Friend or foe of my body
To many of you this bottle of green juice looks like a simple yucky nasty green drink. I would have thought so too just four months ago. But as of a month ago this yucky bottle of green juice packed with broccoli, spinach, kale, one apple, four strawberries and a half lemon has become the military grade attack on everything that is already nasty and yucky inside this body of mine.
I cannot say enough about how offensive the ingredients of bread, butter, cereal, burgers, fries, potatoes and the like are to my body and yours. I don't wish to expand on that here, but suffice to say that my body has undergone a dramatic change since I cut all that junk out and adopted a green/veggie/nuts/fruits intake. My skin is so much clearer. My weight has been dropping at a rate of about a pound a day and the best part is my energy level. Since the three days of caffein cleanse I have been liberated from it and now I thrive on the simple but powerful naturally occurring energy that my body gets from the whole foods I now consume.
I've said it before, here again: I'm not in this to loose weight. It's not a diet. There is not a diet known to man that doesn't deprive and make you just want more of what you are trying to get away from. I'm not on a diet. I'm on a journey to change.
I was one bacon and eggs meal away from a heart attack when I decided it had to change. Thank God it did.
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Lunch! To live for.
It was said to me recently that my friend wanted to start juicing but didn't like anything thicker than coffee. She was joking of course, I got that. It did make me think about it though.
I haven't had coffee or tea since I began my change journey. When I began I abstained only because I felt such drinks would defeat the purpose of my change in in take. For sure I did have with drawl symptoms big time. Sleepless at night and edgy during the day. By Day four I was in the clear. No symptoms, no nothing. I wouldn't say I was a ball of energy by that point but I was not craving caffein.
it wasn't until the second week of my journey that i began to notice the true effects of not only caffein free but the fruits and vegetables I was now regularly consuming. It was my wife who asked me how I was feeling, late day, work done, (usually exhausted), I thought about it and honestly answered with: I'm fine, perfectly fine. And it was and is so true. I feel so fine and alert like never before in my life. You could not have the clarity of mind that I am enjoying now with any amount of coffee. You might get pumped, you might be more attentive but you might also have jitters and heart palpitations. If you are a daily coffee drinker you know what I mean. Those days when you just need an extra one or two to get you through.
I don't feel that any longer. It's really remarkable.
Follow my blog every other day as I update you on my progress. I'm hoping that this will help you. I don't sell a get well program or book. No, I just know I battled fatigue, tiredness, sickness and fat for so many years and today i feel liberated. I want to share this and hope that someone can benefit from my share/blog about it.
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.