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MAJOR BREAKING NEWS !!!
I’m engaged !!!
I know I know….last time I was on here I was like I’m 30! whoo!! and then Trump won and we were cyber holding hands encouraging each other that this too shall pass. Lol!! But Yes!! There are less than 90 days left until I’m ah be a MRS. to my most amazing man ever! TRUST ME….juzzy stuff coming about this whole topic O-kay ! Yes I’m shamelessly building hype but in the mean-time I gotta look right & tight for my B I G day, you feel me?
So! Ive been more
than usual serious about my fitness routine and I wanted to, you know, kick it up a notch with a JUICE CLEANSE!!
But let me start by explaining my intentions for cleansing.
Uno. My tummy was constantly bloated.
Months of junk eating …what?! I got engaged! Celebratory eating at several restaurants was necessary Lol!
Dos. I needed a proper cleanse.
In addition to my pudgy tummy, my skin & lips were constantly dry despite my high water intake.
Tres. I needed a re-set to feel re-energized !
and my caramel macchiato grande & Flintstones vitamins cocktail was just NOT cutting it. *judge me not*
Now I included some links here and here about juicing but it is so important guys that you please do your honest R E S E A R C H before you begin. Talk to your doctor, local registered dietician, or qualified Healthcare provider BEFORE beginning on this type of venture.
Like a proper Naija girl will say: “Me I didn’t send you oh. If you faint, you’re on your own. hmm!”
And Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for….
The cleanse I decided to go with was one I picked right here on Groupon called Jus By Julie.
I loved several things about this company:
the look of the juice bottles – easy grip plastic bottles that could fit in my lunch bag
the price – using Groupon of course helped the affordability factor
the time of delivery – They are true to their word on delivery day and time frame
the size and number of the bottles – 6, 16 ounce bottles a day ! Yes please!
the nutrient, calories & sugar content – I did not want to be counterproductive with my intake, after all.. this is the WHOLE point right?
“Honestly, Not Bad……”
I was NOT hungry at all !
I did miss the sensation of chewing however….
I actually felt an energy kick twice in one day with ZERO crashes! whoooo!!!!
I actually l o v e d 3 out of the 6 juices, 2 were o-k, and the last one was pure grass. bleh!!!
Drink 1 juice bottle every 3 hours. So I had my first bottle at 9am, and my last bottle was at 12am midnight. I could do this because I am a nurse who works a 12 hour shift. I was up that whole time and I needed the appropriate pacing to last my shift.
“Are We There Yet”
The reason there’s one picture here is because Day 2, all the bottles were the same except for #5 which was this AMAZINGNESS!!!! Now I am biased because I loveeee peanut butter but my gosh, this was extremely tasteful and not overwhelming. After this I felt like I could handle several (okay maybe 2) traumas in the emergency room. Lol!! Yasss!
Oh and I peed a lot. I felt like I was in the bathroom like 5x more than normal! but my research said this would happen.
I did break out on the side of my face and my lips peeled like crazy!! I was like uhhh new lips, who’s this? but again, research said this would happen so *shrug* wasn’t worried ! All part of DE-toxing. must’a been a lot of junk in there *shaking my head*
My energy did dip significantly but that was honestly because I was off schedule. Once I drank my PB&J bottle, I was solid.
The last juice was just like day 1: freaking gross. I almost threw up.
“Attttt Laaassst…..(cue Etta James)”
I woke up with several questions. Lol! Why am I doing this again? I want bacon! BaCONnn!
Again like the other days, 5 bottles remained the same except for …….#5…which unlike Day 2….this was down right…… weird…. lol!!! This was basically ground up coconut bits soaked in healthy sugarless 0% carb rice milk or something. I tolerated it for like 4/5 of the bottle and then I stopped & had this beauty
Lol!! Yes, I had to eat this candy to get the taste out of my mouth. And fine since we are on the topic of honesty, I had 1/2 a tangerine too. That’s it. That coconut was not a happy fruit in its lifetime *insert iphone sick face emoji*
Soon afterwards ladies and gentlemen, I had my last juice and fell backwards in
weakness sweet glorious victory on my bed.
I did it.
Did I detox? Yup.
My stomach felt lighter and my lips healed up days after better than before
Did I feel more energetic? Uhhhh
NOT Right at that moment of completion…lol! I’m being honest. But during the next days, I felt a new consistent energy pattern that I am grateful for.
And now…..for the question everyone kept asking me on snapchat
How much did you lose??
Currently still down 5lbs.
Currently still on a healthy path so the effects stay long lasting.
Was it worth it?
Well you tell me….
Until next time,
Awele Charlene M.