The Me typing up this post is a Me that has not had a meal in 5 days. Yes 5 whole days have gone by and I haven’t eaten any solid food. Can you tell how proud I am of myself????
I have been on what is termed a “Juice Cleanse” which is basically drinking only fresh fruit juices for a period of time.
Why I went on the cleanse
- Two years ago, I did the master cleanse for 10 days and I survived so I needed to know if i still had such will power in me.
- I had been really bad in the weeks leading to the cleanse i.e just eating without really thinking so I needed to reset
- I needed to give my digestive system a break, i mean it has worked non-stop for two years
- I wanted to rid my body of toxins and impurities i.e detox
- I was at my plateau weight and needed a little shift to keep me going to my goal weight
I had been pondering over all these thoughts when I found Simple Green Juices randomly on Instagram, talk about God-sent! They delivered me 6 fresh juices everyday for the 5-day period.
So here’s my blow by blow account of the 5 days, enjoy!
So day 1 was surprisingly easier than I expected. I breezed through the day hardly even thinking about food. Sometimes I felt a little light-headed but I think it was really a mental thing. I spent more than half the day peeing though but that’s okay, it’s an added benefit 🙂
My energy levels seemed surprisingly ok enough when I had to work out later at night. I did T25 upper focus and I managed to pull through.
Went to bed feeling slightly tired, let’s see what tomorrow is like.
|Cleanse Intense- Kale, Pumpkin Leaf, Lettuce, Cucumber, Apple, Pear, Celery. I drank 3 of this a day.
Taste verdict- not as bad as it looks, refreshing
Day 2 and 3
Day 2 and 3 were kind of harder, I began to miss the usual tradition of having something to eat at staggered times. I missed the tradition, not the actual food which is proof that we don’t actually need to eat half of what we actually eat.
The light-headedness was gone though, i think it was because I started taking dietary supplements like a friend advised me too. Please if you are on a juice fast, don’t forget to get some dietary supplements to keep your immunity up. I got the Well Woman Inner Cleanse and i seriously think it helped me get through the day.
At night on day 2, I did some yoga from Jillian Michaels 30-day shred and I was able to keep up, residual energy me thinks! I wasn’t able to workout on day 3 though, no such strength.
|Funky Beet- Apple, Beetroot, Carrot, Orange,Celery. I drank one of this a day
Taste verdict- no bueno! I struggled to drink these ones 🙁
Day 4 was a Saturday so you can imagine how hard it was for me. The other days, I was at work so I hardly had much time to think of food. I was preoccupied with meeting my deadlines. However on Day 4, Saturday, I struggled. All the tantalizing scents coming out of my mum’s kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner tormented me to no end. I felt really hungry and a little depressed. Depressed because I was hungry and bored, but I didn’t go out because I didn’t get tempted. I also felt really nauseated sometime during the day but I fixed that with some sugar-free gum. Yes, gum was a big part of the 5 day journey, it nhelped me cope.
I was also really bored of the taste of the juices by now so I only managed to drink 4 of them. I went to bed really moody 🙁
|Pick Me Up- Carrots, Orange, Apple, Pineapple, Lemon, Ginger. I drank two of this a day
Taste verdict- refreshing and delicious, the best of the bunch
Day 5 was the HARDEST of all days. I had a family engagement that I could not afford to miss, so I had no choice but to attend. I was surrounded by delicious foods, drinks and desserts of all kind, I even had to help serve guests…imagine how torturous that was!!!
At a point, I got really tempted to have pepper soup at least but I managed to kill the temptation and carry on the fight. It was already the lats day so I thought I might as well carry on. I only managed to drink two juices on this day though, I was well and truly DONE!!
How do I feel after the cleanse?
These are just a few of the feelings that I have the day afar my 5-day juice cleanse. I also feel like my skin is shinier and yes! I did lose weight!! 3 kg to be precise, not bad at all!
In the days following the cleanse, I will slowly ease back into food, eating mainly fruits and vegetables before I start to introduce carbs little at a time. I will also go back full swing to my workouts. If you don’t know about T25 by ShaunT, please download it ASAP. It is seriously one of the most amazing workouts out there. Each video is only 25mins (of hard work) so you have no excuse really!
Simply Green Juices Contact & Pricing Details
They offer 3,5 and 7 day cleansing programs for 21, 33 and 45 thousand naira respectively.
Phone: (+234) 0818 900 9009
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Will I do a juice cleanse again? Absolutely yes! I love how it makes me feel.
Any of you guys done a cleanse before, how did it go? Would love to hear your experiences.
Peace & Love,