Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Friends who juice cleanse together...

*There are many ways to cleanse your body and to juice cleanse. I am reviewing and informing you of just my experience with one and all experiences are my own!* I also kept this VERY honest as I want you to be well informed of my experience. Always take into consideration your own bodies limits or illnesses* 

One time I watched this documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and insert wide terrified eyes emoji right here. It was the most eye opening thing I have ever watched and ever since that day I've been wanting to do a juice cleanse.  So, after years of trying to get up the guts to do a juice cleanse, lots of research, and convincing a friend to join in on the fun, it finally happened. This body was cleansed via juice.

Benefits of juicing- I know most people are probably thinking that juice cleansing is a great way to lose weight. That would be true if you were the people in that documentary who were morbidly obese and juice fasted for 60+ days. However for most this is about getting your body back on track and giving it every benefit to a fresh start. Cleansing is a way to get rid of all the toxins that just naturally build up from your day to day life. It is also a way to give your body a break from working so hard to digest and filter all of the meals we eat in a day. The juice is full of nutrients that your body needs and actually craves every day. It will soak it all up and be so grateful for it.

Now first off let me tell you how crucial I think it is to have someone to do a cleanse with. Texts were sent on the hour of which juice we were drinking, whether we liked it or not, how often we were excusing ourselves to the bathroom (it takes a real bestie to talk of such things), and what kind of foods we were craving. When either of us wanted to break down the other was there to say "NOOOOOOOOO!" It may have only been three days…but that was a long ace three days right there.

So let me break it down for you. (We chose a 3 day cleanse.)
Daily drinking schedule- Wake up drink a milk first which helps get your energy boosted, then you drink a juice every 2 hours. Between the hours your are drinking a bottle of water to keep you hydrated and errmm regular.. :) 

Day 1- Started off with a seriously delicious chocolate coconut milk. This made me happy and hopeful. The day continued on with one juice every two hours with one bottle of water in between. Now you know why the excessive bathroom breaks. Anywho. Day one was easy peasy until someone happened to bring home fries and I shed a literal tear. That was when the "Nooooo!" text came in handy and I downed another delicious milk.

Day 2- Juicing at work proved to be a bit more of a challenge but I still felt great. Then 9PM rolled around and I was pretty sure I was going to pass out/ up chuck. There was a serious pain in my guts and I had the chills. I shot a text to our wonderful juice girl Dani who was so helpful and she gave me tips on what to do and how I could munch on some veggies without needing to feel guilty. So I slept it off (it was a rough night) and I felt better in the AM.

Day 3- I decided to go the route that Dani had suggested and drink the juice through out the day with some added solids (being an apple and a carrot). No more gut ache. We finished off strong toasting off our last juice together at a fashion show. Whilst craving a tuna sandwich though….a tuna sandwich of all the things to crave. That right there shows you that juicing makes your body want things that are beneficial. 

So all in all it was an informative experience. It taught me more about my body than I even thought it would. Although I loved every juice that was provided and felt great Day 1-2 and after, I think I would stick to a one day cleanse from now on. With my ongoing battle with severe low iron and I don't think my body could quite handle trying to battle that mixed with trying to detox. I won't lie that I was a little disappointed in myself for not having the results I wanted. But lesson learned that listening to your body is the most important thing you can do. I love being healthy. I also love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I love fresh pressed juice…some might even say I have an obsession but I dislike gut aches. Life is all about balance. Honestly though I am so happy I went ahead and did this and I know my body thanks me also. The best part of this juice cleanse was having a juice buddy. Ariel kept me sane through out the whole 3 days. Plus it was just entertaining to see how we were both feeling and dealing with the situation. I am prettttty proud of us! To find out Ariel's personal experience check it out HERE.

If you want some amazing juice, Dani Strong is where it's at. She makes the juice right out of her home and she does an amazing job. She is so so easy and fun to work with. Also, she is so willing to answer questions and help a girl out! (or guy…you guys should do this too!)  You can find Dani on instagram at @DANI_STRONG and check out her list of juices HERE. You can call or text her to put in your order at 801-473-8612. Just make sure you tell her Lauren sent you and she will take great care of you! 

Now go get your juice on. Do it. Now.



  1. Eeep... careful on the whole praising the juice cleanse thing. There is lots of research out there against them. Juice is yummy but I'm on the side that disagrees with using it as a meal supplement! Glad you got something out of it though- trying new things is always fun!

  2. That sounds SO good!! i would love to try it when I'm back in UT!!!!

  3. I've always wanted to do a juice cleanse, but it's always seemed intimidating. Love the idea of doing it with a friend!

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