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A Juice Cleanse

Juice cleanses are taking over the world a bottle at a time. With the ‘Eat Clean’ fad going around, cleanses boast a balanced, healthy way of detox and weight loss. Daily Juice was nice enough to sponsor a juice cleanse so here's what I went through.

To start, choose from a 1,3 or 5 days cleanse. A 5 days juice cleanse was a little intimidating for me while a 1 day juice cleanse didn’t seem to pose much of a challenge. I settled for a 3 days cleanse with confidence, and admittedly, almost died (not literally, obviously) doing it.

I woke up on a Monday to 3 cooler bags full of bottled juices delivered to my doorstep - my life for the next 3 days. The team from Daily Juice was nice enough to throw in some special (really yummy) flavours.

I start the mornings with a bottle of smoothie. The first morning I had a bottle of B.Smooth - a nice blend of mixed berries, banana, apple, natural yoghurt and chia seeds. I’m supplied with 4 different bottles of juices to power me through the day. I usually get crazy hunger pangs at night, but the bottle of Nut Mylk given helped to curb those cravings. It’s a smooth blend of almonds, cashews, agave, dates, vanilla, Himalayan pink salt and alkaline water. The first day went by pretty easily. I was out the entire day but the cooler bags kept the juices chilled. Friends who had done juice cleanses warned me of lethargy but I had enough energy to go for kickboxing in the evening.

The next two days were pretty much the same - waking up to a bottle of smoothie, sipping on juices throughout the day, and rounding up the nights with a bottle of thick Nut Mylk. I managed a quick work out on the third day even though I felt a little more lethargic than I did the previous two days. I was never hungry because 6 bottles a day was more than enough to keep me full. For the mentally weak like me, be prepared for a tougher time because I was thinking of all sorts of food during the three days of cleansing. If you promise not to laugh, I’ll admit that I even dreamt about eating.

Waking up on the fourth day was glorious because I knew the cleanse was over.

Surprisingly, I wasn’t hungry even until dinnertime, and I started things off with a salad. It felt really good to eat clean and my appetite did shrink visibly.

If you’re considering a juice cleanse, here’s what might help you decide.

The bottled juices are specifically selected to ensure it’s everything your body needs. Full of vital nutrients, vitamins and living enzymes, the juices are nutritionally dense and highly balanced.

These juices don’t contain sugar, preservatives or any additives. This makes it easier for weight loss, ridding toxins and receiving a healthy supply of raw nutrients.

Did I feel better after the cleanse? Definitely.

Should you try a juice cleanse? Try everything once; except the bad things - If it’s something you can’t explain to the paramedics, don’t do it.

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