Juice Cleanse: Don’t Try This At Home


Sara Xibos, Staff writer

Day 1

Breakfast – For breakfast the cleanse said that I had to drink a cup of green juice. The green juice that I had consisted of pineapple, apples, mango, banana and kiwi. After I drank it, I was fine and I felt full so I left for school. But as the morning continued I slowly began to feel dizzy and I had cotton mouth. Then I slowly began to have a headache and I was hungry. I felt like I had a cold. As the morning went on even more I was totally out of it. I’m usually more of a quiet person but now I was talking and I didn’t even care what I was saying. It became harder to think and it was just awful.

Lunch – For lunch I had to drink a smoothie that consisted of cherries, vanilla, cinnamon, kale and almond milk. It was absolutely disgusting. It made me really cranky and my headache worsened. I got annoyed really easily too. I still feel dizzy. I hate this.

Dinner – For dinner I had a vegetable salad which consisted of carrots, lettuce, tomatoes and cabbage. It was really bland because I’m not allowed to put any dressing on it. I still have a pounding headache and I’m really out of it. I was home alone when I was eating dinner and I thought I heard someone talking. I don’t know if I’m hallucinating or I heard someone outside. I’m miserable.

Day 2

Again for breakfast I had the same green juice but this time I ate carrots too so hopefully I don’t get hungry before lunch. I wasn’t as dizzy or irritable today so I guess that’s a good sign. I also drank more water today so I didn’t have cotton mouth. After that I still had a bit of a headache but this definitely isn’t as bad as yesterday.

Lunch – For lunch I had another smoothie but this one consisted of coconut water, kale, avocado and pineapple. It was terrible, probably because of the kale but I won’t get rid of it because the recipe said it has to be in there. So I guess I’m going to have to push through. I still had a mild headache and I still was a bit grouchy but it is day 2 so I’m used to it at this point. I got hungry closely after drinking my smoothie and that was horrible because I had to wait until dinner until I could eat again.

Dinner- For dinner I once again had a salad because that’s what I was told to do. This time though I added avocado to my veggie salad and it wasn’t too bad. It was still very bland but I’m just going to have to get over that. I really don’t like doing this cleanse because I’ve had a headache every day and I always have cotton mouth no matter how much water I drink. I can’t wait until this is over. Later on I was talking to my mom and she asked me “Why are you so angry today?” but I didn’t even respond because I just wanted a nap.

Day 3
Breakfast – For breakfast and for the final time I had the same green juice that I’ve been drinking for the past two days. I still had cotton mouth and a small headache. This cleanse hasn’t made me feel better at all. In fact I feel worse. It’s harder to pay attention in school now and I’m always annoyed it. I’m so happy that this is the final day.

Lunch – For lunch I had another smoothie which was made of almond milk, kale, avocado, vanilla and cinnamon and liquid stevia which is an organic sweetener. It tasted horrible! I’ve hated all these smoothies and after this cleanse I don’t want to see another smoothie again for as long as I live. I’m tired of having a headache, eating bland food and drinking disgusting smoothies. I wish I didn’t pick this for my project because it’s making me miserable.

Dinner- Once again, for dinner I had a large green vegetable salad but this time I added quarter of an avocado and herbs. It was less bland that the other two days but it still wasn’t that good. Since this is my final meal of the final day of the juice cleanse I would have to say that this was a terrible experience and I feel even worse. I’m drowsy, annoyed and irritable. I’ve been craving a taco since this whole thing started and I can’t wait for tomorrow when I can actually eat. I hated this.