Thursday, June 02, 2005

Back On The Juice

Yep, you read right. I'm back on the juice. Carrot juice, that is. I've eaten so much junk lately (Memorial Day Weekend saw me stuffing my gullet with M&M's like there'd just been a fire at the factory) I really had no other choice.

So I'm back to juicing and a diet of mostly raw veggies, fruits, grains and legumes. Mind you, this is not a hard diet for me to follow -- unless I leave the house. There are very few restaurants in this neck of Virginny in which you can order a glass of freshly made carrot juice with a side of crudite and hummus. Actually, there are NO restaurants around here where that would be possible.

Anyway, with conference coming up in July and my desire to still fit into my suits at that time, this seemed the most logical thing to do. Plus it's summer and there is no better time to indulge in fresh fruits and veggies. While I am most certainly a carnivore, going without meat for a while doesn't bother me one bit. This diet is really cleansing and, besides the weight loss benefits, does great things for my skin.

I had the juiciest cantelope for breakfast. Tasted like summer sunshine, despite the fact that it's pouring rain outside. Yum!


  1. Anonymous10:35 AM

    I hear you, Kristen. I love Hummus :) And eating like that in summer kind of goes hand in hand.

  2. Funny! In L.A, a glass of fresh carrot juice with a side of crudite and hummus is all you're legally allowed to order ;)

  3. In this part of Virginia, ham is mandatory. On certain days, the air is bacon-scented.

  4. I need that diet. I'm having RWA clothing nightmares already!

  5. Mmmm Hummus. Now you made me hungry. I think I'll make some now.

  6. I've never had hummus. Does that make me weird? And I need to get back to eating more veggies. I'm starting to exercise regularly, so more veggies should be the ticket, right?

    Good luck with your diet!

  7. Carrot juice? So much of it and it'll turn your skin orange.

  8. Good luck, Suzanne in the GH! I had dress nightmares from March to July when I was a finalist.

    I've been planning to start my diet since after Mother's Day, but somehow I still end up eating a plate full of carbs!

  9. I have lost about forty pounds since November with a combination of hard work and diet. I fell off the wagon for a few weeks with dire consequences and am back on now. I ran my first mile on my fortieth birthday, how cool is that?

    I def need more fruits and less meat right now!