The second day of my Juice Cleanse was honestly rather uneventful J I suppose it is true, what they say about it getting easier with each day. Although honestly I don’t know if I could have dealt with a 3rd day without having cravings drive me nuts.
My bottle 1 was supposed to be Pear, lemon, Superfood Cayenne pepper but I learnt from Day 1’s experience that the Cayenne Pepper was a ‘killer’ when it comes to toilet visit. Given that I had a morning filled with meetings, I figured it wasn’t a good idea and decided to change the sequence alittle so I started with Bottle 2. So yes, a note to working mums – you can change up the sequence according to what works for your schedule, the numbering is just a recommendation. 🙂
Bottle 2 – Cacao & Maca Nutmylk (Dairy-free, Almond & Cashew, cinnamon, medjool dates with Superfood Cacao and Maca
So I started my day with a nut milk and I think it tasted better than Day 1’s Black Sesame nut milk so yes perhaps I just don’t really like Black Sesame. I took this bottle at 930am and I managed to last a lot longer than Day 1. Maybe it was because I was distracted with work or maybe my stomach had shrunk but I didn’t really get any hunger pangs that day. My advice when going on a Juice Cleanse is really to keep to your usual activities and ‘distractions’, taking it too easy might make you think about food a lot more and make it a lot tougher.
So yes as some of you might have already heard, Joel and I decided to go on a 2 day juice cleanse! I know a lot of people have been rather curious about this new ‘fad’ including us so we decided to give it a go. I was initially concerned about how I was going to survive through the hunger pangs during work hours but let me assure it, this is very do-able even for a full-time working mum. In fact the tough part was probably figuring out how many bottles I would be needing at work and then lugging the heavy glass bottle filled juices to work and ensuring that I keep them cold on the way to work.
For those wondering how I transported my juices, I used my Fridge-to-Go bag (with ice pack) which could hold 3 bottles as well as one of those cheap/ free little cooler bags to hold another 2. I would leave both bags in the pantry fridge when I got to work. Joel on the other hand used one of the larger cooler bags provided by the juice company to transport them to the office and then putting them in the office fridge thereafter.
So how did we fare on Day 1 and what’s on the menu? J
For info – There was a 7th bottle which contained Coconut water for hydration. I consumed this bottle is small quantities throughout the day and was done with it by the time 6pm came around.
Bottle 1 – Pear, Lemon, Superfood Cayenne Pepper
We started off with our first bottle at about 930am and it wasn’t quite the start we expected but probably the start we needed. Oh the Cayenne Pepper burned my insides for sure! Apparently this will help to jumpstart your system and get you running to the toilet a couple of times for some of that ‘cleansing’. I felt ok after the first bottle, given that my body wasn’t expecting any food in my system till about 1pm.