As I mentioned yesterday, last weekend I tried doing a 3 day juice cleanse. I’ve been hearing about them from a few different blogs and a few friends at work had tried them so I was pretty curious what it was all about. I followed the Suja cleanse. I went that route because it was available at a couple different Whole Foods in the area and was one of the less expensive options. You can read all about it on their site, here. Day 1 and 2 weren’t too bad. I didn’t get nearly as hungry as I thought I would be, although I did have an apple with my lunch juice on Saturday and a hand full of grapes Friday afternoon. I was pretty proud of myself at the end of the day Saturday. Then Sunday came around and I just wanted a cheeseburger. I made it through without caving into temptation but I was way too excited for a bowl of oatmeal this morning.
Overall, the experience was, well, different. I didn’t feel ultra amazing at the end of 3 days, but besides wanting a cheeseburger I didn’t feel bad either. The 6 juices a day kept me from getting very hungry. By the time my stomach would start to growl it was time for the next juice. Most of the juices were pretty tasty, especially the Vanilla Cloud at the end of the day. The one awesome positive was losing some weight, in total around 8 pounds in 3 days! We’ll see if it stays that way.
After juicing for 3 days, it’s recommended that you ease back into foods focusing on soups and salads (I’m saving the cheeseburger for this weekend). I had a plain salad today to make sure my body was cool with moving back to real food. No surprise to me, it was fine. I’m going to keep bringing salads for the week though, so I’m going to try this new salad dressing I found online at Closet Cooking. I didn’t have any grainy mustard on hand so I swapped that out for the dijon and added in some honey mustard. I’ll be bringing it in for the rest of the week and let you know how it goes.