I’m a bit of a Costco lover. It’s convenient to my home, and it’s rare that I try a new product that is featured there that I don’t like. As we were doing our weekly grocery run, I came across a juice cleanse for $16 in the refrigerated section. I always hear about other people doing cleanses, and some 3-day programs cost upwards of $80! So I thought I’d give it a try since the investment is low, and my body kinda needed a reboot after the month of March kicked my butt.
The brand is Sambazon, and it comes with 3 packages of juice. You’re supposed to do the 3 days with a suggested meal plan. But before you officially start the cleanse, you’re supposed to take a few days to prep your body.
The guidelines read:
- Eliminate caffeine, alcohol, animal products and any artificial ingredients including sweeteners, colors, fats and flavors.
- Eat nutrient-rich foods every 3 hours starting within 45 minutes of waking.
- Drink at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water throughout the day. Aim to split
this amount across 4-5 drinking occasions.
Participate in light to moderate activity at least 15-20 minutes a day.
I feel like people either really love or hate cleanses. Since I’ve never done one before, I’m going to try to keep my head up about this. As I’ve mentioned before, I have almost no willpower around sweets. Cutting animal products might be the hardest one for me since that includes dairy – and we’re celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day in the office this week! But I’m going to give it a good effort and see how I feel on the other side.
Here I go! I’m going to dive right in to Day 1. I’ll report back after this weekend how it went.