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New Years Resolution-Juicing!

7:14 PMDollie DeVille

It's that time of year again, New Years Resolution Time! 

Every year after the holidays I do a detox diet, but this year I wanted to kick it up a notch! 

Earlier in the year I watched a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Basically it is about a guy who is fat, sick, and nearly dead and travels the US while on a juice fast and talks to people about the relationship between food and illness. This is a topic I have been very interested in, especially this year because I have had a very unhealthy year (lots of antibiotics, a cancer scare and surgery). One of the doctors interviewed in the film is Dr. Fuhrman and he talks about a plant based diet being used to cure and relieve the effects of illness. So, months ago I bought the book and read it cover to cover. I loved his diet in the book, so I did it for two weeks and lost about 5 pounds that I had gained from being sick. I also watched a few other documentaries, read up online, and decided my new years resolution would be to try a juice detox for New Years! I went to Join The Reboot's website and decided to do a 15 day detox while also eating fruits and veggies, and follow it up with Dr. Fuhrman's plant based diet of veggies, fruit, beans, seeds, nuts, grains, and meat/dairty/sweets limited to once a week at most.

1st step: Buy lots and lots of fruit and veggies. Nothing else. 


2nd Step: Get some fruit and veggie cleaner and a brush designated for only that. 

3rd Step: Buy a juicer. I bought the Breville they use in the documentary. 

It looks like I am running a fruit stand! 

The detox says to drink hot herbal tea first thing in the morning and night, so I bought some fresh loose leaf tea and a tea-dipper-thing-a-majig. I bought green tea and lavender. 

Next Step: take juicer out of the box and learn how to use it! 

I made a juicing station in the Costco cart. 

The first one was a all fruit juice, working my way up to the stiffer green ones! 

It was delicious! It was a little sweet though, and made me feel like I had a blood sugar spike, so now I am mostly going veggie and fruit mixes. I did read that your stomach does not respond well to fruit and veggie mixes, which I haven't experience yet, but need to read up on more. 

So, I have been on this detox diet for 6 days now, and I love it! The best part is that I already lost those stupid 5 lbs I had been trying to lose for months! I feel really good too. 

I hope to keep it up another 15 days and report back on my progress. Happy New Year to all! 

XOXO
Dollie

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5 comments

  1. wow this detox plan sounds real good. Keep up the good work and motivation.

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  2. you are a true inspiration! i have been reading your blog for quite awhile now and would love for you to take a peek at the little blog i just started and follow if you like! www.wilydarling.blogspot.com

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  3. I just finished a 5 day detox. I've done this before to lose the baby weight from my two children. It's the Fat Smash Diet, they used it on Celebrity fit club. It's similar to yours, all the fruits and veg you can eat, some oatmeal and beans etc. I did it more to get my GI running back to normal. I lost two pounds in the five. Good for you, you are cleaning out that GI.

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  4. Good luck and keep us updated! Im glad you mentioned what you read about stomach not responding well to fruit and veggie mixes because I used to buy that V8 Fusion juice for my kids and my son eventually would refuse it and I could never figure out why. Maybe it upset his tummy. I would have never thought it was that.

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  5. Well done :) Fruit and veg= always good for you xx

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