Juice Cleanse and Detox - Week OneThe first few days I stuck to juicing - I would say about 3 days. After that I brought in smoothies and salads as well. I was just very careful that everything was fresh and fruits and veggies. I had a few headaches and then the energy kicked in and that has been lovely. Especially over the past week. I have been working with our web developer to rebuild The WIN website in a platform that would be able to handle the traffic that we are getting. We were up until midnight every night for a couple of weeks and in the middle of all of that, my husband came down with pneumonia. Argh! So really - having the nutrients over the past week probably kept me healthy since so far I have no signs of any illness.
And the results? Well, I am down 7 lbs in 9 days so I would say the results are good! I'm continuing to focus on juice, smoothies, and salads as much as possible and just try to get a variety of fruits and vegetables in a day. I'm surprised that juice actually lasts longer and keeps me more full than smoothies. I am adding Ocean Avenue Shakes back in - I just add it to my juice in the mornings with a banana. I mostly juice leafy greens and green vegetables and throw in a grapefruit or apple. It really has been a great experience so far. The other benefit is that I am now off of sugar for almost a month so I am rid of the cravings. I love that my health coach has taught me recipes that are sweet but don't use sugar at all. Raw desserts are amazing! That is really helping me out. They are so easy to make, too. I don't think we have turned on the oven for a couple of weeks.
1. I'm so grateful that I met my health coach, who encourages me every week and is patient with me as I work through all of my issues. She also pushes me out of my comfort zone to make changes!
2. I am grateful that we were able to get version 1.0 of the new website for The WIN up in record time.
3. I am grateful that I am feeling healthier and that my cravings are gone.