Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Green Smoothie Cleanse

I am 100% meat and dairy free now! It's been 2 1/2 weeks since I decided to give a plant based diet another go. I've started to feel better and I've even lost some weight. As of this morning I'm 271.8 That's a loss of 2.8 pounds. It's nice to know that such small changes over time really do add up.
 As a kick off to my new plant-based life I wanted to give myself a challenge. I've decided to do a green smoothie cleanse. I've been hearing a lot about green smoothies as well as juicing and I've been really inspired. I recently watched the documentary 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead'. Once it was over I knew I had to do something. I didn't want to go out and buy a juicer and I have a perfectly good blender at home, so I determined that green smoothies were the way to go.

In 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead' Joe Cross spends 60 days on a juice fast. I think I'll set my first goal at 30 days. I'll see how I feel after that and go from there. Today was day #1. So far I'm doing good but I am having some cravings. I really want some salty tortilla chips. I know the first couple of days will be the hardest. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't give in.

 “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
- Albert Schweitzer

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