It was the start of my Beauty Cleanse Juice Detox challenge where I tried to stick the suggested daily routine as proposed by the team of experts at Beauty Cleanse. By the time, I finished my fourth bottle of juice for the day, I was feeling so full and had no appetite for the fifth bottle of juice so I kept it in my fridge, just in case if I might need another bottle of juice to keep my hunger pangs away.
I also found myself drinking lesser glasses of water than usual because the juices themselves helps to hydrates the body. But I would remind myself to take sips of warm water in between to also promote the detoxification process in the body.
The colosan powder took about 6 hours before it starts to take effect on my body. The oxygen generated in my body made me feel rather bloated but the bloating ease a little by late evening just before turning into bed. If I am not wrong, I visited the toilet about 5 times during the first day! Due to the laxative effect of this supplement, what comes out from the guts is more of a watery fluid form than solid ( if you know what I mean!). Not trying to gross you out there ! But it would be good to be informed of this so that you could try yourself to locate and station yourself somewhere where there’s a clean toilet with sufficient toilet paper for you to use. Be prepared to make frequent visits to the toilet clear your guts!
I felt great that evening and feeling proud of myself for having to go through DAY 1 really smoothly as I thought I was probably not going to make it through the first day! I also must say that those daily motivational emails from Beauty Cleanse had also played a party in motivating me to stay on track.
When life hands you lemons, I grit my teeth and pop them into my mouth.
Bare the sourness for it will do your body good.
As I was out running for events that whole day, I decided not to consume colosan powder that morning in fear of having to run and search for toilets in midst of a busy day at work. Though there’s quite a bit of inconvenience to this but I deem it as necessary. Afterall, this is all part of the detox programme. But if I am embarking on a juice fast again, I would have done it during my holidays where I could also take the time to heal my body and do some meditations or light yoga.
I can’t believe I’m still alive ! It’s been three days since I last ate solid food. It’s quite hard to believe that I haven’t been eating proper food for the past three days. I was further reminded of how insane this was after a few of my friends started commenting on my instagram that they would have never survive if they had gone on a juice fast. One of them mentioned that she was afraid that she would faint if she ever goes on a juice fast. And if I didn’t faint and fall flat to the ground by Day 4, I think I might have been born to be an immortal in disguise. Was I an angel in my past life?
However, I did felt like I was floating, just like how Casper the friendly ghost would float aimlessly about. I had no idea whether it was a sign that I was going to faint or whether it’s the fact that I’ve lost weight. It turns out that it was the latter as I weighed 3 kg lighter than before. But somehow, I gained back the 1 kg after drinking 3 bottles of juices that day and from then on, I never really dared to step on the scale. No more delusions of me of be losing weight. Maybe the tightness in my jeans would be a better indicator of how much weight I lost.
By right, there should be some improvement to my skin’s suppleness and radiance but I couldn’t really tell as I had a facial treatment yesterday. However, I do notice that my eyes were brighter which made me look more radiant.
FINALLY! It was a mixed feeling for me on Day 5 as I half wanted to continue with the juice fast to see how my body would even transformed to but I also half wanted to savour the freshness and goodness of solid food again.
I was feeling great in the morning when I woke up but my mood suddenly plunge down when I suddenly realized that there was a missing juice bottle in my fridge! It turned out that my mum actually drank of the juices despite telling her that I am only surviving on these 6 bottles of juice per day. You could have imagine how mad I was that day! Blame it on the juice bottles which looked so attractive and enticing that my mum had actually ‘stolen’ a bottle! I forget to ask her if the juices tasted delicious or not but I guess I probably wouldn’t need to as she almost finished every bit of lemon juice with cayenne pepper and honey.
After the stormy morning, I went to the gym for my usual exercise routine. On most days, I would have the energy to do four hours of class with 2 hours of cardio but that day, my energy levels weren’t that high. Even after my spinning class, I was feeling a little faintish so I didn’t dare to push myself to max out my bike resistance load. So, if you’re on a juice fast, stay light with cardio exercise.
By the evening, I was feeling so accomplished that I had successfully completed the juice fast! Woo hoo! And here’s the status quo:
1) Flatter tummy (My abs are slightly more define now!But would definitely need to perform more crunches to firm up the muscles!)
2) Smaller stomach capacity ( smaller appetite)
3) Radiant eyes
4) Feeling calm and at peace
5) Sharper and alert mind
After the Juice fast…
It must be coincidental that I was send a packet worth of delicious raw organic goodies right after the juice fast.
Ahhh.. somehow I am missing my juice fast days. How I wish it was longer … like 14 days? I am already planning for my next juice cleanse fast. What about a 30-Day juice fast challenge?