Can I piggyback off of this?
Long story short:Was always a pretty big dude, wasn't really fat though. Was active, played sports, really good social life, etc.
In the last two years, my life has slowed down A LOT. Graduated college, settled down with a nice girl. Been working etc. Ain't been as active. Work in the hood (although it's becoming better) and ain't shyt to eat but fast food. No bullshyt, there's a Burger King, KFC, and McDonald's all within a block of each other. I don't think I gotta tell y'all the rest.
I had a moment of clarity where I ran up like 5 flights of stairs. Was GASSED. Decided to start working out again. Did the right thing by going to the doctor and getting a physical. BP was type high. Declined medication (fukk that ) and decided to diet and exercise. Replaced one meal a day with a green salad. Cut bread, soda, juices, candies alla dat. My plate is now 2/4 greens, 1/4 proteins, 1/4 grains and starches. Dropped over 20 lbs in 7 weeks, been power walking/jogging at least 3 days a week.
The only reason I'm posting this here is because I have a homegirl who's into holistics and homeopathic methods and she said she's going to put me on to some natural juices and remedies to help get right. I'm a bit skeptical, but I'm willing to try. I know better than to try to get all my nutrients from juice, but I want to know if there's any merit to juicing, making shakes and such.
I like getting my servings of veggies in one glass at one meal vs over several meals. Also I'm able to try a lot of vegetables I wouldn't normally eat and I personally would rather drink my vegetables than eat them.
your weight loss. Keep up the good work!