I’m queuing at Whole Foods intricately balancing two bags of organic lemons, one bag of organic limes, a glass bottle of 100% pure maple syrup, a small bottle of ground cayenne pepper and two boxes of tea — one to aid a detox program, one to help you “excrete.” (I can’t believe I am discussing bowel movements on my blog; I never even admitted to having a digestive system until mid-2009.) All the ingredients I need for tomorrow’s Lemonade diet kick-off. I’m in the Whole Foods in Union Square. There are more than a dozen lines that methodically feed some 30-odd registers. In other words, it’s effin nut-so!
I’m standing there nervous but excited to embark on this test of willpower and self-exploration, when I look over to one of the end cap displays of add-on products to see packets called “Lemonade Diet.” Looking at it more closely, I see they actually sell individual packets of the mix, crystalized. Here I am with $40 worth of organic crap and I could have bought a packet of it? Too late now… and I don’t have a free finger to pick one up for experimentation.
Oooo, those pink frosted cupcakes the girl on the next aisle is holding look sooo yummy!