Hi friends! Let's talk healthy stuff and liquid diets shall we?? Last week I did my first juice cleanse - the Nekter Cleanse - and wanted to share the details with you, especially after all the follow up questions I've been getting!
So I already loved Nekter Juice Bar, a local juice company that has smoothies, juices, acai bowls, and their popular cleanse. Then one of my friends who's a part owner of the company approached me and asked if I wanted to try the 3 day cleanse, which came at the perfect time for my body. I have recently realized that I might be starting to develop a slight dairy allergy (total tragedy for the girl who could eat cheese for every meal) and was just starting to feel icky after an inconsistent and unhealthy diet. So I jumped at the chance to press the "re-set" button on my body and flush my digestive system of toxins and any other yucky stuff that might be in there and causing me to feel blah.
I have seen lots of my friends doing different cleanses and honestly didn't do much research for finding one on my own because I loved the things I heard about Nekter's cleanse and the fact that it was a healthy and safe thing for my body. Here are some of my favorite facts about it:
- In 3 days worth of juices, you consume around 45 lbs of fruit and vegetables. That's more than most adults have in a year
- All produce used in the juices is 100% local and 100% natural
- Symptoms such as inflammation, constipation, fatigue, allergies, depression and IBS can all be caused from toxic buildup, which a cleanse can help remove
one of my favorites of the juices
I was actually pretty excited to start the cleanse and see how it would affect me. I was nervous that I would be starving for three days straight but that wasn't the case. You literally are constantly drinking throughout the three days and the juices do help to keep you filled up (it's 6 16oz juices a day for three days with nothing else). I had several moments of feeling fatigued or hungry (and maybe cranky if I'm being honest), but all in all it wasn't that hard. I just wouldn't recommend sitting with a group of your friends while they all eat pizza in front of you. Not the best. Also be prepared to pee many, many times in a day (sorry). One thing I started noticing right away was how it made my skin look. It seemed clearer and more vibrant than normal and I loved that. Though I continued to crave crappy food while I was doing the cleanse, right when I stopped, the cravings were gone. After cleaning out your system, there's something about having the first thing you put back in it be a cheeseburger that just doesn't sound that appetizing. You're advised to slowly start adding back in healthy food groups and it's not that hard to make healthier choices after you've finished this. My body felt great after the three days. All in all, I would definitely recommend the Nekter cleanse if you're looking for one to do, and here's the details on how you can get it:
You can order it here and then pick it up at one of their So Cal locations. They are working on implementing a nationwide shipping program so people anywhere can have it, so look for that to be rolled out in the next several months. Follow them on facebook or twitter for updates on when it might be available and I'll try and update you guys on that as well!
The three day cleanse is regularly $190 but is on sale right now for $150!
Let me know if you have any other questions about my experience, I'd be glad to answer them for you!
Have a wonderful day!