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‘Juice Diary’ – The Weekend


If you really want to do something, you will find a way.

If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.’

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Juice Diary – The Weekend

Most used anything:)…Hungry, crazy…pure torture…Success!

I was terrified of the weekend…

What will I do if I cannot help myself and I really really want a snack?

What about Sunday lunch…or even Saturday evening out?

Well…I can honestly say, that it wasn’t that bad…it wasn’t in any way easy, I would say it was a bit of torture at certain times, but I came out alive and kicking:)

I don’t believe I’ve mentioned, but this particular Juice Diet comes with extra instructions besides juicing four times per day…you should also exercise 1/2h in the morning and 1/2h in the evening…which I did not do at all.

I could try to find excuses why I didn’t but to be honest I was too concentrated on being hungry and trying to fight it!

But I really did make up for it in the weekend…well, I really didn’t have anything better to do anyway:)…so cardio was my best friend.

I’ve learned that I can cook without crying a bit inside because I cannot even taste my beautiful dishes and that I feel quite empowered being around people while they are giving in to all their culinary temptations.

Really proud of myself!

My only torture these two days was going out for food shopping…

Can you imagine walking through every area of a supermarket, having all the recipes you will cook the next week lined up in your mind but suddenly realise that nothing that you’ll put in the trolley will be on your plate?

At some point it felt slightly therapeutic as I was shopping every ingredient like I’ve never did it before, I’ve felt excited and anxious at the same time…it was like a short and exhausting love affaire which almost ended in satisfaction:)

My best moment was learning how to make almond milk…

I mean who thought that I will ever drink almond milk let alone make it myself?

This Super Juice Me programme has some perks when it comes to weekend…perks called healthy smoothies, with raw cocoa and banana and maybe a bit of hanuka honey!

It was an interesting first week…

Between the hunger and constant temptations around me; the shattering schedule and early nights; the different ingredients and odd juice taste…I’ve made it!!!

I never felt more rested…thank you to early nights in the hope that sleeping will kill my hunger.

I never thought I could make the end of the first week…thank you for your support…yes YOU, who reads My Red Page and to Jason’s Vale Coaching Video:)

I still have doubts if I can continue…each day is different so you can only take them as they come:)

 

Day 7 down…21 to go!

 

Your Juice Girl,

Julia

xxx

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‘Juice Diary’ – Day 5


‘Think positive thoughts…sometimes it does help’

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Most used word today….AWWWW…thought of the day…To juice or not to juice?!

Well…I never thought I’ll make it to day 5 but here I am:)

Slightly less hungry, more confident and hopefully healthier…

I am completely in love with my morning shots, especially the Ginger one…I think I might keep this ritual for longer.

My juicing days are more interesting and as much as I am surprised of the ingredients I am juicing, everything tastes really good…well at least until today:)

Who thought that I will ever juice red cabbage, cucumber, apple, carrots, tomato, celery and beetroot together?

I would definitely call today…the bad juice day…well, at least not one of my favourites.

I am not even sure how I would describe the taste of this one…no words!

Today I’ve realised that wanting to be healthy it’s not just crazy hard but it doesn’t always have a sweet taste either.

Besides an odd combination of vegetables and fruits, I was thinking all day about the weekend…how am I going to make it?

Weekdays are filled with busy hours at work, early evenings…and great resting nights…

…but the weekend it’s something else:)

Time to relax and be a bit naughty!

Well…not this weekend or any weekend soon.

I think this will be my biggest challenge in this Juicing experiment…having a relaxing weekend with no comfort food; keep busy but still enjoy my days off:)

Here we go…

Day 5 down…23 to go!

 

Your Juice Girl,

Julia

xxx

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‘Juice Diary’ – Day 4


‘Believe you can and you’re halfway there’

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Most used word today…CRAZY!

Today I’ve had to travel for work…wasn’t really sure on how it will work, being on the road and juicing but I’ve made it!

I’ve prepared all of the four juices the night before, kept them chilled and added some ice just before I left….all looked perfect.

As good I’ve felt yesterday, today seems to be a bit of a struggle not to have a bite of anything:)

I am truly doubting that I will manage to keep this up for 28 days, so I am reconsidering my options…not thinking about quitting one moment but I am fully aware that it will be difficult to keep this going…might need some tailoring!

I’ve kept busy throughout the day, not thinking about food until one of my colleagues asked me how I feel after a few days of juicing!

I’ve said I feel just fine…because I do…but obviously my face was telling a different story as this person standing in front of me didn’t really believe me.

Her comment made me think: “you say you’re fine but your eyes say something else”.

Is it that my eyes are showing the doubt that I am feeling regarding the hopefully successful completion of this Juice plan or is it something else?

To be honest, I am proud that I’ve managed to make it another day and I will keep going because I feel great…

I might show signs of uncertainty but who wouldn’t?!

At this point I cannot foreseen the next three weeks or even the next few days…my plan is to take it step by step and see what happens:)

This evening I’ve made my all time favourite…tomato and red pepper soup with a hint of fresh basil:)

Torture?

Yes…

But not as bad as the day before…I feel I am on the right track!

I sincerely believe that this Juice Plan has so much more to it than loosing weight…because at this point I don’t know if I’ve lost anything but I can guarantee that I’ve been having some great nights of sleep and mastering self control at its finest:)

Day 4 down…24 to go!

 

Your Juice Girl,

Julia

xxx

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‘Juice Diary’ – Day 3


‘If it doesn’t challenge you, it will not change you’

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Most used word today…EMPOWERED!

They say any miracle only lasts for three days…so here we are, day 3 in my Super Juice Me adventure and I feel great.

I woke up feeling empowered…

I am fairly conscious that I perceive this whole experiment as a challenge and with every day I master a bit more self control, I am slightly closer in becoming a bit stronger and so much healthier.

I’ve embarked on this rather shaky boat, doubting that I will make it for 28 days…and to be honest at this point I would be happy even with surviving it for 7:)

I am certain that weekdays are easier to get through as I don’t think so much about food…the weekends will be a true test and mastery of self discipline.

My morning shots alternate between the Ginger and the Natural Electrolyte shot, which is perfect because juicing cucumber and celery it’s not my idea of a good morning:)

As empowered I’ve felt this morning, I’ve lost a bit of it during dinner time…

Why?

I had to cook…

If you cook, you know that no torture compares to the one I had to go through…preparation of delicious pesto pasta without being able to even taste it…the smell of herbs, olive oil and beautiful italian pasta…it was flirtation at its cruelest edge!

…like the projection of a great date in your mind, which only ends with a shake of hands and no exchange of phone numbers:)

But, I believe everything happens for a reason…and if I’ve made it through this, I can see a small light at the end of the tunnel!

…no surprise that I couldn’t watch anyone having the beautiful dinner I’ve prepared so once again, I went to bad early..

 

PS. As I’ve mentioned in my first post, this is a juice diet built entirely by Jason Vale, called Super Juice Me. I cannot share complete recipes as the whole plan is property of its creator. But to give you an idea of what kind of juices the plan contains, here is a link to JVs Social Media profile, where he sometimes posts recipes…

https://www.facebook.com/juicemasterltd/

Day 3 down…25 to go!

 

Your Juice Girl,

Julia

xxx

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‘Juice Diary’ – Day 2


‘Hope is the last one to die…or maybe not’

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Most used word today…OPTIMISTIC:)

…and here we are on day 2 of my Super Juice Me Plan…still alive and feeling quite optimistic about the whole experiment.

I cannot say that I don’t feel hungry but the juices are pretty delicious!

Today I was contemplating about ‘What we love’ versus ‘What’s Healthy’…it is rare when the two are the same.

Why is that?

Why we indulge in sugary and salty treats when we know so well that they are not healthy?

Is it really true that we need these small but so satisfying choices to feel better or even happier?

I’ve remembered reading a while back, what does it mean when we crave certain things, that our body is not necessarily hungry for chocolate as much as it’s missing certain ingredients that chocolate contains.

It is interesting when you dig a bit deeper into our eating habits and you realise that we could easily live a happy life without so many unhealthy things…

I’ve started my morning with a so called Natural Electrolyte Shot…sounds a bit technical but is far from it…just a 1/4 cucumber and a stalk of celery!

I’ve closed my eyes and had my morning shot…it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting.

My fridge still looks completely packed…bags of spinach are falling out every time I open the door:)…it’s quite funny!

I’ve juiced for the first time raw beetroot…love the colour not so much the taste; but luckily my juice had some extra ingredients like pineapple, carrot, banana, avocado, which made it easier to drink.

…and my day just flew by…

As I am still fighting the evening hunger, I went to bed early…again:)

I think if I will get anything out of this experiment, it will be a good rest:)

 

Day 2 down…26 to go!

 

Your Juice Girl,

Julia

xxx

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‘Juice Diary’ – Day 1


‘Every challenge we conquer makes us stronger.’

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Day 1 measurements: 68Kg…aiming for…’less’

Most used word today…completely in my mind:)…HUNGRY!

This morning I woke up feeling quite proud of myself for starting the Super Juice Me plan…sentiment which lasted approximately two hours, followed by terrible cravings of food…any food!

I’ve juiced all my ingredients and packed my super fuel for the day…and hoped for the best:)

I think today I’ve had one of those moments when I’ve realised how much I love my food and even if I probably will enjoy this experiment, I will miss my beautiful dinners so so much!

I’ve started the day with a Ginger Shot…a very interesting way in boosting your metabolism…juice an apple and a piece of ginger and you have it; your morning breakfast:)

My full shopping list for this week was insane: 32 Apples, 17 Carrots, 6 Cucumbers, 450 g Ginger…cauliflower, beetroot, basil, mint, parsnip, avocados, spinach, kale, limes, oranges…and I can keep going, but it won’t make it any easier to think about what’s coming…28 days of just juice!

More I think about not being able to eat anything else, more I think this is absolutely crazy…but then I have a moment of clarity and I know that any challenge we overcome can only make us stronger, so I decide that I will only think about what is at the end of this experiment…hopefully a healthier and stronger ‘Me’.

It was a busy day…didn’t think too much about food throughout the day, but than dinner time came and as much as I’ve loved my juices today (The Rich Powerhouse and Breath of Fresh Air), I felt hungry…

…and the only way I know how to fight my cravings is just going to bed early…

Day 1 down…27 to go!

 

Your Juice Girl,

Julia

xxx

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