So our cleanse went really well! Monday through Thursday of last week we were on a strict diet of raw fruits and veggies, and some raw nuts thrown in the mix for good measure. I think we were more strict on ourselves that we needed to be, but I am glad we did it because when juice day came around I never felt super hungry, or that I ever needed any real food. I’m going to give you a day-by-day glimpse just to show you the process.
Monday: I had a store-bought super healthy juice for breakfast, salad for lunch and another salad for dinner. This night we had a little bit of salmon on our salad. Water is all I drank, all week.
Tuesday-Thursday: Fruit for breakfast, snacks of raw almonds, salads for lunch and dinner. I was already sick of salads by the 2nd day. I wasn’t using any dressing and basically my salads were an arugala/spinach mix, and I threw on tomatoes, mushrooms and avocados with a bit of lemon sprinkled on top. Since I got sick of plain salads so fast I tended to eat random things throughout the day like raw coconut pieces (lol). We also borrowed a juicer from our friends and sometimes I’d just have a large glass of juice. My favorite was apple spinach.
Thursday afternoon we received the juice. Speaking of the juice, funny story. Kind of. It arrived in a very small box. I opened said box and counted 12 juices (6 per day, per person). I was sort of confused because I was PRETTY DANG SURE I ordered a 3-day juice plan for each of us. So I went back to the website and nope, I really did just spend WAY too much money on one days worth of juice. I still don’t know how I feel about it, if the juice had been thicker/more substantial I probably would think it was worth it. But, it was thin compared to fresh juice I have purchased and made. So I don’t know…anyways.
Friday: starting of juice only day! There are six juices to drink in the day. The first one was “Green Juice” – a bunch of lettuce and other veggies, and a hint of lemon. This juice was my least favorite and you actually have to drink it TWO more times in a day. I think each time I got to this juice my brain was making the experience 10 times worse that it probably was – by dinner, I hated it and basically chugged the whole thing. The other juices were PAM (pineapple, apple, mint), Spicy Lemonade (lemonade with a tiny kick of cayanne), and cashew milk (w/vanilla bean, cinnamon, agave) – these all were REALLY good, yummy…loved them.
Saturday: Only ate fruits/veggies again. BUT that evening I had a margarita. Well earned.
Overall, I am glad we did the cleanse but I was still bummed about only doing the juice for one day and the whole “crap, that was super pricey” thing. I was proud that we did so well with the diet and didn’t cheat at all. Not gonna lie, I was totally craving fresh mozzarella every day. I also lost about 6-7 pounds. We tried to go to the gym one day and I really felt a lack of energy, probably due to not having any carbs. I also feel a whole lot better and definitely see the affect it had on my appetite, I don’t feel as hungry as I did before this whole thing and I see myself stopping before I feel full, I was never like that before.
So there’s that! Soooo happy to eat carbs sparingly again and not have to worry about NOT being able to eat something. I am such a believer in moderation! And you know what? I just realized I still haven’t had a beer! What’s up with that? 😉