BTBeauty posts go up every Wednesday and this is the last Wednesday of the Month so we had to post early
It’s the last post for the “No meat or sugar” November challenge.What a month! I started this challenge to test myself. I wanted to see if I could eliminate certain items from my grocery list for a month and replace them with healthier choices. I went cold turkey on both but I had to pay way more attention to sugar. It’s the ingredient that’s in everything without us realizing just how many foods contain it.
What I learned:This entire experience was a first. I started out wanting to gain more energy and limit my intake of sugar and meat for the future. I didn’t create any meal plans. I would make my juices in the mornings [ingredients below] If I didn’t have time to make a full breakfast and throughout the day I’d eat regularly but keeping in mind that sugar and meat is a no! These types of challenges force you to truly pay attention to what you’re feeding your body as well how your body is responding to it. For instance, rather than buying canned tomato to put into your pasta – head for the alternative. Make it yourself. It’s fresh and you’ll know every ingredient in what you’re about to eat. Plus, more than likely canned tomato contains about 4.4 g of sugar which may seem like a small amount until you think about all the other things you ate throughout the day that contained way more sugar than you thought. Then you think to yourself… “Why would anyone put sugar in tomato’s?”. That’s how easily sugar is slipped into every ingredient. By no means should you start obsessing over food labels but it’s important to be mindful. Overall, I feel like I was able to accomplish what I wanted to. Limit my sugar and meat intake plus gain more energy. Here’s too many more health and wellness challenge for the future.
BTBEAUTY CELERY AND SPINACH JUICE
- 2 Stalks Celery
- 1/4 cup Fresh Spinach
- 1/4 cup Cucumber
- 1/2 lemon [ orange in the image is just for content]
Blend all veggies with ice and the juice of 1/2 lemon.