Week 1 Juice Fast Updates

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Day 1, Feeling a little tired, and I’ve been living in the bathroom. I didn’t know I had so much fluid on me. Other than that, feeling fine. No cravings yet.

Day 2, Feeling oddly light. No cravings and I noticed today that the smell of food made me feel somewhat nauseous. Feeling pretty good today. I even did an hour of Zumba.

Day 3, Feeling amazing. I have so much energy it’s crazy. I’ve been bouncing off the walls. I spent most of the day outside running around with my pups. I don’t feel any hunger pains and still no cravings. I’m thinking I can accomplish a 100 day fast versus my 90 day fast plan. There’s no stopping me now.

Day 4 of my now increased 100 day juice fast…Whoot. I feel absolutely amazing and I’m down 11 lbs so far. YaY…and I did zumba today, no aches, no pain just feeling AWESOME!! — feeling perfect.

Day 5, I have zero appetite, no cravings, and energy. I’ve never had a point in my life where I didn’t want food, but now the appeal is lost to me. I’m currently forcing myself to drink more juice, because now there is no hunger. This process has caused me to reflect more deeply on so many things . So I’m grateful for this journey. I know my body is even more so grateful. — feeling peaceful.

Day 6, still no appetite, and feeling great.I think I might have fractured a toe, not sure how though. I made a pain elixir from 1 lemon, garlic,and ginger. After 30 minutes my foot completely stopped hurting , so I did my usual workout. Beware, this juice concoction tastes horrid, but it’s great for pain. I drunk about an ounce. Other than that I’ve had nothing but water. I’m down an amazing 15 lbs total. I can now fit into my old jeans comfortably without unbuttoning them:) Also notice my face is looking slimmer, and my skin is glowing. — feeling super.

Day 7, still no appetite and lots of energy. I also noticed my hearing and vision has improved. Everything seemed loud today…lol. So by the end of this fast I will need new glasses, and new clothes. I’m feeling great. Today I drunk water with lemon only. I had one craving and that was for a kale salad…lol. It went away after my walk though. So I’m still going strong and no looking back. Feeling amazing and blessed. — feeling amazing.

Zucchini Parmesan Chips

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Ingredients:
2 Zucchini
1 tbsp EVOO
½ cup bread crumbs
½ cup Parmesan cheese or Vegan Parmesan Cheese
½ tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
Fresh Ground Black Pepper (optional)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Slice zucchini about ¼ inch thick Coat in slices with EVOO. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, salt pepper and mix dip olive oil covered zucchini in mixture and place on greased cookie sheet Bake for about 18-22 minutes.

This was posted on facebook and I’m going to try it out without the bread crumbs.

Vegetarian/Vegan dishes by me

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Vegan risotto experiment.

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Vegetarian enchilada lasagna with poblano sauce.

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Warm arugula herb salad with tomatoe basil mozzarella melt.

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Lentil stew with mock lamb peices

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Mock chikn with mango tomatoe curry sauce.

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Spicy noodle with shitake mushroom and mock spicy chikn with kale salad.

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Kale and mushroom vegan Alfredo pasta dish.

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Strawberry banana cakes dessert with a vegan strawberry jelly.

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Roasted vegetables sandwich with a creamy avocado spread.

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Vegetable fried rice.

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Curry vegetable fried rice

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Vegan strawberry cheesecake

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Tomatoe basil veggie chicken and jasmine rice stir fry
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Black Eyed Peas coconut stew with teriyaki veggie chikn
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Mango beet salad with cilantro and a lemon curry drizzle
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BlackBerry strawberry dessert

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Veggie peppered chikn with curried rice and kale
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Acceptance

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I always pass by these plants, in which my mother calls them blood of Jesus flowers. However, after some research I know for sure that’s not the appropriate name. The reason I’m sharing this information is because I had an awakening moment. These flowers are succulents. I noticed several had been pulled out the bunch and scattered on the ground here and there. Well needless to say, these plants thrived. They took up root and begin to flourish on there own. Most plants die in the same scenario. I found it fascinating. Though something seemingly tragic had happened, to them it was nothing more than an opportunity for a new beginning and creation. Lao Tzu said “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” This flower embodies that quote to me. It didn’t choose to be separated, yet it accepted it and thrived. It created a new identity. We too, should be as this flower. Why hold onto an old identity or way of thinking when growth,new possibilities and ultimately adventure awaits us? Accept the things in which you cannot change. Go with the flow of life. You never see a tree crying because it’s raining. Instead the tree embraces whatever comes because it know’s that a new season will come. Life is evolution. We are in constant change. Our problems come because we fear the very changes that could open new and wonderful opportunities to us. So this post is about acceptance, and awareness. Be as a succulent, embrace the new and unknown. Enjoy the journey!!

Love and Blessings,

Destiny