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Oh hai, we just met. Have you considered weight reduction surgery?

You know like lap band?


OMG some GPs are tactful.

It was only AFTER that today that she then goes on to “so the quetiapine can cause an increase in appetite. Do you want to see a dietitian? But you know surgery can help reduce your appetite come back and I can give you a referral”


“so why are you on that again? because you shouldn’t be getting in under PBS unless you have Bipolar or Schitzophrenia. They audit you know”


So after THAT I get my repeat contraceptive pill script (you know, after she can’t get a good blood pressure reading because I’m crying after she so tactfully suggests surgery and pops me on the scales. Yah, I know I’m overweight. And I know a lot is recent. So one step at a time. A dietitian would be a good idea, but geez. Bedside manner??)

At least I was bulk billed?

Three Day, Level 3, Urban Remedy Juice Cleanse (Winter Menu! Soup!)

Urban Remedy

This juice was provided to me at no charge by Urban Remedy

18 bottles of the new winter menu of juices, soups and smoothies showed up to my door about 9:30am Tuesday, so I thought I’d start that day as I hadn’t yet eaten that morning, plus I’d had a rough night the night before, so why not start something positive a day early? :)

Urban Remedy

Breakfast / aka #1, was a “healing smoothie” of avocado, banana, coconut, vanilla and chia seeds. “Tastes like liquid banana bread” said Rish. I wasn’t so enthusiastic, but the smoothie was a filling way to start each day (especially after my long walks in the mornings). I’m surprised they didn’t add a little lemon to slow the browning.

Urban Remedy

Juice #2 each day was “metabolism booster” of lemon juice, agave, cayenne pepper and water. A little tingle on my tongue, nice and hydrating, and made this chilli wuss sniffle on Wednesday :p Wasn’t hungry at the time it came to have this one each day, so full from the first smoothie, so no worries about it just being a light juice.

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Lunch was a “repairing” lentil soup, with carrot, onion, tomato, garlic, onion, veggie stock, olive oil, rosemary and thyme. Deceptive in size in the bottle, there was a lot more to it once poured into the bowl. And reminded me how much I love my warm lentil soups in winter to fill me up for cheap and warm and being good for me! :)

Urban Remedy

#4 was another light juice – this time, as joked about with Rish, “alkalising” – apple, silverbeet, celery, lemon and parsley. “Not as bad as it sounds” was Rish’s verdict on that one. I quite liked it :) again, fit in well in the schedule of juices (one every two hours) and soups.

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Dinner was another (“purifying”) soup, slightly less filling this time – asparagus, leek, pea, broccoli, olive oil, veggie stock, raw cashews, cumin. Again, getting ideas for soups this winter! (and using nuts for proteiney padding?). Went down well after each of a few long days.

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Night drink, and “calming smoothie”, definitely better warmed up, of coconut milk, raw cashews, raw cacao, agave, water. Was like a warm coconut milk hot chocolate. A nice way to fill the tummy before collapsing into bed!!!

Overall I really liked not having to think about food for a few days (aside from watching others eat cake and have cappuccino while I had herbal tea!), and the tastes of pretty much everything. I would have made the first one more lemony ;) I only got hungry a few times, and that was when I was out and hadn’t taken the next juice with me.

The fact that it was the same juices/smoothies/soups for three days straight was a little boring, totally couldn’t do that for five days! (I can see why people would get a whole head of Mondays in a row though to help them kick their butts into gear after the weekend!). I struggled a little with timing mine at times, as I was out and about on the Wednesday, and so the soups were a little trickier to juggle (but oh so worth it!)

It’s left me feeling a bit more inspired to continue with my health goals (yeah, I’ve lost 6 kilos this year in amongst everything else) and to keep on moving, and to keep discovering new soup recipes! :)

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