Okay, so here is my absolute honest review of the Suja one day renewal juice cleanse.
I’ll start with taste. Step 1 was really good! It tasted like spicy lemonade, a combination I never thought would be pleasant, but it was. It leaves a little bit of a burn going down your throat, but nothing painful or anything like that. Step 2 tasted like straight up grass. That is the only thing I can think of to describe it. Step 3 was my favorite. It tasted like an apple banana smoothie, and I love, love, love smoothies.
Results. I don’t really think there were any. When you do this cleanse, you are supposed to also follow their meal plan, which I did. Don’t do it. Seriously, don’t follow the meal plan. They give a lot of options for each meal, and these are the ones I went with because I had everything for each meal already in the cupboard and momma don’t have the money to go grocery shopping every day, okay. Breakfast: one medium apple and 20 almonds. Lunch: one banana with 1 TSP of almond butter. Dinner: white bean and kale salad eaten at least 3 hours before you go to bed and don’t eat anything else afterwards. Wut. Why would anyone want to starve themselves like this? I was sooooo hungry throughout the day, I ended up snacking on almonds literally all day. The next day my stomach looked really flat and my abs were extra noticeable…probably because I starved myself the previous day. When I worked out, though, I had 0 energy. My body didn’t have anything useful from the previous day to convert into energy that could be used in my normal workout. I had to quit halfway through chest day because I was so fatigued and dizzy. Before you ask, yes I was hydrated. Even when I was doing the juice cleanse, I drink at least 70 ounces of water every day, so that wasn’t an issue. The day after that the bloat was so real. I drank even more water than normal so I wasn’t feeling so crappy and I loaded up on food that first day after the juice cleanse, so the second day I woke up and looked like I was 4 months pregnant. It was crazy, but at least my body felt better and I had my energy and strength back.
This is my own personal experience with this specific juice cleanse, maybe other people have had better results. I wouldn’t do it though. A flat tummy is not worth torturing yourself over. That is NOT body posi, people. Love your body no matter what!
*side note: I tried the juice cleanse because it was the Monday after St. Patrick’s Day weekend and all the alcohol and junk food I consumed throughout the weekend made my body feel gross…like…physically gross not mentally.