Friday, 2 April 2010

She's lovin' her green juice, oh yeah

Boy is it late. Or is it early?

But I’m feeling good. I have recovered from my rant in the last post and am surrounded by the calm influence of green juice in my veins.

All week I have stuck to a high raw food diet and I feel wonderful. My mood has totally lifted and I have discovered that by drinking a freshly made glass of vegetable juice in the morning, my blood sugar stays stable and the only thing I need to eat before lunch is a piece of fruit. Even when I get hungry, it is like my body doesn’t really care. This mellow body feeling has been lasting all day. From one glass of juice! I can eat a light lunch and dinner and my body is totally at ease. No desperate feeling for salt or sugar - nothing.

It’s so strange because even though all that life stress is still there, it has somehow been removed from me and is instead skulking around an invisible barrier that sits about a foot or so away from my skin. What a difference this has made.

Along with the veggie juices (I generally use cucumber as a base, then add whatever else I have on hand, like an apple or two, a couple of carrots, a stick of celery, a handful of spinach, a nub of gingerroot and maybe a few radishes), I have been having a grapefruit everyday, and some avocado as well. I am aiming to get plenty of vitamin C in my diet as apparently this is a mood booster, and I want every kind of mood booster I can get.

Thanks for all your comments, which helped with my dilemma over what to buy/eat. I have downloaded a free seasonal food guide for Scotland and will be using it to try and get the most out of the local fresh veggie scene, but for some foods I will still be putting my nutritional needs first and eating what my body needs, even if it wasn’t grown here.

Hooray! To celebrate, if you would like to see some photos of some baby highland cows, click here.

Happy Easter weekend!

14 comments:

Julia Christie said...

I am in the midst of trying to eat as raw as possible too, and hadn't thought of veggie juice in the morning - I'm going to dust off my juicer and give it a go - I am amazed at how much better I feel since eating everything as close to its' natural state as possible.

Glad it's working for you.

Barry said...

I'm not on a raw food diet, but I often have fruit and veggie juice in the morning.

And feel better for it.

Cheryl said...

Wow, I'm going to have to try that! I generally have a hot chocolate (since I can't have coffee) and some fruit or toast in the morning. But I tend to feel a bit sluggish by early afternoon. Hope it works for me the way it has for you.

Happyone :-) said...

What works for me is, eating what I want in moderation and plenty of exercise. I have lots of energy and am healthy. :-)

Angela Recada said...

These last few posts about raw food are fabulous! Eating properly is something I really struggle with during our long winters, as well. I just want to hibernate until I can eat fresh local food again.

You've inspired me to learn more about the raw food movement!

Love the photos of the sweet little calves on your other blog! Absolutely adorable.
xo

JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

I Need to pull our my juicer and get back on track. It does make one feel better. I got a great new book by Montel Williams. "living well"

Robyn said...

Raw food makes perfect sense yet I haven't yet fully embraced it, but it is something that I have been considering since sampling a raw food cake that was to die for :)

Thanks to you I'm going to make a concerted effort to investigate further.
Living in an Australian climate enables me to have a wide varitety of fruits and vegetables all year round and I would be a fool not to take advantage of that.

take care and thanks for the cute cow shots too... there's always something very appealing about anything small :)

Eternally Distracted said...

I SOOOO need to be on a raw food diet - can I start it tomorrow with the other things I have planned?!!

Amy said...

While I've not ever tried a raw diet...and not sure if I ever will, this was very informational. I was actually just saying hi...you're kind words lead me to your site...I hope all is well...

Lena said...

I'll be taking a few 'leafs' from your blogger 'book'.

Ruth said...

Thank you thank you thank you. This is just what we need right now. We have a juicer that we haven't used in far too long. What you say about how you feel is plenty to get me to use it again. I love the idea of seasoning it with ginger. Yum. The possibilities are endless - of course!

Ruth said...

YUM. I just juiced cuke, carrot, ginger, spinach and apple. It's delicious. And boy do I need that mellow feeling today to get through craziness at work!

PurestGreen said...

Way to delight in fruit and veg, people! Rock those juicers. I'm off to eat a carrot.

pinkglitterfae said...

Wow, I'm intrigued by this....I have a juicer too, but got too lazy due to the very long process to clean it out. I think I will start having juices in the morning, I could sure use some of your energy and positive moods.
keep it up!
betty