I’m one of those people who’s willing to try any wellness trend at least once. Hey, I don’t want to write any idea off until I try it myself. So suffice to say, when the Juice So Good team reached out and asked if I wanted to try one of their juice cleanses I of course said yes. For someone who is a proclaimed juice-lover, I’ve never actually done a juice cleanse before. It’s always been something I’ve wanted to try, but I never got around to it. And truth be told, the idea always kinda scared me. Could I – someone who freaking loves food – go three days without eating anything and sustaining myself off juice?? Turns out I can and I did. For y’alls reading pleasure, I have here my thoughts throughout my cleansing experience.
830am – Literally spent 5 minutes trying to open my bottle of green juice. Is this some kind of foreshadowing for how this cleanse is going to go?
1245pm – Wow I’m not actually hungry yet, maybe I have more will-power than I thought. I do miss my midday snack though.
2pm – This lemon cayenne juice is straight FIRE. (in the best way possible)
410pm – Okay. I couldn’t even finish this beet juice because I’m so full from drinking liquids all day. Who knew I could make it even this long without eating??
626pm – So this is when I should be eating dinner. Instead I’m drinking a cashew milk. I mean it’s good cashew milk but now I kinda wish I could eat food off of a plate.
804pm – I just drank so much tea to keep myself from remembering how this is my late evening snack time. Mmmmm snacks.
745am – WHY AM I SO TIRED. I feel like I’m wearing foggy goggles and could probably stay in bed and sleep for another 8 hours. Y THO.
830am – Okay green juice. Give me life. I need all the life.
940am – Alrighty I’m feeling better after that sunshine juice – but man I wouldn’t mind having a sandwich right now. Mmmmm. Bread.
1137am – I don’t want this beet juice. But I need to drink this.
142pm – This Cayenne Lemonade is everything. I love this drink. I feel like it cleanses my soul.
242pm – All about this green tea. I feel like Kermit when I drink tea. Like I’m sippin’ on that tea.
445pm – Carrot juice. Yes. It’s like my favorite vegetable – I basically consider this an orange super juice.
629pm – YAAAAS CASHEW MILK. This stuff is liquid gold literally bless the juice mavens.
813pm – Okay. I. Am. Hungry. It only took my two days to feel actually hungry and now I would like a pizza. But I just have to get through tomorrow. UGHHHH.
725am – While I am actually hungry, I do feel light and airy and like I could rule the world.
847am – Green juice yes. While I am sipping this I am plotting my breakfast tomorrow. Eggs and avocados and bread I cannot wait.
1130am – I AM HUNGRY.
1257pm – Literally I have to get through only half a day more. Cayenne Lemonade fuel me now!!!
114pm – Legit will continue making this lemonade for myself because I’m addicted now.
337pm – What if I make a grilled cheese tomorrow?
520pm – Boiling up this quinoaaaaa, packing up this tupperwareeee, getting ready for tomorrow’s bowllllll.
647pm – The last cashew milk. I will miss you most of all, dear friend.
858pm – I’m going to sleep now so I don’t think about food and make it through the night.
I actually quite enjoyed the experience and was surprised by how far I got without feeling actively hungry. I did realize how often I do snack as a form of filling the time when I didn’t have the option to, and maybe that’s because I work from home and the kitchen is always right there. I woke up on the morning after my cleanse feeling refreshed but also ready to eat. You don’t really appreciate the joy of foods until you cut them out, but now I love and am trying to be more present about the foods I eat and the process of eating. Would I do it again? Sure. But not for a while. Maybe at some point in the new year I’ll plan for another juice cleanse, but like I said in my Instagram stories, I don’t think a juice cleanse should be a long term practice and isn’t a long term fix. I think it’s a great wellness practice that can really help you reset in your health practices and makes you super aware of your daily practices. So here I am – one juice cleanse deep, and feeling ready to take on the world.