Emily went on a 3-day juice cleanse last weekend. Now that the hunger pains have faded, I can look back objectively and honestly say I’ll never do it again.
It’s not that I don’t enjoy vegetable juice and fruit smoothies – most of them were really tasty, especially carrot, ginger, apple, beet juice. I just didn’t enjoy feeling hungry all the time, and I didn’t like how much waste the juicer created. 2 lbs of carrots only made 2 glasses of juice and a huge container of waste fibre. I managed to find a muffin recipe to use some of the carrot pulp, but most of it ended up in the compost.
When our 3-day cleanse was over, I wanted to ease back into a normal diet, but ended up gorging myself with chips and salsa.