Are you feeding or fighting disease? 

  
Let that sink in for a minute. Everything you put into your body is either feeding or fighting disease. I was diagnosed with a stage 4 cancer at 27. Juicing and eating healthier has saved my life. Almost 2 years cancer free and I plan to never put myself in that position again. True some things can’t be avoided but take control of the things you can control and give yourself a fighting chance. 
What are you waiting for to get started? An invitation? Well, I Cici invite you to join me in a 30 day cleanse. I would like to guide you through the ups and downs of juice fasting and hopefully in 30 days show you this isn’t impossible. 

Click the link below to get your plan, and if you think full juicing isn’t for you get the second option juice til dinner. I just ask that you start somewhere.

http://itstartswithjuice.com/30in30-30-day-plans/

Staying Hydrated!!!


Hi guys!!!! In the summer as always temperatures rise and staying properly hydrated is even more important than normally.  Especially when trying to lose weight, water retention can stall weight loss so here are a few tips on keeping cool, hydrated and the scale and inches moving.

Pineapple: Pineapples are a refreshingly sweet treat on hot summer days, to say the least. Just shy of being 90% water, pineapples provide the enzyme bromelain which can aid in digestion and may help prevent inflammation (a common woe of being in the heat too long). Couple it with refreshing watermelon and you have a match made in heaven. Watermelon is the ultimate summertime staple at 92% water and it contains rehydrating electrolytes such as salts calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium.

Take one mini watermelon and one pineapple and run them through your juicer, depending in size this makes about 32-56 ounces of deliciousness. Squeeze a lemon or lime for extra tartness.

Another tip would be to start your day with 20-32 ounces of lemon water, some prefer it warm, but I’ve learned over time its a personal preference. If you are a ginger fan add a little in to deal with bloating as well.

I hope you all are staying cool out there!!!

 

Kale’in It


Hey guys.Today’s recipe is:

4-6 Celery Stalks

2 Navel Oranges

2 Apples

6-8 Kale Leaves

1 Lemon

Above recipe makes about 32 ounces, varying by juicer. If you are not a fan of celery start out with 2-3 stalks and add in a cucumber to increase juice output.

How are you guys doing??? Comment and let me know how your detoxes are going?

Saturday Weigh in Reminder

Today’s Weigh in Phrase is Juicy July!

You must submit:

1) Your entry pics, the front, side and scale shot.
In the same pose repeat the above poses and tomorrow’s scale shot.

2) ALL WEIGH INS ARE DUE BY NOON CENTRAL TIME, AGAIN NOON CENTRAL TIME, if you are in a different time zone check the time difference and submit accordingly. I will not accept any after noon, you may submit them starting now if you would like.

3) With your submission let me know how the program went for you, did you gain any benefits beyond weight loss, would you do it again, etc.

4) IMPORTANT, the $250 challenge and the $1000 challenge began at the same time, if you want to continue into the $1000 challenge you may use discount code ICANIWILL to sign up for the remaining 5 weeks.

Any questions please ask below. Good luck!!!!

Thirsty Tuesday- Fuel

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Fuel-

1 Large Bunch Kale(7-8 Leaves)

3-4 Apples

2 Medium Cucumbers

2 Cups Strawberries

1 Lemon

Juice and enjoy!!!

Tips-

Strawberries and kale will give you the least juice so sandwich them between harder fruits and veggies such as the cucumbers or apples to get the most juice. The recipe above yields about 32 ounces and I use a Norwalk 280.

Weigh In Reminder for Saturday!!!!

Am I the only one not terribly excited about weighing in tomorrow, but tomorrow’s weigh in word for both challenges is OVERCOME :). It’s been a rough week but we will all keep pushing forward.

Don’t forget all weigh ins are due by NOON, central. Thanks guys!!!

Thirsty Tuesday – Shock Tart

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Happy Tuesday guys! Today’s recipe is Shocktart which is a delicious summer blend.If you are on medication substitute the grapefruit for more oranges.

Recipe:
2 Red or Pink Grapefruits
1 Cup Strawberries
2 Oranges
1 Lime

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Recipe makes about 32 ounces. If you want a sweeter juice use only 1 grapefruit and increase to 4 oranges.
Enjoy!!!

Wrapping Up Week 1

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Wrap up of week one!!! This has had a lot of ups and downs and I am happy it’s the weekend.  Its been great seeing all of you guys post through this week.

Week 1 can be the hardest so slips are bound to happen. If this week wasn’t perfect don’t sweat it, it’s not meant to be. Often we don’t realize how many temptations we face on a daily basis, and over the week there have probably been quite a few different moments and thoughts. Make sure if you have not been keeping a journal to do so. Learn the triggers you have and create strategies that will help you overcome them. No matter what don’t give up!.

Tropical Beets

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Tropical Beets
8-10 Carrots
1 Mango
1 Medium Beet
1/2 Pineapple
1 Head Romaine Lettuce
1/2 Lemon

Juice and enjoy!!!

With any recipe that has a high fruit base, consider adding in water vegetables such as romaine lettuce or cucumbers, not only will it help keep you hydrated and lessen the sugar content, but it will give you more juice without affecting the overall taste. A hint of ginger is also a great addition for its anti-inflammatory properties and to add a nice spicy bite. Mangoes can be a bit tricky, if you don’t have any available just omit from the recipe.

Kirribean Punch

Kiribbean Punch
(Recipe for 48 Ounces)
4-6 Kiwis
1 Head of Kale
1/2 Pineapple
1 Lime
(A Cucumber can be added if more liquid is needed.)
Perfect summer juice and cucumbers can be added to give that extra oomph for hydration.
What are you having today?