Day 28: Everything Looking Good!

Carrot-Citrus-Pepper Juice

Carrot-Citrus-Pepper Juice

Isn’t the juice pretty?  This is one of my main juices I drink every day, a mixture of carrot, orange, lime, and ginger.  I’ve recently made two more additions that I really like: orange bell pepper and a chunk of turmeric root, which looks like a scrawny piece of ginger and I get at our local Meijer.

Turmeric is emerging as a great herb to treat diabetes and also chronic pain.  Curcumin, one of the active ingredients in turmeric was used in a study and it prevented all the pre-diabetic patients who took it from progressing to full diabetes, while 16.4% of the placebo group had progressed to Type II Diabetes over the 9 month study.  And it adds a really yummy flavor that goes well with the orange produce and ginger.

Day 28

Day 28

I’ve lost almost 20 pounds over this juice fast and expect about 15 to be permanent.  I’ll have to take some final pictures tomorrow to compare to the before pictures, since I’m planning on attending my husband’s work party in the evening and ending my fast a day early.

I plan on posting occasional updates on how my weight and blood sugar do once I start eating again.  Plus, how well I stick to the occasional fasting and finishing the Insanity workout to maintain my gains.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to find a nice balance that I can maintain indefinitely, since my genetic predisposition for diabetes is here to stay.

Thanks again for the nice comments and support.  It helped me finish the whole fast without quitting part of the way through. 🙂







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