Getting juiced

I love a good fad diet. You guys know it's true...and I can't help it, I swear! I know, I know I have issues. There's really no replacement for making consistently healthy food choices, but I'm a total sucker for anything that claims to be the latest, greatest weight-loss "science."  I've been "Primal" ...all low-carb eating-like-a-caveman, I gave the 8 Hour Diet a solid go, and most recently -although I didn't blog about it- I tried out the 3-day Military Diet (a really odd combination of foods including hot dogs and saltines, and a little too calorie restrictive.)

Given the above, I was kind of surprised at my own reaction (negative) to my brother-in-law's recent announcement that he was going on a juice fast to lose weight for his wedding in August. Apparently it's fine for me to go on a diet where lunch consists of 1 egg, 5 saltines and a slice of cheddar cheese (seriously?!) but I get all judgy-judgy about the dietary choices of family members. I know, the nerve. But Ryan did manage to convince the hubby and I to check out a documentary he'd watched: Sick, Fat and Nearly Dead . The flick is all about a guy named Joe who loses a ton of weight, gets his auto-immune disorder under control and basically completely turns his life around by doing a 60 day fruit and vegetable juice fast. It's pretty persuasive you guys.

We now own a juicer. 

Personally, I don't see myself going on a liquid-only diet anytime soon ever. But I have been making "green juice" aka. kale-spinach-cucumber-celery-carrot-ginger-romaine-lemon-apple juice (that's a really long name!) for breakfast 5 or 6 days a week and I love how I feel getting all the extra vitamins, minerals and nutrients! This is kind of a god-send for me since I have huge texture issues with super-healthy veggies like spinach and kale and I avoid them like the plague otherwise. 

If you're thinking of trying juicing I totally recommend it! You don't have to limit yourself to veggies...fresh strawberry-orange-grapefruit juice is Not kidding. Add a little ice and vodka and you have yourself a perfect summer cocktail! Cheers!


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