First, notice that I said, “Why I EAT Juice Plus.” Juice Plus is food; not a vitamin, not a supplement (although you do supplement your already good diet or your poor diet by eating it), and not a medicine.
Why I started eating Juice Plus.
I started eating Juice Plus so I could get it for my youngest son, who is 16. He rarely eats vegetables or fruit and as a health coach I know the importance of eating fruits and vegetables every day. I also started eating Juice Plus because Dr. Sears recommends it and because I realized that I do not eat nearly enough fruits and vegetables myself.
Why I will keep eating Juice Plus.
I will keep eating Juice Plus because when other people are fighting colds and headaches and catching the bugs that go around, I am not. That is not to say I will never get sick again, I know that is probably not the case. The fact is, I have not had any of my “normal” allergy problems that I had before eating Juice Plus. Migraines are almost totally eliminated. Joint pain is minimal. Energy level is higher than ever. And lately I’ve noticed my sense of smell is much more heightened as well, this is not always a good thing. And just to be honest, as much as I try to eat healthy, I know I need to do a lot better. Just as a reminder, we should be eating 7 to 12 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. This is what I ate yesterday and how many servings of fruits and vegetables were included.
Breakfast: 30 fruits and veggies (My Juice Plus Trio) My coconut/almond milk not so smoothie…1 serving of pumpkin
Lunch: Juice Plus Complete (more fruits and veggies)
Snack: Sweet potato chips with hummus-I think I can count that as one serving of veggies between the chips and the hummus, but I didn’t measure it.
Dinner: Greek Yogurt parfait with maybe a whole strawberry and two blueberries.
Snack: Bacon, egg & cheese cup.
Now you see why it is important to me to eat Juice Plus every day. If I didn’t eat my juice plus, I might be lucky to say that I eat two or three servings of fruit and veggies per day. Most days I eat a salad as well, but yesterday was a busy day and I didn’t have time.
Here’s a challenge. Take a week and write down everything you eat, and keep in context how many servings of fruit and vegetables you are getting in each meal. Maybe you do better than me. It will really put things into perspective for you if you keep track for a week.
Why I will never go without my Juice Plus.
When I first started eating Juice Plus, I went to a smoothie party and I heard several people say that they would never stop eating their Juice Plus. I had only been eating Juice Plus for a couple weeks at that time and hadn’t really noticed any major changes yet, so I was still skeptical. I tend to like to see for myself about most things, and I don’t just believe everything I hear. I didn’t realize at that time what a huge change it would make for me personally, but I do now. I feel exactly the same way: I will give up just about anything else in my grocery budget in order to keep eating Juice Plus. I tried juicing; it was ok, but the preparation and clean up was so tedious I just couldn’t make myself keep doing it. And when I would try making some different juices for variety, sometimes I would ruin the whole batch and it was really expensive. I know for myself Juice Plus has really simplified my life for me. I love the Juice Plus complete because I drink that for lunch nearly every day and it takes so little time to pack my lunch. It costs me $2.00 a day for lunch which is about $5.00 less than when I go to Wendy’s to get a salad. The only other way I could eat lunch for $2.00 is to go to McDonalds and that is just not going to happen.
I love my Juice Plus. I wish I had learned about it a long time ago, but maybe I wouldn’t have been ready back then. Take the challenge. Write down what you eat every day for a week and see how you’re doing with your fruits and vegetables. I think you’ll find it very interesting.
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