Why do I say it’s a challenge?
Well, recently I achieved something that I never thought I would be able to- Go 3 days without food! Being a foodie, I love to indulge in good food and not being able to eat was something that did not interest me at all.
Before you start going, “Are you kidding me?/ How can you not eat for 3 days?!?!”, well, let me tell you that I did not really went without food, but rather, replacing my meals with healthy, organic and raw cold-pressed juices for 3 days! I was very determined about starting my juice cleanse (definitely in need of this given the amount of desserts/good food I have been eating recently) *guilty*.
Time to kick start the healthy regime!!!
So what’s so special about Beauty Cleanse? Why can’t I just buy a blender and make the juices myself at home?
The answer to it: The Norwalk Juicer, which is known for its best juicer in the market!
Beauty Cleanse’s juices are produced using it, it utilizes a hydraulic press of about 4000 pounds (2 tons) worth of pressure to cold-press every single fruit and vegetable.
This is to ensure that each single drop of goodness contains the maximum amount of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and live enzymes and energy for your body, differing significantly from the centrifugal/domestic juicer that applies high heat destroying the integrity of the nutrients! Wow, isn’t that amazing?
Have you heard of Cherie Calbom? She is a certified nutritionist and juice expert who is extremely well-known. Beauty Cleanse’s juices are nutritionally designed by her, to ensure that our bodies undergo optimal detoxification, cellular repair and renewal.
Due to our hectic and busy lifestyles, our bodies are worn out and overworked. Thus, “hitting the reset button” every once in a while will allow our bodies to clear themselves of the trash and junk that have been accumulated and congested throughout the years. Hitting the reset button? Well, it means to do a juice cleanse!
Juice Cleanse essentially gives the body the break that it deserves from unhealthy food choices (we all are guilty as charged), to recover and rejuvenate from all that strenuous digestive work it has been doing. It is to nourish your body with life-infusing nutrients with juices made from fresh, raw (unpasteurized) and organic fruits and vegetables and to flush out those toxins in promoting the healing & renewal of body, spirit & mind. When you are on a cleanse, your digestive system takes a break so that the energy gets channelled into healing and renewing your cells.
In a juice cleanse, you replace all your meals with 6, organic, raw and cold-pressed juices (500ml each). In between the juices, always stay hydrated during your cleanse by drinking herbal tea, water, lemon water, coconut water and/or ginger drink, Gentle exercises such as brisk walking and low intensity yoga are great for best results during the cleanse. More importantly, remember to get plenty of rest to aid the elimination process!
Based on reviews and recommendations, I decided to start my juice cleanse with Beauty Cleanse. Everything can be easily arranged via Beauty Cleanse’s website and I just had to decide on the dates and type of juice cleanse programs. I was so excited and happy when Beauty Cleanse sent these 18 bottles of colourful and fresh juices right to my doorstep the evening before the start date of the 3-day juice cleanse program!
A 3-day Beauty Cleanse care package came with 18 bottles of juices (6 each day) and organic supplements which included a pack of Colosan Powder, 6 Spirulina Tablets , 3 Acai Berry Capsules , 6 Milk Thistle Capsules (liver support) , a pack of Green Superfood, 6 Flaxseed Oil capsules and 3 packets of Organic Pu-Erh Tea.
What are the Organic Supplements for?
Beauty Cleanse’s Juice Cleanse Programs are accompanied with supplements, which further support the cleansing process and maximize the potential benefits that one will receive during and after completing the cleanse.
Colosan Powder produces powerful and detoxifying effects. It helps in facilitating the elimination of toxicity by oxidizing toxins and fecal matter in the bowel, has a laxative effect due to the oxygen thus thoroughly cleanses the colon and bowel.
Spirulina promotes digestive and bowel functions. The richness of natural chlorophyll contained helps to clean and detoxify our blood, internal organs, and bowels by aiding the body in processing more oxygen, reducing toxin build-up in the process. It promotes optimal blood pressure and the growth and repair of human tissue. It is also protects the cells from free radical damage and enhancing the functions of the immune system.
Acai Berries contain the highest known source of antioxidants for increasing metabolism, fatty acids Omega 3, 6 & 9, along with loads of essential vitamins and minerals. They are also high in fiber low in glycaemic index which helps in keeping your blood sugar well-balanced, enabling you to stay energized longer while controlling appetite and allowing you to achieve weight loss.
Milk Thistle supports liver health & detoxification and is formulated to support normal liver function, promote bile production, secretion and release, help extend and replenish the power of glutathione – a super antioxidant essential to liver health and nutritionally support healthy fat metabolism in the liver.
Organic green superfood provides essential nutrients and energy to the body. The digestive enzymes, fiber and probiotics work together to help the body digest and absorb nutrients and food, eliminate waste and toxins from the colon and digestive tract and support a healthy digestive system.
Flaxseed Oil is formulated to contain Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids which are necessary for increased metabolic rate to burn more calories, oxidation rate, energy levels, weight loss, strengthened immune system, improved brain function, eliminate water retention and clearer skin.
Pu-Erh has been well known for its powerful digestive and cleansing properties that allow it to digest fatty foods, increase metabolism and reduce bad cholesterol, resulting in a controlled and natural weight loss regime.
How my 3-day routine was like:
9.30a.m : Started off with warm lemon water first, drinking half of the Carrot Blend with one tablespoon of Colosan Powder
10.00a.m: Had the supplements, more warm lemon water, finish the rest of the Carrot Blend
12.15p.m: Started sipping on the Dark Red Blend (Coconut, Mint, Watermelon)
2.30p.m: Dark Green Blend (Apples, Celery, Cucumber, Ginger, Romaine)
4.45p.m: Pale Yellow Blend (Cayenne Pepper, Honey, Lemon)
7.00p.m: Light Green Blend (Cucumber, Honey, Lemon, Mint)
9.30p.m: Cashew Nut Milk (Cashew Nuts, Honey, Sesame – advised to drink it one hour before bedtime)
Having read the juice cleanse guide, I found out that it is a MUST to start the day with Carrot Blend (where you will add the Colosan powder) and always end your day with Cashew Nut Milk. Moreover, it is advised to drink the juices 2 hours apart and in small portions. Remember to shake juices well before you consume them! I repeated these steps for three consecutive days.
Started my day with carrot juice This was not my favourite juice, as I hate celery but luckily the smell and taste of the carrots was strong enough to make the juice just as tasty.
Second juice was better, watermelon and coconut tasted very delicious!
I was feeling abit hungry after my first juice but was surprised that after my second juice, I did not feel hungry anymore. I did not expect that these juices tasted so yummy, I thought they would be tasteless.
Colosan powder really did had a huge effect on me, went to the toilet a few times during the day.
The juices tasted exceptionally good, I think both my body and taste buds have gotten used to the juice cleanse. Mr Boon from the Beauty Cleanse team called me in the early afternoon to check on the progress and how I was doing, great customer service! Beauty Cleanse has also been sending me daily tips to help me with the program and I appreciate how they have guided me through the program.
Third day was more challenging than I thought. I was starting to feel hungry, my stomach was growling. I had to constantly fight off food cravings as it was a Sunday where my family eats together. It was quite hard to be drinking my juices while they ate in front of me. Mum cooked such a lovely dinner and all I can do was watch them eat :'(
END OF THE CHALLENGE!
I am so proud and satisfied with myself to have preserved throughout the cleanse without cheating! I always indulge in good food and after the cleanse I feel happy, healthier and lighter! The weight loss was a bonus.
Beauty Cleanse provides daily email and phone support and I am glad that they were very supportive and helpful in preparing me for this juice cleanse. I am really satisfied about how Mr Boon has assisted me throughout this program. He was patient with my questions and guided me before, during and after my cleanse, through their cleansing guidelines and messages to help me complete the entire journey. Thumbs up to their customer service, it was brilliant!
Thank you Beauty Cleanse for sponsoring me this juice cleanse program!
Live to eat is important but don’t forget to detox at least once a year.
Time to Achieve a Healthier, Radiant, Glowing you!
With lots of love,