Monday, January 27, 2014

Juicy

Hello!

I've been very juicy over the weekend :D

I bought a juicer!

I spent my entire weekend buying fruits and juicing - I have never in my life consumed so much fruits! I'm very bad with my eating - I hardly eat fruits, I don't drink enough water, very little veggies, you get the hint.

I decided to start making an effort with my eating because I started having a lot of tummy problems. My doctor (i don't like her, I'm going to switch to a new one) keeps giving me probiotics or gastric pills, or tells me it's the stomach flu, but I just don't believe her. I want to start healing naturally. I don't want to be okay only when I'm on probiotics.

I've been reading a lot on juicing (this I've actually been doing for the past year), but while I was very interested in it, I never made the effort to actually do anything about it. It was always about reading musingly, thinking, hmm, maybe someday I will do it.

So someday, was this weekend. My friend and I went off to buy juicers! I lugged Juicy home (that's what i named my juicer) and went off to buy a ton of fruits. Apples, grapes, kiwis, pears, lemons all entered my home and my fridge.

And whirrr!! I started juicing.

My first juice was apple, kiwi and lemon. With waaayyy too much lemon. Put less lemon, I urge you. And then all kinds of concoctions started coming out. This morning, I juiced cabbage. Warning - cabbage is really a bit of a weird tasting juice.

I'm juicing more fruits than veggies now (the only veggie I'm doing is celery and cabbage - and I don't think I will be repeating the cabbage too soon, it seems to taste much better as a soup).

It's only been a couple of days but I can already feel a little of the effects. This morning, I concocted my weird cabbage - pear - apple - carrot juice. Sure tasted weird, but it was quite a good start to the day. As the day progressed, I sipped on hot green tea, barley or water. Then as teatime rolled around, I decided it would be a good idea to have a hot chocolate, since my body is rejecting coffee as of now. I decided no caffeine, and what harm could a hot chocolate do?

Oh boy. Bad idea. I'm not sure what's wrong with my body, but lately it really pays the price for the food it eats. Coffee (and now hot chocolate) gives me such bad headaches. It makes me feel sluggish and weak.

So I think for now, I'm really going to be a lot more mindful of my food.

The only annoying thing about a juicer is the wash up. You have to disassemble every bit of that juicer and wash it immediately or bacteria will set in and some funny stuff might happen to you, which would be totally the opposite reason of why you started juicing in the first place.

Anyway, I'm heading to Indonesia tomorrow, and it's a bit of an intense schedule, because Friday I fly back to Malaysia to Penang, drive back to Taiping, head to Ipoh on Sunday, KL on Monday, and Singapore on Tuesday. So I need to be really healthy to make sure I can deal with all the travel stress!

And now...I'm feeling quite tempted to buy a blender.

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