Juice Guru - Transform Your Life By Adding One juice A Day - Book Review
I know we have all had our fair share of juices. But buying in a store can be fairly expensive. If you have the luxury of your own juicer or you happen to have gotten gifted one for Christmas even better. Did you know that almost 90% of us don't get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables in our diet? With busy lifestyles these days its often hard to eat the right amount of veggies. Juicing definitely makes it easier.
I would highly recommend the Juice Guru book by Steve & Julie Prusssack if you are new to juicing and want to have a book on hand to use. By following the straightforward guidelines in the book, you will take a huge step in transforming your health. It will also help you learn how to apply the science of habit so that juicing becomes an enjoyable practice you adopt for life rather than a short term experiment.
This book demystifies juicing and will help you incorporate this regimen into your daily lifestyle. It includes a 21 day plan that will help you get started that has 100 flavourful fruit and vegetable juices.
Ive tried quite a few of the recipes in this book. Mostly the veggie ones as I don't eat a lot of fruit on prep. One of my favs was the Nothin' But Greens which can be found on page 119 in the power greens section of the book! Give it a try and let me know how you liked it!
The book is available on amazon for purchase:
CHICKEN TORTILLA KOREAN DAIKON SOUP
CHICKEN TORTILLA KOREAN DAIKON SOUP
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Total time: 30 min
By: Chef Antonio Park
1 pkg (150 g) CAMPBELL’S® Soup Kit - Chicken Tortilla
1 carton (900 mL) CAMPBELL’S® Ready to Use Chicken Broth
1 boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
1 can (796 mL) diced tomatoes
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 large piece of dried sea kelp
1 ¼ cups (310 mL) Korean radish (daikon), thinly sliced
½ cup (125 mL) shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large green onion, chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) Korean soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
- Add soup kit, broth, chicken, can of diced tomatoes, red bell pepper and sea kelp to a large pot. Stir. Bring to a boil.
- Add Korean radish (daikon), and shiitake mushroom to boiling soup.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
- Add garlic, green onion and soy sauce toward the end of cooking.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- It is important to thinly slice Korean radish (daikon).
- Garnish with fresh pecorino or parmesan cheese and sesame oil.
I’ve heard so many people say that they can eat what they like because they work out. The reason they usually say this is because of the concept that calories in vs. calories out will help you lose weight. While that’s true, what you put into your body really does matter, whether you exercise or not. Let’s take a look at why nutrition is the most important part of health and fitness:
Your Body Composition
While you might technically ‘lose weight’ from exercising and eating what you want, you
won’t change your body composition. You’ll probably just become something called skinny fat. This means you still have a high body fat percentage (unhealthy and podgy) even though your actual frame has gotten smaller. When you change your body composition, you lose fat and build muscle in all of the right places, giving you an all round tighter and fitter appearance. You can only change your body composition if you’re eating the right foods at the right times. Organic whey protein powder is a brilliant supplement for after a weight workout. Much better than a burger and chips!
Many people take on an ‘if it fits your macros’ approach. This means they can pretty much eat whatever they like providing it fits into their set protein, carbohydrate, and fat intake. Burger and chips included! While this may work for some people, it won’t work for all. Plus, you need to consider the health aspects of things too. If you want to be healthy and not just look it, you need to eat like it!
The food we eat is fuel. It’s as simple as that. It keeps us going and allows us to go about our day with ease. More people need to look at food as fuel, rather than as a way to pass the time. You can still enjoy your food, but its main purpose shouldn’t be enjoyment. Having a treat every once in a while is so much better than having them every day. Each time you eat something, ask yourself whether it’s beneficial to your body. Is it nourishing you and fueling you? If not, you should re-think your food choices.
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We all get cravings from time to time. We’re only human! Fitness professionals love chocolate and doughnuts like everybody else. However, the body will get more cravings for what it eats most of. If you get into a consistent routine with vegetables, you’ll find yourself wanting to eat more of them. If you get into a routine with chocolate and crisps, then you’re going to want more of them too. It’s a vicious cycle. You need to break bad habits and introduce new ones to really make a change to your body!
Hopefully, you now see why nutrition is the most important part of health and fitness. Staying active is important, but if your diet isn’t on point you won’t get very far. Don’t listen to people who say they can eat pizza everyday and stay in shape!