Phil (tinjuko) wrote,
Phil
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Withdraw

Eating a lot more fruits and veggies lately, I've been having withdraws. But every time I look at the old foods I use to eat, it looks so good and unhealthy at the same time, its a love and hate relationship. In any case, I still feel good that Im heading down a road less taken. Though Im learning much, its the sensation of clueless-ness and curiosity and keeps me going deeper into this vibrant forest.
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I know what you mean, I'm trying to eat more vegetables these days and although I manage to eat more healthily, still the old foods tempt me from time to time.
old habits are evil and hard to get rid of lol.
You may wish to review some resources about these topics:

Steve Pavlina, a well respected personal growth blogger has done some raw food work, and is a practicing vegan for many years at this point:
http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2008/01/raw-food-coaching-session/

I've taken to juicing, which is a topic Steve has also written on:
http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2008/10/juice-feasting/

very fact/info packed entries!

good luck with your continued lifestyle changes!!
I'd also recommend some detox/cleansing-- did wonders in my case (removed almost all cravings for sugars and other such items-- might be of use to yours)

you rawk dude. thanks for the info. how long have you been juicing?
Since about the beginning of the year [2009]..
my intentions were to do a 90 day juice feast - but have found that to be impractical for budget and family meal planning reasons...

I still manage to juice most week-days however, and definitely would recommend doing that as a supplement to whatever (healthy) eating habits ANYONE is already practicing...
Was this your first juicing ever? Recommend any good recipes?
Yes, never juiced prior to this year.

I highly recommend a
Tri-Best SoloStar II juicer (refurbished).. backed with the same warranty as a brand new one..

I also recommend the following recipe books:
The Juicing Bible


Juicing for Life: A Guide to the Benefits of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juicing


and, for good measure- look into 'living food' [aka RAW food] with this BIG recipe book:
The Complete Book of Raw Food, Second Edition: Healthy, Delicious Vegetarian Cuisine Made with Living Foods * Includes More Than 400 Recipes from the World's Top Raw Food Chefs



and because you asked for a recipe, I'll transcribe one from the first book identified above:

Blazing Beets


3 beets (with tops), scrubbed and cut into pieces

1 1/2 inch (1cm) piece of ginger root

1 chile pepper, washed

2 apples, washed and cut into pieces

1 clove garlic

2 stalks celery, washed and cut into pices

Using juicer, process beets, beet tops, ginger, chile, apples, garlic and celery.
Whisk together and pour into glass.

Serves 1.

This will wake you up!! It has a kick thanks to the chile and ginger, but some sugar due to beets...The apples counteract the bitter of ginger/garlic- celery adds most of the dilution to the mix...