Being an animal lover I have always been concerned with how animals are treated in the commercial food chain. I have tried to support local farmers for my meat and dairy needs and over a year ago completely stopped buying these products from anywhere other than local farms. Some time back I watched Food Inc. and was again horribly disturbed by what I saw. I told everyone about this movie and encouraged them to watch. I then watched Forks Over Knives and I was astounded by the scientific findings of the research on plant and animal protein. I always knew places in Asia had much lower obesity rates and cancer rates/mortality than North America but this documentary really drove home how important diet is to health. Last week I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and was amazed by the transformation of the people in it. I then re-watched Forks Over Knives that same night. I came to the conclusion that it was time I got off my butt and did something about my diet. The next day I took out the brand new juicer that was still sitting in its box more than a year after I bought it and headed off to the produce store to stock up on fruit and veggies to juice. Over the past few days I have consumed likely around 150 ounces of fresh juice made from kale, lemon, spinach, apples, cukes, celery, ginger and spinach. I have also eaten meals but have been lowering my amount of animal products each time. I am a little over 3lbs lighter than I was at my weigh in at the beginning of last week. When I have replaced a meal with juice I have found that I feel satisfied and I don't feel any more hungry between meals than I normally would. This thread is gong to be about my juicing journey and the results I achieve. Today for lunch I had 16 ounces of fresh green juice made from kale, spinach, cukes, parsley, broccoli, lemon, ginger, apples and celery. The first picture was the first juice I made a few days ago (October 24) and the second is the juice I made for lunch today. The ingredients were almost identical so they look the same.