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Myself and a friend, V, began a makeshift juice cleanse based off Drew Canole’s Alpha Reset. For those of you who don’t know what a juice cleanse is; it essentially involves drinking homemade juice every three hours for a matter of days (plus lemon water and supplements in between). No food allowed. Just juice.
Most might consider this unnecessary torture or the best weight loss secret since weight watchers. The idea behind the juice is that you can give your digestive system a break by relieving your body of the work it needs to break down edibles. Consuming vitamins in juice and nothing solid allows your liver a break, and ensures that you do not lose any essential nutrition. Once your digestive system starts back up again with solid food, you will be able to absorb more nutrients than before; your digestive system will not be as worn out.
DC claims that afterwards – if you join his legacy club and follow his specific juice and diet plan- that this will give you more energy throughout the day, you won’t have a craving for processed foods, and you will melt unnecessary fat off of your body. Sweet deal huh? 5 days of fasting, diet plan and voila! New body.
I am a poor, soon-to-be grad student. I don’t have time for all this purchasing the legacy plan stuff. However, I do have the time and money to purchase a juicer, and a heap of veggies. DC’s Alpha Reset diet plan seemed like the way to go in cleaning my body without the severe diarrhea we hear about from similar ventures. Also, since I’m not a fan of starvation, the fact that the fourth and fifth day of this diet involves eating a protein source greatly appeals to me. Adding to that, Drew Canole is very good looking, and I would like to be very healthy and good looking as well.
And so, V and I set forth to conquer our starvation fears and kick our processed food cravings! (Maybe even lose a couple pounds?) This is a short diary of our adventure.
V and I decided to plan out specific juice recipes that we would use during our 5 days. We set out to fulfill this list at Walmart and Stop N Shop. Although I hate supporting big corporations you can get a very cheap juicer at Walmart for around $30-$40 (hypocritical, I know). Food is pretty cheap too, and we decided we did not have enough money to go organic on this one, even though DC recommends it.
Side note: Juicing involves an exorbitant amount of fruits and veggies. We returned to fill V’s fridge and it looked like a hanging, frozen garden in there; complete with soil and bright colors.
We were well on our way, and super excited to start. Main thought that day: I WANT TO FEEL CLEAN!!…on the inside!