Hey friends!!! Happy Friday!!! I am pretty freaking happy we have made it to Friday. It’s been a loooooooong week over here. What about you? Any fun plans for the weekend?
I told you guys a while ago that I hopped on the celery juice band wagon to see if it was really worth all the hype it is getting. I have been regularly juicing celery every morning since the beginning of January so I feel like I have given it a fair shot to be able to give an honest review.
If you haven’t read about all the benefits to drinking celery juice, I highly reccommend doing so before starting because there are a LOT of testimonials out there from helping people with acne, pain, sleep, digestion, etc. As always, you should consult your doctor before changing or altering your diet.
If you want to learn all there is to learn about celery, go to the Medical Medium’s blog where he clearly explains the benefits of drinking celery juice and exactly how to begin this process (how much, how often, what time of day, etc).
This is what my kitchen looks like at least twice a week. I buy about 12 stalks of celery at a time and stalk up about 4-5 days later with maybe 8-10 stalks. I make celery juice for myself and my husband so take that into account for why I buy so much. Celery is cheap where I live so it’s not a big cost concern to me, but I do feel like a bit of a weirdo in the check out line with so much celery (LOL) but I actually have had really great conversations with strangers about it so I’m ok with that.
I drink 8-16o ounces of freshly juiced celery every single morning on an empty stomach and wait at least 20 minutes to each breakfast afterwards. This is just what works for me.
One of the biggest issues I have with the celery juicing process is the prep. I usually grocery shop on Saturday (sometimes Friday, sometimes Sunday) and when I get home I immediately wash all the celery and chop off the ends. I have two big veggie drawers on the outside of my fridge that are now the “celery drawers” because celery takes up a LOT of room in the fridge. So I would say the time to prep and the space the celery takes up are the biggest downfalls for me when it comes to juicing celery regularly.
While those are a couple negatives, I have experienced quite a few positive changes from drinking the celery juice. I have not changed anything else in my diet or supplements because I really wanted to know if the celery juice actually made a difference.
The biggest change I have noticed is my energy levels. I usually hit that slump in the afternoon around 2-3pm where I am so tired, but after starting the celery juice regimen, I often feel an energy burst in the afternoon or evening, which is so rare for me. I also feel more energized when I wake up in the morning. I may still hit snooze a few times, but I don’t feel so groggy in the morning.
Another big change I have noticed is my mood. I would say I am a pretty happy, but melancholy person most of the time. I don’t get SUPER excited about things, but I also don’t get SUPER sad or mad about things most of the time either. Since drinking celery juice, overall I have felt in a better mood most of the time. Just happier, almost euphoric feeling sometimes. I will get crazy energetic and happy and my husband is like, “Are you ok? Did you take too much pre-workout?” LOL. So I think my mood and energy levels are not only noticed by myself, but my husband has noticed them too, which I definitely didn’t think would happen.
I know a lot of people experience clearer skin when drinking celery juice regularly and this one, I’m not quite sure. I have been using Rodan & Fields for a few years now and I feel like that keeps my skin pretty clear, but I definitely have not had a break out since starting the celery juice regime.
Digestion and bloating. This is another one you hear about a lot with celery juicing. I have definitely noticed a difference with this too. I feel like my digestive system is working properly and I don’t get as bloated as often anymore, which is a huge plus.
Yall know I have been dealing with migraines stemming from my back and neck pain for awhile now. I think I told yall I got botox for them, which helped a LOT. I still had dull headaches here and there, but not near as often as I used to. Since starting on the celery juice train, I have had a lot less headaches and they have been a lot less severe. This is very important to me because they were starting to get in the way of simple daily tasks and work, which can be very frusterating.
Those are the biggest changes I have seen and noticed throughout these last 2 months. I am starting to increase my intake to at least 16 ounces every day. It is a big time commitment (the prep and cleaning the juicer), but if it has a huge positive impact on your life, it is worth it. For now, I plan to keep juicing my celery every morning for me and my husband. (My husband hasn’t been as consistent, but once he gets in a rhythm, I’ll have him do a review for you guys too!). If you have any questions, please let me know! I am happy to answer any!
- Have you jumped on the celery juicing band wagon?
- What is one healthy ritual you do each day?
- Have you ever tried a crazy, fad diet?