I cheated in the middle of Day 3 of my juice cleanse.
With the ugliest vegetable soup you’ve ever seen:
People who have a lot of weight to lose and illnesses to overcome typically can see a difference in their overall health around 30 days on the cleanse. That’s when your body starts to heal itself with all the amazing nutrients that come from the juice.
That’s what happened to Joe Cross (Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead documentary). He was rid of all of his medications after 60 days and had lost 90+ pounds.
But I’m generally very healthy and on no medication and only have 5-10 pounds to lose, so there was no way I was going to do 30+ days.
The whole time I was on this cleanse my biggest hankering was for something salty — and honestly for something to chew.
So in the afternoon of the third day I had had it. I really, really wanted some of that ugly vegetable soup I had made that morning from the pulp that was left over after I had juiced carrots, celery, ginger, and kale.
I heated up a small bowl of that soup and ate it.
My excuse to break my cleanse was that it was still super healthy – and I added Braggs aminos and flaxseed oil to make it even healthier. And that I was basically almost done with the 3-day cleanse.
Don kept saying that three days really wasn’t going to make that much of a difference. Way to encourage me to make it to the next morning! I really would have liked to know how much I can lose in three days.
And then it went downhill from there — at 10PM I was standing in the kitchen, eating rice chips with cottage cheese and avocado.
And 8 almonds.
And when I weighed myself the next morning, the big day after three days of this juice cleanse experiment, I had gained 1 pound.
So here are my final thoughts about my juice cleanse:
I’m really glad I did it.
I lost 2.5 pounds after Day 1.
I lost 1.5 pounds after Day 2.
I gained 1 pound after Day 3.
Total weight loss in 3 days: 3 pounds.
Now I know I’m not addicted to coffee — I didn’t get a headache once during the cleanse. I did just fine on just green tea without milk.
Now I know I can do this.
Would I do 3 days again? Maybe. Losing 3 pounds or possibly more in 3 days is pretty great, but the frustrating thing is that you’ll put half of that back on the first day you start eating again. So unless I can stay on it longer, maybe 5 days, I don’t think I’m doing it again.
But we will keep making our own organic vegetable and fruit juice, and I think making one day a week a juice day would be a great idea.
Do you think you could only have vegetable and fruit juice for three days?