I moved twice this year-once after selling my home and again for a new gig in Tennessee. Between the moves and frequently visiting my mom while she battled breast cancer (now cancer free), I gained 12 pounds since April. Now that I am settled in my new town and role, I am working hard to get back into my healthy eating and fitness habits. But it has not been easy.
To kick off my renewed fitness journey, I decided to do a juice cleanse. I have juiced before, purchasing organic, cold-pressed juice from the grocery store. But this time, I decided to purchase a cleanse from a juice bar. Enter The Juice Bar’s Essential Cleanse. Under the plan, you drink 6 juices and eat a healthy dinner. I juiced for 3 days. While I didn’t lose as much weight as I hoped, at the end of the cleanse, I felt more energetic and well, clean. It definitely helped curb my cravings for sweets and fried food. My plan is to continue the practice of juicing once a month.
I ended each day with a simple salad of grilled chicken, low sugar craisins, pecans, feta and red onion over romaine greens topped with my favorite balsamic vinaigrette (less the Dijon mustard this time.
Do you juice? Make your own juice? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments.