Day 4 & 5 – An end and a beginning
The moral of this story is…Juicing/Cleansing is a one of the more certain ways in which one can practice the skill of delaying gratification. It was not easy. But with more than a little help from my friends at work and my encouraging and supportive husband, I made it through to the other side!
I think 3 day cleanses are completely doable. The last 2 days get a bit much. Especially when the last day is a Friday and everybody is eating delicious meals all around you. The taste buds in your mouth have died and you have zero appetite for the drinks in your fridge.
According to those around me, my skin looks radiant and my hair has shine. Subjective compliments maybe since the former was from other colleagues at work and the latter from my hairdresser. But one objective bona fide positive result is that I dropped 6 pounds!
Ok. Ok. Nothing earth shattering but it’s a great way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle….I hope.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not going to continue juicing or only eat raw vegetables. I’m a foodie. I love the taste of food, the textures, the biting into something scrumptious but I realised just how little our body needs as fuel.
I also realised that I don’t need to meat/fish/eggs every day. Eating vegetables and some fruit for a day or two is completely fine.
I bet you’re wondering, would I do this again? Sure, but probably for 3 days. 5 days if I really needed to fit into a dress for a wedding or other special event!
And as far as recommending this goes…Do it! But do it with a group so you can support each other, and save up for it, because it does get expensive.