Mar 28

Spring Cleaning: 7-Day Juice Cleanse – Day 5

juice cleanseWelcome to the “dog days” of the juice cleanse.  How are you holding up?

By now, if you’re like me, it’s just kind of become part of the routine.

The hunger is not as a big a factor.

A lot of your energy has come back.

You’re probably (EARMUFFS FOR THE SQUEAMISH) “releasing” a lot of toxins.

Most importantly, however, the finish line is in sight.

Unfortunately, because we chose to start on the Monday, the homestretch runs smack dab through the middle of the weekend.  The Mardi Gras of eating!

Hang on, Folks, you’re almost there!

Day 4 Recap

My Day 4 wasn’t terribly exciting. I feel, for the most part, like my old self again.

Energy is back. I did a 30 minute P90X3 workout AND stayed up for the first 20 minutes of Fallon. Something that wasn’t even an option in the first three days.

I feel good.

I feel like I’m really starting to myself of some of the “gunk” that had built up in the long winter.

Mentally I felt back to full capacity (note… capacity is a very user-specific level).

I did quite a bit of writing yesterday and almost all of it made sense today. That’s a step forward.

Spoke with a few folks in the community who are joining us on the cleanse and they’ve added some food back into their routine.

That’s OK!

As we said in the beginning, you’ve got to trust you body and learn from this experience. If you do 2 days this time, maybe you do 4 next time.

Maybe you’ve learned that there is no next time!

It’s never a wasted experience if you learn something from it.

What Am I Drinking?

Boring! Boring!

Beside copious amounts of water, I’m still hitting the MEAN GREEN and some various combinations of apple, orange, grapefruit, celery, kale, cucumber, lemon and lime. I’ve come to calling it FRUIT’N’STEIN because it’s just some mad scientist concoction that I mix up in whatever combination suits my palette at the moment.

Really questions is, what are you drinking?

Juice Cleanse Reminders

If you’re still going strong on Day 5… you’re crushing it!

It’s an impressive accomplishment.

Meanwhile, if you’ve adjusted, that’s awesome too!

You tried something that was outside of your comfort zone.

You didn’t stand on the sidelines and say I WANT to try a juice cleanse… you’re doing it!

That’s something to be proud of.

Keep pounding that water!

If your energy has not come back up to at least 80-90% of normal, you’re probably lacking nutrients and experiencing low blood sugar. Don’t fool around with that if it persists. Make adjustments!


Can you see the finish line? Are you going to make it?


Disclaimer (Because I have to…): I’m not a Doctor. I don’t pretend to be a Doctor. I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express. If you want to join us for the juice cleanse, know that you are doing it 100% of your own decision and will. Any information that I share is based solely on my own personal experience and not intended to be conveyed as medical knowledge. In other words, no lifeguard on duty… swim at your own risk.

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