I’m happy to say that I have completed my Raw Juice Guru cleanse! After 3 full days of replacing all of my meals with fresh, organic vegetable, fruit and plant juices I am on my post-cleanse day and introducing food back into my diet.
Elaine from Raw Juice Guru said it would be best to eat raw fruits and veggies today to slowly get my digestive system up and running. I had grapefruit at lunch, apple as a snack, some vegetables for lunch and then I kind of ate a few different things around dinner like hummus, pita, fruit, veggies, etc. My stomach has been good to me and I feel fine.
I want to thank Elaine for letting me experience this amazing cleanse. I 100% did not have faith in myself for lasting the full 3 days. I honestly thought I would cheat just a tiny bit throughout one of the days. I was surrounded by some of my favourite foods and I had no urge in eating any of it. I didn't even feel like a coffee today knowing that I could very well finally indulge in one. The best thing about doing this cleanse is that I am so much more mindful now of my body and its cravings. I don’t NEED to always indulge in what I am craving, it is mind over matter and if I can do it, anyone can do it. The amazing nutrients I took in for the past 3 days has left me feeling energized, clean, non-bloated, 3 lbs lighter, sleeping better, glowing skin, clear mind, clean sinuses and just aware of what makes my body feel good. I can’t wait to start eating more raw fruit and vegetables and eventually buying a juicer of my own.
I also discovered that I really love beets and fennel, which both were not on my veggie radar before. I also must say that if you’re thinking of doing a juice cleanse, please try one that changes up their juices for you daily. I found this SUPER DUPER helpful in my progress because it was always a new flavour to look forward to.
Overall an amazing experience and I am so proud of myself for sticking to it. The hunger pangs barely occurred and I am not even fibbing here folks, I drank juice non-stop throughout the day and it made me forget/not care about eating something. I did not struggle at all. You want to make sure though that you have not much planned for the few days, I find it best being at work and then just going home to relax. The only trouble I had was drinking the juices fast, I sipped on them so slow and some took me 2 hours to finish. My body isn't used to that much liquid but I found that each day I was drinking them a little faster. I would've been good with just 7 juices for each day instead of 8. I really hope you guys can all try out a juice cleanse one day, it really is worth it and not as hard as you think!!
Day 3 review:
8:00 am – Juice #1 apple, fennel, cucumber, spinach, ginger, kale, parsley, lemon
This juice really made me wake up. I referred to it as my juice alarm because the sourness of the lemon and the potent taste of parsley perked me right up. It was a great morning juice though, fresh and green.
10:00 am – Juice #2 Beet, celery, ginger, lemon, cilantro, swiss chard, apple
This one was so sweet from the beets and sour from the lemon so it was a good combo for me. I really enjoyed this one and my office smelled of freshness. I loved how full these juices were making me, not bloated though, just satisfied.
12:00 pm Juice #3 and #4 aloe vera + zucchini, celery, apple, carrot
I drank the aloe in one sip since it’s a small amount and I was already on to juice #4. Juice 4 was incredible. I realized how damn good zucchini is in juice. This one was very mild and refreshing and I swear I was glowing orange after downing this. I just want to let you guys know that I was surrounded by spinach dip and pita bread and French fries and basically every good food known to mankind and I shrugged it off like it was cat food, it felt amazing. I started to get a bit cocky at this point lol turning my nose up at food.
2:30 pm Juice #5 watermelon lemon
This juice was rather interesting. It didn't really taste like watermelon but then again I have never really had watermelon juice. Anyways it was so-so, drinkable but the taste kind of threw me off. Still no hunger at this point, just more juice and water filling me up.
4:00 pm Juice #6 this was another spirulina/apple elixir.
Love this stuff and I am totally going to buy spirulina this weekend to add to my drinks.
My last 2 juices were repeats of juice #1 and #2.
Finally done my juice cleanse! It felt amazing, I felt amazing, I wasn't hungry and I wasn't looking forward to eating the next day as much as I thought I would be.
Highly recommended this cleanse, if anyone has questions about the company or my experience please feel free to email me or contact the raw juice guru on twitter, facebook or their website!