Now, I do know that most cleanses are used for a quick weight-loss, but I am not doing the clease for that reason. I've always wanted to try a cleanse and use it to get rid of any toxins that might be built up in my body. And because I do not want to lose weight, I changed the game plan up a bit.
I woke up yesterday morning bright and early to begin my cleanse. I read the information and suggestions and began the cleanse with a warm mug of water with lemon - as suggested. I love warm lemon water! Surprisingly, the water kept my hunger away while I got ready for work. I brought the 1-day pack to work to keep in the fridge.
The first juice of the cleanse is Goji Pineapple. I thought the flavor was going to be really sweet and I was happy it wasn't. I could definitely taste the organic ginger root, organic mint and organic lemon in the juice - it wasn't really overpowering, but it did help balance the juice out. The juice also contained organic pineapple, purified water, organic apple and dehydrated goji powder.
As, I was drinking, I read the nutrition content and noticed there is 40 grams of sugar in the first bottle - now I know it is all natural sugar, but I hate a lot of sugar. I decided to do a little research and after adding up the sugar content for the whole cleanse, I did not want to risk a sudden sugar-high and fall. The reason most pre-made cleanses like to add a lot of fruit - besides helping with taste - is because there is not a whole lot of protein, calories, or carbs to give the energy needed from food. This is where the change in my one-day juice cleanse happened - I decided to sub one meal for one of the juices. So, I ate regular meals for lunch and dinner - I made sure to keep the two meals completely natural. I had wedding soup, some greens with grapes, a small piece of grilled lemon chicken and some green beans for lunch - my favorite soup! And for dinner I had the White Chocolate Raspberry Quest Bar - yum!! :) I also had a huge plate of fresh blueberries and strawberries for a mid-afternoon snack.
I definitely could see a difference even with just the one juice for breakfast. I feel like the juice jumpstarted my day in a good way. I was alert and ready to go. I even noticed a difference in my body - my stomach felt flatter haha - even after I ate a lunch and dinner.
I really enjoyed the first juice and cannot wait for the second. I will be having the Cucumber Fresh for dinner and I can't wait to see what that tastes like! I am thinking it will have a very fresh taste ;)
Well, have a great day! It's Friday ;)