Sambazon 3-Day Juice Cleanse
These guys are doing it right. Down where they gather their super acai berries in Brazil, the Sambazon founders talk about the Triple Bottom Line and how that helps:
- The rain forest itself,
- Farmers of the rain forest,
- Sambazon’s customers.
If you count, most companies are usually pretty only interested in #3 or even a #4: their investors, which is actually their #1 (and often only item on the bottom line). Plus they have really pretty packaging, which does its job: it’s appealing, it looks delicious. Ah, marketing.
Speaking of marketing, I’m actually kind of a hard-core juice faster. I don’t need pretty marketing to get me to drink juice and shakes and go on extreme diets. That said, I’ve been wanting to shed a few pounds and haven’t been pushing it hard enough. I hit my goal weight a year or so ago (hard part) and I’ve managed to hover right around it (harder part). If I want to get under that weight, it’s going to take an exponential bit of determination (hardest part). I needed a little marketing, a little fluff, a little bit of pretty packaging to get me over this next hurdle. Do what it takes. Right?
Juice Cleanse Day 1
I now remember that nasty “lemon juice and cayenne pepper” cleanse we did several years ago! Although this isn’t as bitter, it’s tart. Good, that makes me think it’s doing something, right? The old, “If it tastes bad, it must be good for you!” But it doesn’t taste bad. As with pretty much anything, you get used to it. It reminds that you’re doing something different these three days.
The 3-container package I bought came with a beautifully designed booklet with some background on the product, the company, and the juice cleanse. It suggests healthy meals to eat during the cleanse or if you want to go all in, you can do all liquid, all the time.
Juice Cleanse Day 2
Went to sleep a bit hungry last night, but went to sleep early so it wasn’t a painful night. I actually enjoy going to bed a bit hungry. Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. If I eat too much at night, especially late and especially heavy food (especially red meat, which I don’t each much of at all anymore) I’m almost guaranteed to sleep poorly, have nightmares, and wake up with a calorie hangover.
I had a bowl of carrots and snap peas in the afternoon, which saved me as I was getting hungry and the juice wasn’t curbing that hunger. It got me through the evening and then the chocolatey-milk-tasking “Recharge” drink pulled me through. Compared to Prepare, it’s like a liquid chocolate cake!