I tried this thing called juicing cleanse

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Last week I tried juicing cleanse, so here is my experience and everything you need to know about juicing. Honestly, this is one of the hardest thing I have done in my life. This cleanse was on my list for a while now and I finally  had the courage to face this. Some of you may think why Am I so melodramatic. Well, because the hardest part about the detox was psychological and I am so proud that I didn’t cave in.

So here is my experience and fact about juicing. I hope this encourages you to start a healthy lifestyle.

Why did I want to detox?

The first question everyone asked was “Why did you go on this cleanse when you are already skinny? So, first of all I did not start this detox to loose any weight. As most of you know I train hard and workout regularly to stay fit. Last year I was diagnosed for hay fever. So I was sick most of all spring until end of summer. People with this condition will understand how difficult it is to wake up in the morning with itchy eyes and sneezing all day. With this detox I was hoping to boost my immune system for spring. A detox like this is not a cure to hay fever, however I have prescribed medication for this condition.

Fun facts:Research and study says that plant-based juice diet allows food to be assimilated quickly through the intestine — consuming less energy, while the toxin-free, nutrient-dense food helps to repair the gut itself.

Did I loose any weight?

As I said before, I did not go on this cleanse to loose weight. The fact is I did not weigh myself before and after so I wouldn’t know.

What was my diet consist of?

For the last 3 days I only had liquids. No solid food at all. My morning started with 2 glasses of water. Cup of detox tea after half an hour. First juice before leaving to work, I called it mean green because It was less tasty then the rest. It had green apple, spinach, celery, ginger, cucumber and coconut water.

I would make my second juice and carry it with me to work. This was the delicious smoothie which had lots of good stuff for e.g.: banana and almond milk. I will have 2 small cups every 2 hour. By afternoon I was craving for coffee. My body was use to getting caffeine dose around this time so I felt a bit sleepy and had a cup of tea instead. By day 3 I was well adjusted to tea and did not seem to miss caffeine any more.

Then came night, the hardest. My mornings and day went super easy it was the night that I thought of giving in until the last day. My previous routine was work, home, snack, gym and end with light dinner. Well, I stayed in at  nights and and try to keep myself busy. I could not concentrate well at night so instead of fighting I treated myself to house of card marathon.

Did I work out?

I had done some research and reading before going on this cleanse, and it clearly said not to indulge in intense workout and training. I found this extremely difficult to skip gym 3 days in a row. I am a gym junkie and love training. By day 2 I practiced yoga and meditation in the mornings this really helped me calm my nerves and accept the changes.

Was I starving and did I feel hungry?

No. I did not feel hungry. I was drinking every 2 hours which kept full all time.

Was I tired?

Well, I started this on my day off. I knew first day will be the hardest.  On day 2 and 3 I was at work. It went really fast because I was super busy and it kept my mind of food. On my last day I got my period, by this time I didn’t want to quit and start over again. Usually, first day of period I have stomach cramps and severe pain, however on my detox I didn’t have any of these symptoms in fact I felt way better and stronger.

How did this detox help me?

Yes, I feel super energetic and healthy from inside. I have much more energy throughout the day and find it easy to wake up in the morning. Study says that juicing cleanse will help control cravings and excessive eating. After  finishing this cleanse I started to appreciate small things like eating a whole apple. During this detox I realised how much I had missed just eating a whole fruit. Detox like this will help you sustain and build new eating habits.

Do I want to do this cleanse again?

Yes, definitely. I would love to do this every 3 to 6 months.

So this was my journey and answers to some of your questions. Feel free to comment below and share your thoughts. Let me know if you have any questions.

Sita ❤

 

How to keep your New Year’s Resolution!

 

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Nike Sports bra by Zalando, Nike boy shorts by Nike

Hello February!

I hope everyone survived the goals month. January is never an easy month for most of us. After recovering from long holidays and kicking your first month of the year with new goals could be a bit stressful. Well, the question is; Are you still on it? Today I am making a serious case about surviving post the goal’s month.

To be honest, I don’t even remember how and when it started with me. Initially, It was all about looking for some change and not giving a damn about achieving them. Well, all of that changed quickly since I started writing them down. I guess writing down makes it more hardcore, and means you are freaking serious. Every year we all get the chance to start fresh, set new goals and look froward to new year with new beginnings. I personally love the fact that once every year I get the chance set new goals for myself or push myself to try something new.

Since last month was all about achieving personally goals, I want to discuss about the most talked goal every NY #fitnessgoals. 

Everyone feels guilty after the holidays. Few weeks after NYE the gym is crowded with 2 types of people; 1)The regulars: They are dedicated individuals who always show up no matter what. That’s been said they are a bit arrogant and know it all people. Honestly, you can’t blame them, they are in the gym to get shit done. They do not like to stand around chatting or checking out who is doing what. They mind their business and expect the same from others.

2) Newbie / NYE goal seeker: Well this category is very popular for few days. Haha… Nay, that’s not true, there are exceptions. I really respect people who set their mind into something and really go after it. The regulars do inspire these people but honestly they scare them even more. Few years ago I had to go through this experience as well. The fact is I wanted to be as good as the rest, but I wasn’t. So I had to deal with it. Don’t let them demotivate you, remember you are their for yourself! If you really get intimidated by the regulars then find your gym buddy. Trust me the pressure is really off when you are tagging with someone. Pick a friend who is as dedicated as you’re or else you will end up exhausting yourself trying to push someone who doesn’t give a damn.

After two weeks into January people start loosing their interest and are tempted to skip the routine. After all, we are human and are bound to temptations. So don’t be too harsh on yourself. However, don’t take this as a defeat and consider this a cheat meal and be good. To be honest, I personally don’t believe in a diet. However, I do believe and follow a vegan detox. As I mentioned in my previous post, detox helps me restart and jumpstart healthy habits. Eating consciously with right quantity and interval is the key. A diet will give you temporary results, so altering eating habits and building healthy lifestyle is the life time goal.

I was done with my Vegan detox a few days ago. I am not going to lie, I had my bad days during this detox. However, I am still determined to eat Vegan and have cheat days.

So don’t quit, you got this!

Sita ❤

EAT BETTER NOT LESS

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Everyone says I eat a lot. Can you believe I am only 5.6 feet and I can eat as much as boys. Well, I play by a simple rule… EAT HEALTHY. TRAIN MEAN.

I started my fitness journey 4 years ago. In no time I was addicted to training and loved the rush of endorphins. However, I was still struggling with a chronic sinus condition. Sick and tired of getting ill all the time I decided to go on a cleansing diet. Those 20 days were tough and It changed the way I eat now.

After a year… I am finally sick!  I guess our body goes on its own cleanse… So I thought what better time to share some of my delicious recipes. Well, if you have no time to make your office lunch and struggling to eat healthy. This recipe and the technique will solve all your problems. These salads are tasty, easy and healthy. Leave me your comment below if you have tired this at home.

 

INGREDIENTS

For the dressing:

•⅓ cup canola oil

•3 cloves garlic, peeled

•3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

•2 tablespoons water

•2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar

•2 tablespoons honey

•1 tablespoon sesame oil

•1 tablespoon lemongrass paste (ginger would also work)

For the salad:

•16 ounces frozen shelled edamame

•5-6 cups baby kale

•3 large carrots

•2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow)

•1 cup cilantro leaves

•3 green onions

•¾ cup cashews

Note: I have used some home made chickpea for the crunch and added flavour.

INSTRUCTIONS

1.Puree all the dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Taste and adjust if needed.

2.Cook the edamame .

3. Slice rest of ingredient

NOTES

Remember the trick to keeping the salad fresh is pouring the dressing first.Agave nectar or sugar would work in place of the honey for vegans.

PS: The above recipe is taken from pinch of yum. I have modified few things for my liking.