So, today is the last day of my juice cleanse! I’m just going to say I had no idea I could do this, and yet, here we are! Yippee! I picked up the same set of juice cleanse, but swapped out the Tigerlilly for the Applelilly, Blue Kaua’i for the Cocolilly, and Recovery for The Fountain. So this was the day’s juice sequence from Juiceland: Gingerade, Beverly Cleary, Applelilly, Watermelon Chia Pep, Blue Kaua’i, and Recovery.
I started the day at 3am. I woke up wide awake. It was strange to be up so early and ready for the day. I usually get 8 hours (it’s a must for me) and I am not always peppy when arising. At 3am, I felt I could have started my day with 5 hours of sleep. There was a storm that night, but I could sleep through a train wreck, so I can’t attribute my waking up to this. I have slept through a beeping alarm before! I did go back to sleep and woke up to my alarm at 5:30am. I was greeted with a more than mild headache. I drove to the store, picked up my juices and tried to remedy the headache as I have done all week – drink, drink, drink. When I was drinking, my headache was gone or it would lessen. When I was in between drinks, my headache was strong. Am I detoxing from sugar? Caffeine? Or was it allergies worsened from the storm? None of the above? By the end of the day, my headache seemed worse, but still was not migraine worthy. I don’t take Ibuprofren or any other headache medicine. At 8pm, I decided to hit the pillow and gave myself a little pat on the back. I had done it! It was worth it!
I don’t know if I lost any weight. I am already at an optimal weight. I will say I didn’t feel bloated or swollen and felt overall better (aside from the headache). Day 4, I just felt so good about myself and that made me uber productive! My husband reported losing 5 lbs. I did have a bowel movement every day, which normally doesn’t happen. It was healthy. If I remember correctly, healthy is solid and floating, which was true all three days. My husband reported more loose stools, but nothing otherwise to note. He kept doing his workouts, but to a lesser degree (after his initial try). That’s his release, but the website states to refrain from exercise. My friend is still doing and is on her last day. She is a doctor and had to supplement some with things like avocado, toast and egg due to surgery.
All in all, we decided we would continue juicing on a much smaller scale. We decided to do a bottle occasionally to re-plenish us. I hope you give it a try!