My final verdict on the juice cleanse - it worked! When I set out on my torturous endeavor last week, I had a couple of goals in mind - lose a little weight, feel better, look better, etc. After weighing in Friday morning at 132.8, I can definitely check the first goal off the list. This morning, my weight is back up to 134.4 - not surprised since most of the weight I lost during the cleanse was water weight. But it's still much better than the 138.8 I weighed at the start of the cleanse.
Here's a surprising benefit - I still haven't had a diet Pepsi. Pre-cleanse, I craved diet Pepsi. I could easily drink 2-3 cans each day. All weekend, I actually preferred to order water. The diet Pepsi craving is gone. I'm going to try to keep that trend going. Another benefit - losing my craving for fast food. We went to Cane's yesterday after church and I got my usual order - the kid's chicken finger meal. As I was eating it, I thought, "This is pretty gross." Pre-cleanse, I would've inhaled those bad boys then picked at Bryn's leftovers.
Old habits die hard though. Over the weekend, I could've easily fallen back into a pattern of eating out of boredom. Several times my mind went to raiding the pantry (for no reason - I wasn't hungry), but I didn't. I grabbed a glass of water instead.
I'm thrilled with the results from the cleanse. Ryan and I are already planning on making juicing a part of our eating habits. And I think I'll do the Roots Juices 3-day all juice cleanse every 3-4 months. And I'm for sure doing the juice cleanse before Mrs. Texas this year - it was an awesome way to lose some water weight.
Here is a shot of the Watters gown I wore to an event Saturday night - it fit like a glove. When I tried it on a week before the event, it was definitely a little snug.