This post is courtesy of Daily Juice Singapore.
Hello everyone! It’s crazy how 2 months have flown by since I’ve last written a post on here. Apologies for the unexpected hiatus! The past few months have been a whirlwind period for me. If you’ve been following me closely on Instagram, you would know that I have graduated from college and yoga teacher training! The past few months have been intense, overwhelming, but endlessly rewarding at the same time.
It feels nice to be back here again writing about my yoga journey and experiences, and today I would like to share with you some of my experience doing a three day juice cleanse with Daily Juice! When I was given the opportunity to try out their new Reboot 3 day cleanse, I started reading up online on both the pros and cons of going on a juice cleanse. Many people think that juice cleanse is a fad (myself included), but at the same time, many people have talked about the benefits that they have experienced during the cleanse. My stand is always about moderation. Personally, I probably won’t go any more than three days, because I think my body would appreciate any thing more than that. I think the most important thing is to listen to your body’s needs. It is never an ‘all-or-nothing’ situation. There are options for you to introduce vegetables to munch on during the cleanse if things get overwhelming. Most importantly, do what works for you!
One of my favourite concoctions – the Berry Chio flavour
That being said, the past three days have been a great way for me to listen more intently to my body’s needs. I constantly checked in with myself with regards to how I feel. The thing is, I never do well with any forms of regimentation when it comes to meal plans and diets, so honestly I half expected myself to fall out of the cleanse mid-way. However, I think I was pretty lucky as I experienced very little withdrawal when it comes to solid foods, I was very full and satisfied throughout the day (contrary to popular belief), and my energy level was good. I think what was important was to plan your juices throughout the day (time them in advance if you have to), have adequate sleep and rest, and just have a positive attitude to it. I was lucky to have Sha and Erica go through the juice cleanse with me, so there was support system amongst the three of us.
So aside from the juice cleanse, I went ahead with my day. I was working at a yoga studio, teaching classes, and going out as usual. Of course, going on dates was a little harder with the boyfriend, because our dates tend to revolve around food and cafe hopping, and we had to remove that because I had to stay away from caffeine as well! Other than that, my cleanse has been pretty smooth sailing.
Day 2 of the cleanse and I still felt pretty awesome!
How do I feel after the three day cleanse?
I definitely feel more cleaned out, my bowel movements are more regular, and my skin feels more radiant. Most importantly, my energy levels have definitely improved! I tend to feel a little more lethargic as the day goes on, but I was able to power through the day. I also remembered to take in more water during the cleanse, which is always to good habit to cultivate because it is so important to stay hydrated!
As I’ve said, I think I was one of the lucky ones who experienced very little hunger, lethargy, and moodiness during the cleanse. I’ve heard of people who did not do as well when it comes to the cleanse. However, I believe that preparing for it would definitely make your cleanse a lot easier.
Here are some tips that I believe will help to make your juice cleanse easier:
1. Cut down on solids and caffeine, and hydrate a lot more three days before the cleanse
This will help you prep your body for a liquid diet for the next three days. Try to avoid oily foods that can be taxing on your digestive system as well.
2. Plan your juices out ahead of time
For me, 6 bottles of juices are a lot to finish throughout the day. Therefore, planning them out and timing your juices may help a lot as it did for me. That way, you wouldn’t find yourself left with 3 big bottles of juices at 6pm and having to finish them all at (almost) 1 sitting.
3. Reduce social gatherings
If you are one who can’t handle being in front of food, perhaps reducing social gatherings will help immensely during your three day cleanse. Take it as an opportunity for some me-time. Take a hot shower, read a book, or just meditate.
4. Have a support system
Sometimes having friends to do this with you can help a lot! Having a support system to encourage each other when the going gets tough rather than going through this all alone would make this a much more pleasant journey.
5. Ensure you get ample rest
Ample rest is very important for you to wake up in a better mood and more rested. That can really help in starting your juice cleanse for the day on a good slate.
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