Juicing IS great, but Woah Not Cheap!

18 Apr

So, I’ve been experimenting with juicing. The fresh juice is great. I have been mixing it up with carrot, beet, apple juice, V8 types, and all green juice. It tastes great and is easy to use with my handy-dandy Jack LaLanne juicer, but I DID not realize how expensive it would be. I wanted to do a juice fast, but the groceries alone would cost me around $30 a day (making sure I got the necessary calories in). Juicing also comes with the hassle of having to clean the machine after every use, only takes about 5 minutes but often my sink is so filled with my roommates dishes that this alone is a struggle. Also, I am out of the house for long periods, so juicing is not a good option for me being that I can’t carry the damn thing around with me across the city. I still want to do a fast/ cleanse, but unfortunately juicing for a long period of time will not work for me.

I have decided that I will give the master cleanse a shot (though I have many objections). It is easy to do, has many positive recommendations, and will save me lots of money on my food and alcohol bill (no drinking!). I want to incorporate the bikram yoga into the master cleanse, thoroughly detoxing me. I think it will feel great. I do have objections to the master cleanse though. I don’t think that it properly nourishes the body at all, and the idea of all those simple sugars (in the Grade B maple syrup) is scary! The way I have justified this to myself is as follows.. so many people have nutrient deficiencies that they live with for year in combination with a poor diet and lack of exercise etc… therefore, I think that this cleanse being only 10 days will cause no permanent harm to my system. The lack of protein, which also worries me, also will cause no permanent damage over only 10 days. The funny thing is that I don’t necessarily agree with the idea of fasting/cleansing/detoxing etc. I think that a healthy system takes care of these things naturally and that an extreme diet change or fast isn’t necessary to keep the body healthy.. however, I have tried a fast before and the truth is.. it feels great. You sincerely feel light on you feel and alive!
I am conflicted. I bought tons of veggies for this juicing thing and don’t want them to go to waste, however, I really want to get this master cleanse going! I’ve been feeling so sluggish and chunky lately. I’ve put on a bit of weight too. I am up to 136- my all time high (I know not that high, but considering that I eat well and exercise regularly – it is disappointing for me to put on weight, that I know is not from new muscle being formed). I will report with info about my cleanse as I have found other people’s Master Cleanse diaries very interesting and informative.

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