Lisa Leyla from the blog Leyla’s Bazaar tried our First Date cleanse. Business student in Zurich, passionate about fashion, good healthy meals, it’s in January 2015 that she entered the blogger world. And ever since she rocked it! Her articles are great and full of amazing photographs, go take a peek ! And here’s her blog post just for you !
After reading this title you are probably thinking something along the lines of: “3 days without food? I could never do that, I’d be starving, for sure, no way I could never go without food for 3 whole days!” Well, to be honest, I was thinking the same. When the lovely Stefanie from Fit’n’Healthy approached me 2 weeks ago, I really had mixed feelings about a 3 day juice cleanse. On the one hand, I was excited about the opportunity to try juice fasting for three days guided through their professional program, on the other hand, I was nervous about the fact that I wouldn’t be eating for 3 days.
Today I had my first breakfast after 3 days of juicing on a beginner level, wich means I was allowed of a little meal for lunch, where I decided to eat only raw fruit and vegetables, usually a salad and a little bit of fruit. But let’s get to the real deal. How did I feel? Was I hungry all the time? Did I loose any weight? Did I have better vision, or more energy? Would I juice fast again?
First of all, yes, I would juice again. I never felt more pure and at peace with myself. Even though I did not experience any signs of better vision or any of that king, I felt light and clean. To my surprise, I didn’t feel hungry for the most of the time. Yes, I had my cravings, most of them on the first day. But the little salad and fruit at lunch really made me feel satisfied. As a person who’s used to fixed meal times as I am, I was very surprised of how satisfied I felt during my cleanse. Moreover, I really enjoyed not having to think about grocery shopping or preparing dinner, yet alone preparing the juices. All I had to do is take my juices with me, wherever I went, so I would be prepared.
Another thing I want to point out, however, is that I’m not sure if I would have managed to juice cleanse on my own. I do own a juicer and I already attempted cleansing for 2 or 3 days several times before, but preparing them myself just distracted me and I started to eat the veggies I actually intended to juice. The juices I drank during my fast was the First Date Juice package by Fit’n’Tasty, which you can have a look at here. They got delivered to me on time the morning I started my juice fast. As a total juice freak, I really enjoyed having all these yummy available in my fridge. Moreover, I really love how the juices by Fit’n’Tasty are produced here in Switzerland, that they’re made of local ingredients and that they’re cold-pressed, another sign indicating the premium quality of their products.
As a matter of fact, I did shed some weight, which I didn’t intend but expected to. Of course, a lot of the weight I lost will be pure water loss, and as I will eat normally again, I will gain the weight I lost back in no time. I generally don’t like the idea of losing weight through a juice cleanse anyhow. First of all, the weight loss is only temporary, secondly shedding too much weight in a short period of time can be very unhealthy. If you’re naturally thin or maintaining a lower boundary weight, I would therefore definitely not recommend doing a juice fast for more than 3 days.
PS: Leave me comment if you have ever tried or intended to juice fast or have any more question regarding the topic. I’d love to answer your questions.
Much love, Leyla