Thursday, March 1

I've Been Improving My Diet

Hi everyone! I hope all is well. Recently I've been blending juice more for breakfasts and dinners, replacing some of the cooked foods in my diet. The reason I'm telling you this is because I'm starting to see results just within the three weeks that I made the changes. It's crazy! I wasn't even trying for physical improvements, it was more about just trying to be a little more healthy and cut out some of the cooked foods that I know aren't the best. Specifically, what most health educators call "transition foods."

First off, I have crazy energy. Good, pure energy. I feel like I'm high on life and this is coming from me, Claudia, the girl that's been blending juice for years now. But all it took was to eliminate a few more poor choices and blend more juice.

Secondly, my waist is starting to get slimmer. Remember my goal way back when I read The 4-Body? Here's the chart again if you're interest. Anyway, I have been at a standstill with my measurements for five years now, never going under 24 inches. Now I'm 23.75" and that's so awesome (my goal was 23" because that's what I was in high school). It's all because of the blended juice!

It feels like I was standing in the doorway all this time but never walked through to the other side. Now I have and it changed my life. I have learned so much this past three weeks.

Here are some of the things I changed:

- Started blending juice more, especially for breakfast, because it's easier to digest than raw
- Stopped eating bacon. I originally started because of The 4-Hour Body, but now I know it's no good.
- Only eat one egg, instead of two, with 26oz of blended juice for breakfast
- Stopped eating oatmeal
- Started soaking nuts and seeds before eating them
- Replaced most white sugar with raw honey
- Now blending dandelion, grass, sage, parsley, cilantro, arugula, mushrooms, kumquats, and blood oranges
- Replaced some lunches and dinners with blended juice
- Started making my own homemade rosemary and pine tea
- Sleeping earlier. Midnight to 8:00am

That's pretty much it. Not too much of a change from my usual habits, but it made a huge difference. So if you're having a hard time with weight lose or getting fit, try pushing just a little harder to improve the diet. It's the number one factor.

Cheers and happy living.