According to Wikipedia, spring cleaning is the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime. A juice cleanse is like spring cleaning your body. I’ve thought about doing it in the past and I’ve had friends complete them so when I saw the 3-day Peeled juice cleanse on Groupon, I was on board.
Someone warned me to research prepping for a cleanse so after reading an interesting article, I started prepping one week before my cleanse. Omitting foods gradually from my diet — carbs, sweets, caffeine, dairy, meat until I was eating only fruits and vegetables for the two days leading up to the cleanse. I felt good going into it.
The cleanse lasts 3-days (there’s also an option for 5-days) and allows the body to release old toxins built-up in the system and help cleanse the blood. Awesome. It’s 6 drinks per day, drink them 2 hours apart. You start the day with a Green Machine — spinach, kale, etc. Drink 2 is Haute Lemonade, think lemonade + cayenne pepper. Drink 3 was The Red Line — pressed watermelon (my fave). Drink 4 was another Green Machine. Drink 5 was another Red Line. Then wrap up your day with drink 6 Cashew Milk. In addition to the 6 juices, you can drink as much water and green tea as you’d like.
Day 1 was spent just getting through the juices. I learned the smartest way to do that is to chug. I was surprised that I wasn’t starving. Day 2 was the hardest for me — I literally wanted to eat ANYTHING. I went to bed early just so I’d stop being hungry. By the time I finished day 2, I knew I was in the home stretch and I could do it so day 3 was really rewarding for me. The one mistake I made was trying to workout. I literally thought I might pass out so I definitely do not recommend working out on a cleanse.
Overall I feel awesome post-cleanse and it was the perfect kick-start to get me back on track with my healthy lifestyle!
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