Juice Cleanse Diary

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On Monday I did a juice cleanse by Urban Remedy. Six juices every two hours for one day. You can do a longer cleanse if you want but I started with one day. I have always wanted to do this for a few reasons.

1. To prove I can do it.

2. To obviously cleanse my body.

3. For a new perspective on eating.

4. To see what it is like.

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1. Celery, cucumber, parsley, spinach, and lemon. Filled with enzymes and vitamins, our signature green drink cleanses and boosts energy levels. (tasted strong of celery and and cucumber)

2. Acai with fresh lemon juice, cayenne, ionized water and stevia. This blend is high in antioxidants and promotes eight loss and anti-aging. (tasted like berry, with a spicy kick)

3. This cucumber, ginger, lemon and mint juice with a touch of apple flushes excess water and toxins and pulls heavy metals from the body. (tasted strong of mint and ginger...I really liked the freshness of this)

4. This hearty formula of beet root, carrot, ginger, apple and lemon cleanses the liver and lowers inflammation. (tasted like carrot and lemons...I was nervous for this one because I don't like beets, but it wasn't bad.)

5. This sweet, low glycemic treat combines chia seeds raspberries, and stevia to balance blood sugar, cleanse the colon, and delivers antioxidants. It also offers more omega 3's than salmon. (tasted like tart raspberries)

6. Live sprouted cashew milk with vanilla and cinnamon. It's a calming and naturing blend packed with mineral and enzymes. (tasted like a sweet milk, I wish it were a little smoother)

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So the day of, I wrote down how I was feeling so I could share it with you. I definitely got very cranky and wanted to eat anything in sight, but in the end it was so worth it.

8:00- lemon water, really hungry

8:44- first juice, tastes very green

10:30- lemon water

10:45- second juice, tastes good like spicy strawberries, a little hungry and shaky, but energized

12:45- hungry, want to sleep and eat, have a headache, juice tastes good but not as good as real food

2:40- feel tired, not even too hungry now but just want to eat

4:45- tired, not too hungry, juice is really good like a raspberry smoothie

5:45- restless, starving, feel free now (I guess because I was almost there!)

6:45- the cashew milk is a little chunky but sweet, very satisfying

8:00- still feel full

*Woke up feeling great and awake. Ate a banana with a little almond butter and felt instantly full. I only hate fruits and veggies the entire next day. The day after that I incorporated some meat in and got a headache. I also ate a little dark chocolate and got a headache. It showed me how certain foods really affect me.

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What I got out of it: After doing this cleanse I have a new appreciation for food. You need to treat your body like a temple, and if you don't you will face the consequences. When I had meat again for the first time my body didn't feel that great. I could tell it was a lot harder for my body to digest it. I feel more aware of how my body is responding to certain foods. I noticed my face cleared up, I had more energy and I woke up feeling a little lighter. It's funny, I actually wasn't crazy hungry, I just really wanted to eat something for the pure pleasure of it. I would highly suggest doing a cleanse. Urban Remedy is great because not only is it organic, but each juice was really good. Some tasted more 'green' than others, but if you ever buy juices at Robeks or Jamba Juice then you can handle it. I kept cringing as I'd open a new juice, and each time I was pleasantly surprised. Even my husband did it and is glad that he did. He says even though he had been craving bad food the day of the cleanse, he woke up wanting to eat only whole, real foods. All in all it was a great experience, maybe not at the time, but I am glad to say that I went a whole day drinking juice! I will definitely do another one sometime. I want to try a three day cleanse next. Here's to a new perspective on eating more raw, clean food, trust me, your body will thank me later!

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Disclaimer: Juices were sent to me from the company, but I only post products that I myself would buy.