Juicing and “The Master Cleanse”
Yes, “Change” can be good too!
Working seven days a week for so many years can take it’s toll on anyone. In my situation, two aspects my life have changed noticeably – happy hours and my general diet.
I’m OK with missing happy hours, but the lack of consistent free time has resulted in a very “lazy” food regimen, consisting of “quick” meals usually comprised of unhealthy take out (pizza, sandwiches, etc.)
A couple weeks ago, while catching up with the near-capacity DVR – I caught a commercial for the NutriSystem for Men. I heard the food sucks, but was willing to give it a shot for experimental purposes. I even convinced a good friend to do it with me (you know, “accountability” is one of the best ways to stick to a plan.) However, that plan went down the tubes. Why?
Well, my buddy was smart enough to bail on the NutriSystem plan – and try a more sensible and healthy lifestyle change: JUICING.
Step One: Consume healthier food
Him and his wife wanted not only a “quick detox fix,” but also a fairly reasonable “lifestyle change” as well – and decided to incorporate regular juicing into their daily diet.
Part of what led this charge – was a snapshot I took of some friends, and he was particularly disappointed with some post-winter man boobs that showed up in a high-resolution photograph! Good motivation if you ask me!
After reading several books on the benefits of Juicing (such as “The Master Cleanse”), they went out and bought a Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite and began on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Do you own a Juicer? If so, which one?
The Master Cleanse
Besides detoxing and “shocking” your body back to normal, it seems as if this “Master Cleanse” also helped my friend lose a decent amount of weight in a short amount of time. Over 10lbs in about a week!
I tasted some of the concoctions they made, watched the Breville Juicer in action – and was impressed and immediately placed an order for an identical juicer to begin the journey of health myself! (It’s good to have friends you can share experiences with).
Initially, my plan was to go overboard (“gung ho”) and try a 20 day “nothing but juice” regimen – but quickly ruled that out as too extreme. Instead, will likely do the “Three Day Detox” as outlined in the Master Cleanse book – then create my custom “Hoboken411 Diet Plan,” which I will post about regularly here on the site.
The “Hoboken411 Diet Plan” isn’t complete even by concept yet – but expect to incorporate bits and pieces of various sensible plans into one that works for me and my lifestyle.
STAY TUNED for updates!