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Going Paleo for 30 Days

I completed the 28 Fast Metabolism Diet and did not cheat at all. It was not the most pleasant experience, dieting never is. But I walked away from it 10 lbs. lighter. So to me, it was worth it.

Oh No, Not Again
I then attempted the maintenance stage. However, the scale started tipping in the wrong direction almost immediately. Grrrr.... What is a woman who still has 30 lbs. to go supposed to do? I can tell you for sure it isn't staying on the FMD long term. I did mention it wasn't the best experience for me, right?

Now What?
So I decided to do some self reflection and think about what has helped me with weight loss in the past. Trust me, I am an experienced dieter. And therein lies the problem. I desperately need to get off the diet train. I have no problem losing weight. I also have no problem gaining it all back, plus some.

But one lifestyle change did help me significantly before and didn't feel like a diet - eating Paleo. I pondered that for a few days, switched to 99% …

How to Clean a Hamilton Beach Juicer

I bought the Hamilton Beach 67650 Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor, and I am so glad I did. Besides being a great juicer, it is not a monster to clean at all! I can say with confidence that as long as you clean it AS SOON AS YOU ARE FINISHED juicing then you won't find clean up challenging. Let me show you how easy it is to clean this juicer.

I try to make sure that I have a clear sink after the last meal is finished. That way, I do not have to spend time having dishes washed when I am ready to juice. I run hot, soapy water in the sink before I begin juicing.


And then I get to juicing.


When I'm done I pour my juice into a glass.
 What can I tell you? Big hair = big heart!


I cover the glass with plastic wrap, and set it in the freezer.
I NEVER drink my juice until after I clean my juicer. EVER! I know this will save me the heartache of having to deal with a filthy gunky juicer.


Next, I scrape the pulp into a container for later use, or discard it. I didn't think you'd want to see unattractive grapefruit pulp being scraped into the trash. So. . . next step.


I take the juicer apart and put all of the washable parts into the soapy water. I swish them around a bit to knock off as much of the pulp as possible.



Here is the most important step! I put the strainer under running, hot water and scrub it with the brush that came with the unit before I put it into the soapy water.



Then I wash all of the  juicer parts, saving the strainer for last. That way it can soak for a bit. And then I repeat the previous step with the strainer.


And I let everything dry on the dish drainer until the next use.


Almost done! I wipe down the counter where I was juicing and wipe off the base of the juicer.



Then I am free to take my glass out of the freezer and enjoy my delicious juice.


Yes, it takes a bit of time to do. But it is worth it. And I will never have to kick myself about letting the juicer stay dirty too long and then it becomes a pain to clean.


Here is today's easy and delicious juice recipe.

Sweet Potato Carrot Juice (seriously!)
1 sweet potato, well scrubbed and cut small enough to fit in juicer chute
2 carrots
Juice and enjoy!

Let me say a few more words about scrubbing the potato thoroughly. I left the potato washing up to my eldest. Ummm. . . Moral of the story is: if you don't want to drink slightly gritty sweet potato carrot juice then you probably shouldn't leave the scrubbing to someone else. But since he also doubled as my camera guy I let it slide.

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