I made it through the entire 3rd day feeling okay, but I attribute that to the fact that I had eaten the night before. I also only drank 4 of the 6 juices, and didn’t finish any of them. I felt so terrible the first day that I didn’t want to risk repeats the following days, so I felt I had to limit my consumption. Which was cutting crucial calories. By the end of the day, I admitted to myself that this had been an exercise in insanity, and I ate scraps of food I had leftover from before this thing started. Screw it.
I definitely didn’t do this the “right” way, considering that I skipped the 3 day prep step before starting it, and that I gave in and ate a bit the last two days. Would this have gone better if I had? Maybe! But I have a tough time thinking that all that sugar would have made me feel good under any circumstances — there was as much as 40g of it in one bottle of those things. If they’d been less sweet, and had 100% less celery, maybe I could have stuck it out better than I did, but I am pretty convinced these cleanses are a load of shit.
Some people claim that juice detoxes make them feel awesome. To those people I say good for you. Keep doing it if you think it works for you. But for me, this felt the opposite of healthy.
I still have two days of juice coming on Friday and Saturday, unfortunately, but I will not be doing this anymore. I may drink the two least offensive ones and just throw the rest out. Maybe donate them to a neighbor. Maybe blast them into the sun.
In closing, if you’re ever considering doing a juice cleanse, eat some goddamn salad instead.