Tuesday, March 12, 2013

3 Day Juice Cleanse

I've always wanted to try a juice cleanse but have never felt motivated enough to do it, or always have some "event" coming up with amazing food I was unwilling to sacrifice.

This past weekend, I had a really stressful weekend with an accident that involved one of my kids, many hours in hospitals, and a flashy new purple cast.  With all the stress going on, I wasn't eating very much anyways, so I thought...why not do my juice cleanse now?

Day 1: Woohoo! I can do this! I'm going to be so clean and refreshed. I'm going to look and feel amazing. And in only 3 days? Yes please!

Day 2: omg. I miss eating. Why does every commercial/ad/post have to be about food? That new Hazelnut Machiatto at Starbucks is calling my name. Is this over yet?

Day 3: Feeling good but ready for this to be over. No signs of hunger yet.  So glad I chose the 3 day cleanse and not a longer one!

Overall conclusion. I'm glad I did the cleanse and am happy to say that I've at least tried it.  I actually never really felt...hungry, but I really did miss eating.  Eating is a way to socialize, bond, and enjoy life.  Life without eating is pretty boring.  I do feel a bit more energized, my belly is a bit flatter and am definitely more aware of how much sugar, caffeine, fat, is in the food I eat.  I was never an unhealthy eater to start with though and think I would rather stick to everything in moderation. Will I do it again? Probably not. I like eating.