Made it through the first of 3 days and I have to say, it wasn’t that easy! Each day I’m supposed to have 6 juices and lots of water. Considering I’m not eating anything, that might not seem like a lot, but it’s a LOT of juice to drink. The Liquiteria juices aren’t so easy to get down quickly. They are VERY green. I’ve done other cleanses where the green juice has apple and lemon, making them sweet, but these are way greener and less sweet. It took me until about 10pm to get through all the juices.
The six juices are 2 greens, 2 greens + lemon & ginger, 1 green + carrot, and then a beet pear fruity juice. The fruity one and the carrot one were pretty good but the greens are rough.
I tried to drink the juices every 2 hours and slowly sipped them, with lots of water along the way. If you are considering a juice cleanse I highly recommend you schedule it out far in advance so you don’t have any plans during it. Last night I had a concert at City Winery with friends and it actually wasn’t so terrible sitting there drinking juice while everyone else chowed down and drank tons of wine, but it wasn’t ideal. I also got home late and was exhausted/hungry so I would have rather been in bed earlier. Tonight I have a training run and then I can lay low, looking forward to that.
One more thing about juicing- I’m always cold! When you aren’t eating and you’re only having cold juice, expect to be consistently cold. Wear pants, have a blanket at work, etc.
SO, day 1 is over. It was ok- I made it through, I didn’t cheat and I drank all my juices. My energy was a little low but I wasn’t falling asleep at my desk or anything. I’m also a coffee drinker and felt fine without it. This morning I woke up HUNGRY. I’m scheduled to work out tonight, but if it was this morning, I’m not sure how I would have done. I may try to work out tomorrow morning so I can report back on how that goes.
Liquiteria told me that if I absolutely need to eat something, a handful of raw almonds is ok. I’m going to try to avoid that (currently at home all I have are dark chocolate covered almonds…that’s probably not what they were talking about) and see how I do without any food during the cleanse.
So today starts the second of 3 days. To help the flavor of the green juice I bought some lemons on my way to work and adding the juice helps a bit.
Will let you know how day 2 goes!