January 10, 2012 by Living Girl Living Foods
It’s day 10 and I feel great. No energy crashes, I even slept insanely well last night and woke up from an awesome dream!
So far today my body has enjoyed:
32 oz Hot Water with Lemon
1.5 liters water
8 oz Spinach, Orange, Carrot Juice (leftovers from juicing at work)
1 quart, Basic Balance Smoothie from Victoria Boutenko’s Book titled, “Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health.” This drink seriously cleansed out my stomach, I really needed something like this to get my bowels going. The smoothie almost completely tastes just like mangoes! The texture is like a pudding, and is sweet like one too. I ended up having this for my breakfast and lunch because it is that filling.
Basic Balance Recipe:
1 Cup Kale
1 Cup Water (I added an extra splash of water because it was too thick)
There weren’t any directions for this smoothie, but what I did was; juice the kale, then I added it to the chopped up mango and water.
Around 12 oz of 1,2,3,4 Beet Juice! Another beet concoction I whipped up.
1 Medium Beet
1 Large Carrot
1 Squeeze Lemon
1 Large Handful of Spinach
If you aren’t a fan of spinach but want the nutrients juicing spinach with other veggies is a great way to disguise the taste. This juice is especially sweet. I had some around 3:30 when came home from work, I typically have a snack around this time it’s a fantastic energy boost.
Okay, so it’s time to talk about toilets! I remembered some interesting information I read while talking to a coworker about how the Basic Balance Smoothie was really getting my intestines working.
I’ve read on several websites that one of the worst things to happen to humans is the toilet, literally the invention of the toilet, john, potty, or whatever you prefer to call it 😉
Sitting, unlike squatting, obstructs the passage of waste through the colon by choking it; causing it to never fully release. This is one of the reasons how and why hemorrhoids happen and are so common (anything colon health related really). Instead we should be squatting; this adds pressure in the abdominal cavity by compressing the colon and creating a complete evacuation of stool. Squatting relaxes muscles and makes a straight path to “the exit.” It also causes pressure in the thighs to direct waste away from the appendix and small intestine. Who knew potty talk could be so scientific 😉
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