Watch how a 10-day cleanse with The Juice Standard helped this PR account exec for Las Vegas-based Wicked Creative reform her junk food-eating self into an appreciator of drinking her greens (and taking pride in how she felt).
Day 1: Today went well, which I must admit I was surprised about. I thought I would have a hard time today, but it was actually very easy. I even made fried Oreos for a bunch of friends and was not tempted to eat them at all. I will admit, it gets a little hard to drink three Bee WHealthy, but I know it’s the healthiest one, so it makes sense that the cleanse would incorporate it the most.
Day 2: Today was a little more rough, but not really hard. I feel skinnier already and I am down two pounds. Not going to lie, I have a bit of a headache, which started late last night, but overall, I feel fine. I am kind of waiting for this huge burst of energy that everyone says you get when doing this, but I haven’t had that yet – maybe it’s like a Day Three thing? I don’t know. My roommate just made chicken nuggets and I won’t lie… I am envious.
Day 3: So the hunger is real. My stomach growled so much today, however… it wasn’t in pain. I was fine and I am not entirely sure why because I was most definitely hungry. Anyways! I have lost five pounds in the last three days, which I am pretty excited about and my face is very clear. I generally have clear skin anyways, but there is definitely something different about it today – something good. I went to happy hour with two of my co-workers today and just drank water the entire night and wasn’t even tempted to eat anything there, which is really shocking since we went to Kona Grill and they have amazing sliders. So far, so good. Everyone keeps telling me the first three days are the hardest and I must say—if this is the hardest it gets…I am in great shape. By the way, Bee Magnificent is one of the best things I have ever tasted.
Day 4: Oh man… the struggle was real today. I had a massive headache, was light headed and dizzy and just wanted to fall asleep. I know this was probably my body going through a detox, but it was a hard day and I am so thankful it is over. My normal diet consists of Chipotle and Taco Bell and pumping it full of spinach and other nutrients that are good for it is throwing me off a little bit. It’s a good thing, though, because that means I am flushing out all the crap I have been putting into my body. I think I was even delirious at some points—laughing uncontrollably. My cube mate, who is pretty crazy herself, even told me I was acting loopy. Overall, I am glad it is the end of the day and I get my Bee Magnificent.
Day 5: Well the aftermath of the headache is over. I think the worst part is over now it’s just about enduring all of these holiday parties without mentally breaking. The mental aspect is definitely what will make or break you on this cleanse because you feel as though you aren’t eating—and you go around saying “yeah I haven’t eaten in five days,” but you are. You’re just drinking the fruits and veggies that you’d otherwise chew, which is really the only difference. It’s fair to say that from my brain down, I feel good, but I really hope I am mentally strong enough to get over the simple fact that I am not chewing, I’m drinking. Half way through!
Day 6: Today is A LOT better. I don’t have any signs of a headache or lightheadedness. However, I went on a photo shoot and there was alcohol there, which was really hard to turn down. It’s no secret that I enjoy a good cocktail every now and then… more often the now rather the then. 🙂 I mean we live in Vegas, come on. However, I am pleased to say that although the rather attractive bartender asked me multiple times to taste test the three cocktails he made for the shoot, I politely declined and explained that I was committed to my juicing for the next four days to which he commented on how crazy I must be. Again this goes back to the mental aspect of all of this. If you think about the fact that you are “not able” to be social because you can’t drink or can’t “eat” then you will break, no doubt. If you look at it as still being social, but instead of having a Stella Cidre (my favorite drink) – filled with tons of empty calories that will make their way straight to your love handles where they will happily make a home for themselves and their family members —you are having a Bee WHealthy that is much much much healthier for you in every way possible, then you will definitely make it.
Day 7: Today is when the home stretch begins…three days left. I can totally do this. Forget the fact that it’s Friday and I am going home to California for the holidays, which means food… lots of food, but I can do this. Keeping in mind all the health benefits of this cleanse really helps take my current “juice brain” off the fact that I am missing out on Christmas cookies and white chocolate covered oreo balls shaped into little snowmen – all sarcasm aside, it really does help. I can miss out on a few of those things to live a healthier life. 🙂
Day 8: I am beginning to enter the “change of life” state of mind, which is what I call it when you realize that you are not supposed to be living healthy like this for this 10 days, but rather, for the rest of your life. I don’t want to just end on the tenth day and go back to eating like I was before. First of all, I’ve gone through too many emotions in the past eight days to just throw it all away over some processed food and second of all… I like the feeling of my clothes fitting a little looser. Yeah, that’s always a plus.
Day 9: Down to the wire today and I am feeling good. I kept myself busy all day today wrapping presents like crazy and hanging out with family. They feel bad because they think they can’t eat around me, but I am stronger today than I have been for the last week because I am NOT about to throw this away the day before it’s over. Of course, when I told my family to eat whatever they want and I will just drink my Bee Energized (I was on my second juice of the day at this time), they opted to go to Chipotle. And I am happy to say that although my love for Chipotle is unlike anything I have ever felt before, I stayed strong and sipped on my juice while my parents indulged in roasted bell peppers and zesty chicken.
Day 10: Oh yeah, today is the day and I won’t lie, I am excited for tomorrow to chew my food, but I am glad I experienced the cleanse. I know that I have discipline now and that makes me feel AWESOME. I mean I knew I had discipline to work out on a consistent basis, but my diet has always been my downfall and now I know I can control it. This has definitely been a learning experience and I am happy to say that I did it. Bring on the rest of my last day. 🙂