Is it possible to find a cheap, organic, raw, convenient juice cleanse?
Is it ever!
This is going to sound impossible, but I did a juice cleanse for 2 days for $18.
And it didn’t take hours hunting for produce, and time and sweat juicing the damn thing before cleaning up.
Here’s my secret: buy the HUGE SUJA juice bottles at Costco.
Organic, raw, cold-pressed juice requiring no work.
Now Suja does sell the official 3-day juice cleanse at Costco – and you could do that too, but for this one I just wanted to do a 2-day cleanse using their very cheap $8 bottles.
The best part is that as of 2019, you can get these bottles at virtually any store.
- Felt sluggish, in a rut
- Had broad ideas about changing back to better old habits, but never a good time
- “I have to do this today”
- Thanksgiving is coming
- The holidays are coming
- Want a reset
- Want to get a day of that raw food energy and see its impact on my productivity
- I guess a bit of bio and productivity hacking
- Read the FastDiet and did it for a few weeks, was ok with the feeling of super-light eating for a few days
- Didn’t want to drop $150 for juice
- Oh wait, I can buy a few bottles of SUJA at Costco for $27 – that’s doable
- Saving money on food I’m not eating 😃
- Was aiming for 3 days, but realistically I haven’t been eating amazingly and that would be too much of a shock
- I’ve done it before where I was supposed to juice all on my own, but being hungry and having to do that extra work just isn’t worth it
- In the morning, I wasn’t sure if I would start today or tomorrow, had coffee and half a toast with avocado and egg
- Went to Costco to buy the juice (among other stuff) – decided would do it in a few hours. So had a few samples
- Pretty jarring to think that these samples would be my “last meal”
- When you think that this food is going to be your last hard food for a few days, it tastes really delicious
- Shows the power of perspective
- On a normal day I’d be throwing those down while staring at something else in Costco and not even thinking about the taste, now the tastes are delicious
- Potatoes with fried onion topping (fatty)
- 2 things of roasted cashews
- Avoided other stuff
- Once I left Costco, that was the start
- Started chugging the bottle in the car
- 3 bottles of Mighty Dozen
- Perhaps there is a science to cleanses with a bunch of different types of drinks. Not sure if three’s a true reason for that, or if they just want to keep you excited for the next one
- It’s not the juice that’s cleansing us really, it’s our own body. Healthy juice may support that cleansing, or perhaps just be the lightest, least damaging substance
- Lack of digestion needed means more energy for cleaning out
- I’ve been feeling more clearly headed, but also a bit of fuzziness
- Not sure if my vision changed/refocused at all, was reading on my phone and felt slightly light-headed
- I think part of it is the juice you get, I have apple as a core part of mine
- There are ebbs and flows
- No hunger pangs, part of it is the mental state of just knowing that you’re going through a temporary phase
- Water is extra refreshing
- Tea is delicious
- Cracking knuckles/fingers feels good
- I woke up feeling pretty clear
- Did not wake up feeling hungry
- Didn’t have eye crusties or usual grogginess
- Slept 1am – 9am
- Really didn’t feel the need for coffee for the first time in about a year or so
- Started day with hot water and lemon
- When you’re on a juice cleanse, warm water and/or tea feels like a luxury
- No hunger pangs, hunger would ebb and flow but fairly mild and not really uncomfortable at all
- I have definitely felt more focused
- One of my major weaknesses is eating or pursuing food to entertain myself and break up the day
- Actually wastes a good amount of time
- Started feeling some slight lightheadedness in the late afternoon
- Not sure if from not having coffee (I have 2 cups daily) or from lack of eating/sugar in juice
- Around 4:30 got a bit more of a headache, had 4 ounces of cold-brew coffee just to be sure that the headache isn’t coffee withdrawal related
- Another website said it was ok to have some coffee