The twitter world is a buzz with meatless monday, even some of the great chefs (my opinion) like Jamie Oliver added there two cents with a gorgeous zucchini salad.
Drinks 4-6: The colors of the day seem to be red and green. (a pic of the drinks are on instagram)
4: apples, beets, carrots, chard
5: apples, cantaloupe, chard, ginger, honey dew, kale
6: apples, red cabbage, chard, ginger, lemon
Its heavy on the greens to replace the potassium and protein lost due to lack of animal protein. Why did I decide to “suddenly” start juicing? Nutrition is arguably the most important aspect of my life. I practice eating healthy on a regular basis and plays a massive role in achieving my health goals. I believe that people carry a nasty stigma which correlates the word “nutrition” to ideas of starving yourself and limiting food. There is a bit of history behind why I juice. The majority of the time I lived in OKC, I lived with my brother. Our diet consisted of eating out all the time, namely fast food for convenience. So over the course of a school year, without working out much. I gained a lot of weight. I weigh 235 lbs, as of this morning. I used to weigh just under 185, and that’s what I want to get back too. I have the knowledge, I think, to regain that leanness. There is also a housemate who has a sizeable knowledge on nutrition. I knew coming to Portland, that it would be a series of changes. Three of which I needed to start tackling before starting school. On a positive note, I am a month free of soda and a week free of coffee. There have been moments of weakness, I assure you. Times when I wanted nothing more than to drink a Coke or have some Starbucks. I have replaced them with herbal teas.
On the menu for dinner is fettuccine alfredo.
Less than a week before I start classes. Good luck to all those who are heading back to school for yet another semester/trimester. Let the fun begin 😀
“We may live without poetry, music and art; We may live without conscience and without heart; We may live without friends and without books; but civilized man cannot live without cooks.”
Until next time…. Grub wisely 😀