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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

3 Day Suja Juice Cleanse



Preperation:
Once we decided on the days we were going to do the juice cleanse we got the juices delivered the day before we started. My sister and I went to Fresh Market and got some lemons, herbal tea and perrier water. We drank herbal tea with lemon and carbonated water in-between the juices to stay hydrated. 

Day #1:
I woke up drank some hot herbal tea with lemon and then 2 hours later I started on the first juice. Every 2 hours I would drink a juice with the herbal tea with lemon and carbonated water in-between. Each juice was tasty and satisfied some type of craving throughout the day. About an hour and a half after a juice I would start to get hungry again but the water helped until the next juice. That hunger pain lessened throughout the day as my body was getting used to it. I started to feel clear headed and hopeful to continue. By the end of the day I was feeling tired but overall really good, I have to stand all day at work so that was a big factor in how I was feeling at the end of the day.

Day #2:
I repeated the same steps as the first day and was sticking with the plan. My energy loss increased just a bit but I felt hydrated, had no sign of a headache and felt less bloated than usual. I think this was the hardest day because you knew what to expect and also had another day to go. I stayed busy at work and kept my mind off of the cleanse, every 2 hours I drank a juice and kept up with drinking the water. By the end of the day I felt clear headed and the best since I started.

Day #3:
The girls and I were so excited we made it this far and we were excited to be almost finished. We really started to miss chewing but wanted to finish the cleanse strong. The afternoon/night was probably the hardest part for me but that is when you learn how strong your will power really is. I wasn't craving food I was just missing the routine of eating dinner at night with Steve, he was cooking up salmon cakes for himself and the smell was so good it was super hard to resist. But I did resist and woke up Saturday morning so proud of my metal strength! I was able to get through all 3 days of the cleanse and complete it with flying colors!

Conclusion:
This was an eye opener to my eating habits and thought process when it comes to food. I generally eat very healthy but I am not perfect. I was totally satisfied the whole time but because eating is something you do everyday you tend to forget that it is to fuel your body not to satisfy cravings for things that do not benefit it. Even though I peed a lot I was able to give my digestion track a rest and clear it out while hydrating. I did not work out over the 3 days because of low energy but I did walk my dog a lot and get out in the fresh air. I did not weigh myself during the cleanse because it was not about loosing weight but I did take photos every morning up until the morning after we were finished to see if I could see any physical changes. 
Day #1
Day #2
Day #3
Day #4
If you want to do this cleanse to loose weight I think you would be disappointed in the results. The only minimal change I see is from the first day to the morning after I finished the cleanse and I wouldn't even say that it is that extreme. In general I felt slimmer, tighter and more in control of my body at the end and to me that is the best benefit of the cleanse. Overall I had a great experience with the cleanse and I will be doing it again in a couple of months for sure! 

Have you or will you every do a juice clease?!