Karmic Cold Pressed Juice Cleanse
A four-day, low-fructose cleanse designed to detox the body and mind; Karmic Cold Pressed Juice aims to address a range of problems including fatigue, foggy brain function and – most appealingly in my case – sugar and caffeine cravings. I have a soy flat white problem I cannot shake.
Four days without food is no one’s idea of fun, and the idea of existing on eight juices a day was daunting. But they were surprisingly delicious and satisfying, and by day three I was into the swing of things. I did miss eating, but was surprised to discover my daily 4pm chocolate cravings disappeared. By the end of day four, I was less interested in sugar and eagerly anticipating … poached eggs.
Detoxing is actually good for you. Who knew? I felt healthier than I have for a long time, with more energy and shinier hair.
The cleanse had me reassessing my eating habits: I’ve barely eaten any chocolate since. And if that’s not life-changing, I don’t know what is.
The pain factor
Bedtime came around very early (caffeine withdrawals are painful) and I missed my social life. Melbourne’s love of dining out is hard to swallow when you’re not.
Who should do it?
Anyone looking to give themselves a pre-summer reboot or – like me – break away from bad habits. I can definitely see the benefits of a seasonal cleanse.
My four-day “Yin Yang” juice cleanse costs $249. There are four cleanses to choose from (and some of them include food!)
Would I do it again?
I won’t pretend it was easy, but the rewards were worth the challenge. Yes, I’ve gone back to coffee, but two weeks later I’m still a lot more aware of what I am – and, perhaps more crucially, what I’m not – eating every day.