The Deets: Jus by Julie
Day 3: Feeling the strain from work but muscling through this. I’m actually kind of enjoying myself. I feel bad, I can’t write anything funny about delicious juice.
Juice 1: Morning Glory – Seriously. Can’t stand this. Maybe it’s because in contrast to all the other juices this is just downright unbearable. It’s like eating chewy grass. Ugh, go home Morning Glory, no one likes you.
Juice 2: Spicy Lemonade – Oh hey there! Party in a bottle! Woot! Perfect for this sunny weather.
Juice 3: Sweet Spin – You know I’m not even mad that I have 6 of these for the 3 days. I’m really starting to enjoy this juice.
Juice 4: Chia Berry – So because I was curious I googled Chia seeds. Here are some interesting facts: Remember Chia pets? Yeah, same seed. It’s edible. Apparently the Mayans and Aztecs were all about this little guy. The salad bar around the corner from my office calls them HEALTH WARRIOR CHIA SEEDS. True story. When you add water they get kinda gelatinous. They’re like mini, slightly crunchy tapioca balls. I’m diggin’ it.
Juice 5: Not So Chunky (peanut butter, banana, H20) OH MY HEAVENS THIS IS DELIGHTFUL! I can’t even talk I just want to sip on this forever. Oh peanut butter, you might be my true love. This one made me mega full, like 4 hours full didn’t snack once while making cookies and cake for a party on Saturday. This is the real deal.
Juice 6: Sweet Spin – What up homes? I’m diggin’ the send off party.
Day 1 with solid food: Got up at 7am to photograph the cookies and cake pops for my cousin’s bridal shower. Obviously taste tested those to make sure I didn’t screw them up on my fast. They are divine.
According to my FAQ packet from Jus I’m supposed to have oatmeal or an apple with peanut butter or yogurt for breakfast. Cookies and cake. Meh, close enough for me. I try to find a middle ground and get a coconut water coffee for the drive to PA. I mean, it’s sorta like the same thing as a juice cleanse right?
By the time I arrive in PA I’m peckish and eat a billion grapes. I think they were supposed to be for the cheese plate. They taste super sweet and I can’t tell if it’s because I haven’t had sugar in 3 days or they are the most amazing candy grapes God has ever created. I must find these back home.
I try to ease myself back into solid food. I consume sangria and brandy-soaked fruit. I think I’m on the right path. I eat a billion mini carrots. OMG THEY’RE SO SWEET! It must be the juice cleanse, or my aunt magically found candy carrots too. Why don’t we have these in New York?!
I pretend to be a dainty and healthy girl while surrounded by all these women and load up my plate with salad and only a small sandwich. I’m not ravenous, so that’s good. Really I’m just waiting to pounce on the dessert table. Cookies and cake pops and fry bows! My salad is a ruse to make sure I save room.
But first, I have to watch my cousin open all her gifts. I try to occupy my mind with taking photos. But all I can think about is all those cookies.
Shocker, after the last gift is opened and we’re invited to the desserts room the first people there are my aunts, me, and Nona. The genes are strong on this side of the family. I promptly consume one of each. And then go in for seconds of the fry bows and Italian cookies. I may or may not be totally wired from sugar.
Hop in the car. Is it me or did the drive home take like 30 minutes as opposed to 2 1/2 hours? I feel like I teleported.
I figure I’ll stick with the juice thing for the evening, worried I might have consumed too much solid food. I start recipe testing grapefruit margaritas. So what if the juice has some tequila in it? At least it’s still liquid, amirite?
Settle in for a night of Sex & the City and tequila.
Results: My stomach is definitely flatter. SCORE! My dresses and pants fit better. DOUBLE SCORE! It appears that of the weight lost I managed to keep off about 3lbs of it. I ain’t mad. Hopefully it’s the start of a downward trend. If not, maybe I’ll try the 5 day cleanse next! 😉