Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time to Reboot!

Hubby and I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on Netflix last week and it really resonated with us both.  So...we went to Whole Foods today and spent our son's inheritance on lots of good organic produce and tomorrow we start!  Here's what our kitchen looks like now!

It was quite the chore to get everything to fit - yikes!  This is just 8 days worth of produce and I don't think I could have fit anymore than that.  We are planning to do the 15 day juice fast to start and then see how we feel about lengthening it.  We both take allergy meds and have some digestion issues as well. We are hoping that through this fast we are able to get those allergies under control and alleviate those digestion issues.  The research I have done is really promising that the ailments we suffer from don't have to be addressed with pills.  It would also be great if we lost a little bit of weight along the way!  We've been doing well eating mainly South Beach phase 2 foods but I think the fast will take it up a notch and shake our bodies up which is great since I am still in my DietBet - I won the last round by the way!!

Tonight I went ahead and made our breakfast for tomorrow and Monday.  It doesn't look like much but it smells amazing!!  It's called Apple-Berry Bake and it consists of 4 Fuji apples cored and chopped, 2 cups of strawberries that I sliced in half, about a cup of home dehydrated raisins, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg.  I covered it with foil and baked it in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes.  This will serve us breakfast tomorrow and Monday.

We have five days of eating and juicing and then it will be 10 days of juice only after that.  I'm really excited to get to day four since that is when everyone says it starts getting easier and you experience loads of energy.  I can't lie though - the lack of coffee is going to be brutal those first few days!!  I feel for my husband dealing with me.  Luckily I've already started cutting back to one cup a day for the last week or so.  I'm still not looking forward to that part. to finish my last glass of wine for quite some time I think!! is made from grapes so doesn't that make it a fruit?  ;-)