Is this suppose to be more like a soup. When I grate the carrot and Daikon its cause the tea to be more like a stew. There is like two sips then the rest pulp. Am I maybe suppose to juice the daikon and carrots instead of just pulp them? Other wise I feel like this should may be be called weight loss stew not tea ? lol
Haha. After a couple of days, I adjusted to the smell and didn't even notice it anymore.That was about a year ago and I'm about to start a second round, in honor of my firm commitment to losing my last fifteen to twenty pounds by June (only to be in my healthiest weight range, I don't care about actual size). Yay!
Gigi - I would suggest researching veganism, just to make sure you are getting the nutrition you need and can reassure your parents. The Kind Diet definitely has some good info, you could also check out Becoming Vegan or Thrive. I would also suggest sticking to whole foods as much as possible for health reasons, but certainly don't feel bad about indulging in treats sometimes. For me, that means one day a week where I'm okay with eating stuff like vegan ice cream, or tempeh bacon, or Field Roast Sausage (though I am sadly going to give up gluten for a few months because I have yet to force myself to, in order to see if it effects my migraines, so I will miss Field Roast!). I don't even eat it that often, but I would be okay with it once a week. I also find it easiest to have one or two big cook-days a week, and then eat leftovers with fresh cooked veggies every day. Good luck!
Dolores you make a good point. I am not sure about the nutrients. I know for me personally, it has been working even with this pre-prep approach. But I would not want to steer anybody wrong. Thank you for you input.
It would be nice to have a post on this. From the macro sites I have looked at, the recipe is generally the same as TKD - shredded carrot and daikon that makes a kind-of soup. I wonder if that has anything to do with the macro principles behind chewing or if it's just convenient to not have to juice it? Not more than ten days at a time, then only a couple of times a week; don't repeat ten days for three months I think. In terms of veggies losing nutrients, it is suggested on nutritional sites that cut veggies/fruit start to degrade and lose nutrients from the moment they're cut, losing up to 25% of things like vitamin C w/in a week. The amount of time might possibly vary. This is one good reason to try and buy local when possible - the farther your food has traveled, the longer it has been sitting around, the more it has started to degrade. So, seems like generally fresh is best when possible, but if it's not possible pre-prep is better than nothing.
Maybe if we 'like' some of the posts, we might get some attention on this question?
I tried this for the first time today. The liquid reminded me of soup broth and was definitely drinkable. The pulp made me gag. There seemed to be a whole lot of it too, which really didn't help :P I forced it down and we'll see what happens!