"I love a good 3 day juice cleanse," said no one ever. Eating delicious food is more than a hobby of mine, food is literally all I think about, so I'd say that makes me kind of an expert. One time my best friend challenged me to a taco eating contest, and after I devoured 8 tacos in a matter of minutes (and of course, won the bet!), she crowned me the "food queen." I am pretty proud of that, I am not going to lie.
You know the saying "why is everything that is delicious bad for you?" I don't know the answer to that. I don't think it will surprise anyone to hear that my "expertise" sometimes comes with a price. The downside of my "see-food diet" is that I occasionally feel like bunk and I've noticed now that the older I get, the harder it hits me. This summer, to get my body feeling light and active once again, I thought about juicing. That's when a friend from work told me about the only juice cleanse she'd ever stuck with; it was the 3-day detox juice cleanse from Lemonkind that's packed with 24 superfood-infused juices that are formulated to specifically realign your body.
I still wouldn't scream from the rooftops that I <3 juice cleanses, but when I was done, I felt amazing!! Of all my friends, I'm the last person to do a cleanse (I was pretty skeptical), but Lemonkind changed me. Here, I answer all the questions I had about it.
Why on Earth should I do a juice cleanse?
In just a few days, a cleanse can reset a sluggish metabolism, get rid of water weight, and get your body used to smaller portions. A cleanse also helps make you feel your best and gets the body back-on-track. After doing the 3-day juice cleanse, I felt physically lighter, my skin was glowing, and I experienced tremendous mental clarity. I did Sudoku like a boss on the bus.
What can I expect from a Lemonkind cleanse?
A 1-day cleanse comes with 8 juices and a 3-day Lemonkind detox will come with 24 in total. They range from 110 to 180 calories per juice, to keep you satiated as you drink one about every 2 hours. Just like the baby food in pouches, everything's in shelf-stable pouches, so they don't need to be refrigerated until they're opened (which gives you a ton of flexibility!), and they're vegan and free of allergens, gluten, GMOs, artificial ingredients, and preservatives.
Wait, how is this one different?
Most juice cleanses fail because our bodies overcompensate for hunger by increasing insulin levels (aka the "crash" and mad rush for the cookie jar). What Lemonkind gets is that a juice cleanse shouldn't leave you feeling deprived - you will definitely miss tacos, but you won't be hungry (or hangry)! Their program is made to help your body maintain its equilibrium throughout the day, leaving you feeling great.
I noticed there's sugar in their juices—is that healthy?
Yup! One major health misconception is that all sugars are made equal, when in fact, our bodies need glucose to keep us going. Lemonkind's products do not contain any added sugars, and all their juices are fresh-pressed, never made from the concentrate, so you know you're only getting the good stuff.
How much does it cost?
A 3-day cleanse costs $139.99 and a 1-day cleanse is only $49! As previously mentioned, Lemonkind's products arrive airtight (aseptic) and don't need to be refrigerated until after opening, so you can order when you want, wait for the right time to cleanse ( after your cousin's wedding, not during), oh, and you get free shipping!
So will you do it again?
After my very first cleanse, I felt physically energized and completely reset. The cleanse retrained my body to stop eating when I am feeling full and that awareness makes me stop before overindulging! The juices tasted great, so yes, I signed up to their subscription (5%off plus free priority shipping) so I can always have them around ready when I am in a need of a reset.
I can say with full confidence that this cleanse made me feel like a stronger version of myself. There's no need to ever starve your body, but juicing can definitely reset your mind, so you start eating healthier going forward.
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