Two day juice cleanse?? Easy peasy lemon squeezy, right? hahahah NO. Okay that was dramatic, it wasn’t too terrible the first day but the second day omg. LOL so let’s back up a little… why did I even decided to do the juice cleanse in the first place?? How did I choose this juice cleanse? What are the benefits…
Why a juice cleanse?
So recently I have been having the worst stomach aches in the world. Again, so dramatic I know! But, I was even shopping one day and I had to come home to rest. I have been thinking it’s from dairy, but I’m not sure of it. Sometimes it hurts after I eat dairy other times it doesn’t so I really advent figured it out. So I thought a juice cleanse would help clear my stomach out and then I could go back to eating healthy and everything should be fine.
What juice cleanse did I do?
So one of my best friends, Devin, and I decided to do a two day juice cleanse together. We first started looking up juices online and found some good deals on Groupon. But, then reading the fine print that always gets ya we realized we had to pay $30+ in shipping charges. That made the good deals not so good anymore lol. So after Groupon we started to look up local juice places in the Houston area, but every juice ranged from $6-$8 per juice and you’re supposed to drink 6-8 a day so that was kinda pricey but cheaper than the shipping charges from Groupon.
I had told Devin I saw juices at Costco and we looked them up online and they were so expensive but I knew it wasn’t the brand I saw in-store. So I went to Costco to check it out! There I found the Daily Greens brand juices in a 9 pack with three different flavors. The whole pack was only $18.99 and they are organic, cold pressed juices! So literally finding them at that price is a steal!
We read about many different cleanse online and we kind of made up our own! We knew we needed to drink 6-8 of our juices a day and along with drinking a minimum of a gallon of water a day! We also read online that green tea was acceptable on the juice cleanse as well!
What are the benefits?
Honestly I don’t know😂 there are so many different things online telling you all the different benefits you get and they all don’t match up. So the actual benefits no one really knows obviously. But the benefits for me… making me drink that much water in one day and all the veggies and fruits I consume through the juices.
I am so bad at eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables everyday. So I am thankful I was able to get a surplus of them on the cleanse (there was SEVEN full servings of fruits and/or veggies in each juice I drank). Also, likewise I am so bad at drinking the recommended amount of water every single day. So again, this forced me to drink it all. On the first day I had drank over a gallon of water before dinner time… WHAT! That’s so amazing and I need to make sure I keep drinking that much water everyday!
How was the cleanse?
Hmmm how was it??? hahaha HORRIBLE. Okay Cass, still DRAMA. The first day was fine and I made it through just fine but the second day was beyond terrible. I didn’t wake up feeling hungry but after I started moving the hunger came around 10am and did not stop no matter how much I drank. I was trying to do everything to fill me up but nothing would work. So around 4pm I finally just ate something😂 hahahah so I didn’t even make it through the two full days. I really thought I could but I can’t do anything when I’m hungry. I am literally useless when I need to eat. Hangry is real term in my life hahah.
Would I do it again?
Actually yes, I would do a one day cleanse again! I might do one every other month! Just to make sure I get extra water, veggie and fruit intake! I don’t think it’s a bad thing to do by any means but I don’t think two days or longer is good for my lifestyle. I am so busy and I am always moving so I need to eat to keep up with myself. I literally went for a run after I ate because I felt so good and had so much energy hahahah. Sometimes I just don’t understand myself. ALSO I woke up the second day with my skin GLOWING!!!! All that water and juice from day one did wonders for my skin so yes, I really will keep up the water intake and try to drink juices more often if my skin would look this good all the time!
Hope you guys enjoyed my little experiment! If you have an specific questions beyond what I wrote about don’t hesitate to ask!! I am always here for y’all 🙂