I don’t know how this happened but I decided to try a 24- hour juice-to-dinner-cleanse. I was hesitant to do this cleanse, because I get hungry a lot and always I need something to snack on. Snacking is my kryptonite.
If I had to choose between chips and salsa or salmon and potatoes, I am picking chips and salsa. I have done a smoothie cleanse before (left me bloated) but a juice cleanse? I didn’t know if I could be disciplined enough to commit.
Taking the Plunge: What is a juice to dinner cleanse?
Typically, a 24-hour juice cleanse is where you are drinking vegetable and fruit juices for an entire day without any solid food. I have thought that was a bit too extreme for me and my lifestyle.
Thank goodness that I have a friend who is completely understanding and also a healthy guru, she was able to reassure me that I could do it. We decided to do the juice to dinner cleanse at Juice Keys.
Their juices are fresh, cold-pressed, and organic. I think they have the best juices in Raleigh, hands down. The cleanse comes with 4 juices, 2 shots, 1 energy ball and a salad for $66.00.
The price might sound alarming, but when you think about it that is a lot for whole unprocessed food. Check out the photos below:
The 24 hour juice timeline
5:42 am: wake up and get ready for basketball practice
During this time, I drive about 20 minutes to practice- practice last for about two hours. I wasn’t hungry during this time but I didn’t want something to snack on.
8:15 am: practice is over drive to work (45 minute drive)
9:05 am: “feel the beet” juice it is really tasty, yum
9:45 am: finished the juice feel pretty good- juice was sort of thick
10:35 am: hunger pain hits min the tummy drink- 15 oz of water
11:00 am: Pee
11:17am: drink 15 oz of water- feeling pretty good
12:34 pm: “pearlicous”very tart- didn’t finish drinking it
12:40 pm: Pee
12:50 pm: finished drinking “pearlicous” my dumb butt forgot to shake it- now it taste great
1:00 pm:– 15 oz of water
1:18 pm: I am scrolling food pages on Facebook FML- looking at tasty vegetarian and food blogs
1:29 pm: Now I am scrolling dessert pages: I haven’t had chocolate in two days- I am dying
1:35 pm: I feel a little bit nauseous already hahaha
1:55 pm: bathroom run (pee, of course)
2:21 pm:– first flatulence – actually there is a lot of flatulence- I hope no one can smell me
2:44 pm:- watch a vampire blood video yuck- I feel suck- I can’t believe people are drinking human blood
2:45 pm: OMG I have to pee
3:13 pm: So much flatulence
3:29 pm: taking the shot of Jalapeno, Lime, Mint, and Pineapple Dang that was slamming!
4:07 pm: I feel satisfied almost full if you will
4:17 pm: I need water, feeling gassy- I am passing gas every few minutes
4:59 pm: PEE
5:00 pm: 15 oz of water
5:38 pm: I feel confident- I am doing great- surfing the web for other juice cleanses, detoxes, and teas- I think I can do a full juice cleanse and I think I can kill it!
5:43 pm: I am thinking about Avocado, with that being said there is a salad I have to eat, I will eat that at 6.
5:49 pm: I am hungry- I want to eat now, but dang I have to take that Aloe shot -and that taste terrible
5:55 pm: salad and aloe vera (aloe vera taste like crap!!!) but salad wow, the best salad I have ever had!!!!
6:10 pm: PEE AGAIN
6:43 pm: I’m hungry
6:48 pm: looking up pizza joints- I have been craving pizza for awhile
6:50 pm:I want pizza
7:20 pm: I need something warm- when I go home I will drink some tea!
Driving home from work
Almost done with the cleanse
7:53 pm: “Orange Vitality”
8:34 pm: Pee
9:00 pm: green drink about 4oz
9:20 pm: peppermint tea
9:30 pm: raisins and pecans and walnuts (I needed a snack)
9:42 pm: raisins ( I needed some more)
9:45 pm: bowel movement
10:15 pm: Pee
10:23 pm: Yoga
11:00 pm: PEE
11:15 pm: water with a magnesium supplement and sleep
How would I sum up my 24- hour juice cleanse?
I think this cleanse was pretty legit, I felt super refreshed, but I was already doing the 15-day- water detox so I think that helped me as well. I would do this cleanse again and I hope to extend my cleanse to at least three days or longer.
Thanks for reading,