Monday, February 16, 2009

A cleansing

Ever since I read this article about a month ago on Gwyneth Paltrow's site, GOOP, I have been obsessed with the idea of doing her "seven day elimination diet."
The diet's purpose is to detox and lose a few pounds.
It involves lots of lemon water, vegetables, and juicing.
The juicing part is the only reason why I haven't yet given it a shot. I don't own a juicer and I wasn't sure I could justify purchasing one just so I could try this seven-day diet and then throw the juicer in the cupboard, never to be used again.
I floated the idea by Hubs a few dozen times, and his reaction was always the same: It would be a waste of money because I'd never use it again and then I'd need to figure out where to keep the damn thing, and storage in our kitchen is at a premium right now.
Today I decided that I could justify buying the juicer because even if I don't enjoy carrot & ginger juice, I do like apple juice and orange juice, and if/when we ever have children, won't that just be the healthiest damn thing?
So Hubs and I jaunted on down to Crate and Barrel and we purchased this juicer on back order.

I am expecting it to arrive at the store on Wednesday, and I'll be starting my detox diet shortly thereafter. I'll describe any side effects of the diet and how the recipes taste. I'll take photos, particularly of the juices, and let you know if I manage to lose any weight.

There are several items that I've never purchased/heard of before that I'll have to hit up Whole Foods for -- dried bonito flakes, anyone? Agave syrup and almond milk?

We shall see.

1 comment:

  1. Is he serious? Ummm. Okay.

    That's funny. I was contemplating a juice detox.
    I wanna hear about it if you Shred. I'm sure I'll be bitching a bit, at least until those pants that have been hanging in the closet for a year fit.