I usually make my own juice from scratch, but I decided to try Suja juice. I didn’t start juice cleanse to lose weight. My weight is the healthiest it’s been in 4 years, and I need my clothes to fit, so losing weight isn’t a goal of mine at the moment.
So Why in the world did I decide to do a juice cleanse? To be honest, I felt like a 3 day juice cleanse would really make me feel like I was cleansing and give me softer, healthier glowing complexion. I wanted increase my energy and oxygen levels and help to rid the body of toxins and waste that my skin has excrete in the winter.
The goal for the cleanse is that you literally just drink juice and water all day. No coffee, no solid foods — just juice. But let me tell you, it is a lot of juice
HOW DID I FEEL? WAS I SOOOOO HUNGRY EACH DAY??
Three days in a nutshell…
Of course the first day was the hardest; mostly because I was experiencing oral fixation. I wasn’t too hungry, but I’m used to chewing. The one thing I missed (which occasionally made me think I was hungry, but not true) was something to chew and something warm. It was definitely an adjustment to “drink” your calories each day, and cold calories at that. I think cleansing is more difficult in the winter when everything is already cold, but in the spring or summer it would be refreshing.
97% of the time I felt awesome. I don’t know if it was related or not, but on the afternoon of Day 2, I had a pretty fierce headache that was really bumming me out. It could have been unrelated, but I did decide to “cheat” briefly and drink a cup of almond latte, and then felt a little better. Take that as you will. I think in any sort of fast or cleanse like this, the second day is often when your energy dips as your body is getting used to the new rhythm. But goodness, overall I felt incredible. By the end of Day 3, I felt really refreshed, full of energy, lighter, and as cliche as it may sound, I just felt healthier. And what’s more — that feeling has lasted over the course of a week! I think that taking a few days to get out of the rut of a few bad habits (too much snacking, too much coffee, too much salt) really helped and encouraged me to stick with it afterwards. So, bottom line… I felt great.
WOULD I DO IT AGAIN? I feel like I would love to do the 3-day cleanse maybe a few times a year. Great way to start the year. I love having more energy.