After adding the bubbly water though it tasted so good!!!!

Orange Carrot Juice

4 large carrots

1 red apple

5 small organes (peeled)

1 chunk of ginger

2 stocks of celery

1 banana

MY FAVORITE! Be sure to add the banana first as it will be mostly pulp and no juice, the other fruits and veggies will push the banana out so you can taste it i the juice. This is great for the morning!!

Well there it is, my first thoughts on how I enjoy juicing and some recipes, I will surely be back to share some more!

xoxo – Megster!