Tuesday, October 16, 2012
To Juice or Not To Juice?
The juicing craze is getting to me. I am beginning to look at websites and facebook pages touting this and wondering if I can have before and after photos that look as good as theirs. I am even looking at recipes and wondering if they will really, really taste as good as their promoter says they will. I mean, it all looks good, but does green liquid actually taste tasty? Or am I apt to gag at the first swallow attempt?
Fresh squeezed fruit juice is very good and healthy as well. It is just that I am not sure about adding veggies that I have never eaten or even heard of to the mix. The thought sort of frightens me. Am I being silly? Do juicing wimps eventually get over it and learn to enjoy the idea of fruits and veggies in liquid form? Will I seriously be able to lose some weight and not want to eat everything in sight once I put the juice glass down?
I have friends who got into juicing a few months ago. They lost weight and look great. They look healthier and are certainly good role models for this idea. I have wondered if I should talk to them about my fears and reservations. You see, I love food...the kind you chew. Can I be just a part-time juicer? And, do I really need one of those fancy, schmancy expensive machines?
Have you made your own juice drinks? Do you have favorite recipes? Did you begin with a 10-day juice fast? Or start slowly? Are you still juicing? I need help!
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Huge Green Hugs,Pat