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 a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. 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 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. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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