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I’mmmmm back!

15 Apr

Hi y’all.

Starting another juice fast today 🙂

Since August I have been following a plant-strong diet with lots of veggies, fruit, beans … with only the occasional meals with oil and cheese here and there (mainly when we go out and I forgot to make a special request).

Just because it feels good … I’m starting another juice fast today. I’m glad to say that I don’t have any “bad habits” to break or significant “de-tox” hopes … just a desire to maximize the intake of some yummy micronutrients through juicing.

OK … one more goodie from Dr. Fuhrman … his food pyramid.

16 Jul

Planning ahead for my life post-fast.


Comparing Porterhouse steak to broccoli

16 Jul

Remember Joe’s doctor from Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead? He has a really cool website. I found this article there … comparing the nutritional value of meat to broccoli, romaine lettuce, and kale.

Protein Content of Green Vegetables compared to Meat

In the chart below, an equal caloric amount (100 calories) of porterhouse steak is compared to broccoli, romaine lettuce and kale. Broccoli provides the greatest amount of protein per calorie.
Green vegetables are all rich in protein, and relatively low in calories. They provide generous amounts of most micronutrients with no cholesterol and virtually no fat. Meat on the other hand, is relatively low in micronutrients. Remember whole grains, beans and seeds are also high in protein and should be utilized to achieve adequate protein on a diet with no or minimal animal products. But the point in this example was to illustrate how weight-loss favorable green vegetables are and that no matter how many green vegetables you eat, you still cannot take in too many calories. If you fill up on greens, they will reduce your desire and ability to overeat.
Broccoli, frozen,
chopped boiled
Beef Short Loin,
Porterhouse Steak,
separable lean & fat,
1/8 “ fat, broiled
Beef short Loin,
Porterhouse Steak,
separable lean & fat,
1/4” fat, broiled
Calories 100 100 100 100 100
Weight (g) 357 (12.6oz) 588 (20.7oz) 358 (12.6oz) 34 (1.2oz) 30 (1.0oz)
Protein (g) 11.1 7.2 6.8 8.0 6.5
Fat (g) 0.4 1.8 1.4 7.4 7.7
Carbohydrate (g) 19.2 19.4 20.2 0 0
Fiber 10.8 12.4 7.2 0 0
Cholesterol 0 0 0 24.1 21.6
Calcium (mg) 118 194 258 2.7 2.4
Iron (mg) 2.2 5.7 3.2 0.9 0.8
Magnesium (mg) 46 82 64.4 7.8 6.0
Potassium (mg) 507 1453 816.2 109 76.5
Vitamin C (mg) 143 23.5 146.8 0 0
Thiamin (mg) 0.2 0.4 0.2 0 0
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 0.4 0.3 0 0
Niacin (mg) 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.4 1.2
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.1
Folate (mcg) 200 800 46.5 2.4 2.1
Vitamin A (IU) 3609 51253 48763 0 0
Vitamin K (mcg) 315 603 2924 0 0

Source: Data was obtained from Nutritionist Pro Nutritional Analysis Software, Version 4.7, Axxya Systems , Stafford TX, 2012.

Please note that 100 calories of steak is only about one ounce, which is not much meat to fill you up. More typically, 4 – 8 ounces is eaten, supplying too many calories and too much animal protein without the lifespan enhancing micronutrients. Bottom line—eat more greens and less meat to get more micronutrient bang per caloric buck and to suppress your calorie intake.

Day 21: 7/15/12

15 Jul

Hey Y’all!

In the home stretch now … and looking forward to the last several days of my little juicing adventure. Looking forward to another great week and who knows — a few more pounds off my belly too(?!).

This morning, I weighed 190.5 pounds … I’m 1/2 pound from 20 pounds!

Tonight’s dinner was mango, carrots, kale, cucumber, celery, and ginger root.

Day 15: 7/9/12

9 Jul

Another wonderful (and healthy) day!

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.  ~Thomas A Edison

Day 13: 7/7/12

7 Jul

Hi hi … OK, so this has nothing to do with juicing … but it’s cool. We visited the new Nature Research Center in Raleigh. Very cool place … you should go 🙂

And yes … today was another wonderful day full of juice. While grocery shopping today, I made it a point to buy locally-grown produce. It was a bit more expensive, but it’s nice knowing these foods were on the vine longer and were allowed to ripen naturally, instead of being picked before ripe in some other state and sprayed with ethylene gas while on their way to the market.

And for “dessert” … yumm yummmm yummmyyyy cantelope, plums, and apple juice. What a treat!

Day 12: 7/6/12

6 Jul

Still losing weight … still feeling great … and my pants are falling off of my butt. My weight this morning was 196.5. That’s almost 14 pounds so far … even more if you count my pre-fast prep time.

My lunchtime juice today was so colorful. Romain lettuce, celery, apple, orange, ginger root, tomatoes, and plums … I love me some plums!

And … OMG … I watched Food Inc. last night. Even if only half of the data are true, our food industry is in a heck of a mess.

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