When the sun is out my desire to start juicing kicks in. My daughter calls me a sunflower because my whole mood depends on whether the sunshine is around.

Just another reason why I should spend the winters some place hot.

Today I went out and stocked up on my juicing faves.

The first is my green juice

  • Green apples (Granny Smiths are great for health)
  • Celery (including the leaves)
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber

The second one in the photo is

  • Carrots
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Oranges

I still have a few carrots, ginger and oranges left so will mix them with the beetroot (beets) that I bought.

Should give me enough juice for a couple of days if I drink nothing but juice. If I eat a light meal in the evening it will last longer.

Didn’t plan a juice fast. Just woke up and decided to go with it.

Juicing for weight loss

Back in March 2014 I spent 18 months juicing all day and eating a light meal in the evening.

I managed to shed 70lbs (5 stones) in weight and have kept that off.

What I haven’t managed is to lose anymore. I have lost and gained the same 10-20lbs over and over during 2017 and 2018.

Now, I have decided to go back to my juicing as it worked before. Eating a plant-based diet has helped me work on my relationship with food, so the past couple of years haven’t been wasted.

I am hoping that my new tastebuds will get me through a longer juice fast.

30 days of juicing in March

I have only managed to go 48 hours on juicing only. Juicing then eating in the evening is great but just juicing alone I struggled with and so I am hoping this challenge will help.

30 days of nothing but juice.

I will build up to it between now and the end of February by juicing for 2-3 days at a time. Hopefully, that will help me avoid any ‘lack of food’ crashes.

I will have to take regular shifts at work so I can pay for it.

Juicing really does make me happy. It makes my whole body feel like its singing with health.

I know dietitians and many nutritionists are not always a fan of it but I am choosing to listen to myself and do what brings me joy.