No Celery Juice Required
I’ve been a health coach since 2013 and a health nut for as long as I can remember. Before my nutrition science interest really blossomed, 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.
As the seasons change, it’s a great time to recommit to incorporating healthy whole foods into each and every day.
No celery juice required.