Introducing...a NEW cleanse kit full of GREENS!
Choose 8 green juices OR choose 7 green juices and 1 nut milk (choose almond or cashew milk!).
Is this your first time cleansing? Yes!
What are your goals/hesitations for this cleanse?
My hope for this cleanse is mostly that I will feel super nutrient-nourished. I also hope to use this three-day period to practice more self-care and rest. My only hesitation for the cleanse is that I have not transitioned optimally into cleansing. My eating habits (as I transition into my freshman year of college) have been okay, but not ideal; therefore, I am mostly interested to see if I experience any more negative symptoms of detoxification.
I thoroughly enjoyed all of my juices today, and felt, for the most part, very satisfied after each juice. I did experience what I think were some detoxification symptoms. After about noon, I felt sleepy, had a mild headache, and had difficulty concentrating. Later that afternoon, I decided to eat something, so I had half of an avocado. I felt exponentially better, and was better able to concentrate. I did notice that I felt very, very full after eating it! Tonight, I read a book (for fun…not school, finally!), drank my almond milk, and went to bed early again.
I slept SO well last night. SO well. Better than I have in weeks. I also felt amazing after waking up! I spent the day productively, but also spent time practicing yoga and meditation, during which I felt an enhanced sense of clarity than usual. I also felt so focused and clear overall—in my interactions with people, during studying, and more. Today at around 3PM was the first time I felt hungry. It was noticeably different for me than the strange feeling of being “full” and satisfied on liquids. I ate the other half of the avocado. Again, I felt SO full after eating. I also supplemented my cleanse by going to the juice bar to get an Autumn Apple juice (apple, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla)—it was rainy and chilly and October…and I was seriously craving something fall-y! It was crazy delicious.
I slept incredibly, again! I feel so well rested. Again, I incorporated plenty of yoga and meditation into my day full of studying, and I felt a deep sense of calm throughout the majority of my day. I also felt really light and happy throughout everyday activities. One thing was strange—today I had a hard time drinking my Ruby Red juice (often one of my favorites: carrot, apple, ginger, beet, pineapple, and celery). It felt oddly heavy. Later, I did feel that same feeling of hunger in the early afternoon today, so I ate an apple—mindfully and slowly. It was incredible how satisfying it was! I had a busy evening of yoga teacher training, so I drank (and savored) my almond milk and my Turmeric Tonic, a little bit sad that I didn’t have another Turmeric Tonic to wake up to!
Overall experience and benefits:
My cleanse was fantastic! Some of the benefits that I received from it were:
(Also…I ADORED seeing a motivational quote on all of my juice bottles—it definitely kept me in good spirits throughout the entire 3 days!)
Have you ever wondered what a 3-day cleanse would feel like? We thought we would bring a series to our blog that allows our customers to share their experiences (good & bad) during their cleanses!
First in this series is a couple...Caitlin & Chad! Caitlin was wonderful--she filled out the following questionnaire & sent us daily updates on how she & Chad were feeling!
Here's a quick introduction to their lifestyle & cleansing experience:
Occupation/hobbies: Chad is the orthodontist at Westfall Orthodontics, He LOVES to play golf. I am the Professional Relations Coordinator at Westfall Orthodontics, I enjoy gardening and riding my bike. I also love to cook. We have a one-year old son, Jack, and spend most of our time playing with him :)
Fun fact: Chad was in a putting contest with Phil Mickelson.
Favorite White Birch Juice: Chad-Turmeric Tonic, Caitlin-Green Gold
Is this your first time cleansing? No
If you're a veteran cleanse-r, could you describe your last experience? What made you decide to cleanse again? Any different goals/hesitations this time?
This is our second cleanse, so it's still newish to us :)
Before our first cleanse our biggest hesitation probably was whether or not we could actually make it three days, but once we picked up our juice we decided there was no way we were backing out or 'cheating' It was a lot of fun to do with Chad. We kept the same schedule, drank our juice, water and aloe water together. It was very motivating to have a partner to cleanse with, it kept the temptations away, we were committed to the same three day goal :) During the cleanse overall we both felt really good. We also both noticed that we slept SO well at night and woke feeling bright and refreshed, that was amazing!!! I do admit there were times when we missed eating but mostly I think it was because it was part of our daily routine.
We loved our first cleanse so much we couldn't wait to do it again! We felt so amazing and also experienced some positive changes after our first cleanse. We noticed that the cleanse helped us to kick certain cravings and pick up some new (much healthier) ones... Turmeric Tonic, Green Gold. During/after the last cleanse I felt that I was more focused and had great energy (even though I gave up my coffee habit for the cleanse!).
We don't have any hesitations starting our second cleanse, we are looking forward to feeling refreshed and recharged! Also I love being able to enjoy 7 tasty juices a day :)
And now, here are Caitlin's daily comments during the cleanse:
DAY ONE: Loooooved the happy cleansing note you put on our day one juices, that was so sweet and cute!
DAY TWO: We had a great day today, day 2 of our cleanse. We both woke up feeling very well rested and refreshed. We really LOVED the Sweet Mint, great addition to our cleanse kits! It's was a true treat, we drank that one around noon. I really loved drinking the Garden Goodness and Roots and Beets today, I enjoyed them all but those three especially. I had a very productive day and evening. I am looking forward to another fantastic nights sleep and waking feeling refreshed!
DAY THREE: Day three, we both felt great!!! Woke up feeling bright and refreshed. We both had a lot of energy all day!
YAY! Thank you so much Chad & Caitlin for sharing your experience with us, and we are so excited that you love "just juicin'!"
We absolutely adore the idea of cleansing with a friend! So, grab your best friend, your mom, or your partner, and start some healthy habits together with a cleanse!
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