Jus By Julie 1 Day Cleanse

A review of the Jus by Julie 1 day cleanse

I am all about trying different healthy living products and letting you know how they make me feel. Recently I was given the opportunity to try out a 1 day juice cleanse by Jus by Julie.  This cleanse consisted of 6 juices to be consumed throughout the day.  The juices arrived right on time (when you order, you schedule the day you want your cleanse to arrive and they ship accordingly), well packaged in cold shipping materials, and ready for use the day after arrival. Each juice in the cleanse has a label on it so you know what order to consume your juice. Here’s a look at the different juices and my review of the process.

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Suja Juice Cleanse- Day 1

Suja Juice Cleanse

 

First thing that you’re supposed to do on day 1 is drink some warm lemon water or apple cider vinegar water to help get the body going on the detox process.  I did this at about 7:30am.  When you’re body “needs more” is when you’re supposed to start your first juice for the day.  Since I knew that wouldn’t be for awhile I went to the gym.  By the time I got my act together, worked out and showered, I was definitely ready for something more.

Right around 10:00am is when I opened my first juice for the day, Glow.  It is a very “green” tasting juice, which actually was quite refreshing.  I popped the bottle in my purse and headed to the Ford service center for some routine maintenance on my car.  While I waited over an hour, I read Divergent and slowly made it through my first bottle.  Once the car was finished I headed over to Weight Watchers to pick up the new kit that was released with the release of “Simple Start” for 2014.  Even though I know the program really well, new materials always get me re-motivated, so it’s perfect that I am doing Suja today-Wednesday, Thursday I am supposed to ease back into food, and Friday my Weight Watchers week starts fresh, and I have the new Plan and Track book and other things to kickstart that.  I will be doing a post on the Weight Watchers Member Success Kit in the near future.

I got home and cracked open juice #2, Fuel, just before noon.  You can tell the primary ingredient in this is carrots.  Carrot juice is sweet and tasty.  I was a little worried about turmeric being an ingredient, as I wasn’t entirely sure what it tasted like, but that ended up being just fine.  At this point my tummy is in a slightly confused state of “I think I’m hungry, but there’s food coming in, so actually, maybe I’m not.”

Juice #3, Purify, might actually be my favorite.  It was sweet and fruity as opposed to the vegetable flavored ones from earlier and later.  I finished that one around 3:00 and then had to pack up Fiji, which ended up being refreshing and had just enough of a bite from the ginger, and Green Machine, really tart “green” tasting, (as it was just kale, apples and lemon) to come with me to teach voice lessons.  I was there from 3:45-8:45 and those juices lasted me every last minute of it.  Before I packed up to go home I actually took the last swig of juice #5.

When I got home from work it was just after 9:00pm.  I went to the refrigerator to get my “dessert” (Vanilla Cloud).  Surprisingly, this might be the juice I like the least.  There’s 1/2 a coconut in there and while I like coconut, maybe just not in that capacity.  I will welcome the non produce taste and hopefully finish it up before 10.  I washed my face and got myself all comfortable so I could sit and finish up my juice, this post, make some hot tea, and curl up with Erik.

I felt truly hungry maybe once today.  The rest of the day I haven’t been hungry, but I’ve decided it’s simply the lack of chewing food that has made me uncomfortable.  I am a grazer that munches frequently throughout the day, so to take my mouth from graze mode to no chewing at all makes my body go “umm. excuse me!”  Every time I walked by a box of crackers or a bowl on M&Ms I instinctively went to grab them, but then realized a) you can’t have that, and b) I’m not actually hungry..  It’s a crazy realization how much I turn to food simply out of habit or what the clock says.  This is a good lesson to break that habit.  I’m interested to see how I feel tomorrow.  From what I’ve read day 2 tends to be the hardest.  We shall see.

 

There will be a blog up on my YouTube channel tomorrow morning following me through today.