Well, my juice cleanse is over. I am very happy to report that I got through it without so much as a drop of solid food. Going into this cleanse, I must admit I was very intimidated. Not having the pleasure of eating, and suffering through my emotional attachment to sugar was going to be challenging. When you are cleansing, it becomes clear to yourself just how strong, or weak you are. I am here to tell you that there is nothing but power in your mind. You just have to know how to use it to your advantage. I decided to use a company by the name of Blue Print Cleanse. The cost is 75.00 per day. They have 3 different kinds of cleanses to choose from on their website. The one I chose is called excavation. It incorporates more green juice into the cleanse than fruit juice. You get 6 juices per day to drink, and they are all numbered for you. It comes to your home cold because of the way they package it, and you get convenient travel bags, and small ice packs to keep them cold while you are on the go. I could have prepared my own juice, and in the past I have. I have to tell you that this company made it very convenient for me, and that’s why I chose it. I do not in any way work, or am I trying to promote this company. This blog post is about my experience with my cleanse, and this company just happens to be a part of it. There are other cleanses you can do. You can just eat fruits, and veggies, try the Master Cleanse, the soups and smoothies cleanse, or others. Whatever you decide, you do it for you.
The first half of day one was not bad. I typically am not a huge breakfast person, and my hunger usually doesn’t begin till around 10:30 to 11:00 am. I did, however, drink the juice that I was suppose to drink according to the program by Blue Print. I had a colonic scheduled for the first day which is imperative when detoxing. By 3pm I felt a slight headache coming. My plan to work out that day very quickly subsided, as I did not want to make it worse. I managed to get through 4 ½ of the juices.
Day two for me was just awful! I was moody, weak, and my headache was full force. By 9 am I was very hungry. I thank God that the juice was tasty. It helps you in that moment when your hunger is taking over. I didn’t leave my house my house at all that day. I truly didn’t want to see, or talk to anyone. The days were starting to feel so long. I started going to bed earlier than usual, so that I wasn’t up thinking about food. By 7PM, I had my last drink. It was cashew, vanilla, and cinnamon. It’s very filling, and is a little pick me up. I was in bed by 930PM. By the time I went to bed, I still had my headache, but it wasn’t as bad.
Some say day 3 is their turning point. For me, it was my worst. I woke up hungry. My tongue was so coated that I had a hard time tasting my juice. My emotions were all over the place, and I questioned whether or not I could do this for another 4 days. I went outside to sun bathe, and sweat. I drank a bag of Senna tea to keep things moving. By 1pm I was going through a battle in my own mind. Having an apple really couldn’t hurt anything. I mean, there are cleanses that people do that incorporate eating fruits all day. I went back, and forth with the idea for a few minutes, and it occurred to me that the cleanse I am doing is a juice cleanse. I prayed, drank another juice, and fought through it. I had a moment of weakness, that ALMOST made me fail. Guess I’m stronger than I thoughtJ
Day 4 was a little better. I got out with my husband. We rode around on our scooters, and it felt really good. It kept my mind occupied, and was nice to get out of the house. I had more energy, my headache was gone, and I didn’t wake up hungry. There were different parts of the day where I did get very hungry. If for nothing else, I’ve learned what hunger feels like. I say this because a lot of us, myself included, don’t eat because of hunger. We miss the of taste and chewing or eat out of boredom, stress, etc. I now know, that I will only eat when I’m hungry.
My turning point day! I woke up alive, happy, vibrant, and energetic. Food is an afterthought at this point. I’m fitting into my size 3 jeans that I’ve had in my closet, and were too tight. My tongue is turning pink again. I found myself running errands, and getting lots done. Today was my gratitude, and appreciation for everything day.
Nothing much to report this day. Not really thinking about food unless I see, or smell it. I’m still drinking my Senna tea, and sun bathing to sweat. The best feeling is just knowing that I was in the home stretch of this cleanse. All I had was today, and tomorrow to get through, and then I could start eating food again. I started planning out what my husband and I would eat once we came off of our cleanse. I’ve decided on fruit and veggies all day, and organic vegetable soup for dinner. Day 6 is an eye opener dayJ
Not eating for 7 days is not an easy feat. If this is something you can accomplish, you should be very proud of yourself. You can get through, and do anything if you so desire. This was all a realization to me on the 7th day. This day was so powerful to me. I felt a tremendous sense of pride, accomplishment, and strength. This is by far one of the hardest things I’ve had to do in my life. It put things into perspective for me. I thought about all the people in the world that are starving and couldn’t eat. It really hurts because hunger is no fun at all. Day 7 was a breeze. I 100% feel better than I ever have spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I want this feeling to last, and to do that, I need to eat healthier than I ever have. I want to thank everyone for their support, and kinds words who follow my blog. Please know that I am here, and will do the same for you.