Everyone I work with, in the pursuit of weight loss, seems to be on some sort of diet; detox, cleanse, Master Cleanse, low/no carb/fat/sugar/dairy/gluten, juicing, fasting, ideal protein diet, Atkins, Thrive, Valentus, Plexus… and the list goes on. In fact, the only two that I can think of that I actually endorse and would recommend (the last stage of the South Beach and Paleo) seem to be the only ones that have been completely overlooked. But I digress.
I have a friend who is always up on what’s hot in the fitness and health world. She looks amazing, has a positive attitude, jumps at any chance to try something new, and loves to share her latest discoveries; she had never steered me wrong in the past, so when she raved about kefir milk I just knew I had to try it. I’m up for trying pretty much anything once – never know when you’ll stumble across your new favourite thing! And if I don’t like it, I’ll try it again, because maybe I did something wrong the first time. But this time – the kefir milk incident – I was left vibrating, eyes watering, retching over the sink trying to get it down my second go-round. I just could.not.do.it. I spent a week cringing every time I thought of that nausea and pain inducing mess I had ingested, and silently cursed her until all remembrance of that particular experiment had vanquished from my memory.
Getting past that, as stated earlier, she had never led me astray before, so when her and another of my health/fitness guru personal trainer friends started in on essential oils, I was recovered and ready for the latest new thing, so I buckled myself in for another fun round of experimentation, which in turn led to uncovering my newest obsession: Grapefruit essential oil.