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so, a couple weeks ago i read a post that a friend had put on her facebook page touting the benefits of apple cider vinegar.
everyone knows that acv is good for so many different things…
i’m all for trying new things now and again…
i happen to have tried some acv in orange juice a couple times…
it gives it a KICK… but it never really did anything for me…
this friend said that she puts it in her tea…
hmmmmm. i drink tea.
ALL.
THE.
TIME.
so i decided to start doing that…
unfortunately it wasn’t doing much for me… ((read: anything))
i looked more into it and found that i should be using unfiltered, raw acv… which definitely is NOT the heinz brand that i have a gallon of… so i saw some at the store and picked it up ((see pic above))
and i’ve been drinking it almost every day in tea and today i tried it in some water with a dash of agave nectar & some cinnamon … that is actually pretty damn tasty!!!
and here’s my rundown – i can’t vouch for it boosting your energy levels b/c mine are so wonky b/c of my stupid schedule…
what i CAN vouch for is that it suppresses my appetite…
now any one who knows me knows that i get hungry at ridiculous times … and i’m hungry more often than i’m not… ((which DOES NOT make sense cuz i eat all the damn time!!)) well, since i’ve started this- i’ve noticed that i’m not nearly as hungry as often!! and when i DO eat – i eat considerably less than normal…
this weekend i skipped out on it and both days i was a lot hungrier than normal…
this hasn’t contributed to any significant weight loss as of yet, but… i only got it mid week last week…
so here’s hoping!!! and here’s also hoping that when i’m back on days it definitely boosts my energy!!

if you’re going to try it – make sure you try the unfiltered type – the Bragg’s brand that I got was not very expensive — i’m pretty sure it was less than $4…

good luck!!

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Juicing – Day 2 – Part 1

so… one of the reasons, as i stated before, of doing this ‘cleanse’ was because i wanted to reset my cravings…

i try to eat healthy… really i do…

but i crave junk a lot of the time… and i’m tired of it!!

because – if i crave it, i usually get it…

which… 1. costs money, and 2. attributes to general unhealthiness.

so . . . day 2 is almost done of this cleanse, and i swear that i’m craving more junk than normal…

i’ll go into more detail about the juices and such after the day is over, but i just wanted to get this out there…

i’m craving chips and potatoes and cheese… oh man oh man

well, chips are potatoes, but you know what i mean…

and i’m hungry!!!!!!!!!!!

although right now at this moment, i’m almost at my 3 hour mark… so i guess i can go ahead and have another juice… but.. this will be an amazing feat if i can pull it off for ten days.

 

Juicing Day 1, Part 2

So… let me preface this with letting  you all know, that my schedule is far from normal.

FAR. far. FAR.

i work nights… 7:30 pm to 8 am (at least) and i normally get there at 7 pm… i get up with my husband every morning (that i’m home) at 4:30 and i make him breakfast and lunch and send him off to work at 5:30… i usually go back to bed, preferrably immediately, but sometimes I’m not so lucky… and i get up around 9 or earlier… sometimes if i work that night i’ll try to sleep later, but it just doesn’t usually work…

i work weird days also… i work monday & tuesday… and then friday saturday and sunday, and then the next week i’ll work wedneday and thursday… so it’s a 2 week rotation, but it’s crazy sometimes…

this odd schedule has me wondering about how often i should be consuming my juices… lovely vegan girl and i discussed tonight that probably every 3 hours or so i should drink either some tea, lemon water, or a juice…

so, today so far (at 10 pm) i have had my Orange for breakfast,
i had a Green for lunch around 3 pm: –
Green #1
Handful of kale
– 1 cucumber
– handful spinach
– half handful parsley
2 apples
1/2 lemon
1 inch ginger

OR:

Green #2
-3 handfuls kale
– 1 cucumber
– 4 stalks celery
– 2 green apples
– 1/2 lemon
1 inch ginger

((forgive the formatting issue, i copied & pasted wrong and now it won’t go away))

i say “OR” because i ended up having to mix the two of them b/c the one recipe created more than i anticipated, but not quite enough for two servings… so i’m not sure which one i had first… but as scared as i was b/c of the cucumber and celery – it was pretty good. 🙂
*thankfully!!!*

and i had a Red for a mid-afternoon snack at 5:45 pm:
2 beets
1 carrot
3 stalks celery
1/2 lemon (peeled)
1 orange (peeled)
1 handful basil leaves
that one wasn’t so good… my beets are huge, so i think i ended up putting the equivalent of 4 beets in it… granted they were peeled, so it wasn’t as dirty tasting as it could have been, but… it was very beet-y…

so, right now… i’m pretty damn hungry. i’m about to go drink the other green (see above recipes) but i did just have a green tea, as well as some lemon water…

and… a negative — HOLY CRAP i’ve had to pee 20 times since i got to work at 7… ugh!!!

so i opened the other green juice just now, and it’s not as tasty as the other one… so i’m guessing this is the one i added the celery to.. but it’s still palatable… and i hope it solves my hunger for now!!!

it’s very tangy…

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