No Celery Juice Required
I’ve been a health coach for the last 6 years and a health enthusiast for the last 8. Before that I was diet trend obsessed and searching for the quickest fixes I could find. That meant a constant influx of new supplements and books on different diets.
Luckily, my diet obsession was before social media so I wasn’t also overwhelmed by influencers promoting health products and trends. The trends in health, wellness and fitness are really overwhelming and I say that as a Certified Holistic Health Coach!
A recent trend I can’t ignore because it’s literally everywhere is the Medical Medium Celery Juice trend. Anthony William, Medical Medium, promotes drinking 16oz. of straight celery juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. He says people can experience, “relief and healing from all kinds of acute and chronic illnesses and symptoms, including digestive issues, skin conditions, migraines, fatigue, autoimmune illnesses, brain fog, and hundreds of others.”*
And this is great – I’m honestly not knocking the trend. If you are able to achieve any of those benefits by simply incorporating fresh celery juice into your morning routine – more power to you!
However, it’s trends like this that make “healthy” seem unattainable and expensive.
Organic celery costs $2-3/bunch and you’d probably need 10+ bunches a week if you’re drinking celery juice every morning. For most, adding $20-30 to a grocery bill every week is asking a lot. Juicing celery also obviously requires a juicer and time in the morning to clean the celery, juice it and clean up afterwards.
I’ll note here – I don’t make excuses about taking time to prepare healthy meals but dancers are strapped for time so asking you to add something like this to your AM routine is a lot. Most would find greater benefit if they spent that collective time on meal prepping and shopping for health food bargains rather than juicing celery.
For most, there are dietary shifts that will prove more beneficial in the long run than celery juice alone. It’s not a quick fix. If you’re drinking celery juice in the AM but still end up binging on sugar at night or don’t spend the time putting together proper meals then your health won’t be at it’s peak.
A focus on whole, plant-based foods and crafting consistent meals around them will have a greater long term impact on your health.
You don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan but you do need to prioritize plants!
As I mention a lot at The Whole Dancer – even before you can refine the meal plan it’s essential that you address your relationship with food and your body and get those things on a positive track. Dietary changes won’t stick if you’re struggling with emotional eating and binge eating habits.
If you’re not in a habit of emotional eating or binge eating and you’re looking for a way to clean up your meal plan – check out the 2019 Spring Cleanse!
As the seasons change, it’s a great time to recommit to incorporating healthy whole foods into each and every day. This guided cleanse will take you through a 7-day meal plan designed to get you back on track with simple, delicious recipes.
No celery juice required.
Because I don’t want you to see this as a diet or temporary quick fix, you’ll be guided through adjusting back to meal prep and planning beyond the cleanse as well. You’ll get bonus recipes to keep things fresh and you’ll see how you can feasibly incorporate what you’ve learned into the weeks and months to come.
It’s a great way to reset if you feel you’ve fallen off track or want to recommit to healthy eating.
In order to stay budget conscious there are 2 cleanse options (you’ll get access to both) – regular or “budget friendly”. You still get all the same goodness with the budget plan but there will be some repeat recipes and ingredient swaps to make it more accessible.
This cleanse doesn’t require any fancy equipment, supplements or ingredients. It’s all things you should be able to find at your local grocery store.
*It’s important to note that there haven’t been any large studies of humans following this trend to validate his claims.