If you’re like me before you try a juice cleanse you google ‘juice cleanse review.’ I’ve done 3-day juice cleanses before and hated them. So, why do another one? Finding my routine as a mom is an adjustment, and I thought a juice cleanse could help me jumpstart a healthy lifestyle.
Why try a juice cleanse?
Well, I had Emmie 8 months ago and I’ve struggled to find a workout routine. Healthy food is my goal, but in actuality, it’s hard to carve out meal prep time. I’ve tried joining a gym and I’ve pretended that I’ll meal prep. It’s not happening. I needed something that removed the thinking from it and would jumpstart a healthy lifestyle. Hello, juice cleanse!
Why Real Good Juice?
This post is not sponsored. I saw Lake Shore Lady did a juice cleanse a while back with Real Good Juice and was intrigued to try it myself. I also live down the block from their Southport location so super convenient for me, too!
Were you hungry?
I wasn’t as hungry as I thought I’d be. I remember from doing a juice cleanse a few years ago, I was STARVING. This time around, I was fine all day. I did get hungry around 4PM each day and I decided to have a veggie snack with my second to last juice of the day.
Was it hard not to eat other food?
I decided not to deprive myself since that’s not realistic for me. I don’t do very well with the word ‘no,’ ha! So, I decided to have a veggie snack each night with my second to last juice and that worked well. Since I’m not really working out now, I didn’t find it changed much for me.
How was your energy level?
I found that my energy surged the first day and the third day. I was a bit tired the second day, but Emmie also did not sleep well that night before so it could’ve been my lack of sleep. I’ve been drinking a lot of coffee and was surprised that I did not crash from the lack of caffeine.
Were you cranky?
No! Surprisingly, no! Matt was 100% expecting me to be cranky, and I really wasn’t. I think that’s partly because I didn’t deprive myself of food (at the end of the day). Plus, I was not expending too much energy since I did not work out.
Did you lose weight?
I did! I lost 3 pounds during the 3-day juice cleanse. I lost 2 pounds on the second day and 1 pound on the last day.
Was it sustainable?
Shockingly, it has been sustainable for me. I used the juice cleanse as a jumpstart to a healthy lifestyle and for the most part, I’ve stuck with it. I’m trying to limit my white carb intake and sweets. Sweets are the harder of the two for me. I got into a bad habit while pregnant of having dessert every night and I haven’t kicked it.
Would you do it again?
I would – maybe once a season? I think it’s a great way to reset your body and get back to the baseline. I’m not sure if I’ll do it this fall, but I would consider it for sure.
Have you done a juice cleanse? What are your thoughts?
Affectionately known to her friends as Millennial Martha for her love of DIY and decorating, Jen can’t help but pour her heart + soul into everything she touches. She’s loved to entertain since acquiring a table and chairs, and giving gifts is one of her favorite hobbies. Jen is the creator of Girl Meets Party. Her dream is to share her passions with the world in hopes to inspire others by making the seemingly unattainable attainable.