After finishing my other “warm up” juice diet for three days and losing a few pounds, I decided to go a little further with it and try Joe Cross’ 3 Day Juice Cleanse. You can see that guide/diet here. Mind you, I’m not obese by any means, but I could stand to lose some weight, feel more energetic and get healthier and that is what the juice is supposed to do for you. Today is the first day for. If you want me to be honest – keep reading. If you want me to lie, click the X on the page now!
There are five juices a day plus a dinner. The dinner can only be fruit and veggies. No butter, no salt, no meat or protein. The reason I am doing this besides the above mentioned reasons, is because people, LOTS of people have claimed this helped them lose weight quickly and easily.
The Breakfast Juice: Is alright. I heard and read a lot of people saying it was the best one. So I figured if they thought THAT was the best one, I was probably screwed the rest of the day haha. It’s a mixture of carrots, apples and ginger. If you like carrot juice – this is a good mixture for you. I like mine raw, so I had a little trouble glugging this down, but I did it.
The Mid Morning Juice: Really hard to get down for me. It has a bunch of ingredients like cucumber, celery, apple, kale, lemon and ginger. It looked somewhat like slime from GhostBusters which screwed with my head the second I put it in the glass. It tasted really lemony and smelled like, well, celery lol.
I have lunch in a few minutes. I can’t WAIT! *sarcasm*. But, I am going to do it. If nothing else, I have strong will power and in knowing this will help me lose weight and be healthier, Ill drink the damn things. One thing I should mention before I go forward with the rest of my meals (come back to this page and I will update it when I can today) is that this is not cheap. I went to the store for TWO portions of 5 drinks for today (for me and my mom) and wow. It really ate a whole in my pocket.
One thing I would suggest is that if you cannot do this one exactly like Joe says, do juicing, but try other foods. For example, red peppers is in the lunch and pre-dinner juices. Well, red bell peppers were not on sale this week so I had to buy them regularly priced and it was expensive!
There are a TON of juicing books out there so surely there is one you can find that you like, will help you lose weight and one that you can afford. That is probably what we are going to do after today. Ill be back later with an update!
***Update: Yesterdays lunch did not go well at all. It was the “gazpacho” soup drink. It might have been okay IF I made it with a juicer. But, my juicer broke and I was incredibly frustrated as to what to do. So I did what any person would do lol I used my damn blender. DO NOT do this. Its bad enough these are fruits and veggies via juice without any salt or seasoning. But add the texture of chunky applesauce that a blender gives you and chances are you will really hate this juicing “diet”, I know I did. For the rest of the day I decided to just eat the veggies and fruits without blending or juicing them. I was desperate. I hope to go out today and buy a new juicer. Ill keep this updated to let everyone know how that went lol and if this gets any easier for me!