The Karmic way to cleanse

Karmic Juice Cleanse. Photo: supplied.

Karmic Juice Cleanse. Photo: supplied.

Karmic Cold Pressed Juice Cleanse

karmiccoldpressedjuice.com.au

The promise

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.

The reality

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.

The pay-off

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.

The bill

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.

 

 

 

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