I would have called my 3 days of no food an adventure but it felt like forever, therefore, it was a journey. A long, dragged out, cranky journey. I did about a month of research on juice cleanses and did you know Google has over 1,800,000 search results on the topic? Well, now you do. You’re welcome.
I searched and searched until I found one that was less than $200. Suja Juice had a promotion going on where you saved 10% ($40) and got free shipping ($63). I’m a sucker for sales and I’d bet money that the only reason I pulled the trigger and bought into this was because I saved over $100. Or, I could say it was just perfect timing and God telling me to stop being a fatty.
Anyways, I had just come back from a work trip where I was in Greensburg, PA for 3 days where I ate from greasy franchises and drank an incredible amount of beer; it was an awesome time. Needless to say, I hadn’t been feeling too hot lately. This 40+ hour work week has really put a wedge into my gym time and by the time I get off the train to get home all I want is my bed. This cleanse really made me refocus and reminded me that I only need to eat to live, not live to eat.
The 3 days without food honestly wasn’t bad at all. The only time I wanted to eat was when I was bored. I didn’t really feel hungry that much. You’re suppose to drink 6 juices a day and I barely finished 4 in a day. There are still 5 juices in my fridge. I haven’t been able to look in my fridge because I might throw up if I see one of them. There is one, called “Purify”, that I couldn’t stomach. It had apple, carrots, celery, cucumbers, and beets and I can’t even talk about it any further. All the others were delicious though. It was just that one that ruined it for me.
By the end of the third day all I wanted was a chicken quesadilla from Taco Bell or a big fat cheeseburger. I’ve yet to indulge in either. I guess you could say the juice cleanse taught me discipline. It gave me tons of energy and I felt sluggish again as soon as it was over.