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veg-power-smoothieNext week sees the start of the Big Juice Spring Clean 2013, centred around Jason Vale’s brand new 5lbs in 5 days Juice Master Detox. Regular reader of this blog will no that I am a big advocate of juicing and it have been a key element in how I have rediscovered my health and shed over 5 Stone (70 lbs) in weight!

Juicing is not just about weight loss, but for every aspect of health. Since I changed my eating habits I’ve send the end of several health problems, including Asthma and IBS.

We are not talking about bottled, processed chemical shakes or juices here, but the freshly extracted liquid nutrients found within the fibres of all fruits and vegetables.

What will you consume on this program?

  • 25 apples – preferably Golden Delicious
  • 6 pears – preferably Conference
  • 2 medium pineapple
  • 18 medium carrots
  • 3 cucumbers
  • 2 medium courgettes
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 3 large bags spinach
  • 1 small bag kale
  • 4 bulbs raw beetroot
  • 1 fennel
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 packet sugar snap peas or beans
  • 1 broccoli
  • 2 medium parsnips
  • 3 ripe medium avocados
  • 14 cm ginger root
  • 1 lemon – wax free if possible
  • 7 limes – wax free if possible
  • 4 oranges
  • 1 banana
  • 1 punnet blackberries
  • Mixed berries i.e. blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries – if fresh x 1 small punnet of each or if frozen x 1 small bag
  • 150g natural yoghurt – Bio-live if possible x 150g
  • Mixed seeds i.e. sunflower, pumpkin, sesame & linseed x 1 small bag
  • 1 large pot of mint
  • 1 large pot of basil

Want to give juicing a try but need to buy a juicer? Click here to get a 5% discount at Juice Master! – Note: discount is applied at check out.

Cystic Fibrosis A Race We Must Win2013 Miles in 2013

I am doing my 2013 miles in 2013 challenge in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as I have been surprised since I started fundraising for the CF Trust just how many people are unaware of this disease and so I hope my efforts will not just raise money, but also awareness of the UK’s most most common life-threatening inherited disease.

The first person to commit to sponsoring my 2013 mile challenge has committed to 1p per mile (£20.13 in total) and this got me thinking. I am hoping that as many as possible of those reading this will commit to do the same and the best thing is, if each person does this on a “pay as you go” type approach all you will need to part with is approx £2 just after each pay day. In January I completed 205.9 miles, in February I completed a further 200.9 miles and in March I completed 185.7 miles. If you can please spare £5.93 to help the Cystic Fibrosis Trust it will be greatly appreciated.

The easiest way to give your sponsorship is to visit my Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/2012-AYearWithoutBeer-CF.

2013 Miles in 2013 – The rules

The rules for my 2013 miles in 2013 challenge are quite simple:

  1. All miles must be completely self powered (no motors, sails, etc)
  2. I must be able to evidence all miles, either via GPS or with a picture of any static gym equipment

To complete my 2013 miles I will be running, cycling, rowing and who knows, I might even try a few other self powered methods along the way.