I was asked a question today about my juicing. Oh and by the way I am not full force on this. I am doing juicing throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and snacks but now eating dinner with the fmaily. I guess I wasn't as ready as I thought I was. Having to cook food for the rest of the family is hard to do, at least right now. I do plan on doing a juice only in the near future but for now baby steps.
Now back to the question that I was asked today was "Why not just eat all the fruit and veggies? Why does it have to be juiced?" Okay technically two questions. I guess I could eat all of the vegetables instead of juicing them but I really don't think I could eat as many as I put in one juice drink. Example my Morning Eliminator has 4 carrots, 1 lg. cucumber, 1 lg. beet, 2 apples and 3 stalks of celery with a touch of ginger and sometime a little lemon. That is a lot. Another thing I thought of was when I have something like a cucumber I like it with salt, when I have a beet I like salt and vinegar on it. I seriously don't think I would like sitting down and eating all of these with a fork. Plus the preparation of these foods would take way more time. Maybe I am lazy but it is so easy to wash them, cut them up a little and just let the Vitamix do it's thing.
I have been having cut up fresh fruit & veggies for snacks. Funny how cravings change over the years. Last year I would have been wanting a Hershey with almond candy bar or two but now I crave fruit, veggies and protein most of the time.
This like most things that I try are learning experiences. I was starting to get down on myself for not being able to stick with the full juice and no chewing food but instead I have learned that it isn't a competition I need to do what my body needs and that is that.
I know I need to add more movement to my days so I am doing this gradually too. I know that when I go at this with a all or nothing approach I burn out and don't stick with it. So baby steps for me. I need to make life changes not just changes till I reach a goal.
I am currently working on finding out what holds me back from doing the things I want to do in my life. So many excuses but none that truly make sense to me.
Any questions or thoughts I would love to hear from you. Hugs, Bobbi Jo