The first month of the new year is coming to an end, which also means it’s time to re-evaluate those 2016 resolutions we’ve made 30 days ago. You may still be visiting the gym on a regular basis or haven’t eaten a carb since that slice of pie on new year’s day. But chances are your “new year, new me” resolutions have failed miserably – so what now? You always get a retry, so why not start things off right with a juice cleanse?
A juice cleanse is the perfect way for you and your body to start a new lifestyle. It’s a short but tough program that resets your body, and if all goes well, your mind as well. Ready for a new start! I tried out the PureJuice three day juicing cleanse, which consists of 4 juices a day + 500 ml soup to enjoy during lunch or dinner. The juices are fresh and tasty and went down easy. The soups were not too much of a winner for me because I hardly every drink soup and these were just a bit too fruity for me. Basically, I need cream in my soup ;-) Must say though, the soups made this cleanse much easier, because I like having something warm to drink during the day. Really good for a Winter cleanse!
Here are six little pointers to survive your juice cleanse.
1. Start smart
Don’t plan your juice cleanse when you have a busy schedule, because a juice detox means putting your social calendar on hold and staying in – no point in going out when you can’t eat or drink. Try to schedule your juice program when it’s calm, when you have a break from school or work for example.
2. Have a back-up plan
You’ll probably feel like wanting to eat something, anything, just to have a bite. Keep some healthy alternatives aside for this: have a grapefruit or make a salad.
3. Go into hibernation
For me, the easiest way to get through a juice cleanse, is to sleep through it. No temptations from the outside world, no cravings, just you and your flanel pajamas. Another upside: you’ll catch up on sleep and end your detox more rested than ever.
4. Pamper yourself
Be kind to yourself: treat your body to a massage, get a facial or go to the hairdressers. You’ll end the cleanse feeling brand new.
Work out: this will take your mind off the juice cleanse and makes you feel more energetic. Don’t run a marathon just yet, try to take it easy on your body and do some light exercise, yoga or pilates.
6. Make the cleanse as fun as possible
Use cute straws and instagram-worthy mason jars to drink your juices from. Nothing sadder than having to sip from your plastic bottle while your colleagues are eating their fancy lunches. The straws aren’t just for decoration but also to protect your teeth from the sours in the juices!
Want to detox? A three-day detox with juice and soup is 145 euro and available for order on the PureJuice website. May the force be with you ;-)