Okay, I’ve gained a few kilos over the last few months and they have been well deserved kilos. I’ve always eaten allot and gratefully have a steam train of a metabolism as a result. But I have been breaking my own rules and am bearing the consequences. So I am apologising in advance, I am going to be on a bit of health mission for the next few months. That said there is no reason to eat sadly when watching what you eat. There are so many fabulous tricks and substitutions and only a few bad habits one needs to watch.
Knowing yourself is key, in my opinion, and how I start my day is the key for me. If I can steer clear of sugar and bread and rather start my day with a glass of fresh fruit and veggie juice and a bowl of oats my day is set.
I have been holding off talking about juicing as it is such a love it or hate it topic. But it’s something I do every day and it’s what keeps me eating whatever I want for the rest of the day. I have been juicing for about 4 years now and it has revolutionised my weight control. I am not really hungry first thing in the morning and would often skip breakfast or eat toast with cheese which is a big weakness of mine. If I start my day eating sugar or bready foods by 10h00 my cravings start and I just can’t stop eating for the rest of the day.
When I started juicing I would drink about 300 – 400mls of fresh vegetable and fruit juice in the morning and bam, no cravings. The boost of super nutrients seem to give my body all it needs and the rest of the day I seem to be topping up rather than feeding the furnace.
Adam loves toast though and it is sooooo hard for me to say no to a slice of my own home baked bread with melting butter, mature cheddar and sundried tomatoes in favour of butternut, carrot, beetroot and pear juice first thing in the morning. But it has to be done, I have to pull myself together and return to my tried and tested formula!
The key to successful juicing is your juicer. There are two brands of juicer I would highly recommend and they are Oscar and Kempo. There is much debate between centrifugal and macerating juicers. I am in the macerating camp. Okay, okay – I can go on for ages on juicers… if you are interested in knowing more, contact me, don’t want to bore all of you who couldn’t care less!
I promise not to bore you in the next few weeks but will be making seriously yummy albeit healthy meals.
For some interesting reading on juicing take a look at these links: