In a previous post (see Loosing 8 kg in 8 weeks) I wrote about the motivation for loosing weight. I return now to this subject from a different angle. The reason is a story I’ve read about Angela Stokes (http://www.rawreform.com/content/view/17/30/). She went from 21stone (294lbs/133kg) to 9stone 9lbs (roughly 138lbs/62kg). Not wanting to bore you with something you can read for yourself, I’m just writing my own conclusion, which is simply
In order to take this resolution into action I bought a Philips Juice press HR1861. I’m no expert when it comes to juice presses but the Phillips looked OK, and I’ve been using it now for three days with good result. I’ve never had any trouble with eating fruits but vegetables has been another story. I couldn’t eat much spinach, celery, salad, etc., but with a juice press it’s very easy and enjoyable. I don’t know if this resolution will stay with me or fade away when difficulties of life set in, but increasing the amount of vegetables intake can’t be bad.
I believe loosing weight is what happens when you take a trip down to the liposuction clinic. Har hars aside, being a mostly-vegan already, I have had a strange curiosity with the raw food diet for some time. It seems a lot of trouble minimal gain, however. There is an odd lack of scientific study either pro or con to the diet itself.
Oh yes! I have that one too! (since january)
I love it.
One handy tip: put a little plastic bag in the container that catches the pulp. Makes it a lot easier to clean. You can use any type really, as long as it fits.
I haven’t used mine in quite a while though, not supposed to drink fruit / veggie juices anymore… (or water or tea or lemonade)
I think you can’t lose weight without lots and lots of exercise.
So along with the various diets, try to add at least an hour a day of
walking, jogging, swimming, weight-lifting; anything that
revs up the heart and burns calories. We recently took up water-jogging,
which is twice as effective as land-jogging. I highly recommend it.
Vic may try it in his favorite stock pond. With a nip of Chivas Regal.
Lets see on one hand we have “hippy puddle splashing”. On the other we have jail time. With hippies we have high effort. With jail time we have low effort, but we need to beware of Bubby, our cell mate.
I think the effort of dealing with Bubby may make the hippy option a little more attractive to me.
Thanks, that’s a good tip. The only thing that I have against making juice is the cleaning afterward. I make my juice by putting down one apple, then any vegetables I choose, then one lime and an apple on top.
Yeah that works best, squeeze it in between two apples. I liked mixing Golden Delicious apples with carrot and some ginger.
You can put the top part in the dishwasher as well as that other plastic bit (where the juice comes out) for easy cleaning
I got a small brush with mine to clean the sieve with. It helps if you run hot water, turn the sieve upside down, and then slowly brush it, turning the sieve around. You get most of the pulp out in one rotation and because you clean form the outside, you don’t push it further into those tiny holes.
The boyfriend like mine so much that I gave him one for his birthday. He brings fresh apple-juice into work sometimes, making lots of friends that way