When people hear the phrase “juice cleanse,” they can get all bent out of shape, because they visualize all their favorite foods going away, and being replaced with creepy-looking juices they have to pound down all day long. And you know what’s kind of interesting? They’re absolutely right!
Hey, I’m a health enthusiast, not a health expert; so I don’t fake myself out like I know many experts tend to do. They’ll tell you, it’s not going to be nearly as bad as you think it is. It’s going to taste like this, you can get it taste almost like that – it’s all nonsense. Crappy food tastes unbelievable at times, and it’s why we continue to eat it.
With that being said, the reason why we love the bad foods that we eat on a regular basis, is because our taste buds have de-sensitized due to all the toxins we have in our body. If we were “cleaned out” so to speak, we would not have to fight our way through something like a juice cleanse. But that’s the whole point of a cleanse, isn’t it? We need to get cleaned out, and it has to start somewhere, if it’s going to happen at all – so that means we need to bite the bullet and get ready to go through the process.
Now here’s the thing – even though the title of this has the word cleanse in it, it really isn’t. To be more specific, we at Detox.CleansingDiet.org believe a cleanse is different from a fast, and when you consume only juices, like were talking about in this article, that’s essentially what a fast is. A cleanse is made up of juices, smoothies, fruits, salads, and basically anything water-based – which is why a cleanse can last up to 30 days, but a juice detox (like we like to call a juice fast) can last only a few days at most, before it starts doing more harm than good in the body.
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When I did my first juice detox I nearly lost my mind, and that was because I did it all wrong to be quite honest. Today, I know how to do it so that it’s a breeze, but for someone getting started, I can tell you this – it’s going to be hard, it’s going to suck at times, and you’re not going to like it. But couldn’t that be said about going to work? It’s going to be hard getting up every day to go to work, at times it’s going to totally suck, and there will be times when you’re not going to like it – but you do it anyway!
Why do we go to work? Because we want that paycheck at the end of the week, to be able to provide for our family, right? Well, that’s the same thing here. We do a juice detox because of what we want to be able to do for our body; and that’s being healthy. I don’t go through a fast because I really like it. I’d be lying if I said that. I do it because I know it’s going to help me stay healthy, and if that means I have to suck it up, and go through some discomfort – not pain – just discomfort, for a few days to achieve that goal, then bring it on!
Not to wander too far off the path here, but one of the beefs I have with our society is not how fat we are as a nation today, but how soft we’ve become as a people. I’ve known some fat people that are plain hard as nails; and they’re fat because they want to be fat – plain and simple. These folks are more than capable of shedding it all off if they really wanted to, but for whatever reason, choose to live their life that way. Doesn’t make much sense to me, but hey – to each his own.
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What I’m talking about is all the soft, whiny talk that goes on now.
- “Oh man, my wifi isn’t working, what am I going to do?!”
- “I have to walk to the store? Can’t you drive me?”
Or in this case,
- “I have to stop eating solid food for a few days, so I can let my organs rest and revitalize? How am I going to do that?”
I think we totally forget where we come from as a nation. We came from people that had to go through unbelievable hardships to be able to develop the land as it is today – so if you have to “rough it” for a few days without food, is that too much to ask?
I’m not saying, no water, juice, or food for three days – that would be hard; and that’s what many of our ancestors had to go through at times. I’m saying drink fresh juices, with nutrients in them, for a few days – that’s it! So helpfully that step back, and view of the big picture, makes this an easier process.
Now the easiest way to find juice cleanse recipes is, of course, the same way you came across this article – the internet. However, the reason for this article was to give you a baseline for how to go around searching. If you come across recipes that tell you to blend foods together, you know that’s not a juice detox, that’s a detox cleanse. If a recipe, or program, outlines juicing during the day, and eating fruit at might – that’s also a cleanse. If it stresses juicing during the day, and blending only green superfoods at night – that’s a cleanse as well. A juice detox is a juice fast; and a fast is drinking only liquids.
Once you have this two labels in your mind, you can find a ton of recipes out there that fit well into both categories. Happy hunting, and until next time – learn to take good care of yourself, you’re really the only who can – Nicolas