Today I went with my 1/2 cup cranberries, 1 cup green grapes, 1 apple and 1 kiwi. It was more bitter that I had expected. I swapped the pinapple out for the kiwi thinking they would be equal. Nope, they are not. Even went so far as to reduce the about of cranberries down to 1/2 cup. I will have to get more pineapple for tomorrows juice.
For my “to Work” juice, I juiced 8 carrots, 6 celery, 2 cukes, 1 radish, 2 mandarin oranges, 4 apples and 1 pear. Since I juiced this right after the cranberry it was a bit sweeter that normal. I did not want this sweet, the more fruit you add, the more calories you are consuming. One lady make this with a few carrots and added more fruit and was wondering why she was not losing weight. Others answered that she needed to add veggies and reduce the fruits. I do not really care for carrots, but when juicing them with the celery, cucumber, radish and then the fruits, you don’t taste the carrots at all.
What I wonder about is… how do you know how many calories you are consuming in the juice? I have juice for breakfast and lunch, fill my juice container with water after I finish, for dinner last night, we had 4 oz tilapia, peas and fresh green beans. I just would like to know how many calories I am eating. I lose weight each week. 6 days a week, I walk 1/2 mile to my store and then 1/2 back to the car, walk the dog 3/4 mile at night and whatever I walk around in the store. I have 1 day off from the store and we usually cross country ski, downhill ski or snowshoe several miles in addition to 3 3/4 mile walks with our Akita.
On bad weather days, we use the treadmill, rowing maching, stationary bikes or something else for our longer work out. Trying to do this as a life change. I dislike the word “Diet”. It reminds me of something that is temporary. This food change is not temporary. What are you doing to get healthier. I would love to know. Have a good one.