Health

Trying a cleanse

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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.

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6 Comments

  1. Anne says

    I might have to head to my local Costco to pick that up! I’m with you– I’ve never seen one that’s not super expensive and complicated. For this price, I’m willing to give it a shot. I feel sorry for the people around me when I cut caffeine, though 🙂

  2. Anne says

    Also, you shop at Costco weekly? What am I missing by only going there a couple of times a year?

    • Terri says

      the weekly stuff we pick up are eggs, fruit, leafy greens… whatever’s in season. a lot of organic produce and meat. their baby wipes are the best (900 for $20!). they also have great deals on paper products, individually packaged frozen fish, packaged chicken (organic), deodorant, toothpaste, carter’s baby clothes, yoga pants, etc. we pretty much shop the entire store, and since we go so often, we can get in and out pretty quickly.

  3. Alice says

    What’s your verdict on the cleanse? I’ve been hesitant to try and didn’t even realize that Costco had it. Willing to try since I too shop at Costco for everything.

    • Terri says

      i’ll have an update on monday. allowing myself this weekend to take note of any effects i feel.

  4. Anne says

    No cleanse at my local Costco, but I am several states away. Great workout gear, tho. Thanks for the tip!

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