As someone with little self-control when it comes to things like food, I was beyond terrified to try this whole multi-day juice cleanse thing. Juice cleansing has always been of interest to me not only because of the health factors, but because I’ve always wondered if I had enough self control to actually complete one. sambaFRESH is an organic pressed juice company located in Upper Arlington, and on Saint Patrick’s Day, I had the opportunity to begin one (who starts a cleans on SPD?). I drank six juices a day, for four days. The juices themselves, were all tasty, and by the end I felt beyond amazing.
I didn’t really know what to expect going in to this, but honestly, the first day wasn’t really difficult at all for me. Motivation was definitely high at this point (which helped, I’m sure), but I’m pleasantly surprised to tell you I wasn’t hungry at all. I actually had the opposite problem – I was so full from drinking all day that I almost didn’t drink all of my juices.
Felt like my body started to adjust to the whole juice only thing. My drop in energy wasn’t as apparent today and I even went to hot yoga in the afternoon. Let me tell you – I expected to pass out (and possibly die) halfway through the class, I left feeling better than I ever have!
Woke up feeling incredible – full of energy and ready to take on the day. In the spirit of self-disclosure I will tell you that I did have an almost lapse when I received some sad work news. I heard it and immediately, I wanted to eat Indian food (it’s become my comfort food). Luckily, the Proteina plus juice was next for me and it filled me up. Realizing that I can cope with sad news and not turn to things like food or alcohol was actually one of the most rewarding things I learned about myself through this process.
Talk about bad planning, I started my cleanse on Saint Patrick’s Day and ended it the day I left for a ladies weekend in Nashville. I thinking knowing it was the end, and being around friends made it even more difficult. I won’t say I made it through the entire fourth day, so we’ll just call it a ‘modified’ cleanse day
Have you ever tried a juice cleanse? Would you?
Amid the chaos of a fire that rattled lower Manhattan on Thursday, there were countless acts of altruism from neighbors and business owners showing support. The 7-alarm fire destroyed two structures in the city’s East Village neighborhood after an explosion erupted in the basement of 121 Second Ave. at about 3:20 p.m. The incident injured 19 people, affected four buildings and called for more than 250 firefighters to report to the scene. Misfortune, however, can bring out the best in people. Check out some inspiring acts of kindness here!