This week I did my first ever juice cleanse with 1987 Juices. I will admit, initially I was a bit intimidated. No food? For 48 hours? Me? Ha. What a fucking joke. But…. I actually accomplished it! Here are my thoughts on the cleanse, the process, and the results:
First, I’m not sure if I lost weight or not. I don’t own a scale. That would be detrimental to my psyche. I would be weighing myself everyday all day. I use my clothes and overall gut feeling (pun intended) to gauge weight gain or loss. Before starting the cleanse I was EXTREMELY bloated and uncomfortable; a week of pizza, nachos, Jack & coke, and candy will do that to you. After the first day the bloating was gone.
The first day wasn’t that difficult. I was out and about, and around people who were eating, and that was the only time I actually thought about food. I drank a juice every 2 hours, and they honestly kept me full. It truly was mind over matter. My tongue felt a little raw from all the acidity, but that is the only con I had for day one.\
Day 2? Day 2 was a beast. My stomach was grumbling and I couldn’t stray too far from my toilet. My energy was low. I was hungry and full and miserable all at the same time. I never knew those feelings were possible to have simultaneously. All I wanted to do was sleep, but food haunted me in my dreams. Still not sure how I managed to make it through the day.
The day after the cleanse was over I woke up with a flat tummy (even had ab lines trying to sneak in). My bloating was 100% gone. I had energy. My skin was glowing. I felt AMAZING.
This cleanse is a great way to jumpstart a healthier eating regimen, speed up your metabolism, or start a diet. For me it kickstarted a life cleanse. I immediately started deleting people and things that were bloating my life. It’s been a week and (much like no food) it has not been easy. However, I know it will be worth it.