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Today’s post is about good health! I did a 3-day cleanse this week with Pressed Juicery and loved the results. I wanted to share with you all my experience and offer you the chance to try it as well (read on for giveaway details!)
After Thanksgiving was the perfect time to try the cleanse – I came home from my holiday trip happy and stuffed from good food and a lazy weekend. I did Pressed Juicery’s “Cleanse 2,”an intermediate level detox that included greens, citrus, and root juices as well as an almond milk. I’m never one to skip meals – I’m definitely the friend who will lecture about the importance of breakfast – and I was curious how hungry I’d feel only drinking juice. I also work out often doing spin, pilates and barre classes, so feeling extra hungry after sweating was a concern.
I’m relieved to share that it wasn’t hard! I found that keeping busy made all the difference, since I usually reach for snacks most when I’m home relaxing. The only downside is that the juices must be kept refrigerated, so smart planning was key to ensure I had them with me while running around during the day.
There seems to be a misconception that juice cleanses will magically erase pounds, but I don’t think this is a healthy approach to cleansing. I’d recommend a cleanse if you’d like to reset your system and feel great, but don’t expect any miraculous changes or use this as a diet system – I believe that real fitness changes only happen the old school way, by working out and eating real, clean foods.
I already drink plenty of green juice, so that part was easy (disclaimer: green juice is much yummier and tolerable with an apple in it!). I wasn’t a huge fan of the root juice, but loved the citrus one (pineapple, grapefruit, mint… it could pass for a tropical cocktail). The best part was the almond milk at the end of the day; it really fills your stomach and adds some protein. Pressed Juicery also has a chocolate almond flavor, so I obviously opted for that! By the 2nd day, I had solid energy, good digestion, and I felt lighter and very clear-headed.
**Of course, everyone’s body is different and I’m not a health professional, so I recommend consulting your doctor if you have specific questions or concerns before trying this or any other health program.
Now for the goodies: I’ve partnered with Pressed Juicery to give away a one-day cleanse to a reader. Leave a comment with your name and email to enter, or re-gram my Instagram photo of the juices (@sophieelkus) to win. That’s it!