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To be honest, when I had previously heard the phrase “juice cleanse”, I just assumed hunger and a lot of work prepping was involved. I was wrong! Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to experience a Skinny Limits juice cleanse first hand. It really was a simple process. The hardest part for me was figuring out a good time that would let the juice cleanse kit benefit me and not set me up for failure with a big holiday party or wedding.
All Skinny Limits juices are made fresh to order and delivered immediately after being produced. They are also all completely natural and raw, made without pasteurization or processing. Plus they are vegan and gluten-free.
What Is In the Juice Cleanse Kit?
The standard 3-day juice cleanse kit includes 18 bottles of juices total, in varying flavors and fruit/vegetable combinations. The retail price of a 3-day Skinny Limits juice cleanse is $147. Each day you will drink six 16oz bottles of juice.
The ingredients in each type of juice are listed below:
Pure & Simple (Green Juice): Kale, spinach, parsley, cucumber, apple, and lemon.
Balance (Green Ginger): Kale, spinach, parsley, cucumber, apple, lemon, and ginger.
Green Firefly: Kale, spinach, parsley, celery, cucumber, apple, lemon, and pineapple.
Scorpion Lemonade: Lemons, agave nectar, cayenne, and filtered water.
Crescent Moon: Raw cashews, vanilla bean, cinnamon, agave nectar, coconut oil, himalayan sea salt, and filtered water.
How Does a Juice Cleanse Work?
Once I decided on when I was going to do it, I ordered a week in advance just to make sure I did not forget to order it in time and started to eat more raw foods in preparation like they suggest in the video below. My juice was delivered cold to my door on a Tuesday and ready for me to begin the next day! Good thing too because when they said it was fresh, they were not kidding. My juice was set to expire with only enough time for me to do my 3 day cleanse.
The kit comes with simple instructions and it was all I needed to get going! Each day I would drink 6 16 oz bottles of juice every 2.5 – 3 hours in the order specified in the instructions. They recommend finishing your last bottle of juice at least 2 hour before bed. They also recommend starting out your day with a cup of hot water with lemon to wake up your body, which I really loved and will probably keep on doing this. Some people may do juice cleanses to lose weight, but Skinny Limits even states in their instructions that this should be more for a wellness journey and weight should not be obssessed about.
Overall, I really enjoyed the Skinny Limits juice cleanse and, to my surprise, was full and satisfied the entire day. My main purpose for participating in a cleanse was to detox in preparation for me to lose my last bit of baby weight (if I can even call it that any more) in my Fresh Start Fitness Challenge and to give my body a fresh start from all my sugar cravings. Here are a few notes I took during the cleanse:
Day 1: By the end of the day, I missed chewing and had a very slight headache ,which I was warned may happen. It only lasted about 30 minutes and I noticed it was during the time that I am usually craving sweets at 2:30-3:3- time of day.
Day 2: It got a little difficult to keep with the 2.5-3 hour schedule because I was not as diligent at keeping track as Day 1.
Day 3: That morning I woke up expecting to be tired of it, but I acutally enjoyed all the juices even more than the days previously and even had more energy. I did not even miss chewing like I did on Day 1. My favorite juice had to be the last one of the day, Crescent Moon, which reminded me of Horchata with it’s cinnamon flavor.
The end results: Two weeks later and I still do not have any huge sugar cravings like I did previously. I still find myself looking for chocolate, but I am discovering that is more out of habit than my body REALLY wanting it like it did before the cleanse. I also feel more aware of what I eat and how it makes my body feel. The hardest part of the entire cleanse was keeping all my Littles and Hubby from wanting to drink the juice!
Tips and Tricks that worked for me
- I would fill up my finished bottle of juice with water and my goal was to drink that before it was time for my next bottle of juice.
- I found writing down the times when I had my juices was essential to keep me from forgetting a “meal” and letting my daily activities get in the way of my juice schedule.