BluePrint Cleanse a second chance, by doing the Foundation Cleanse. My first attempt was a little weak, okay majorly weak (click here to read). So this time around, I purchased The 3-Day Cleanse book by Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss, the same women who created BluePrint Cleanse, to get more motivated. Although, I find this little project expensive, I am finding it worth the money, since I don't own a juicer and would just like to see if I even like the way I feel during and after a cleanse.
Okay, so my first day:
-6:30am: Woke up and made a cup of hot water and lemon, to wake up my digestive system.
-7:30am: Juice 1 - Green Juice (Romaine, Celery, Cucumber, Apple, Spinach, Kale, Parsley, and Lemon), which was so hard for me to drink the last time. I just couldn't get over the flavor. This time around though, it was much easier to swallow (still not my favorite).
-9:00am: Got to work, and attempted to drink a cup of green tea, but it kind of made me nauseous, so I stopped.
-10:00am: Juice 2 - P.A.M. (Pineapple, Apple, Mint). I am in heaven! This juice is so refreshing, I wish I could have it the entire cleanse, but I guess the green juice makes me appreciate it more.
-11:00am: Lots of water in between my juices.
-1:00pm: My coworkers order burgers and fried chicken salads. The smell makes me hungry, even though I don't eat those things.
-1:30pm: Juice 3 - Green Juice again. This time is went down much easier - I think I am getting the hang of it! The colder it is, the better! You can also add some lemon juice if you need to, to make it taste better, but I was fine without it.
-2:00pm: Note to self - Don't read food blogs or look up restaurants while you are on the cleanse. You are torturing yourself.
-4:00pm: Juice 4 - Spicy Lemonade (Water, Lemon, Cayenne Pepper, and Agave Nectar). This drink is refreshing, my second favorite to P.A.M.
-5:30pm: Lots of water before leaving work and getting on the subway. I have never peed so much in my life!
-6:30pm: Juice 5 - Green Juice AGAIN. Went down fine...but why am I watching Chuck's Day Off?Tomato tart, pork chops, and Chuck himself are looking really good. I don't even eat or like pork chops, but I do like Chuck.
-7:00pm: I spy peppernuts that my roommate's mom has sent him. STOP TORTURING ME. He is making a lentil soup right now, and the place smells like onions, garlic, ginger, and spices. Thanks friend.
-8:30pm: Juice 6 - Spicy Lemonade again. A BluePrint Cleanse client typically gets the cashew milk for their last juice, but I lied and said I was allergic to nuts. Last time I had the cashew milk, it kind of grossed me out, and had a chalky texture (I am a big texture girl). Although, the lemonade is good, I am regretting not trying the cashew milk again.
-9:30pm - Drinking some Kusmi Detox tea while watching Top Chef Masters, and browsing through my new book Martha Stewart Pies and Tarts.
-12:00am - Sleepy time.
Overall, I did not feel hungry at all, but I thought about food all day, which was hard. One thing I did notice was I felt more focused throughout the day, and maybe it was from the cleanse or maybe it was because I wasn't daydreaming about what I was going to make that night or have for lunch. Physically, my typical bloodshot eyes were clear, a true miracle. I am thinking it is from all the hydration.
I will keep you posted on how my last two days go. Wish me luck!
UPDATE: To read about my second day, click here, and my third day, click here.