Friday, March 1, 2013


Earlier this week I tried a fad that I've been curious about for awhile now. I've been traveling a lot since the holidays, and I felt like I need to hit the figurative restart button. So after way too much indulgence in Vegas, I decided to try a 3 day juice cleanse from Pure Simple Juice in Portland. The cleanse includes 5 different juices and a veggie or bone broth. (I chose the veggie broth.)

The beginning of this day was pretty easy. I'm used to eating pretty lightly during the day, so this wasn't a huge leap. I knew that I wouldn't be able to give up caffeine completely being the coffee addict that I am, so I decided that I would allow myself one cup of black coffee in the morning.

I struggled a bit when it came time for the carrot, apple, beet juice. The taste wasn't something I was used to, and it looked like I was drinking beet blood. The last juice of the day (a sweetened almond milk) is by far the best one. I think they do this on purpose to help you get through the day! There was a little nighttime hunger, but nothing too severe. 

I woke up wondering where all my energy was. All of the reviews I read made me believe that I would feel energized and like a "new me." I kept drinking my juices and tried to work, but I found that I lacked focus and felt a little weak. I decided to work from home, and ended up going to bed early to fight the hunger. 

The thought of drinking juice (especially the beet blood) was not appealing to me at all. I felt a little defeated and wanted to give up, but my inner perfectionist made me push on. I went to the studio, and work on some easy production tasks. The end of the day was the hardest. I was starving, and all I could think about was the fact the I hadn't had real food in over 72 hours. 

I'm glad that I tried something new, but I'm not so sure this juicing thing is for me. I really didn't feel much better after, and I learned that I'm just not that into juice. 

Have you tried or would you try a juice cleanse? -Kim

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NOTE: This is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share my juice cleanse experience. 

photos from the Pure Simple Juice website

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