Juice and Couture

After yesterday’s dreadful behaviour, I thought I had to do better today, so I did 🙂

I am considering a juice fast and decided to have a trial run.  No tea or coffee today and the first think I had was a mug of hot water with half a lemon squeezed in to it.

That was followed by a juice made with celery, cucumber, red pepper, watercress and a small apple.  IMG_4988 This was not massively pleasant, mainly because of the watercress but I consumed it anyway, admittedly with very little pleasure.juice 1 31-8-13 Having spent the morning in Tunbridge Wells with Harvey, buying school shoes and some new clothes, I returned home to make juice number 2, which features a carrot, spinach, cabbage, an orange and some ginger.juice 2 veg It was OK.  I really liked the ginger in it but there was not enough volume so I was soon hungry again.juice 2 31-8-13 My afternoon delight was a trip to Bluewater to buy Lara a suit for work next week.  I made far more juice this time with cabbage, spinach, cucumber, celery, lemon and 2 small apples.Juice 3 31-8-13 I bought this excellent juice container in Australia which is designed for smoothies or shakes and it works well.  It also fits perfectly in to a pocket in my handbag.Shaker to go I made about a litre of juice.  I drank 400ml at home and poured the rest in to the Shaker over ice which I then sipped as we shopped.Sistema shaker When we wanted a sit down and I would usually have had a coffee, we went to Crussh instead and I ordered a Green Goddess.Crussh menu The consistency was lovely but it was far too sweet with over half the ingredients being fruit.Crussh Green Godess I was exhausted when I got home.  I think an all day shopping trip is not a good idea when juice fasting!

I abandoned the juice fast and ate some almonds while I decided what to eat for supper.  I opted for a stir fry.

I chopped up all these vegetables, marinated 2 chicken breasts in some soy sauce and sweet chili sauce and made some brown Basmati rice.6 chopped veg I had a very modest portion which was delicious.  The main ingredient in my bowl was vegetables 🙂Chicken, veg and rice

I am going to try a juice fast next week but I will be very careful to have a high proportion of veggie juices.  Too much fruit makes them too sweet and I then start craving naughty things.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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