I have wanted to do one of these juice cleanses for ever, and there are a number of different companies doing these on the market today, after looking about I found that they are usually ridiculously priced £100 + - that was until i discovered Juicetou!
From what i have seen Juicetou offer the best prices and super fresh ingredients. This brand also seems to be very talked about and the results i've seen on social media with just a 3 day cleanse is amazing.
Juice cleanses aren't for everyone, and i'm not going to lie it was very hard! but the results and getting me back into my healthy routine made it all worth it.
What is a Juice Cleanse ?
Basically, a juice cleanse is where you drink nothing but fresh juice made from fruit and vegetables for a day or so..no food allowed (wahh)- This is supposed to get rid of toxins in your body, help kick-start a healthy routine, give you clear glowing skin, reduce bloating, make you feel more refreshed/alert and also help you loose weight.
The Juicetou 3 day cleanse consists of 12 juices which you have 4 a day at selected times. They also include lemons and a guide with your delivery.
The lemons included are to pop in your water that you can drink during the day to fire up your metabolism and make it taste a bit more interesting, there are so many health benefits from drinking lemon water.
you can also drink fruit teas in your detox, but no coffee, teas or green teas as these contain caffeine.
- Clean Green - Spinach, Cucumber, Celery, Apples and limes (you get more nutrients drinking this than most people do in a whole week)
- Lets Glow - Oranges, Apples, Kiwi, Grapes and Strawberries (this cleanses the digestive system and radiates your skin)
- Berry Good- Pineapple, Blueberries, Strawberries, Apples and Raspberries (this is bursting with antioxidants to keep your cardiovascular system in top shape)
On Thursday (the day after I received my cleanse) I woke up at my usual time of 7.00am and had a glass of water with a slice of lemon.
Then at 9.00am I had my first juice which was Clean Green, personally I don't mind green juices, so I wasn't too worried about trying it. The Clean green did taste very refreshing and healthy first thing, but I could mostly taste celery and I have to say I'm not really a fan of celery at all! but it was bearable.
12.OOpm - By the time 12 o'clock came i wasn't too hungry and still coping pretty well without food. I had my Lets Glow Juice and i really enjoyed that one. It tasted just like a freshly squeezed orange juice.
3.00pm - Time for Clean Green again, unfortunately you have to have this twice everyday! and by this time i was pretty hungry and started to experience slight headaches. I didn't know if this was my body saying you need caffeine or stop starving yourself?! but i did have a Butter Mint Tea which felt like a treat - haha.
6.00pm - It was time for the Very Berry Juice, i thought i would like this the most but i think Get Glow was my favourite. Very Berry was nice and sweet though and just what i needed by that time.
By now i was starting to realise how hard this cleanse actually would be, i still had another 2 days to go! The headache felt worse and i was so hungry, food is all i thought about. It didn't help that i also have to do all the cooking in my house, so when i had to do the kids and my other half's dinner it felt like torture.
At about 7.00pm i gave in and had a salad (no meat) just with avocado, tomatoes so i was still sticking to fresh fruit and veg. I had to i was feeling crappy but i must admit i felt slightly defeated already.
I woke up feeling pretty ok, and ready for my first juice. I felt so much better after eating that salad the night before and it really helped with my headache and rumbly tummy.
I started to feel a lot less bloated and way more fresh faced. But oh how i missed food! - i managed to get through this day without a snack, maybe my body got used to it.
The mind set i had for day 3 was YES!! this is it the last day hurray!! you can do this Zoe - a little pep talk was needed!
I kind of got to the stage where i couldn't tolerate anymore Clean Green juices i almost had to force it down yuk. I did notice how much more clear and glowy my skin looked on the last day. This is amazing because i have been recently been suffering from hormonal breakouts and rather dull looking skin, and for once my spots cleared and my face looked radiant.
I was also excited to jump on the scales the next day and see my results, and being able to eat proper food again.
By the time 6.00 came I was ecstatic I had completed my cleanse it was bloody tough i tell ya!
The next day i weighed myself and i had lost 5lbs which i thought was pretty fantastic! Doing this cleanse has gave me that nudge i needed to get back into my healthy lifestyle and i would do this again if i wanted to loose weight fast and get rid of bloating for a holiday or something.
I love how Juicetou also give you a guide that includes a little meal plan from the follow up of your cleanse. The week after my cleanse i was enjoying much healthier foods and exercising for a minimum of an hour everyday and lost a further 3lbs.
If i never started this cleanse i could easily say i wouldn't have been sitting here now saying i was 8lbs lighter. I can honestly say that i will be keeping this up from now on, so thank you Juicetou for giving me that kick up the butt i needed!
Juicetou 3 day cleanse - £79 HERE - If you give Juicetou a follow on social media, occasionally they also post very generous discount codes for 20 and 30% off codes.
Have you ever tried a Juice Cleanse? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading,
Love Zoe x