Wednesday, January 22, 2014

the juicy details

I can't tell you how many times I've reblogged photos on tumblr of someone holding a Pressed Juicery juice and then proceeding to caption it with how adamantly I want to try one of their cleanses myself. Celebrities such as Emma Roberts, Ashley Benson, Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and my personal favorite, Whitney Port, have all been snapped with PJ juices in tow, so they must be great, right? Right.  When I saw that one of my favorite blogs, The Sorority Secrets, was holding a contest to win a 1-day Pressed Juicery cleanse, I jumped all over it. I generally have terrible luck with contests, so when I found an email from one of the sweet girls over at TSS informing me I'd soon be juicing the day away, I nearly lost it.

If any of you follow me on any sort of social media, be it twitter, facebook, tumblr, or instagram, I'm sure you've seen my incessant complaints about being on bed rest the past few weeks. After weeks of mild illnesses, I found myself really ill on New Year's Eve, and after some blood work, found out I had a nasty viral infection. And then two days later the doctor called and said I had strep throat as well. It's been a really fun-filled few weeks, in case you were wondering. After running out of Netflix shows/movies to watch and sleeping entirely too much, I started feeling better a few days ago- just in time for my juice cleanse to arrive! It really was great timing, because juice cleanses allegedly "rejuvenate" and "refresh" your body, which, after these illnesses, was exactly what I needed.

The good:
  • Although I only did a 1-day cleanse, I still felt a huge difference the next day. I slept well the night of my cleanse, and I woke up easily and without my usual groggy, I'm-ready-to-kill-whoever-speaks-to-me-first attitude (which never happens).
  • Juicing gives your colon time off from digesting. Something else that almost never happens. Sorry for eating nonstop, colon....I just love food so dang much.
  • Your body feels very light and fresh the next morning, which is a really awesome feeling.
  • There are enough juices that if you space them 2 hours apart, you don't get hungry the way you'd think you would. I felt very satisfied the whole day! The only time I got on tumblr and scrolled through a pancake tag (it took everything in me not to make pancakes) was right before bed. Once I finally convinced myself I was doing more harm than good by looking at food, I headed to bed and fell right asleep!
  • The vanilla almond juice before bed tastes like ice cream. Trust me when I say you'll be wanting ice cream by the end of the night. That was a very strategically placed juice. Well done, Pressed Juicery, well done.
  • I have never felt so hydrated in my life. The chlorophyll water and aloe vera water were a godsend. I don't know if I could have done the cleanse without them (and a 1.5 liter water bottle to chug in-between juices to secure that hunger pains wouldn't interrupt my day).
  • Overall, just as the juicing myths go, you really do feel very rejuvenated and cleansed by the next day. I loved my cleanse, and I'm ready to try a 3-day cleanse next! 

The bad:
  • I have never really leaned towards veggies...I'm more of a fruit kinda gal. I think this prevented me from falling head-over-heels for my green juices like most people do.
  • Although I felt energized the day after, I felt a little weak the day of the cleanse.
  • Whether it's TMI or not, I'll go ahead and say it: I had to pee more than a pregnant lady that day. So my advice would be to do a cleanse over the weekend or on a day off from work.
  • Although I got my cleanse for free, if you are looking into trying one yourself, they can cost you a pretty penny.

Happy cleansing!
xo Susie


  1. That is so awesome that you won the contest! I really want to try those juices as well, I see them all over Instagram. Great pictures (:

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