Following on from my earlier post, the second part of each day consisted of the following juices:
3. Lunch – Cucumber, Watermelon, Mint, Lime
4. Dinner – Beetroot, Apple, Carrot, Turmeric
5. Supper – Celery, Cucumber, Lime
As per the instructions I interspersed the juices with lots of water, some with bicarbonate of soda and some glasses with psyllium husks. I also had a bath with Epsom salts and wrapped up warm before going to bed to help the detox.
Each day is the same throughout the detox. 5 juices, lots of water with psyllium husks, bicarbonate of soda and a lemon shot first thing. Before your morning shower you use the body brush to wake up the lymphatic system and at night a bath in Epsom salts.
The part of the instructions that I neglected to follow was not to overexert or play competitive sport during the detox. Many of you will know my obsession with playing tennis when the sun shines and this week is no exception. I’m also redecorating so between tennis matches performed my own Bikram yoga going up and down a ladder with a paintbrush in this ridiculous summer heat.
I did have a headache during day 2 of the cleanse but wonder if despite the pints of liquid and water that I was drinking, due to the heat and exertion, I was simply dehydrated. As I’ve not had caffeine or a normal diet for quite some time (mostly juicing) I don’t think it was a withdrawal.
The juices are all delicious. I’ve enjoyed trying combinations that I don’t usually juice and I’ve surprised myself liking grapefruit and turmeric!
Was I hungry during the 3 days? No albeit full of liquid. Generally I tend to make thicker juices than those on the detox so mentally I felt ‘hungry’. But reminding myself it’s only 3 days and getting prepared mentally for a detox helps.
Is the Psyllium Husk enough to keep the bowel moving? (Possibly TMI) By the middle of day 2 I felt I needed to take a couple of digestive stimulator capsules, but everyone is different.
Do the juices last in the fridge? Yes for the 3 day detox however they do separate a little more each day. I found that I would need to vigorously shake each bottle more as the detox went on.
Would I do it again? Definitely.
Would I recommend Juice & Cleanse? Yes. Easy website to discover plan options, simple ordering process, well thought out and prepared plans, fast delivery of well packaged juices and plan content together with a wonderful personal service.
Oooh and the all important question….
Did it work? Is my Tummy Trimmer?
During the detox I lost 6.5lbs or 3kg and YES my tummy is trimmer!