Hello! The Paisley Kitchen has “closed”….for now. The apartment is packed up and now it’s time to move on. I am leaving Pittsburgh for the time being, and because I have no apartment for now, it has been really hard to get into some good cooking the last week or so. I have actually been eating pseudo Chinese food for the past few days, and my body is not taking it so well. I totally didn’t prepare. But, I know my body with bounce back! Looking to do a major cleanse and get back into my healthier habits this summer.
Last week I participated in an Aryuvedic juice cleanse which didn’t go as planned. First of all, I went to a doctor who is licensed in this practice and we had talked about a few different therapies I could participate in while juicing. I had a day scheduled to pick up the juices that would last for three days, and to my surprise, I was just kind of handed the juice and shipped off on my way. Not only did I have little to few instructions on when to drink the juices, I didn’t even know what was in my juice. I felt a little gypped so right off the bat, my attitude was poor before entering into the cleanse.
I have been and will always be an advocate for juice cleanses but I am no way a health care professional that knows the true effects of juicing or not juicing. I just know how I feel prior, during, and post cleansing and share that information here. With that being said, this was NOT the first cleanse that I quit half way through. I will never or EVER CONDONE someone finishing a juice cleanse “just to do it” or because you feel you can “push through.” Sure, juicing is just as much a physical thing as it is mental, but if you truly don’t feel up to it, stop. I felt so sick my second day that I almost chalked it up food poisoning! I’m not sure I will ever let someone else prepare my juices again and will just stick to my own kitchen and juicer.
I can’t wait to get back into my healthier habits, share some more recipes, and get into some other topics after the move is completed!
In the meantime, I hope everyone is enjoying the beginnings of summer! Much love!