Juicing: A Hybrid Diet?

What is a hybrid diet? Well it’s the name I made up for a regimen that’s part juiced fruit and vegetables, and part solid food.

It occurs to me that there’s two ways of starting a hybrid diet, and they must be very different experiences.

One way to start is how Irem and I have made the transition. We drank fresh juice for a period of time, and then slowly added solid food back into our eating.

But some people might never attempt a period of pure juicing, but simply replace one of their meals, or supplement their diet with pure juice. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, but it occurs to me that although it seems easier, it may not be as straightforward as following a time of pure juicing.

Why do I think this so? It’s really quite simple. When you go on a pure juice diet all that sustains you is pure juice, but this means that in one act of will you eschew tea, coffee, alcohol, meat, fish, eggs, pasta, bread, milk, cheese . . . shall I continue?

When you stop surviving on pure juice your choice is what to put back into your eating habits, rather than what to give up.

If you attempt a hybrid diet from day one then you must choose just what you’re going to eat with your juice. Quite frankly, if you’re a ten pints of stout a day man, no amount of juice is going to help you.

A sea view from the beach at Kumlubuk by Stephen Bray

Walking early gives us some wonderful sea views :)

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