Juice Cleanse Recap
Things i learned during my cleanse:
- I really like coconut milk. At least when mixed with protein powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and cocoa powder.
- The dark green juice i hated at first became almost good by the end! Crazy.
- Chlorophyll water is delicious. I should always drink this for red blood cells.
- Antioxidants are good for you because they prevent unstable free radicals from being assholes and stealing electrons from other molecules. (this is a random piece of knowledge i just happened to gain this week)
- I can go out and drink juice all night with a bunch of wasted people and have a great time and meet boys. Who knew?
- I really like staying home and doing my own thing. I also like staying in and watching movies with friends. I need to do more of this.
- Grocery shopping on a cleanse is torture. Cooking during a cleanse is even worse.
- I am addicted to working out again and a week off of regular workouts (just light ones) was really hard for me emotionally (though the extra hour of sleep was oh-so-nice).
I really enjoyed this cleanse and I think the duration was perfect. Three days is really nice for a quick cleanse but I don’t feel like I get a ton of benefit from that. Ten days (master cleanse style) is just a little too long. Six days (even seven) is good because it’s not so long you feel like you can’t do it but long enough to feel like you really get a great benefit from it. The combination of juices from the element wellness cleanse differed from Juice RX in that you didn’t really have a specific order to drink your juices in and the chlorophyll water was supposed to be drunk (drank?) throughout the day. I was worried that I wouldn’t feel satisfied since I was really only getting 5 juices and 1 water, but i was definitely full enough. I liked the red juice from element better than the one from Juice RX but that could just be that during this cleanse I was more prepared for the flavor of beet juice? In any case I’d do either again in a heartbeat (or windfall) and will probably continue to cleanse at least once a year.
- 10 months ago
Juice Cleanse: Day 6!!!
it’s here it’s here! the last day of my cleanse! i may eat some broth later just to start the prep for food but we’ll see. i’m making a sweet potato, white bean, and chard soup later so some broth from there would be delish!
one last thing i want to talk about with cleansing is pooping- the dark side of the cleanse. i’ll be brief… when you’re not eating you have to take action to poop- otherwise nothing happens. and if you’re not pooping those toxins that are getting released during the cleanse (evidenced by a film on your tongue and teeth) back up. If you don’t get that stuff out, you can get headaches or feel groggy and tired- the opposite of how you want to feel on a cleanse! So to make it happen you can just drink some laxative tea and voila! all clear! I like smooth move- tastes great and if i drink some right before bed it kicks in with perfect timing for when i wake up in the morning. no weird cramping or pain. though i do know a couple people that have had bad experiences with it waking up in the middle of the night in pain.
SO overall review of the element wellness juice cleanse? i’d do it again. that dark green juice was really hard to get down but the rest were delish. and even the dark green grew on me a little. there are so many cleanses out there though i’ve gotta try them all! i do know i feel great and am super happy i made it here. cheers to my last day of juices!
- 10 months ago
- 10 months ago
Juice Cleanse Day 5
A day and a half left and feeling pretty… OK? I’m sleepy but that could be because i didn’t sleep much last night. I made the bold decision to go out last night to a friend’s house to play cards. I knew they would all be drinking so I made them promise NO PEER PRESSURE before heading out. Turned into a mini-shindig (perhaps a hootenanny?) and was really fun! It actually wasn’t that hard to not drink though i did miss that blurry feeling a little bit. None of the booze seemed appealing to me- that was a little weird. I just missed that fuzzy fun feeling you get when you’re tipsy. It was super interesting to see how my friends all act when hammered through my sober eyes.
So I was up until almost 5am and woke up around 9:30am. Could definitely explain the sleepy feeling. Worked out (elliptical) before starting my first juice so I didn’t start drinking juice until 11ish? Normally I’m on my second juice by then so I’m a little behind on my juices. My legs are also SUPER achy now so I think I may have gone too hard. I really didn’t think it was that much! Lesson learned.
So ten more juices to go and i’m ready to eat FOOD. tomorrow will be tough- I’m going to have to prepare all my food for the week maybe i’ll wait until Monday night to do that. I’m going to make some arrugula salad and lentil loaf for lunches and a white bean, rainbow chard, and sweet potato soup for dinners. maybe monday i’ll just try to nosh on smoothies and fruit all day after a stop at the store en route to work? #juicecleanseproblems
- 10 months ago