To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse
I am not a boomerang dieter; I am not a believer in fads. I do believe that a juice cleanse is a healthy way to reset as often as once/month. I don’t typically do three to five-day cleanses, opting instead for once/month vs. three days in a row of loading up on nutrients and beautiful, expensive, colorful bottles of fruit and nuts and vegetables et al.
That said, I have an inordinate number of friends this month doing “Dry January”- maybe as a wistful offset to any excess consumption of the Covid era. While double workouts are a great offset uniquely available in this work-from-home era, there is sometimes no substitute for a short “reset” for one’s system.
While I believe a plant-based, gluten, dairy, and alcohol-free first two weeks of the year is a great way to kick off 2021, I understand that it may not be appealing to all. That said, if you’re even curious, let alone interested, here are my “clean eating and drinking” Hacks for January 2021.
And to see this year’s inaugural edition of Dry January #talkandtaste: The Kombucha edition, find it on Instagram Live here! Kombucha is a fermented tea drink made from green or black tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast. It is made with a living colony of bacteria called SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). The drink contains B vitamins, antioxidants, and probiotics and is said to positively impact gut health.
Cheers to a healthy, happy New Year!
Clean Eating/Drinking Hacks for January 2021:
- Plant-Based meals. Sources:
- Green Chef
- Factor 75
- Juice Cleanses
- Chicagoland: East Bank Club, True Juice
- Bay Area: Project Juice
- East Coast: Pressed Juicery
- Kombucha, Kombucha, and more Kombucha!
- Available at most Whole Foods
- Other resources: Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP Detox Collection – find it here