My Healthy Juice Cleanse: Picture Journey!

Rob and I watched the documentary "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" on Netflix and promptly ran to the grocery store to get everything we need to dramatically change our diet!

So I did a 7-day juicing cleanse and drinking the recommended amount of water 💦💦💦for my last week of before my birthday! I also did my best to eat healthy vegan foods along with my juices, like this delicious avocado bean salad, because my goal was not weight loss.

I've heard so many good things about juicing and just finished watching the movie Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead and also inspired by the amazing Kris Carr and the Brick House Bodies 30/10 challenge... so Rob and I finally tried it.

We used the "Mean Green" recipe from the movie and made enough juice for 6 meals. It was fun using the fancy juicer from the movie, our AirBnB host just happened to have the exact one from the video!

At first I was worried that I would get too hungry doing this cleanse, but just look at how much went into a day's meals for 2 people. There is NO WAY I could eat half of that if it weren't juiced! No wonder it's so good for you, this is power packed with nutrients!

Look how much we juiced for 1 day of meals!
(Total cost of all you see here: $25)

Here are the positive results I got:
- itch free skin
- HUGE boost to metabolism
- better circulation
- stronger focus and memory
- stronger sense of wellbeing

Here are some of the drawbacks:
- skin breaking out
- needing to eat a lot of snacks because of fast metabolism
- cravings for pizza like crazy!
- I felt a little moody and groggy, although Rob felt more energetic

It takes longer than a week to iron out the drawbacks, but my friends have reassured me that a longer commitment to healthy eating will give me all the positive results I was looking for.

Now that I have drank delicious healthy juice for a whole week I want to make it a regular part of my diet. I am definitely more discerning regarding juices and foods I buy at the store, and I feel more at home in the produce aisle! Not just that, I have been looking at healthier, non-cancer-causing products to use on my skin and hair!

Well, I want to hear from you. Have you ever done a cleanse? Do you tend to take on a MILLION new projects/lifestyle changes at once? LOL Let me know in the comments below. If you'd like to follow along on Insta, I'm @girlgoesbig 💜👍🏻 

Cheers! To your health!

Never stop learning, growing and reaching.


Content by Laura Gabriele