Thursday, July 25, 2013
green juice: a love letter
In the chaos that was this summer (seriously, where did it go?), I found myself jumping on the juicing train in a big way.
Those of you who know me know can vouch for the fact that I have at most times in my life been the farthest thing from a health nut. Still, on the eve of opening a PIZZA restaurant, I found myself craving extra energy to get through this wild season in our lives. Surprisingly, I found that very thing from cleaning up what I was shoving into my trap.
Inspired by Mark Bittman's recent book VB6 (Vegan Before Six), I decided to give the famous foodie's approach to eating a chance. What's the plan then? Simple. You eat vegan until 6 p.m. each day. This very regimen helped him lose over 30 lbs.
Me? I only lost around 7. Some days I stick to it and others I eat what I fancy...meat and cheese included. Still, the simplicity of this approach to food is easy to come back to again and again. You don't need to count calories or join groups. It's a pretty simple approach that gets great results for both the vain and those looking for that clear, clean feeling that eating a ton of veggies guarantees.
Cheers to drinking your greens!
P.S. For those of you in Nash, head over to The Turnip Truck in the Gulch and ask for The Incredible Hulk (spinach, kale, cucumber, lemon and apple).
(images via VB6 and amazon)