Farmhouse Juice Cleanse [Update]
I finished my juice cleanse and I’m proud to say, I did all 3 days and I feel great!
The first day was the hardest!
My food cravings were insane, not because I was hungry but because I wanted to eat good food. I didn't help myself by starting the cleanse on my weekend because I had nothing to do all day but obsess over food. I thought of all the food I could be eating; wings with blue cheese sauce, quesadillas (with a frozen mango daiquiri), mac and cheese, bacon and avocado burgers, pizza and hot chocolate muffins fresh from the oven! Then I made lists of all the food I would eat once the cleanse was over. I only spoke about food all day and I made my boyfriend eat his meals outside on the terrace because even a simple ham and cheese sandwich had me salivating!
I couldn't even go out and be social because when my friends and I meet on the weekend its over a hot meal and a bottle of wine.
I also felt very irritable and impatient. I don't know if the juice or the boyfriend caused that!!
The juice itself was very nourishing and like I said, I never felt hungry. Every 2 hours I drank a juice and it was filling. Juice number 2 and 6 were my favourite, while number 1 was my least favourite.
I'm blessed to have never been without food for this long. The cravings were still there but not as bad as day 1. Mentally this day was easier even though I thought about cutting the cleanse short and only doing 2 days so I could go out and be social again. I went to the bathroom A LOT! I guess that was all the toxins leaving my body. Every 10 minutes I was running to the bathroom. In the afternoon I went to the salon to do my hair and I kept asking the stylist if I could go relieve myself!
This was the easiest day of the cleanse because I was at work and I was so busy I didn't have time to think about food. I still did the bathroom runs. Also, on all 3 days of the cleanse, I would wake up at least once during the night to go to the bathroom!
I waited a week to write the feedback about the cleanse because I wanted to see the results properly.
- The main result is my energy levels. I feel completely recharged and rejuvenated. I was running on low the last couple of months and could barely keep my eyes open no matter how much sleep I got. Now I'm WIDE awake! I can work my long grueling hours at work and still have enough energy to go out with friends after!
- The second thing is I've been sleeping well. I fall asleep quickly, sleep through the night and wake up feeling refreshed.
- The third is my skin. Its smooth and glowing. I love glowing skin, I just put some highlighter on my cheek bones and it looks amazing.
I will definitely do the cleanse again when I need a pick me up, but next time I will cleanse for just a day and make sure that it's a work day!
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