I’m not quite sure how it happened but my theme for the week seems to be ‘cleanse’. I’ve spent some (alot of) time cleaning out my wardrobe, cleaning my space, my thoughts and it worked in perfectly that I got the opportunity do a 3 day Lucky You juice cleanse.
This cleanse is 3 days of consuming only organic, fresh pressed juices, coconut water and water (as seen in the hands of Miranda Kerr, I will definitely have what shes having).
Now, I’m quite a healthy person, although I do believe in 80/20 or 90/10, practicing a healthy lifestyle most of the time and enjoying a treat every now and then. However I will be honest with you, with the release of my book (I did refer to this as my baby and the 5kgs that came with it, my baby weight), I have been a little more relaxed as I’m trying to find my own time/work/fitness/motivation schedule.
Needless to say, I was desperately feeling like it was time for a cleanse. I had seen Lucky You cleanses and decided they looked like the best option (plus I had tried their Cashew Nut Mylk at an event which was so delicious and yummy I couldnt wait to have it again).
Like anything with nutrition, health, fitness, any industry really, there will be people ‘for’ and people ‘against’ certain things. I will reiterate, I believe in finding out what works for you.
I decided I need a juice cleanse, a program to stick to as I felt like my body needed a break, in particular my digestive system which I struggle with, but I was also aware of an increasing sugar addiction I was creating (with Clean treats by Charlie, recipe tasting).
‘Your body will tell you what it needs.’ Jennifer Anniston
Excited and ready I couldn’t wait for the delivery of my juices.
Firstly I would like to say that I am pro, eating the rainbow, getting as much colour as possible into your daily nutritional intake. Unpacking the fresh pressed juices, my senses were delighted with the colourful array…(don’t laugh) but they looked so pretty in my fridge, stocked up nicely. Part of the enjoyment of food that we take for granted is the way it appeals to our eyesight, this is part of mindful eating.
You begin each day with a warm glass of lemon water (which I do anyway) to promote and then later take an Aloe Vera Elixir.
The day progresses with 6 raw, unpasteurized, fresh pressed juices.
Juice 1: Pineapple smoothie; including Kale, Spinach, Pineapple and banana, I have to say one fo my favourites, and fulling.
Juice 2: Green Juice; including everything green, and green is good. Lightweight and felt very ‘cleansing’.
Juice 3: Spicy Lemonade; including Cayenne pepper, I could definitely feel my metabolism boosted.
Juice 4: Red or Orange juice; a colourful palette of healthy nurturing ingredients.
Juice 5: Green Juice; collection of greens (unfortunately my least favourite but it got me closer to enjoying my fave #6)
Juice 6: Cashew Nut Mylk; exactly as it says, an amazing night-time smoothie designed to keep you full until the morning (and something to look forward to).
Day 1: The first day I got to experience the juices, the tastes and the feeling of my body starting to remove/flush toxins. I must admit I was hungry, and I experienced a headache (due to the amount of caffeine I was previously consuming), I was in bed by 9pm and it was one of the best (deepest) sleeps I have had in a long time. Morning movement & yoga as my exercise.
*I also continued morning movement (fasted exercise) whilst on the cleanse.
Day 2: I knew what to expect and what the juices tasted like. I woke up looking forward to my morning smoothie and already noticed a difference in my energy and mood. I had Muay Thai training and a sauna session booked. My energy levels werent 100% during the training session but it felt good to get my body moving, whilst sipping on Coconut water to ensure hydration. I again enjoyed a rested sleep.
Day 3: I woke up and noticed a difference in my stomach blasting, my bowel movements were more regular, * they do state with this cleanse you can experience constipation due to consuming no solids. The skin on my body felt soft and supple. I felt light. I wasnt craving sugar or caffeine as I had the previous days.
Day 4: Waking up, the juice cleanse is over, but I am careful not to overload my system. I feel like I have just had a 3 day ‘reset’, my stomach and digestive system feel clean and light (I normally experience tightness and pain), my mind feels clear, today I have been so focused and productive. I’m not craving sugar and I’m only choosing wholefoods to continue nourishing my body, and Im actually craving these.
Would I promote it, yes. Would I do it again, yes.
I believe its important to give our bodies a time out, just like our minds, we often under appreciate the amount of work our systems do and the pressure we put on them. Do you realise the effect of that bar of chocolate, those few glasses of wine? how hard your body has to work the toxins, chemicals and xenoestrogens?
Take time to restore yourself.
Follow the directions to achieve the best results.
Lucky You promotes the chewing of the juices to activate digestive enzymes.
Exercise is promoted to assist the removal of toxins. Reminder, your lymphatic system (the waste removal system) is only activated by manual movement so this is imperative for optimal results. I also body brushed while on the cleanse.
Stay hydrated, keep your H2O up. I sipped on de caffeinated herbal teas throughout the day also.
I am astonished at the way my skin feels, the way my stomach and digestive feels (for me this is a huge deal as I have struggle with this for so long now), the way im NOT craving sugar, or caffeine!!! I didnt weigh myself before or after the cleanse as I dont promote rapid weight loss, but I definitely feel lighter, my stomach is flat and I can see more definition in my muscles.
“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. the more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results’ Tony robbins
The 3 day program is $225.00
An investment in yourself.
About Lucky You:
Lucky You Juice Cleanse is an Australian based, cold pressed juice & cleanse company. Our mission is to make raw, fresh, unpasteurized juice accessible to everyone. We’ve turned many on to the beautiful benefits of juicing and the unbelievable advantages to consuming green juice …OFTEN. We operate with simplicity as our general guideline. The finest raw fruit and vegetable ingredients juiced using the best equipment available …that’s it. To date we have followed a grass-roots movement and the company has been successfully operating on word of mouth referrals.
Rebalance the body.
Alkalize the system.
Give digestion a rest.
Remove acidic buildup in the colon, to encourage proper nutrient absorption.
Re-hydrate the system.
Create better eating habits.
I agree that the Lucky you juices provided all of the above benefits. I am feeling refreshed, renewed, revitalised.
Thank you Lucky you Juice cleanse for the opportunity.
Love & light, Charlie x.
*Note, I was provided this cleanse complimentary for my thoughts and review.
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