Saturday, October 5, 2013

I did a juice cleanse...for two days.

via @kylemwinkler
I got this crazy idea and decided it would be fun to do a juice cleanse. I use the term "fun" loosely because this is not many people's definition of "fun." There were a lot of laughs from coworkers and family members. With that said, I recruited my brother to participate in the fun. He is always up for a challenge.

We didn't make our own juices but instead bought them from a really awesome company called Crave and Glow. These girls rock...seriously. I spoke with Kelli on the phone after I signed up for the cleanse and she gave me all the reassurance I needed. She let me ask silly questions and even let my brother and I make up our own cleanse..."the two day cleanse." Normally, people do a one day or three day cleanse but we opted for two days. I mean, one day is too short and three days is too long without coffee, dairy and chocolate.

The juice cleanse is customized to you. It seems like such a simple concept, but I don't think a lot of juice companies work this way. Kelli had us fill out an intake form and the juice recipe were designed specifically for us. She was thrilled when we came to pick up the mason jars of juices and couldn't wait for us to get started. We were pumped when we left!

The first day was hard...I felt awful. My body went into full detox mode and really felt the effects. It sounds crazy, but it is true. My headache lasted all day and my 9pm, I was dead asleep. I managed to drink all five juices but felt pretty bad by the end of the day. My brother went through the same thing. To my surprise, I woke up the next morning feeling great. I had the best sleep and was ready to kick off my second day. By the afternoon, my detox headache was gone and I wasn't feeling hungry. In fact, I didn't have anything for dinner except my juice. My stomach never felt so good...I think the probiotic supplements helped in the cleansing process too. I see why people stick it out for three days because by the third day, I would have been feeling like a million bucks.

via @jennawinkler
Overall, it was a great experience and I learned a lot. First off, eating is comfort and habitual action for me. Not to mention, I love to snack. Seriously...I caught myself multiple times wanting to munch on something. I do recommend giving your body a reset (at least once a year) by doing a juice cleanse, so you can enjoy the food you love on a daily basis. Also, it reminded me that quality ingredients are worth every penny.

Of course, I am back to eating whole foods but I am still taking the probiotics. Let me tell you from a girl that loves food, if I can do a juice cleanse, so can you.

1 comment:

  1. I've failed every time I've attempted to do this. I've always done the Arden's Garden 2-day detox which is just 2 gallons of citrus juices and water. Maybe I should add variety so I actually make it. The first day's headache makes me so cranky that I usually cave. After reading your post, I'm convinced I can do it!