We get a lot of questions about juice cleanses here at Fit Bottomed Girls, and we’ve largely shied away from them for a simple reason — we do not believe the key to weight-loss is deprivation, and when we thought about consuming nothing but juice for days on end, honestly, that sounded like a lot of deprivation. Plus, lasting weight-loss doesn’t occur over just a couple of days, so the idea seemed like a bad fit.
But then, I checked out some cocktail mixers over on Fit Bottomed Eats from Ritual Wellness, a company that also does juice cleanses. The mixers were delightful (and would’ve been even without booze added!), and it got me looking into their other products, which was when I realized that they really weren’t shilling a few days of juice as a way to lose weight, but rather as a way to reset habits. I mean, they even call it a “reset cleanse.”
With a few holiday-related habits (mostly relating to crackers and cheese, but wine and caffeine were also making more appearances than I’d like), I decided to give a Ritual Wellness 3-Day Seasonal Reset Juice Cleanse a try. Here is my story. (Insert Law & Order sound here.)