cleanse, day three
i finished! as excited as i am about eating solid food (and drinking coffee) again, i feel like i could have continued on with the cleanse, which is a testament to how good and balanced the juices were. the cleanse was the perfect way to have a fresh start for the new year, cleaning out any toxins that had built up, while also putting my eating habits back in check. over the holidays, i ate whenever food was around, instead of when i was actually hungry. now that the cleanse is over, i have a better handle on reading my hunger cues and i'm certainly more in tune with my cravings.
benefits—my skin cleared up and seems to be glowing, i got to bed early and slept like a rock every night on the cleanse (i'm usually a bit of an insomniac) and i feel more comfortable in my jeans. i also felt a sense of euphoria on the last day.
drawbacks—the only drawback i experienced was not being able to do much of anything social on the cleanse. maybe it's just a portland thing, but most activities revolve around food and alcohol here, so i usually retreated to my apartment after work and went to bed early.
would i do it again? absolutely. the benefits far outweigh any of the small negatives for me. i could see myself doing a cleanse once a year (it's actually recommended that you do four a year, with the seasons) around this time again. if you're in the portland area, i highly recommend portland juice press! i have a feeling i'll be going back plenty of times to get some more of that hazelnut "milk" that i'm now addicted to.