Friday Food and Favorites: Getting Lean and Green

Friday, April 05, 2013

Happy weekend everyone! I'm in a great mood and do you know why? Because after a long month of just eating whatever was convenient (between the time I spent in Chicago helping my daughter after the birth of my beautiful new grandson, preparing my home for Passover, and then eating all that heavy holiday food) I'm finally detoxing and trying the Jus by Julie three day detox I've heard so much about. I've been told it's pleasant and easy by some and really difficult by others. But so far...half a day in...I'm feeling amazing. I will let you know how I'm feeling when I'm all follow me here on Fashion-isha, on my Facebook page and on Instagram...where I'll be posting updates.
So far, this is how it's going: This morning I was psyched to start the juices. My husband offered me coffee and I declined (even though I found out that it's ok to have some coffee with low fat milk in the morning...yay!). The green juice was very fresh and thick and felt like I was eating nature from outdoors. It wasn't sweet but it filled me up and made me feel great. At 10 am I drank the spicy lemonade which I loved and found to be super refreshing. I was beginning to get a caffeine headache so I made a little espresso and after a few sips I felt better. At 12 I had another green juice and I realized that although I felt light and a little hungry, I'm usually much more hungry and cravy at lunchtime...especially on Fridays when I get pizza for my kids! Ok...I'm not going to lie, being alone in the car with two steaming pies of pizza on the way home was not that much fun, but I did feel powerful over the urges and that feeling is better than anything tastes. I'm excited to have the acai juice which I will be drinking as my afternoon snack. As of now I'm a little hungry but not painfully so.  

Note: Because I can't drink a lot at a time, my juices last me about an hour so I feel like I'm always close to drinking the next one. This is one of the reasons I'm really enjoying this cleanse so far. I do not feel deprived!

Like Jus by Julie on Facebook to learn more!

Of course, because the theme for today is GREEN, here are some of my favorite green images from Pinterest for you to enjoy:

Photos from HERE

Wishing you all the loveliest of weekends and a wonderful Shabbos!



PS My Stella & Dot Trunk Show is still going on. Treat yourself to a stunning GREEN necklace like this one:
Buy this HERE or shop all the fabulous Stella & Dot pieces HERE.

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  1. I always feel so much better after a juice cleanse as well. Have a wonderful weekend Sharon!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  2. Hi Sharon,

    You make me curious about these juices.....:-)*
    I want to try!!!

    And OMG,Sharon you choose wonderful images in GREEN...........SOoooo stunning color!:-)))*

    Wish you beautiful weekend,


  3. Looking forward to reading about your thoughts on this cleanse once you have completed it. Spring is a definitely an inspiration to get things moving.

    Loved your green photos especially the hidden garden and that iron outdoor staircase.

    Wishing you a fabulous week-end! An congrats on the will power ... those pies in the car would have been hard to resist especially the cheese smell! Hugs, C. (HHL)

  4. Oh you are good - resisting pizza when it's aroma is all around you. Be healthy and strong over the next few days.

    Isn't the long green dress stunning? Beautiful.

  5. Gorgeous blog as usual Sharon. It just keeps getting more stylish. You are a constant inspiration. Have a lovely weekend. Beijinhos Candy

  6. Wow greeen never looked so AMAZING! Love due for a cleanse, good information here Sharon! Enjoy your weekend.

  7. Oh you are making me Calgary homesick as here in Czech republic I have been eying too much fried food and my darling vitamax blender is all alone back in calgary to help me get some green smoothie ... Live all the green you have posted and wishing you the most enjoyable green juicing experience(:
    Hugs z

  8. I've never done a juice cleanse and it sounds interesting ;) I get headaches from skipping coffee too and I also get headaches when really hungry so I wonder if I'd have the stamina you do, Sharon! Those pizzas may have been my downfall! Love he green pics ... so excited that we're headng into the green and not out of it! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! xo ~S

  9. I love green & I could do with a juice cleanse and a sleep, haha! I really must take better care really :) xx

  10. It must be hard to refuse a coffee but the various flavours of the juices do sound delicious. I love your selection of green photos especially the gorgeous nail polish and the pretty secret garden.