Wednesday, September 2, 2015

EVOLUTION JUICE CLEANSE





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Today I wanted to talk about my latest obsession- JUICE CLEANSES! They seem to be the talk of the town (and Instagram), and after doing a few I can understand why. I like to do this 3 day juice cleanse about once every two months. It is so great for getting back on track and for kicking off weight loss. Once I'm done with a juice cleanse I always feel more energetic, mindful, and my cravings for processed foods goes down. Trust me, after having nothing but juice for three days, the idea of a salad is marvelous!

There are plenty of different options for what type of juice cleanse to do, how many days, make at home vs buy. I say do what works best for you. I personally like to get the Evolution Juices because I work full-time and I'm too lazy to set aside the time to personally juice one million different veggies for a cup of green juice. I have mad respect for those people, and one day I will be one, but today I am your typical lazy juicer. Having said that, there is nothing wrong with buying the prepackaged juices. Evolution juices are high pressure processed and all ingredients start fresh. Just make sure to check the expiration date b/c nothing can ruin a day more than a sip of expired juice.

3 DAY JUICE CLEANSE 

**On any of the days you can have 1 cup of almond milk for protein and green tea for energy and LOTS of H2O.

DAY 1:
9:00 am: Spicy Lemonade 80 cals
11:00 am: Sweet Greens and Lemon 100 cals
1:00 pm: Organic V 140 cals
3:00 pm: Sweet Greens with Ginger 100 cals
5:00 pm: Essential Vegetable 70 cals
7:00 pm: Smooth Greens 100 cals


DAY 2:
9:00 am: Spicy Lemonade 80 cals
11:00 am: Sweet Greens and Lemon 100 cals
1:00 pm: Organic V 140 cals
3:00 pm: Sweet Greens with Ginger 100 cals
5:00 pm: Essential Vegetable 70 cals
7:00 pm: Smooth Greens 100 cals


DAY 3:
9:00 am: Spicy Lemonade 80 cals
11:00 am: Sweet Greens and Lemon 100 cals
1:00 pm: Organic V 140 cals
3:00 pm: Sweet Greens with Ginger 100 cals
5:00 pm: Essential Vegetable 70 cals
7:00 pm: Smooth Greens 100 cals

What are the nutritional facts for each juice? I linked the nutritional info to each juice above.

What are the restrictions? No coffee, alcohol, or any type of food during the cleanse. Limit exercise to light bc of low calorie consumption.

Will I be starving? In all honesty, you will most likely feel hungry during the cleanse. I tend to have the hardest time on day 2. If you absolutely can't take it, reach for raw veggies or salad with lemon juice as the dressing.

How much does it cost? This specific cleanse costs around $30 a day. The juices average around being $5.00 each. Sometimes you can find them on sale though (stock up when this happens)!

Where can I buy the Evolution juices? Safeway, Whole Foods, Fresh & Easy, Sprouts, Starbucks.

Do you lose weight on the cleanse? I tend to lose 3-5 pounds after completing the cleanse. The hardest part is trying to keep that weight off (mostly water weight). Remember to eat healthy and exercise after for best results.

Overall, I would recommend that everyone try this cleanse at least once. It gives your digestive system a break, detoxes your system and adds an extra boost of nutrients to your day. In the long run, the secret to a killer body and well being is through a healthy lifestyle.  A well balanced diet consisting of lean meats, whole grains, fruits, veggies and minimally processed foods will achieve the most long lasting results. A juice cleanse will just speed up the process though!

Now get juicing!

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