I hinted at it on my twitter feed, but I broke cleanse*! I KNOW. I feel sort of guilty and then I don't and then I'm indifferent to the whole thing. Honestly after the bowl of cappellini aglio a olio everything was garlicy and nothing hurt, and ultimately my decision was made after considering the following:
- Time: I spent a lot of time washing, peeling, chopping, juicing, AND cleaning. I would say at least an hour if not more each night. I'm not a quick person, and I have small hands and minor coordination issues, so you might be faster than me.
- Waste/cost: for all the goodness that came out of the juice, this is not a top of the line juicer and a lot of goodness (and waste for sure) was getting thrown out. And that means a lot of money was getting thrown out. On the other hand, I don't always use up all my produce so I suppose the difference about balances out.
- Physical effects: I had cravings like mad and they never went away. I never had any blood sugar crashes, but I was cold most of the time, and really unfocused and sleepy all day. And even yesterday when I upped my juice intake, I felt slightly feverish which is my body's way of telling me that something isn't right.
So have you tried a juice cleanse? Did you have more success than I? Do tell in the comments!!
*In case this confused you, straight edge people use the term "breaking edge" when they choose to starting drinking/using drugs. So breaking cleanse = stopping the cleanse.