Day 48 and It's starting to become a life style! On January 28th when I bought my Juicer, I said that my goal with the Juicing Reboot was to cleanse my system and change the way I eat. It's not that I eat bad, I just eat and drink the wrong things. My plate usually looked like the one above and to the right, heavy on the rich sauces, meats, eggs, refined flower ... and in large quantities.
Yesterday (March 24) was Bruce's Birthday and we juiced for breakfast - then for lunch rather than juicing (it was Saturday), I had sliced Tomatoes with a soy dressing, onion and rice crackers.
Bruce had a Portabella, Tomatoe and egg sandwich in a whole wheat pocket. Not bad.
For dinner we went to a vegetarian friendly restaurant. (for you locals, it's Frankie and Johnny's Natural Food Restaurant on Rte 1 in York, ME).
Bruce had this most amazing HOUSE SALAD with radish, cucumber, grape, orange, beet, carrot, summer squash, zucinni, spinach, pickled cabbage, radichi? tomatoes, broccoli, almonds and sprouts - this was a meal in itself. He also had a meat dish (rack of lamb - which was beautiful - I didn't have any, remember I said Bruce is more relaxed with his eating, but he's 99% better in his choices than 48 days ago).
I had a Sweet & Spicy Tofu Dish - I've only cooked it myself once and wasn't sure what it's really suppose to taste like. This was very good, It was served with Rice Noodles, broccoli, carrots, asparagus,squash and nuts. The flavors were insane. The Tofu tasted like French Toast- it was light and fluffy and had a sweetness to it that reminded me of French Toast. I was full after a few bites, but it was so yummy. I also had a small bowl of FRESH Tomato Soup! Out of this World!
This was a Celebration Weekend With Bruce's Birthday! and to think we've done it the HEALTHY way - Which is part of the plan -
Today (Sunday) we went to Manchester, NH for the Old House and Barn Show. It was at the Raddison Hotel on Elm Street and after the show we decided to get some lunch. So our first LUNCH outing together - we sat at the Bar and I had the most amazing Grilled Portabella Mushroom with roasted vegetables......... with Ice Tea and lemon. Bruce had a Salmon and Seaweed salad. Just amazing!
This just keeps getting Better Every Day! I'm still NOT smoking, no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no red meat, no poultry....
Learning to eat the right things is a wonderful experience and certainly something that works. And I think the reason I'm having such good success with this is that we are doing it in conjunction with Juicing! Speaking of Juicing, I gotta go make some Green Juice! See Ya.
Oh - If you haven't had the opportunity - Yesterday I watched another inspiring movie called Hungry For Change. I recommend it to everyone who reads this and you can watch it for free until March 31st just use this link (which if you read this after the 31st may not work) http://www.hungryforchange.tv/online-premiere . The movie deals with our food system and how by eating the right foods will change your life from the inside out. The more I do this the more I realize how true this is!