New Year, New Juice Cleanse!
I decided to kick the New Year off right and detox with a 3 Day Juice Cleanse. If you’ve been reading my site for awhile, you will know that I am a fan of juicing for detox. It works for me. I like it. Having that said, here is my Skinny Limits 3 Day Juice Cleanse Review
This time I tried a new 3 day juice cleanse from a juice company called Skinny Limits based out of Austin, Texas. They found my site through Pinterest (awesome!) and asked me if I wanted to try out the Skinny Limits 3 day juice cleanse. Um…of course!
The Skinny Limits 3 Day Juice Cleanse ships nationwide which is how I got mine. All 3 days worth of juice arrived in a box on my doorstep. When I opened the box up, there was a foil bag. Some of the companies I have seen mail juice use way too much material in their packaging. Skinny Limits did not overdo it at all and I appreciated that.
There are a couple different Skinny Limits 3 Day Juice Cleanse options to choose from: the standard, variety, and tropical. I tried the standard version which is 6 drinks per day – 4 green juices, 1 master cleanse style lemonade, and one nut milk.
I unloaded the juices out of the box and lined them up in our refrigerator. When I commit myself to doing a detox challenge (or any type of challenge really) I commit 100% to it and I decided to begin my 3 day juice cleanse the following day.
I woke up and wanted a cup of coffee. Then I remembered I was juicing. I popped open the first drink of the juice cleanse which was called Pure and Simple. It was a green drink made with kale, cucumber, spinach, apple, parsley, celery, and lemon. I hope it tasted good because this drink is 3 out of the 6 daily juices on the cleanse. Thankfully it was good. I enjoyed it.
The second drink was called Balance. it had Kale, Cucumber, Spinach, Apple, Parsley, Celery, Lemon, and Ginger in it. I liked it because it tasted similar to the Pure and Simple juice but the ginger gave it a nice kick. I had the drink at about 10:30am before I went into a meeting and I was feeling fine. So far, so good.
Around noon I cracked into my third drink – Another Pure & Simple. I’m so used to juicing now that the routine is very easy for me. I was moving along nicely when I got to drink #4. It was called the Scorpion Lemonade and is basically a master cleanse style drink. It’s made with lemon, agave, water, and cayenne pepper. I can’t say that this was my favorite drink. It was a bit spicy and sour but I was able to drink it down.
Around 5pm I had my drink #5 which was my third Pure and Simple for the day. I’ve never done a juice cleanse where I drank the same drink multiple times in a day but I have to say I liked it. But by far my favorite drink of the day was drink #6. It was called the Crescent Moon and was made with Raw cashews, Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon, Agave Nectar, and Filtered Water. After drinking green juice all day, this drink was like heaven. I took small sips of it because I wanted to savor it. I drank a little bit of it and decided to save the rest until after my soccer game.
I went to soccer and have to say that playing soccer was the first time all day that I felt the effects of my detox. I had a horrible headache in the back of my head and I felt overall sluggish and tired. I could barely run. I felt like a tree because I was barely moving. I felt bad I didn’t run harder but I physically couldn’t. After the game I drank a lot of water, came home, and had the rest of my Crescent Moon drink. I took a shower and went to bed. Day One: Check.
I woke up feeling hungry. I hate when I wake up feeling hungry on a juice cleanse. I went to the bathroom and had some nice “detox” effects. Yes, I went there. Why? Because I’m surprised. I didn’t eat anything solid. How did solids come out of me? Okay, moving on. Enough about my detox experience.
This day I also plowed through my juices. 9am-3pm are easy for me. It’s that afternoon slump that’s the hardest for me to get through. It’s usually the time of day where I have a snack or another coffee or tea so I’m pretty sure that’s why. Did I mention that giving up coffee is extremely hard for me? I love coffee. Even reading people’s tweets about coffee were giving me a headache. But this is why I go on periodical breaks from coffee just to remind myself how wonderful it is!
One thing that was challenging for me was my juices froze. Apparently I stuck them too far back in the fridge and they became half frozen. This made drinking some of the juices tough. I ended up pouring water in some of them just so I could make sure the ice melted in the juice and I could get all my nutrients. Note to self: do not stick juices too far back in fridge.
I found it pretty easy to stay on my juicing path but I did go visit my parents and my dad wanted to cook a pizza. I can’t have pizza anyway unless it’s gluten free but just the thought of something warm and filling to eat sounded so good after my frozen filled juice day. I got home around 7pm and drank my last juice – the Crescent Moon nut milk. That drink is heavenly and is something I was looking forward to. Glad it lived up to everything I hoped it could be!
I cleansed from a Wednesday – Friday and on Friday I woke up thinking “yay, I can eat.” Then I remembered that I was still cleansing. Day 2 was a bit rough with a good portion of my juice being frozen so I was determined to make sure I didn’t make the same mistake again. I was able to get through all of my drinks pretty easily and honestly as I saw them dwindling down in the fridge I got a little bit bummed. I feel so good when I drink nothing but fresh green juices and nut milks. I wish I had the willpower to do it for longer periods of time than 3 days. I went through the day and honestly, I was very hungry. I think it was because I took the dog for a big 2 mile walk in the morning and another 2 mile walk in the evening. It made me hungry! All I wanted to do was eat. I told my friend I wanted to break the fast and she said I should do what I feel like. Hmm..I felt like something substantial to eat. But my stomach felt so good and I didn’t want to ruin it. Decisions, decisions.
My husband ordered take out for dinner since I was juicing and didn’t cook. He asked me if I wanted to break the fast and go out to dinner but I said no. I have to stay true to my commitments. And I did. But after I drank my final nut milk I still wasn’t satisfied. That was not good. I didn’t want to break the fast so what I decided to do was boil water and drink a cup of Yogi Tea. I heard the tea is okay on juice cleanses as long as it’s not caffeinated. I had some Yogi Tea. I was not satisfied. I had a 2nd cup of Yogi Tea and still was hungry. This was when I gave in and decided to heat up 2 cups of chicken broth. I ate the chicken broth and it was delicious.
At first I was upset at myself for eating the chicken broth but then I thought to myself “wow, I’m getting mad because I had chicken broth. There are so many worse things I could be eating right now.” So I decided to not be upset with myself and instead congratulate myself on another 3 day cleanse challenge completed.
Thank you very much to Skinny Limits for providing me with the Skinny Limits 3 Day Juice Cleanse Program. I loved that your program focused primarily on green drinks. It was great!
What about you? Have you ever done a juice cleanse? How did you feel? Do you like them? Post in the comments and let me know.