January 1: New Year, new RESOLUTIONS! Let's do this!
January 2: Starting… tomorrow.
Does this sound familiar to you? Well I want to share with you my recent experience with juice detoxing because it may just change your life!
Fasting, detoxing or cleansing are not new concepts, but this time of year they do become a hot-topic for many people who are motivated to get back on the health and fitness wagon and are excited about getting in shape. Health goals are high on many resolution lists come January 1st, but how many times are they left hanging on the page and never acted on!
Over the past 5 years I’ve done a twice yearly “elimination detox”, once in the spring and once in the fall. I call it the 20/20 and I’ve always loved the results. (I can go more into that on another post if you all want the details just leave a message in the comments section below.) BUT this time around I wanted to try something totally different. It’s good to mix it up sometimes!
Thanks to the talented juice masters at La Station Organique (check online for availability and ordering) I was able to trial a 3-day pure juice cleanse. The juice is cold-pressed, organic and made with only the best ingredients. If you're local to Montreal, it's also delivered fresh to your door!
For each day of the detox there are 6 juices labeled #1 – #6 and it’s recommended they be enjoyed in the order marked for best benefits.
It is also recommended that you drink at least a glass of water between each juice to help flush out toxins and impurities in your body cells.
Keeping in mind that you are only consuming the juice provided over the 3-day period along with the water; no food, no snacks, no meals… as a food-lover, foodie and gourmand I was kind of freaking out. I didn’t really know what to expect and my head was filled with questions like: What will happen to me? Will I have headaches and low energy? Will I become some crazed HANGRY zombie-like monster attacking my family for their food? OMG no!
Road-trip-ready as each bottle is securely sealed and perfect for taking on your next trip. No more gross, greasy roadside drive through fast food!
But you know what... I was not hungry, I was FULL! Yes, full! Each bottle was different, I could taste the handcrafted blending of ingredients, each individual bottle with purpose for my body was delicious and refreshing and I looked forward to the next. My favourite, though it's really hard to choose, was #6 made with Cashew, cocoa, flax, date, sea salt and filtered water. So creamy... mmmmm, yumm!!!!
Some of the positive effects I noticed were:
- Increased and improved mental clarity, its like that pesky brain-fog just disappeared
- Weight loss; not that I was looking to lose any extra lbs but I did lose 3lbs in 3 days which is likely due mostly to clearing of excess water retention
- Increased energy levels
- Reduced nasal congestion
- Clearer and glowing skin
Not only did I enjoy all of the above results, but I was also giving my digestive system a well-earned break. At this time of year, we can all admit we over indulged over the past month… so why not give a 3-day juice detox a try and come out on top of your game in just 3 days! La Station Organique online and soon to be a cafe too!