Jason Vale’s 5lbs in 5 Days

I have lost and gained and lost and gained weight over the past months.  I put on 8 pounds during my holiday which I am very fed up about.  So, I decided to go on a 5 day juice fast by following Jason Vale’s 5lbs in 5 days plan.  I have the app, which is really good and was intending to start at the weekend but having weighed myself last night, I decided to get cracking today instead.

I began the day with a hot water with half a lemon squeezed in it.hot water and lemon 20-8 I checked out the garden while I sipped it to see what had happened during my holiday.veggie patch August 2014 Not all good news unfortunately.  The lettuces had bolted,bolted lettuces The courgettes have become marrows,marrows the sunflowers have drooped.droopy sunflower 2 droopy sunflower The trombetti triffid is taking over the veggie patch!Trombetti triffid The trombetti themselves are huge!Trompetti At 10am I had a ginger shot made with half an apple and a chunk of ginger.half apple and ginger It doesn’t make much juice but it certainly wakes you up.ginger shot 20-8 I didn’t have all the ingredients I needed so I foraged what I could from the garden.  This tragic looking thing is a cucumber!homegrown cucumber I juiced 2 apples, my weird cucumber, chard leaves and stalks, celery, ginger and pineapple.Turbo with a kick kind of It made 500ml of juice and wasn’t bad.  I was meant to blend it with an avocado but I didn’t have one but I couldn’t go out, partly because I was working from home but also because I was waiting for a delivery.Turbo with a kick no avo I had none of the veggies required for the lunch juice but I did have the ingredients I needed for one of the day 2 juices so I just swapped.  To make a juice called ‘Ruby Tuesday’ you need beetroot and I had a whopper – look at the size of it compared to the egg I sat beside it for scale!beetroot and egg I chopped up everything I needed to make my juice; carrots, beetroot, pineapple, ginger and basil.  Chopped up because the masticating juicer I have been using, which did make lovely tasting juice, required the fruits and veggies to be cut up quite small which was a real bore.Ruby Tuesday ingredients Before I could juice it my new juicer arrived 🙂  Ta daa !!Philips 800w Avance juicer So I washed the juicer and used it for the first time.  It was incredibly fast to use and very quick and easy to clean afterwards.  The Ruby Tuesday wasn’t bad either.Ruby Tuesday I finished working at 6pm and took the dogs over the road for a walk to get some exercise in.  I then prepared the ingredients for the ‘Turbo with a Kick’.  I made extra so Lara and Harvey could have some too.  The quantities for one person are;

2 apples
1/4 of a pineapple
1 handful of spinach
1/2 a lime (peeled)
1/2 a stick of celery
3cm chunk of cucumber
1 cm chunk root ginger
1/4 medium avocado
1 small handful of ice cubes

To make this lovely drink you juice everything except the avocado and then blend the avocado with the juice. turbo with a kick ingredients Absolutely delicious and I am very pleased with the new juicer.Turbo with a kick

I literally consumed only what I photographed and am just going to get a mug of herbal peppermint tea.  No coffee, no tea and no food.  I feel OK which I am surprised about as I thought I would miss the tea and coffee, but no, I have no withdrawal symptoms at all.   Tomorrow I will do day 2 !

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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One Response to Jason Vale’s 5lbs in 5 Days

  1. suzjones says:

    Good luck with it all. 🙂

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