I am using vegetable juicing for many things. Not just weight loss but also to help me block the biological clock.
That clock that ticks, ticks, ticks and lets me know I am getting older.
Yes, the truth is there is more than one biological clock for a woman. Once the worry of children and having them are over and they are grown, the other one takes over, the one that reminds us that time is a ticking.
So, how do I intend to get in its way? Well, I hope what all these experts say about eating / digesting / and in my case drinking antioxidant rich foods is true. That it helps from the inside out by protecting me from diseases and slowing the aging process.
You may have heard the term ‘free radicals’ before, those are the nasty things that cause our body a whole load of trouble and antioxidants are like the superhero that saves us – but only if we digest them through vegetables and fruit.
While taking a supplement might seem like a pain free way to go it really isn’t. I soon discovered the best and most effective way to keep myself healthy is to simply eat great foods.
“There’s no substitute for getting nutrients through food. The body absorbs and assimilates them far better than in supplement form.” – Susan M. Kleiner, R.D., Ph.D
Since jumping on this plant-based diet idea I have done a lot to increase my vegetable servings from one or two small heaps on a large dinner plate into making 60% of my plate plant based. Over the last week I have had days when 100% of what is on my plate are plants.
I am aiming for at least 5-7 servings of vegetables and 2-4 servings of fruit every single day and I will increase that as time goes by.
Biological clock block to improve my skin
One of the reasons I make my vegetable juicing weight loss update videos without makeup is so I can see the changes in my skin as the months and years go by. Right now its winter and I tend to look pale anyway (got me many days of work in my younger days!) but in the summer I definitely become darker. My skin automatically looks better when its darker I think!
In the meantime, to block the biological clock I will make sure I get enough beta-carotene and vitamin C and E. I have no problem getting my vitamin E from coconut oil, cashew nuts or seeds.
These three are the most common sources of antioxidants and of course through vegetable juicing (when I am juicing) drinking down those vitamins means I take them in often.
Beta-carotene can be found in yellow and orange vegetables as well as leafy green vegetables like cabbage. So, when I juice using cabbage, broccoli and carrots I am drinking down my beta-carotene antioxidants.
Vitamin C. We all know citrus fruits are the best for vitamin c, like oranges and tomatoes are also a great source.
Vitamin E. These are obtained from oily foods like mackerel, salmon, trout, nuts, seeds etc
I feed these antioxidants to my body on a regular basis. Not just through my vegetable juices but also through my healthy soups and plant-based diet.
I am really excited about what the next 12 months will bring as I learn more about plants and their effects on our body. The last 11 months have really been educational.
As I head towards my first year of juicing and plants I am excited to see the final weight loss number I achieve. I would love to go hard now and juice during February but I am still a little limited by that voice that keeps telling me its just too damn cold!
Still, I managed it through December and January so let’s see what happens.
By increasing my water intake (I aim to drink 3-4 liters a day now) and eating all this wonderful food I have no doubt that I will block a biological clock that is already ticking slowly for me anyway.
I have always been told I look younger than my 48 years and now thanks to a healthy diet, loads of sleep, and plenty of good food I am enjoying a fitter body, increase in vitality and a better quality of life. When exercise becomes a regular part of that combination I know for sure my life will be amazing.