Let me just say, I am not a person who jumps onboard to do a diet of any sort, let alone a juice cleanse. I like to think eating on the more healthy side is enough. Apparently, it just isn’t enough. I’m writing this now, Day 1, day of doom, worst day of them all so my thoughts, comments, and remarks, may just in fact be that I am hangry.
Day 1- Breakfast was yum, a raw oat, cinnamon, chia seed and blueberry mixture and it was really good. What I did not like was the juice. Spicy lemonade should have been my clue that it will burn going down. I don’t do well with spicy foods let alone ounces of cayenne pepper sizzling my throat. Not my fave, but after a few minuets I mustered up the energy, found some motivational quotes and finished that juice like a boss. Lunch was so good, a white kidney bean salad with avocado, cherry tomatoes, and an oil bad dressing. I give it two thumbs up. For dinner I didn’t follow the meal plan and had some baby shrimp in lemon and olive oil with steamed carrots, broccoli, and sweet potatoes and almond butter. Tonight’s kicker, it is Bachelor night. That means head over to David’s, drink flavored tea and eat Girl Scout Cookies. Bachelor night is like vacation, calories don’t exist so each as much as you want. So tonight, I will be practicing some serious self-control. I also still have my vanilla juice so I hope that will curb my sweet tooth. Hoping tomorrow goes just as smooth!
Day 2- Today was rough, I mean really really rough. I felt like I was an addict getting sober. Withdrawal central. Okay I’m being really dramatic but I barely could finish my morning juice. I swear it was coming back up. Lunch didn’t go well either; the dressing was not good at all. So I skipped lunch entirely. Basically, I starved all day. Which lead to my fatigue. My body wants sugar and substance and 3 In-N-Out double doubles. Not eating led to my demise. I had a shrimp taco and green enchilada for dinner. I’m so mad I caved. But seriously, today was just so bad. My sister has breakfast and lunch prepped for tomorrow and we already know what were doing for dinner so I will try and finish this out strong. But today, I fell flat on my face. Mind over matter mind over matter is what I have to chant.
Day 3- Well, the juices itself went out the window but I ate healthier. So, was it a fail, yes but I did keep healthy eating.
I wouldn’t say this was entirely a fail. I have found that I am open minded about this, I felt very positive the first day and the initial start, but my tongue is sensitive to spice. These types of juices you have to be willing to drink and eat whatever is on the menu. I did learn that portion really is everything and just eating clean. You don’t need butter on your steamed veggies, shrimp with olive oil and lemon is an easy, healthy alternative, and honestly I like my homemade juices better. Would I do a Suja cleanse again? No, I don’t feel it fit my personal needs. It worked for my sister, she loved it, but again personally just wasn’t a fit for me.