I am finally at day 3 of the BPC. I cannot wait to eat a normal meal again! Although I haven’t felt starved throughout, I am definitely ready to eat solid foods again and resume my regular, already healthy, eating schedule.
Day 2 was probably the best day for me. Both Ryan and I were full of energy, feeling upbeat and practically bouncing off the walls… well not exactly… but seeing as we hadn’t eaten a stitch of food since Sunday night, it was amazing that we were actually still going and had extra energy to spare. I also had a massage last night, which I highly recommend if you are planning on doing a juice cleanse. Massage helps eliminate toxins and move things around in addition to the rest you are already giving your digestive system.
Day 3 has been a little harder… I have felt some hunger pangs throughout the day, not to mention that the thought of having to down the last and final “green juice” makes me want to barf. I’m just over it. I’m not thirsty anymore, and I want to eat something savory and delicious! I feel a little less bloated, but don’t see much of a change in my body. I haven’t practiced yoga since Monday and I am just ready to get back to “life”.
Overall, I’m not sure I would recommend the BPC. I find it to be an extreme way of cleansing… and although I understand that cleanses ARE extreme — I think next time I would make my own juices, save some cash, and do it for one day only. The three days was a bit too long for me personally. Some people love it, and I get that it makes you feel better, healthier, cleaner, less gassy, whatever it is that you notice if you try it… but still – there are other ways of finding this kind of feeling.
Another thing I have realized through this experience is how much our NYC lives revolve around food, eating, meeting for dinner, drinking, etc. Each time I have thought to myself about the plan of the evening for one of these past 3 nights, I’ve sadly remembered that I would be drinking either bottle number 5 or 6 for dinner, and any plans around eating had to be put aside. It’s all good though… I’m glad I did it for the experience… now I know what it’s like. For what it’s worth, it does take a serious amount of restraint and willpower, and those are always good things to keep in check.
It’s almost time for breakfast!!!!!