I admit it, after much consternation I jumped on the Jus cleanse bandwagon. After struggling to lose both the Norway and Hurricane Irma weight, I figured why not try it. I researched several cleanses. I quickly realized that I would need a cleanse with more than just juice if i was going to be successful. Fortunately, I found a cleanse on Groupon from a reputable company with tons of good reviews. It was reassuring to see numerous people write that they didn’t feel hungry or fatigued while on the cleanse.
Consequently, I bought a 3 day cleanse from Jus By Julie. The cleanse itself was came with nine juice and nine soups. The juices were Sweet Spin Juice (kale, spinach, pineapple, rice milk and mango), Spicy Pomegranate (think master cleanse with pomegranate), and Berry Chia. I enjoyed each of the juices including the Spicy Pomegranate. These juices are blended not cold pressed, so there is considerable pulp in some of them. I don’t mind pulp, but if you’re not a pulp person these juices probably aren’t for you.
In addition to the juices, the cleanse came with 9 different soups. There’s too many to name here, but some of my favorites were: split pea, carrot ginger, red lentil, coconut pumpkin bisque and the detox broth. Each of the soups, like the juices, is vegan, gluten free, kosher, non-GMO and dairy free. If you have sensitivities to any of the aforementioned items, this cleanse will be perfect for you. While the soups have no dairy, gluten or animal products, what they do have is a lot of good flavor. I was honestly impressed with the quality and flavor of all nine of the soups.
Was I hungry on the cleanse? Absolutely, but I’m always hungry. I could eat sixty four Thanksgiving dinners still be hungry. At the end of each night, I was hungry, but I wasn’t dying from hunger. In fact, I had expected to be much hungrier at the end of the day. From a calories perspective, it wasn’t super low calorie, which is good. I felt it kept my calories at a safe level without being too high or too low. Unquestionably, the most surprising aspect of the cleanse was how I felt on the cleanse. Surprisingly, the cleanse left me feeling energetic and amazing. While teaching Zumba on the cleanse, I felt great and full of energy. This was a truly pleasant surprise.
Confession time. The cleanse directions state that you’ are to give up solid foods and coffee creamer while on the program. I have no problem with the food, but admittedly I couldn’t give up my Dunkin. Nonetheless, the cleanse was still effective for me even as I continued to drink my cream laden coffee. I know there’s a cacophony of differing opinions on cleanses, which makes it difficult to truly evaluate their worth. However, at the end of the three days, I was down four pounds and feeling fantastic. It is definitely something I will buy again and something I’d recommend trying.
Where can you buy it? The best option is via Groupon as it sells it for $57 vs. the list price of $125 on Jus By Julie’s website. They ship the juices and soup to you frozen at a cost of $20. Jus By Juile packs their products into a Styrofoam cooler with a generous amount of ice packs. I was impressed that the cleanse survived being delivered to sunny South Florida in the early October heat.