We're always thrilled to share the positive health results of our loyal JRINKers. Whether our customers are popping in to our stores for a bottle or two, subscribing with a regular weekly order, or re-setting their system with a Reboot, we always embrace our JRINKers' varied rituals.
We recently chatted with Peter Bepler, a local DC professional and weekly JRINK subscriber who has lost 20 pounds since incorporating our juices into his daily diet.
JRINK: Tell us a bit about yourself, the vital stats: age, profession, and level of physical activity. Also, how do you unwind and chill after a stressful workday or week?
Peter Bepler: I’m a 40 year old entrepreneur and angel investor. My lifestyle is fairly active-- lots of skiing in the winter, swimming, golf, tennis, cycling, stand-up paddle boarding, and traveling (most recently to Spain). I'm also a huge music fan and regularly go out to hear live music and DJs around various spots in DC.
JRINK: When do you get your JRINK on?
PB: I have a recurring order of 6 juices/week and drink 2 for breakfast and lunch three days a week (usually Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) followed by a healthy dinner *usually cooked at home using ScratchDC.) If I get hungry, I'll snack on some nuts, beef jerky, or hummus with tortilla chips (blue corn is my fave.)
If I'm working out that day, sometimes I'll eat a KIND bar or a banana before my workout, followed by a protein shake post-workout. On Mondays and Fridays, I'll usually have yogurt with honey, granola and fruit/berries in the morning, followed by a salad or snack (see above) for lunch. I allow myself one or two cheat meals a week where I can eat whatever I want.
JRINK: What prompted you to make a change in your eating, JRINKing and exercise habits? What changes have you implemented and how have they made you feel different mentally and physically?
PB: At the end of last year, I was at the heaviest I've ever been in my life. This was disconcerting to me as I always considered myself to be relatively fit and healthy but my age had started to catch up with me. With my 40th birthday coming, I realized I needed to make some changes in my diet and lifestyle if I wanted to look and feel healthier. In addition to incorporating slightly more regular exercise into my routine (swimming, cycling and weight training), I purchased a juicing machine at home, but found that it was too time consuming and expensive to make my own.
After hearing about JRINK, I decided to give it a try and really liked the variety of juices, as well as the convenience and economics of buying juices to drink rather than making them myself. With juicing, I noticed that I had more energy, I felt lighter on my feet, my skin and hair felt healthier, and I started to lose weight gradually (which is the best and most sustainable way to do it). After 5-6 months, I had lost around 20 pounds and I hope to lose another 10 more and have the confidence to do it now that I've found a routine and diet that works for me.
JRINK: Where do you JRINK? At home or at work?
PB: I work at home, so both I guess!
JRINK: How does JRINK fit into your busy lifestyle?
PB: It fits incredibly well into my lifestyle. When you look at the cost of buying fresh produce to juice on your own (as well as the expense of buying a quality juicing machine), not to mention the time that goes into finding good recipes and making the juice yourself, I find JRINK juices to be a no-brainer for me.