HEALTH

Juice Cleanse + Giveaway WINNER

Day 3 of the cleanse was my best day yet. I wasn’t tired, was able to focus, and only had one sweet potato all day instead of the several other cheats I had brought myself, “just in case.” I actually wished I was doing the five day version of the cleanse, because I was just starting to get the hang of it (meals sans chewing). While it’s easier to stay  motivated for a three days versus five days, I didn’t feel like my digestive system really had time to catch up to the changes I was making, and at the end of the day, wasn’t sure if any detoxing actually occurred. The food cheats likely didn’t help.

I finished the juice cleanse at bedtime on Tuesday, and “celebrated” last night at what ended up being a five hour gourmet client dinner at Canlis. The food was deLISH and oh-so-rich… but too rich on my “cleansed” stomach. I started feeling ill during the meal and then, convinced not to let my filet mignon go to waste, ate the leftovers today for lunch and still feel sick, several hours later. This must mean my cleanse was successful if I am having this strong of reaction to meat after just three days of juice!! The Suja Juice instructions do tell you to ease back into normal foods after the cleanse, and I did tread lightly before dinner. But if you’re from the Seattle area, you know that if Canlis calls, you answer, throwing all dietary restrictions to the wind.

All in all, the Suja Juice cleanse was definitely an interesting experience, and I would do it again. If I had paid for the cleanse, I have to imagine I would’ve prepared my body in advance to maximize the results, which as mentioned earlier, I didn’t do. The biggest shock of all? I didn’t miss coffee!

And now to the GIVEAWAY (be honest, you all scrolled down, didn’t you?)

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Congrats to Lauren Vigna, who will receive a free three day cleanse, courtesy of Suja Juice! Lauren, shoot me an e-mail at torieandtristan@gmail.com to coordinate shipment. :)Thank you to everyone who entered and gave me helpful juice cleanse tips.

-t&T

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Juice Cleanse + Giveaway Pt. 2

The first day of the juice cleanse was rough. I had always heard that the first day is easiest, since you’re “on adrenaline” (my own interpretation) — not as hungry to start, feel energized by all of the nutrients, your body doesn’t know what’s going on yet. WRONG!

Yesterday, Day 1, I slept in until 10 a.m. and didn’t start on my first juice until 11 a.m. The juices, while delicious, are larger in size than other fresh juices I purchase. The instructions space out the drinks as breakfast, mid-morning, lunch, mid-afternoon, dinner, and dessert. Since I started later in the day, I was basically drinking continuously for five hours, at which time, I was convinced that all of the juices tasted the same.

Have we all heard of the term “hangry” yet? It’s hunger-induced anger, which is a very real condition. I have never been one of those individuals who “Oops, ran out of time to eat!” and it’s just fine. Those people drive me nuts. When I haven’t eaten, I get a bad stomach ache, and all I can think about is food. Even when I have eaten, all I think about is food. Anger aside, let’s talk about basic intelligence. While my stomach was all juiced up, my brain had no juice. I couldn’t really form complete sentences – it was a very odd feeling. Low blood sugar, perhaps? Though, isn’t juice full of sugar? Hm. Day 1 was not a day of newlywed bliss, let me just say.

By dinner time, I was two juices behind and STARVING. I then not only ate all of the “approved” cheat food items, I went to the store and pre-purchased the cheats for the next two days! I only made it through 3.5 of the 6 juices the entire day, but after a hard boiled egg, a baked sweet potato, AND half an avocado, I felt much better.

Today, Day 2 … night and day. As it is Monday, I had to wake up early for work, and was able to start drinking the juice at 8:30 a.m. I’ve been able to focus just fine all day, and my energy level has been good.  I had a sweet potato and hard boiled egg for lunch, and am right on track for my dinner juice at 6 p.m. I sped up the drinking of each juice and got to take a little break in the afternoon. I haven’t lost any weight thus far and haven’t exactly experienced any of the detoxing (…), but I am hopeful. The cheat foods I’ve been eating are still pretty clean.

Any cleanse tips/tricks from all you juice aficionados out there? Am I doing it wrong? I mean, aside from the cheating.

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– GIVEAWAY –

If my Day 1 experience didn’t scare you off, be sure to enter my giveaway, courtesy of Suja Juice!

Here’s how to enter: Like our new Facebook page, follow me on Twitter and Instagram if you don’t already; and share this post on social media in some way. Leave me a comment to let me know that you did these items and you’ll be entered! One entry will be picked at random on Wednesday.

-t&T

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