So, I got back from Stratford-Upon-Avon on Tuesday during half-term. On Wednesday, I started on a 3-day juice cleanse. A lot of people asked me why I would want to do one of those cleanses. My skin looks pretty good, I’m healthy, and I don’t need to lose weight. But that wasn’t why I wanted to do the cleanse.
I might be vegan, but that doesn’t mean I always eat the healthiest foods there are. And especially when I’m travelling my eating habits could be a lot better. So I decided to give myself a fresh start after my trip.
I bought 12 juices from My Juice Programme instead of making my own – which would have been much better, but I don’t have a juicer and I’m not going to fill up the host family’s kitchen with appliances that no one else uses. The juices I got were good but a little too sweet for me. (They all had a basis of apple juice.)
During the cleanse, I kept thinking about food and I just really wanted to eat something. It wasn’t even that I was hungry; I just missed eating. It also didn’t help that the weather wasn’t that great and the juices were cold. I was craving something warm. I didn’t drink the juices at set times. Whenever I started to feel slightly hungry, I would drink a juice and I immediately felt more energetic and ready to go out and do stuff every time. Which was amazing. Not so great was the fact that I had to go to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes.
I would definitely do this again. It was much easier than I expected and even though I didn’t notice a big difference in my body (I take semi-good care of my body by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, regularly exercising, getting 8 hours of sleep and drinking a lot of water) it did feel good to guzzle down pure vitamins several times a day.