Following Nature’s Lead - Juice Cleanse Day #3

POSTED BY on Jan 18, 2013

27 people. 0 bottles. 0 day.

Wow! The 3 days of our juice cleanse are over! Done. Completed. Victory. You know, a bolting through the finish line in desperate search of a cheeseburger kind of victory. Whether we stayed true to the cleanse plan, or had to supplement a little with healthy choices for our individual body needs, I’m so proud that we all remained committed and got through the challenge as a group. Having the camaraderie throughout it all has definitely been a huge benefit. Something I would certainly recommend to anyone else planning to venture into a major cleanse like this.

Following are some shared reflections of our group’s experience this week:

“I typically have to take some Melatonin almost every night to relax and still my mind enough to fall asleep, but I just realized that although I’ve had some challenges with this cleanse, I haven’t had to take anything to help me sleep over the past three nights. Obviously, this cleanse is an indication that something I’m eating has been adversely affecting me.”

“I have a spa appt. scheduled for this weekend, and am glad I didn’t opt for an algae wrap this time. I think I need to take a brief respite from anything green.”

“Woke up 2 minutes before my alarm went off, full of energy and ready for the day! A tiny headache lingered, but I didn't really want food at all. I tried to eat the salad our coach recommended (kale, avocado, tomato, lemon juice) for lunch, but wasn't hungry (!!!), so I only ate the avocado and a few cherry tomatoes. All and all, I had 4 juices and lots of water and that was all I needed. I had plenty of energy and was focused throughout the day. Overall, I'm amazed at the way I feel after 3 days of drinking the nutrients my body needs. I'm motivated to someday do the juice cleanse again!”

“Not ashamed to say I already have my mind set on a juicy burger for lunch today.”

“I have to say that I felt pretty good by the end of day 3. Had a birthday celebration and our friends commented on our positive attitudes that they contributed to the juice. It is great to be more aware of what you are eating, but I am generally pretty conscious of the choices I make. I didn't have any problem feeling full with the juice, but I can't imagine not including almonds and salads along with it.”

“With my 3-day juice ritual now behind me, I’m excited to FINALLY summit Mount Everest this weekend. Augh…I’ve heard it’s really hard.”

“Well, I made it! Third day was the best of the three – the end was in sight, and the routine was in place. Strangely I felt less hunger than before, and only drank 4 bottles (plus a leafy salad). I actually do feel better, and hope to carry on the 'less caffeine/more fruits and veggies' approach for a while. And although I'm still not loving the greens juices much, I think I'll aim to fit those in for a boost more regularly.”

"I will definitely be incorporating the juices into my health routine, although probably not as frequent. I did have a Vital Greens as a base to my smoothie this morning and I can’t explain to you how much I enjoyed change of taste.”

"Holy mother bear – what a ride?! Honestly, I don’t think I would’ve done this on my own, but with my HA-wesome peers – I did it. And, I was quite surprised at how well we all did. This taught me that I can manage my cravings and get the nutrients I need through pure juice. Would I participate in a Juice Ritual again? Maybe. Am I going to eat pizza, chicken wings, and nachos at the Chinese buffet this weekend? You better believe it!"

Christina Arbini is the Public Relations Supervisor at Hornall Anderson. Contact her at c_arbini@hornallanderson.com or follow her on LinkedIn or Twitter @PR_ChristinaA.

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Eathan hunt

Jan 28, 2013 at 8:43am

Congratulations for your 3 day juice cleanse. Definitely it is like summit Mount Everest. I am looking for my 2nd juice cleanse program.

Christina Arbini

Jan 21, 2013 at 3:23pm

Not sure about that, Rebecca, but be sure to watch the Evolution Fresh website for any updates. :-)


Jan 21, 2013 at 2:56pm

Anxiously waiting for the product to hit the east coast. When, may I ask?