Watch Cooking Channel

How to Survive a Juice Cleanse

One of the best things about our lives is that we eat for a living. We travel the country for Unique Sweets eating the best desserts each city has to offer, and then we get sent to Manhattan to get made up all purty and talk about what we ate on camera. We sip cocktails at some of the best and most innovative watering holes in the world, and even get to banter with the brilliant bartenders slinging those libations. Before you think we’re bragging, let’s talk about: our muffin tops, dresses that don’t fit, and a general feeling of malaise that comes with eating like you mean it. It’s not all sunshine and cupcakes.

So after our final trip for this season of Unique Sweets — currently airing Sunday nights at 10:30pm ET –  Georgia decided that the best way to get back into the swing of things was a good ol’ juice cleanse. (Note: we live in L.A. Can you tell?)

Those in the know claim that a juice cleanse is a great way to rid your body of toxins, lose a few pesky pounds of belly fat, and get back on track with your normal healthy eating/working-out lifestyle. Sounded like just what was needed. After plenty of research, and one failed day of managing her own juice cleanse using her Vitamix, Georgia decided to go with the three day Foundation cleanse from BluePrint Cleanse. After getting through the cleanse, here are a few of Georgia’s tips:

1. Get Excited
Go ahead, hype it up. Going into a juice cleanse dreading every drink and planning for failure is a self fulfilling prophecy. Tell your friends all about the cleanse so you have someone to get excited with, and also someone to own up to… also so that they know not to invite you out to your favorite burger place on day two.

2. Don’t Beat Yourself Up
As much as I would like to tell you that I followed through with the juice cleanse exactly as planned and shunned food for the entire three days, I’d be lying. I’m not a liar. By mid afternoon on days one and two I was STARVING. Instead of giving in and eating the entire contents of the fridge, I had the foresight to know that this might happen, and therefore had made a batch of quinoa the day before. After half a cup of the protein-rich seed, I was back on track. By day three I wasn’t jonesing for quinoa, but it was nice knowing it was there — just in case.

3. Pay Attention To Your Mind & Body
Okay, so you slipped up and had that half a cup of quinoa…or maybe it was a slice of cheese or your roommates leftover Chinese food. Whatever. Keep going with the cleanse! After a lifetime of eating, completely shunning the enjoyable act of CONSUMING FOOD — even for a couple of days — is hard. Discipline takes practice, and quitting the cleanse completely for one slip up is like punishing yourself. Instead, acknowledge your slip up, and use it as a tool to understand your eating patterns and triggers. I learned that every time I leave the house, the first thought that pops into my mind is “what am I going to get to eat while I’m out?” Now I can pay attention to that thought instead of just blindly following through with it.

It’s taken me gaining and then losing ten+ pounds in the last couple years to really understand moderation and how to take care of myself in this business of food. I’ve also learned that there’s no easy fix, and that being healthful is a lifelong effort. Eating healthy isn’t a default for me, though, so this juice cleanse was a great way to refocus my eating habits from all gluttony, all the time, to being more mindful and self aware.

Also: I bet the beet  juice would be great in a nice gin cocktail. What, is that bad?

Tags:

Comments (1304)

  1. top 10 tablets posted 09/26/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here are a few of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]…

  2. tera power leveling posted 09/27/2013

    tera gold…

    Buy WoW Gold cheap at TERS4SALE.Get The Best Deals On Tera Gold,Rift Gold,WoW Gold From The Largest MMORPG Virtual Trading Network,We Offer You The Best Gold…

  3. ffxiv power leveling posted 09/27/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  4. are speaking posted 09/27/2013

    Title…

    [...]that will be the finish of this article. Right here you’ll obtain some web pages that we consider you will enjoy, just click the hyperlinks over[...]…

  5. fut 14 coins pc posted 09/28/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    You’re conducting a wonderful job…

  6. click here posted 09/28/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  7. stte farm auto insurance posted 09/29/2013

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are several entirely not related web-sites to ours, nonetheless, they are certainly worth going over[...]…

  8. guild wars 2 power leveling eu posted 09/29/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  9. prosperity cash machine posted 09/29/2013

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  10. Defiance Scrip posted 09/29/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  11. aquaponics system posted 09/30/2013

    Title…

    [...]below you will discover the link to some internet sites that we assume it is best to visit[...]…

  12. serviced suites singapore posted 09/30/2013

    Websites worth visiting…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worthed[...]……

  13. wellbutrin xl and steroids posted 10/01/2013

    TrackBack…

    ItГ­s my first pay a visit to this site, and I am really surprised to see such a nice quality YouTube video posted here….

  14. Title…

    [...]the time to read or take a look at the material or websites we’ve linked to beneath the[...]…

  15. Title…

    [...]please go to the sites we follow, like this 1, as it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  16. best pizza in singapore posted 10/02/2013

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

  17. Pizzeria posted 10/03/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are useful [...]……

  18. best web hosting posted 10/03/2013

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are a lot of entirely not related websites to ours, nevertheless, they are certainly worth going over[...]…

  19. permanent life insuranc rates posted 10/03/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every when in a though we select blogs that we read. Listed below are the most up-to-date internet sites that we choose [...]…

  20. sexy bodysuits posted 10/03/2013

    Title…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a number of unrelated data, nevertheless really really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got much more problerms at the same time [...]…

  21. home page posted 10/04/2013

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

  22. glipizide peak posted 10/04/2013

    TrackBack…

    When I want to place gallery or LightBox or even a slider on my website I forever attempt to use jQuery script in favor of that….

  23. duphaston molecule posted 10/06/2013

    TrackBack…

    I actually wanted to write a brief comment to be able to say thanks to you for some of the nice suggestions you are writing at this site. My particularly long internet lookup has finally been paid with really good ideas to talk about with my family. I …

  24. What Is Skinny Fiber Pills posted 10/06/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  25. apartments in north viera posted 10/06/2013

    Wikia…

    Wika linked to this site…

  26. swtor power leveling posted 10/07/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  27. tenpoint vapor posted 10/08/2013

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

  28. forex review posted 10/08/2013

    Sources…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, however, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]……

  29. pure health garcinia cambogia posted 10/09/2013

    Title…

    [...]although sites we backlink to below are considerably not connected to ours, we feel they’re truly really worth a go by, so possess a look[...]…

  30. visit homepage posted 10/09/2013

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are numerous totally not related websites to ours, however, they are certainly really worth going over[...]…

  31. Defiance Power Leveling posted 10/10/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    My very own sincere apologies for not saying thanks to sooner…

  32. runescape power leveling posted 10/10/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    we can provide that power leveling faster and safe ,welcome to place order on our website…

  33. rift platinum…

    Fast RIFT platinum for sale: $1 exchanges thousands gold. All PLAT, power leveling, CD key and time cards never delay. Your all in one solution for RIFT life…

  34. rift power leveling posted 10/10/2013

    TSW Pax Romana…

    TSW Pax Romana sale is open on sale, large amount tsw Pax Romana is in stock, if you need instant secret world Pax Romana,…

  35. free webcam girls posted 10/10/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a fan of linking to bloggers that I like but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  36. sto power leveling posted 10/10/2013

    wow power leveling…

    WoW power leveling is our primary service! 5 Years Leading wow power level service. Buy fast wow powerleveling from NeverBan…

  37. healthy vegan desserts posted 10/12/2013

    Sources…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, however, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]……

  38. kandy mccashland posted 10/12/2013

    Title…

    [...]usually posts some very intriguing stuff like this. If you are new to this site[...]…

  39. lotro power leveling posted 10/12/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    Kudos…

  40. sunday austin notary public posted 10/12/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  41. safe power leveling and gold…

    My very own honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to you earlier…

  42. lotro power leveling posted 10/17/2013

    safe power leveling and gold…

    I’m not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t come upon such a point like this….

  43. Spin Rewriter 4.0 Review posted 10/17/2013

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool web-site which you may well appreciate. Take a search in case you want[...]…

  44. you could try these out posted 10/18/2013

    Title…

    [...]we like to honor lots of other world wide web websites on the net, even though they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages really worth checking out[...]…

  45. freelance copywriters posted 10/19/2013

    freelance copywriters…

    [...]The info talked about in the write-up are some of the top accessible [...]…

  46. hca garcinia cambogia posted 10/20/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here are some of the internet sites we suggest for our visitors[...]…

  47. tera power leveling posted 10/20/2013

    rift platinum…

    Fast RIFT platinum for sale: $1 exchanges thousands gold. All PLAT, power leveling, CD key and time cards never delay. Your all in one solution for RIFT life…

  48. xplocial review posted 10/20/2013

    Sources…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, however, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]……

  49. viridian energy posted 10/20/2013

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

  50. how to make a beat posted 10/22/2013

    Title…

    [...]usually posts some quite intriguing stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c