Ever since I began juicing on Christmas morning 2011, I have gradually been switching over to a more plant based, raw food diet. My fridge is stocked with various kinds of vegetables now. The top shelf is completely full as well as the bottom two drawers. There are three bowls filled with apples, pears, oranges, limes, lemons, and bananas on the table.
The benefits of juicing so far have been
- I have lost 23 pounds and counting
- Feeling generally better over all
- I haven’t been sick since Christmas
- I am Healthy
- Hooked up with a number of like minded folks via social media
- And just plain liking it
- Monica is getting into it
It also seems that as I have been juicing for breakfast every morning, I have lost a desire for crappy food. Food that is processed has very little appeal any longer as well as soda, and sweet drinks. Strange, but Monica and I used to have a diet soda with crackers and cheese almost every night as a snack. No longer.
My desire for meat and dairy has also lessened. This is something that is curious to me. I did not start out wanting to cut meat and dairy out of my diet, it just happened as a result of getting the proper nutrients that my body needs. Now don’t get me wrong, I will still have the occasional BBQ’ed london broil, but it will be fewer and far between. For now.
I can honestly say that I am in it for the long haul.
What has your experience with juicing been like?