People are making their post school drop off, post exercise, late afternoon energy stop at the local juice bar instead of the usual coffee spot. Going 'green' doesn't just mean being eco-friendly anymore, it's all about the juice.
So, like any wise person about to embark on a 72-hour juice-only diet, I made sure it was no one's birthday, there were no happy hours planned by coworkers and practically made my friends sign a legal and binding contract to not do anything fun during that period.
I have not even lived here 1,000 days, and I somehow believe I have the right to complain about people visiting LA. But, for real, they're the worst. Like, get out of line if you don't know what you want to order at Intelligentsia, which you're not pronouncing correctly. Thanks.
Most people this time of year are thinking about buckling down on their diets. What I have found works best is to take it in small steps. Start with changing your eating for just a few days -- with a 3-day juice cleanse -- and it is remarkable what positive transformation will follow.
If you're meeting up with friends, bring your green juice "dinner." Not only will it give you a chance to talk about your juice-cleanse (see above), it will remind others that they are not as good as you. Lead by example!
Girl gets engaged. Girl goes on juice cleanse. It seems like these days the first piece of wedding wisdom given is related to weight loss. A popular question I've been asked by brides is "Should I do a wedding juice cleanse?". So I dug down and separated fact from fiction.
I'm sitting in a coffee shop in Brentwood, with a laptop in front of me, next to a window facing San Vicente Boulevard. I'm trying to write a book. Not sure yet what it'll be about, but it's going to be something deep, profound, voice-of-my-generation-ish, critically admired and vaguely popular.
After years and years of school, research, reading, doctor advice, nutrition school, spiritual psychology school, and my own journey, I decided to check in with my body, slow down a bit, and see what was what.
Instead of buying a juicer, I thought I'd try and use my blender to mix fruits and veggies -- like I do my protein shake. Well, I'm glad I did, because not only do I love the way that it tastes, but I'm also experiencing the benefits of the abundance of anti-inflammatory agents found in vegetables.
Holiday season is nearly over and if you've enjoyed yourself, chances are your pants are a little tighter than they were earlier this fall. With dozens of cleanses out there, I conducted a side-by-side comparison of several to start the year on the right foot.