|Jugos Acapulco |
745 W 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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This is embarrassing to admit but since starting this blog I have packed on 40 pounds. For about 15 years before starting the blog I was holding at an incredibly steady 175 lbs. But then the weight started piling on and I eventually topped out at around 219 lbs. The funny thing is I don't think my eating habits changed once the blog started; I was eating about the same only now I was taking pictures of the food and reporting on it. But I couldn't deny the increase in weight. Maybe it was simply a slowing metabolism due to age. Whatever the cause I needed to do something about it.
Now I don't do diets. I believe in making lifelong changes to eating habits. My simple approach was going to be: lower sugar intake, eat less processed foods, increase fresh fruit and vegetable intake. I then remembered that a Mexican place I went to over five years ago served fresh vegetable juice. Why hadn't I been back there? On my one prior visit I had a papaya drink. This time I had to get the vegetable juice. They have several varieties to choose from or you can tell them exactly what vegetables you want in your blend. I went for their version that closely mimics V8. You get a big styrofoam cup full of it and they give you the blender too with all the juice that wouldn't fit in the cup and there's probably more in the blender than in the cup. When you're done you feel like your body has loaded up on nutrients.
They have tacos and other food items too but the tacos were, uh, pretty standard, nothing to write home about:
Next time I'm in the area I'll probably be getting my food from El Toro Bravo and my vegetable juice from Jugos Acapulco. They also have mixed fruit bowls too called "pico de gallo:"
I got one of these and enjoyed at home later (no, I didn't use all that chili pepper). A little extra dose of sunshine for the day. I can now report that my weight is down to 210 and hopefully I can get it to keep dropping down to that optimal 175.