Overcoming Obesity

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 3 Going Strong

This is what I will drink throughout the day today! Yes, that is a LOT of vegetables and fruit! There is no way that I would be able to eat all of that in one day. Now, if it was a bag chips, oh they would be so gone! But that is what got me in the position I am today, so goodbye chips and hello fruits and veggies! The recipe you ask? Our daily tonic consists of a large handful of fresh spinach, 4 large turnip greens leaves (I was out of Dino kale), three zucchinis, 5 carrots, and 5 apples.

After putting it through the juicer, viola:

It is almost 2 Liters of juice! It taste better than it looks, honestly. The greens do make it a little grassy tasting. Not that I taste test grass often however they taste reminds me of the smell of fresh cut grass. I suggest using any type of kale and since I don't need another excuse in my life, I decided to just use the greens. The good news is, juicing allows me load up on micro nutrients. And to keep it very real, I am not running to the fridge to fill up on my next glass, I'd much rather be drinking a smoothie but I've taken shots of liquor worse than the juice. (Haven't we all?) And to answer your next question, I am NOT drinking it by the glass full. Instead I keep it in the fridge and drink it through out the day. Alright, let's be honest, I down (seriously DOWN) a small cup of it at a time, like shots! HA!

To be honest, it has been very helpful because as I feel like I want to snack or graze between meals, I drink juice and it satisfies my hunger and it helps to keep me full. Because I am so guilty of nigh snacking, I am keeping some juice for the evening to avoid binging or snacking. I finish the bath before going to bed and do it again the next day.

I have been cooking and eating healthier foods this week and I haven't eaten one salad yet! So many people get caught in the salad trap (I am also guilty of this). Last night we had Salmon in a sweet almond sauce, steamed green beans, and a baked yam. Dinner was delicious! My son wanted more which always puts a smile on my face. As a matter of fact, he asked me to cook it again tonight! That is a pretty good demand coming from a 15 year old. Here's a snapshot of our dinner last night.

Cheers to healthy cooking and juicing! What are you doing this week to be healthy?

Monday, March 26, 2012

My goals this week

From the words of a friend, pick a goal, even if it's a daily one and stick to it no matter what. (Thanks msrai!)

I spent a several hours catching up with a close friend of mine on Saturday who encouraged me to set goals, not only did she ask me to set them, she wanted me to report them to her on Sunday.

Yesterday evening, I received a text from her reminding me she hadn't received my goals (accountability, we all need that!) so naturally, I made the call and I had to say my goals out loud, which makes them all the more real for me.

So here you have it, nothing elaborate, just one step at a time, my goals:

1. Incorporate juicing (fruits and veggies) into my day everyday this week.
2. No fast food.
3. Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner off of a salad plate.