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Raw Juice Guru Cleanse: Day 3

The Final Day

Day Three: Juice Feasting Cleanse (juice only):

Juice 1: Sunflower sprouts, celery, cucumber, kale, dandelion greens, lemon, ginger, pea sprout, parsley, cilantro, and apple
Juice 2: Beet, carrot, celery, cucumber, fennel, parsley
Juice 3: Wheatgrass, apple
Juice 4: Cabbage, celery, lemon, apple
Juice 5: Coconut water, pineapple
Juice 6: Aloe vera
Juice 7: Beet, carrot, celery, cucumber, fennel, parsley
Juice 8: Pineapple, ginger, lemon, parsley, kale, celery, cucumber
Juice 9: Sunflower sprouts, celery, cucumber, kale, dandelion greens, lemon, ginger, pea sprout, parsley, cilantro, and apple

Again, I woke up not being overly hungry and my eyes are less puffy today. I would do this just for the vanity factor. Today was boot camp and I’m on my second day of only juice. It was an extremely  tough boot camp but my energy level wasn’t affected and I did the entire thing.

I’ve noticed that I’m not having the high/low energy peeks I typically have during the day and my afternoon slump is gone for the second day in a row.

Did I Like It?

I’m impressed with the program. All the juices were tasty and the two salads were unbelievably good. My worries about my workouts being affected were unfounded and I found my energy to more even throughout the day. Also, I slept like I haven’t slept in a very long time.

Who would I recommend this for?

The programs aren’t cheap. A 3-day raw food plan is $290 while the juice feasting cleanse costs $240 for 3 days.

I would recommend it for anyone who wants to change his or her eating habits. It’s a great way to jump-start a change in lifestyle. Doing the cleanse made me aware of all the times I eat mindlessly like when I’m cooking or packing lunches for the kids. It also made me realize that while I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, I tend to eat a lot of the same ones and I really need to mix it up a bit.

I had also been waiting too long between the times I eat (around 3 hours) and after doing the cleanse I know it needs to be between 90 minutes and 2 hours for my body. Also, I eat way too fast. The beet salad was not only delicious but crunchy and each mouthful needed to be chewed quite a bit. It took me 25 minutes to finish it and I realized it was the first time in a long time I had taken the time to sit down and enjoy food without rushing through it.

Did I Lose Any Weight?

I know some of you will want to know this although it’s not the reason I did the cleanse. During the two days of the Juice Only part of the cleanse I was consuming 1500 to 1600 calories per day. I lost a total of three pounds over the three days.

What Else Do I Think You Should Know

If you’re not used to drinking a lot or eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, be prepared to go to the washroom a lot.

Giving up food for three days to drink only juice wasn’t as hard as it sounds. It’s easy to get obsessed with food when you’re doing a cleanse—there are many, many, many commercials about food. Did I mention many? Also, stay away from the Food Network. And I wouldn’t go near Pinterest either.

Lastly, Eliane was amazing at keeping in touch with me throughout the process. You aren’t going through this alone or left hanging and she quickly responds to any questions you may have.

All in all, I'm glad I did it. It's something I would definitely pay to do maybe once a year.