We received the 2016 Q1 Bonus Box from Rakuten Affilate Network earlier this month. In our #RANBonusBox, there was an offer for a complimentary JUS by Julie juice cleanse (#JUSBYJULIE). We redeemed that offer this week and one of our associates (call him Brian) is currently attempting a JUS by Julie 3-day cleanse in the hope that it might get him off to a fast start as he strives to achieve his #weightloss #goals by #summer.
Spring starts Sunday
We all know what that means. We won’t be able to hide our winter belly under our jackets and coats. While our motto here at My Fashion Wants is love yourself wholly and completely no matter what shape or size you’re in, we appreciate that everyone has a size and shape at which they feel more comfortable in their skin. And sometimes we go above (or below) that size and lose some of our confidence and Joie de vivre.
We stress that it is important to be able to feel good about yourself and to love yourself regardless if you are a size zero or a size twenty-two; but you should also strive to be the strongest and healthiest, most authentic version of yourself.
Our associate Brian is 27. He has carried extra weight most of his life. He loves to eat. Who doesn’t? But with too much good eating comes a few extra pounds if you’re one who is disinclined to exercise. And Brian doesn’t love to exercise, so his freestyle eating has meant that he’s been mostly over the weight range for his height. It doesn’t really bother him that much, but he’s been wanting to loose a few pounds (maybe 10 to start and 20 – 30 eventually), and so we thought he would be the perfect person to try the JUS by Julie 3-day cleanse to jumpstart his efforts to shed a few pounds.
Brian’s JUS by Julie 3-day cleanse
Brian started his JUS by Julie 3-day cleanse on Friday March 18th 2016. He did the requisite complaining about the silliness of the whole thing. He’s not one to try “fads”. And the thought of not eating any solid food for 3 days was not appealing to him. But amid his complaining which lasted up to about juice #4 (there are 6 juices to consume for each day), he managed to successfully complete the first day. We’ll check in with him later today to find out how he felt upon waking up this morning, and to track his Day 2 progress.
In the meantime, we’re sure some of you are wondering:
Do Juice cleanses really work?
From the editor: One of the ways I have restored my body to health when things have gone a little awry is by avoiding solid food for periods of time ranging from 3 days to 30 days. While I have never tried any JUS by Julie cleanses, I have been doing solids-free diets since 2012, so I can attest to the effectiveness of not eating solid food for 3-day, 5-day, 7-day, 10-day, 14-day, 21-day and 30-day stretches. But it’s important to understand that it’s what you do after the cleanse, fast or whatever you want to call it, that makes the difference. Because if you go right back to your unbalanced lifestyle of eating more than your body can burn and not doing any work to help your body burn the excess, you’ll gain back what weight you lose as quickly as you lost it.
Back to Brian…
Brian continues his JUS by Julie 3-day cleanse today. He hasn’t checked in with us yet. We’ll write another update to detail how he manages on Day 2 and Day 3.
In the meantime, if you’d like to try a JUS by Julie 3-day cleanse on us, drop a comment and let us know how we can reach you.