I suspect you’re pretty much like me–no one has to tell you the importance of eating healthy.
I’m pretty grateful. Eating healthy pretty much saved my life. But still there are days when I’m just sick of it. Especially veggies. I don’t despise spinach or kale or broccoli, but there are days where I just can’t stand to look at them. It’s kinda funny, it’s like my taste buds are saying:
“Don’t you DARE put that in here!“
I know I should ‘man up’ and push myself through these feelings, but some days? I just need a break. And that day, I skip eating my veggies. But then you know what happens? You guessed it, because you probably do the same. One day turns into two. Then three. Then before you know it? I’m not doing salads or juicing or my Nutri-bullet at all. And I have magically packed on about 5 pounds, feeling like total crap. Has this ever happened to you? If it has, allow me to finish my story. This situation doesn’t really happen to me anymore. And I’ll tell you why. Because I do something else which has resulted in a pretty amazing transformation. Today, it’s totally OK if I skip a few days from juicing and eating my veggies. I know that sounds like health heresy, but hear me out, ok? I promise you’ll like it.A good friend sent me a jar of this fantastic green drink.
I have to tell you, I’ve tried a lot of green drinks. I have a shelf full of them. They taste awful, don’t they? Not this one. For some reason, it tastes incredible! It’s actually been voted the #1 best tasting green drink.
So here’s what I’ve been doing:
When those urges to backslide on my veggies hit? I drink this. I’m told it’s like eating 3 big kale salads in one glass. You’re actually drinking your salads! I chug a glass down for the day and I’m good to go. It puts a smile on my face. Now, when I do go back to juicing, as I always do and start eating my veggies again, I still drink this because, well it tastes great and it’s really good for you. Trust me, you can feel the goodness. I even put a scoop in my juices just as a nutrition boost. I’ve even heard people losing weight drinking this. I know I didn’t gain any when I was on my veggie sabbatical. Which is VERY unusual. So losing weight is good. Having it taste good is great. And now I don’t feel guilty from taking a break from my veggies. Try it for yourself and see what happens.
PS: I’m in no way saying you can forget your veggies. They’re gotta-haves. But on those days when your taste buds are complying?