Four days ago I showed up at my loft with three heavy bags. What was in them? Juice.
Juice from Pressed Juicery, a place that sells cold-pressed juices that are 100% natural and really healthy.
I'd been going there for about six months getting fruit juices and frozen juices that come in little yogurt cups.
If you know me, I've got a major sweet tooth. I really like them because it tricks my mind into thinking I'm eating something a lot less healthy. They're refreshing and made of only raw fruits and veggies. You can get toppings, but I like this one plain.
For a few months, I'd been scoping out their sign promoting their juice cleanse. $39.95 for one cleanse. For the three-day cleanse it costs about $120 (in my local store), but if it's your first time they give you 25% off.
You get 6 all natural juices, plus a Chlorophyll water to keep your hydration and energy levels up, and an Aloe Vera water to drink right before bed.
There are three different cleanses. Cleanse 1: lots of protein. Recommended for those who workout or are highly physical throughout the day.
Cleanse 2: The most popular. A good mix of fruit and green juices.
Cleanse 3: For juicing pros. Mostly green juices and probably delivers the most benefits for the body.
I bought one of each (labeled) and decided to take a modified approach. I didn't want to completely shock my body and cause the reverse effect of my body clinging onto fat from food afterward because it's not sure when I'll eat again. I ate one salad for lunch each day and a few almonds at night. One clean meal, 6 juices, and waters? Not bad.
I've done a 10-day juice detox in the past and posted a Youtube video of my process and results that got really popular. Click HERE to check it out.
So I knew what I was into and jumped right in. Good news! I didn't die and was actually very full most of the day. I'm sure that I'd still be okay had I not eaten solid foods. The juices really fill you up and you have to down a 16 fl oz bottle every two hours.
My skin looks amazing and healthy.
A little bit of tummy bloating went down. Not incredibly, but enough to feel it.
I have lots of energy and am actually going back to purchase a fourth day.
Warning. The green juices are REALLY green. If you aren't used to eating healthy, they will taste disgusting. Just think about the benefits and muscle through it. If you're a newbie, do Cleanse 1 or 2 to ease into it.
If you'd like to learn more about their cleanse, click HERE to go to their website.
Even if you're pretty healthy, I always think it's good to reset with a juice or smoothie fast. I recommend you all check it out! If you've tried their cleanse or recommend another one, please share!
Another at-home cleanse I recommend is The Ten Day Detox by JJ Smith. It takes more time to shop, prep, and clean up, but it includes a ton of information about the ingredients you use and how to stay healthy afterward. I also got great results from doing the modified version for ten days.
If you enjoyed post a comment below and share your own juicing experience. Any advice for those trying to be more consistent juicers, like myself?