I completed the 3-day juice cleanse yesterday evening. I haven’t felt the same ‘clean’ feeling that I’ve felt with previous cleanses and find myself a little underwhelmed with this package.
Was I hungry during the 3 days? Yes. I found having 6 juices a day a struggle. I would have preferred less juices during the day but a larger volume in each ‘serving’. Each bottle was only 330ml in volume, mostly sweet in taste and thinner juices than I’m used to. This culminating in my going to the fridge more often (with 6 juices a day), feeling unsatiated and the sweetness leaving me with a craving for breads. This package, being just the juices with no instructions or timetable, meant I neglected to drink as much water as was probably required, I felt ‘clogged’ and I constantly craved food. Usually at the end of a detox or juicing period I find that if I crave ‘food’ then it tends to be healthy options, fruit, salad or nuts. The sweet taste of these juices has left me craving unhealthy options so I wonder if my body isn’t alkalised following this cleanse.
Did I get congested? Yes. Despite my taking digestive stimulator capsules in addition to the juices, there was little movement! TMI?
Do the juices last in the fridge? Yes. There was less separation of the juice content during the 3 days but a good shake before drinking is required.
Calorie counting? On each of the juice bottle labels are the nutritional facts of the content. This includes the calorie count for each. I was surprised that each bottle had 200-250 calories meaning that for a 6 juice day this worked out at approximately 1,300 calories.
Would I do it again? No. I didn’t feel this pre-prepared juicing plan provide me with anything more than the juices which I could buy from Pret or similar outlet selling cold-pressed juices. Although caveat to that would be that as this was an offer at £59 +delivery it may work out cheaper.
Would I recommend Pure Viva Cleanse? No. I didn’t feel the overall service was great. Ordering was cumbersome, my only phone contact disappointing and the juices were just juices ie no plan, instructions or information.
Oooh and the all important question….
Did it work and results? As a ‘cleanse’ probably not. I don’t feel ‘lighter’ nor that wonderful ‘clear’ sense of being that I usually feel after 3 days of juicing. I did however lose another 1.5kg.