1. I've discovered that I actually like green juices. That Lean Greens juice with spinach, cucumber, apple, lemon, and parsley? Well, let's just say that before the cleanse, I never ever would have ordered that combination. But now that I've tried it, I can definitely see myself working this one into my real life routine on occasion.
2. I kicked my coffee habit fairly easily (two days of headaches) and now know that such a thing is possible. I'll take that comforting thought with me all the way to the Starbucks on Friday morning.
1. Even though it's all fresh, cold-pressed and doesn't contain anything added, juice by nature contains a LOT of sugar. I'm going to assume that that's the reason my teeth have felt like they are wearing mittens for the last two days, despite my aggressive nightly flossing routine.
2. I'm all about sustainability, so I definitely don't see this as a viable option for long-term health. Juice by Melissa recommends a 1-day cleanse once a week, 3-day cleanse once a month, and a 5-day cleanse every once in a while. I can promise you that none of those recommendations will be working themselves into my routine any time soon. I could see myself doing a 1-day cleanse mayyyybe every year or so, right after the holidays when I'm feeling like I need a healthy kick in the butt. But even that is pushing it.
3. One of the worst parts about this whole thing is the boredom. Eating is a big part of my social life, and I miss going out to lunch with my colleagues and making dinner plans with friends. Knowing that I am ostracized of my own free will is not make things easier.
On the eve of my final day, I feel proud of myself in the way that a masochist might feel after inflicting a particularly gruesome form of torture on himself. Way to go! (Idiot.)