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Juice Cleanse Day 3

Day three!! Near the finish line and this is the first day I'm not craving anything naughty. I'm actually craving the juices themselves. It's like my body has an idea of what's coming every few hours. 

I can't think of anyway to describe how I feel other than: light. I don't feel bogged down by heavy foods or weak from false sugar highs. I feel refreshed and light. I'm spending a lot of time getting up and down to go to the bathroom (six juices and at least six bottles of water = a lot of peeing). I feel happier, I swear my skin looks better and feels softer. I even think my hair feels better: I've had it braided up all week and took it down this morning for a refresh and it's soft and full of moisture.

There is a birthday in my office today and I picked up the yummiest looking cake. While everyone else eats that I will be sipping on juice number four. Let them eat cake, I'm feeling good!!

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Jersey Mike brought over leftovers we cooked the other night. The yummiest stuffed chicken. He had to eat it all (poor thing) because I'm on my final two juices. Now, I have no problem drinking my meals. I have a smoothie for breakfast almost every morning and I have had hot chocolate for dinner on more than one occasion. But at this point, at the end of day three, I'm longing for something I can chew.   The two day cleanse didn't feel long enough, and there is an option for a five day cleanse for those of you that are super hard core, but for me the three day is just perfect.

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Just like preparing for the cleanse, once you hit your first day back on solid foods you should start raw and work your way back to regular eating. Trust me on this one, your tummy will fight back if you push things. I'm still craving things that are good for me, like fresh fruit and veggies. I've lost the once unshakable desire for a daily hot chocolate. The one semi-naughty craving that lingers is the craving for cheese.

Mmm. cheese. Maybe I should go ahead and schedule the next cleanse now...luckily peeps over at The Real Juice say it's safe to do a cleanse as much as once a month.

Hopefully this gave you some insight into doing a juice cleanse. It's not scary or painful, especially if you follow the guidelines. The juices taste amazing and you really will be able to feel a difference in a very short time. So drink up!



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