So I bought a Juicer, Will I get Healthy?

fruits and veggiesAccidentally coinciding with New Years and the season of resolutions, I bought a juicer to try to shed the decade of extra weight I’ve put on. The program is 10 of nothing but fruit and vegetable juice to detoxify my innards, and then flip flop my intake of macro v micro nutrients.

Macronutrients are beef, fish, pork etc — all the stuff that make up 80% of my diet. They should only be 20%. Being a meat-and-potatoes Irishman, I love my macros! But it is not healthy for me.

There are also benefits to my medical condition, Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. MS is an auto immune desease that makes by body attack itself — mostly in the nerve cell. This provides some very interesting flare-ups or episode like blindness, numbness, loss of ability to move and many others. (I’m listing ones I’ve personally experiences.)

Let’s see if this works.

Day 1 –

Starting weight 242.5lbsbreville juice fountain elite

Lesson so far – use only 1/2 of one lemon – Yikes!

A bit lightheaded but feeling energized about it.

I bought the Breville Juice Fountain Elite. It is the biggest they have but I’m not sure I needed to buy that one. Though cleaning is less of a hassle than I thought, it would be nice to have a lighter unit. It is powerful though. It’s very satisfying to see a whole carrot or orange slices disappear almost instantly.

The morning juice was apple, orange, blueberry and strawberry. Very yummy.
The daytime juice is romain, cucumber, way-to-big of a lemon, carrots, tomato and broccoli. Other than the strong lemon taste (if I mention it three times I’ll remember to only use a 1/2 lemon) it’s quite tasty.

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