81 days have been passed since I stopped smoking and I am feeling great! Kicking the bad habit can be considered as done and now the day for step 2 has finally come! 3 day juice detox, baby!
I have done several detoxes before and I decided to do the juice detox again cause it is so convenient when you don’t feel like juicing yourself. I ordered a 3 day juice detox with 18 bottles of fresh pressed Juices from Pressh (in Malta).
The following juices were delivered:
KEEP THE DR AWAY! 95% Apple & 5% Lemon
LEMONAID – 50% Apple, 40% Pineapple, 5% Lemon & 5% Mint
THE GINGE – 45% Apple, 45% Carrot, 5% Lemon & 5% Ginger
DEEP GREEN – 50% Apple, 35% Celery, 5% Cucumber, 5% Lemon & 5% Ginger
TURN UP THE BEET – 45% Apple, 30% Beetroot, 15% Carrot, 5% Lemon & 5% Ginger
WATERMELON HEAVEN – 90% Watermelon, 5% Lemon & 5% Mint
It costed me 75€ which I find quite reasonable also considering the fact that they deliver it to your door on the day and time you agree upon.
It is always best to ease in smoothly, approximately 3 days before. This would be the optimal. Somehow I completely missed this part.
My husband had birthday one day before the start of my detox and you can imagine how healthy I was. Got some lovely Rose d’Anjou wine and some delicious chocolate muffins.
I mean how could I resist? I know it is lame but no regrets here (the regrets will come faster then I expected).
Let’s have a look into this closer and how I went with my detox.
It is time for a reality check before I jump right head into my detox challenge. I usually try to avoid the scale but today there is no excuse to escape. 66,3 kg it is! Let’s see how much I can lose during my 3 days detox.
Considering the fact that I had many bad experiences before, even with the same detox, I am feeling great straight away! In the past few detoxes I also had heavy headaches and a feeling of weakness and a general unwell being.
I believe that having the right attitude and mindset is key to a pleasant detox. Also, I am off during my detox and can model my day around it, which comes really handy.
So, how did I spend my first day? I went shopping and was so distracted that I did not even think about eating, which was helpful for sure. The rest of the day I was clearing up, cooking and baking.
Yes you heard right! I cooked coconut cauliflower rice, baked my oat cookies and made a pizza for dinner for my loved ones.
Although this might be a bit weird, I really enjoyed it, even though I was not eating myself. I also found that this is the perfect time to start a new Yoga challenge.
I chose TRUE from Yoga with Adriene. It is truly amazing! In my opinion you will not find a better online Yoga than Adriene. Just try it out and let me know if you agree!
So far my detox is working out perfectly. I have a very clear mind, feel energetic and my skin is glowing. Besides that I just feel great and in balance with myself and the world around me.
I drank my first bottle around 10am and the last at 7pm. Most of the time I was not hungry much, however now I am and it is not even 8pm.
Damn I hear my stomach complaining. I guess I will go sleep earlier to overcome the hungry feeling.
Scale check: 65,1 kg. Not bad, a 1 Kilo in 1 day. I wish it would stay for good away and not just until I start eating again.
Today has been very different from yesterday. I am less enthusiastic than before and a slight headache is making me feel not so great.
I also noticed that I am having thin nerves and easily freak out. Somehow everyone seems to annoy me very quickly.
So what did I do today? As I was already the day before, I am really obsessed with food.
Following my obsession, I prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner, had some household work done and continued with day 2 of my Yoga challenge. I also watched some TV and had a nap. So nothing spectacular today.
I am less hungry than yesterday and can easily go through the day with 6 bottles. Looking forward for day 3 and when I can start eating again. I do miss food, I just love to eat!
Scale check number 3: 64,3 kg. Loving it! 2 kgs lost in 3 days is pretty awesome.
So how did the last day of my detox go? Not very well. I went to bed with a headache and I woke up with a headache and a feeling of nausea. I had to stay in bed much longer than intended due to my unwell being.
Also, I was supposed to go to the hairdresser, however during halfway in the bus I had to turnaround. I felt so weak and nausea, I just wanted to go home and sleep.
That’s exactly what I did. I slept for several hours, had a hot shower and my headache was gone.
Life was good again and I felt refreshed and great. Also, I took the opportunity to continue with my Yoga Challenge.
Since I slept so many hours I was barely hungry and had almost to force me to drink some Juices.
It is almost 7pm and I still have two bottles to go. Whilst I would have loved to eat yesterday, I could go on easily for a few more days without food.
As I already suggested in my previous blog post, please makes sure that you inform yourself enough before you do a detox.
Also, makes sure that you smooth in a detox, starting a few days before removing alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats.
Would I have followed my advice I am pretty sure that I could have avoided my headache and feeling of unwell being.
If you have the possibility to take leave, do it! It is so much easier to do a detox when you can adjust your day to it.
Be prepared as well for an emotional roller coaster that you will most likely go through. I went from a high of love and happiness to tears and freaking out over nothing.
If you cannot handle those emotions well, then it might be better to stay away from people until you get back to your normal you.
Would I do a 3 day juice detox again? Absolutely! Every detox experience I had was different.
This time I could have gone through even better by just smooth in easily and chose a better day to start.
Mindset and right attitude is important, however the preparation before and after a detox is even more crucial for success.
Nevertheless, in the end it was a good experience; a cleanse that I really needed.
I also believe that 3 days is something almost everyone can handle and should do once in a while.
I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about the 3 day juice detox or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.