As Pure Simple Juice develops and the daily to-do list grows, I decided to take a moment for myself and participate in my own cleanse. Although this was not my first every dietary cleanse, it certainly was a monumental one as I was fully immersed in it from all perspectives.
Just a few lessons that I learned:
1) Really, one should not drink that glass of wine (or two) pre-cleanse. Seems like a good idea but really when you wake up a little hazy and you are craving something salty and hearty but instead are faced with a bottle of juice, you start off first morning of with a very difficult decision to make.
2) The vanilla almond pumpkin seed milk was the most amazing addition to the cleanse ever. After a day of juice, lemonade and herbal tea, I felt like I was drinking the most exotic and dreamy beverage that was ever created. Yummm.
3) It’s a challenge. It takes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to do something out of your routine. And although this is part of the benefit of it all, it can also be very difficult at times. This is one of the reasons why, as part of Pure Simple Juice cleanse I am offering my support and guidance to clients. I actually read through my own frequently asked questions, reasons to cleanse and list of reasons why I decided to do this in the first place, at least twice daily.
4) Day 3, I no longer craved or thought about my morning cup of coffee which was a surprise. I was pretty energetic, well at least until 7pm…. And when I cooked my first meal my appreciation for it was remarkable. Most importantly, I was happy for myself for accomplishing the cleanse and for the benefit it had on my body and overall, I really did feel good.