LET’S TALK JUICE CLEANSES.
I recently tried out a 3 day juice cleanse from The Skinny Juice Co.
Now I have to share with you that it was offered to me for free but I will be 100% truthful about my experience because that is the most important thing to me & the whole reason why I do reviews, to be real with y’all!
First thing is first though.
WHY A JUICE CLEANSE?
I do juice cleanses to reset my brain.
My answer will not necessarily be the same as everyone else’s. I like to do a juice cleanse every once in awhile (every 6 months or as the seasons change) because it helps me push the reset button.
I don’t do a cleanse to lose weight, in fact, no one should do a juice cleanse to lose weight because whether you do a 3-day or 5-day juice cleanse that isn’t enough to time to lose any real body fat but in fact what you are usually losing is water weight! Which, by the way, will come back on to a certain extent when you start eating solids again.
Back to my point; because I am in the fitness & health industry I need to maintain a certain level of healthy eating & living. Sometimes though I get sidetracked, especially because I love to socialise with my friends & before I know it I have been eating out 5 nights a week for months & no amount of working out can solve that situation. You can’t out run a bad diet. The worst part is that my brain is now psychologically craving these “bad foods” and I get stuck in a bad cycle. THIS IS WHERE THE JUICE CLEANSE COMES IN.
Seriously. I have to pull so much willpower & mental strength out of me over a 3-day period that by the end of it I feel like a superhero & believe I can say “NO” to ANYTHING! And it works.
HOW DO YOU SURVIVE YOUR JUICE CLEANSE?
Simple as that…. oh, & isolation. HAHA. But seriously.
You can’t be very social (food wise) for those 3 days. Otherwise you are just going to make it harder for yourself. Your friends will still be your friends in 3 days time & they will USUALLY understand as well.
Also, clear out your cupboards & refrigerator. Don’t leave yourself any ability to cheat, because if you tempt yourself you more than likely will fail. I make sure that all my snacking foods & naughty things are GONE. Sorry hubby but you’re not eating here at home & you’re going to be spending the next 3 nights eating out with friends. (Not that he really minds haha.)
DO YOU WORKOUT DURING YOUR JUICE CLEANSE?
I do workout. I carry on as usual. Anyone that says you have to sit at home and meditate is lying. Listen to your body, you know it best. If you feel tired, take it easy, in fact take a nap, it’s one more hour of your life you aren’t aware that you’re NOT eating food haha!
If you feel strong, go workout. I workout throughout my entire juice cleanse. If I don’t feel strong one day or have a bad headache, I will just do lighter weights or take a long walk. You don’t have to become a bump on a log to survive a juice cleanse. (JUST DON’T GO RUN A MARATHON OR SOMETHING.)
WHAT DO YOU DO AFTER A JUICE CLEANSE?
I go completely vegetarian for the first few days. To be honest though I don’t even feel like meat…. AND I’M FROM TEXAS, so that’s saying a lot. Haha!
I try to eat raw foods as much as possible. So fruit w/ my homemade granola (RECIPE HERE) & yoghurt. Salads & veggies for lunch & dinner. Simple & clean. This also makes me feel like the cleanse was for a good reason & I am not just going to throw those last 3 days out the window, which I see so many girls do. Why spend all that time eliminating all those toxins from your body & not eating for 3 days just to put a chemical filled cheeseburger in your mouth as a reward?!?! …. MAKES NO SENSE.
Just be smart & put real natural products into your body. Go as organic as possible & keep it up for as long as possible, when you do & if you do finally feel the urge for some meat, have FISH.
Start with fish & then move into the chicken or poultry department and eventually after a week or two introduce some beef in that diet.
There is no set plan & you are more than welcome to listen to your body & decide what it needs but this is how I enjoy the process personally.
WHO IS THE SKINNY JUICE CO. ?
The Skinny Juice Co. was founded by a young couple back in 2013. They both shared a passion for raw food & clean eating. Through this love they eventually turned their hobby of juicing into a company producing fresh, delicious, raw juice called The Skinny Juice Co.
My favourite part about this company is how their raw, cold pressed juice is created from produce sourced in and around Cape Town, ensuring only the Crème de la Crème of ingredients.
HOW DID YOU LIKE IT ?
Well, to be perfectly honest, juicing isn’t really my favourite thing in the world, it’s hard for me. I only do it willingly when I REALLY need to, because I have just completely gone off the healthy rails. However, there were some really delicious juices in this cleanse which always makes it a little easier for me.
I was also in the right mind set to do the cleanse, which always makes it better because I am looking forward to the end results and getting back into the game of clean eating.
So I enjoyed this cleanse quite a bit actually!
I struggle with green juices, no matter what, I just don’t enjoy them but for the first time EVER I found a green juice I LOVED… which was The Skinny Burner!
This juice is packed with all natural fat burning ingredients & a pinch of Cayenne Pepper is added to get your blood moving and your body burning!… And boy oh boy did I enjoy it!
Then there were the usual fruity juices and out of all of them my fav was The Skinny Booster! It is a mix of all your berries combined into one. I liked this one at just a slightly frozen consistency because it was more like a smoothie & made me feel full! I LOVED IT!
MY REAL EXPERIENCE:
My biggest thing I’d have to point out is that by Day 3 I actually didn’t need all of the juices. I don’t necessarily recommend leaving juices out of your cleanse but I did because I was just too full & uninterested by the last day!
My stomach shrank by the third day and I just didn’t feel the need for more to be in it. So I just drank my favourites and left it at that.
Overall, I did enjoy the process, I got tired of a couple juices by day 3 but that’s just because I am eating the exact same thing 3 days in a row & it’s natural. It has happened on every juice cleanse I have ever done & I just crave variety too much in life!
I enjoyed how different all of the juices were from one another, this way it didn’t feel like you were just having green juice after green juice. The textures were varied as well which I appreciate, some were a more liquid consistency, while others had a real thickness to them which made me feel like I was having a meal.
Overall though, I would definitely recommend them & have already put 6 or 7 friends into the firing line & all of them have given me pretty much the same positive feedback, said they are so glad they did it & felt AMAZING at the end of it, even if it was difficult to get through!
SO THATS THAT IN A HAT (OR BOTTLE).
This should pretty much sum up everything there is to say!
If you have any questions about doing a juice cleanse or want to message me in regards to Cape Town juice companies or The Skinny Juice Co. please do not hesitate! I am happy to help & give recommendations where I can!