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“When I tried a juice cleanse, in the first three days I got into 2 (minor) car accidents. I felt all loopy and disconnected without food. Experts on juicing say this feeling passes, and that if I had stuck it out for a few more days, I would have felt more centered. ”

If you’ve not  jumped aboard the juicing craze and are wondering what all the hype about, RMD gets to the bottom of the blender and breaks down the truths versus hype of the juicing trend.

We see juice bars almost outnumbering weed dispensaries in Los Angeles,  California. This worries me about the competency of my fellow drivers on the road. When I tried a juice cleanse, in the first three days I got into 2 (minor) car accidents. I felt all loopy and disconnected without food. Experts on juicing say this feeling passes, and that if I had stuck it out for a few more days, I would have felt more centered. But basketball practice had to be driven to and those groceries don’t get themselves, so my attempt at a full juice cleanse was short lived. Much to the delight of my insurance company.

The idea of a juice cleanse is an interesting phenomenon stemming from the idea of some kind of atonement for our sins. It has become a bit of a cultural obsession that demands a sacrifice in the form of liquid absolution for our liver as payment for holidays spent binging on fatty foods and liquor.

Ideally, a juice cleanse doesn’t have to be in the form of a new year’s resolution or punishment but rather a nice opportunity to reboot the system. Most cleanses recommend that you eliminate sugar, alcohol, coffee and gluten the week prior. Many companies offer an easy to follow plan to help you get the necessary calories, nutrition and protein intake to not make you a menace on the road.

Otherwise, supplementing your diet with a cold pressed juice for breakfast ups your intake of greens and vitamins and a yummy and portable on the go breakfast.  It is a great way to sneak in some of those things that might sit untouched on the plate, but when whipped up in a juicer with some berries or apples, disappears into little bellies.

 

 

 

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Author: Libby Hudson Lydecker

Libby Hudson Lydecker is a mother of two, a Kundalini Yoga teacher with over a decade of experience, a screenwriter and a Real Mom Daily partner. Libby Serves as the Lifestyle and Wellness Editor for RMD. As Lifestyle and Wellness Editor, Libby brings her wisdom of Kundalini Yoga and holistic life hacks to her articles as well as real world solutions through yoga techniques in her Mindful Mama video series created at RMD. Libby balances her time between her family, teaching Kundalini yoga to women and children, leading women’s yoga retreats in beautiful destinations around the country, writing screenplays and publishing articles for Real Mom Daily. Her ability to balance all of this comes from her strong yoga practice and a stronger sense of humor. Libby relates to Gloria Steinem’s quote, “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” As well as Yogi Bhajan’s quote, “I don’t believe in miracles, I rely on them.” Libby believes that Real Mom Daily is a forum for women to communicate consciously with kindness, real life perspectives and humor. RMD provides a supportive space for moms to feel understood and share their experiences. “When women gather together in consciousness, we can change the world.” View all posts by Libby Hudson Lydecker

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