My 3-Day Juice Fast with Pressed Earth

Recently I went on a three-day juice fast with Pressed Earth after reading this post written by Deborah. I was so amazed after reading about her juice-cleansing journey and got curious enough to want to try it out myself! I was ready for a detox!

I then came across Pressed Earth, founded by The Beare brothers. Pressed Earth is “your local cold-pressed juice company, offering healthy juices and multi-day juice cleanses to the people of Perth.”

It was my very first attempt at a multi-day juice cleanse program and I couldn’t decide between doing a three-day program or a six-day program with another cold-pressed juice company from Melbourne. Finally, I decided to go with Pressed Earth as supporting local businesses is always good. Plus, that means my juices will be fresher because they’re produced locally and delivered to my door within the shortest time frame.

Pressed Earth Juices

So, these were my “meals” for three days last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The juices are numbered and they recommend us to consume them in that order, but you don’t necessarily have to. But being the law-abiding citizen that I am (haha!), I went with the sequence they’ve pre-arranged for us:

  1. Greens Kale & Apple – For Iron
    (granny smith apple, kale, silverbeet, cos lettuce, cucumber, celery, lemon)
  2. The Jungle – For Electrolytes
    (pear, pineapple, cucumber, mint)
  3. Greens Broccoli & Apple – For Strength
    (granny smith apple, broccoli, cos lettuce, cucumber, celery, lemon)
  4. Appetite – For Hunger
    (lemon, pear, cayenne, mineral water)
  5. Alphabet – For Circulation
    (pink lady apple, carrot, beetroot, lemon, ginger)
  6. Coco Nuts – For Recovery
    (almonds, coconut water, mineral water)

All the juices tasted good, way better than expected! My favorite was no. 2 “The Jungle” and my least favorite was no. 5 “Alphabet” as the ginger taste was really strong.

I must say that I did fairly well for those three days. I was only hungry by around 8pm every night but by then, I’d be sipping my last juice of the day “Coco Nuts” so it was alright. I wasn’t craving for food or anything. Things weren’t quite the same with Mr S though, haha! Oh yes, he did the juice cleanse with me! Mr S was super hungry even from Day 1 already!

During my Day 1, I got super gassy by around 11:30 am after my second juice. I constantly felt the need to pass gas, which wasn’t very good considering I was in the office during then, hahahahaha!!! The same goes with Day 2. By Day 3, it was much, much better.

There was not much problem with my bowel movement either. It was perfectly normal every morning for the three consecutive days. Had a little bit of diarrhea in the afternoons on the second and third day though, but it wasn’t like bad or anything.

Physical wise, I think I did lose some fats around my waist area. Unfortunately, I don’t have a scale at home so I couldn’t weigh myself before and after the juice cleanse. But, I did take some snapshots of the morning-afters.

From left to right: Morning after Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.

I think my love handles have shrunk by a little (see bottom row). The hip bones also seemed more defined in the top right photo.

All in all, I think my juice-fast went pretty well! It’s not a vast difference but it was still evident. Plus, I felt healthy, great and so refreshed afterwards!

And well, the bad news is, my tummy has gone back to its original size if not bigger after feasting non-stop during the long weekend! LOL.

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Birthday Bash!

Oh hey!! I’m in the mood to blog tonight since I just had one of the most amazing birthday celebration the last weekend!

Yours truly turned a year wiser last Sunday, hehehe… It was a long weekend here in Perth so it made my birthday even better! Pre-birthday celebration started on Saturday afternoon with a picnic with a small group of family and friends at Beelu National Park in Mundaring, hahaha! The weather was… scorching hot – it was around 38 degree Celsius when we reached!

Picnic

I actually thought there would be fields of green grass and a running stream, LOL!

I must say, although there wasn’t much view/scenery where we decided to camp, the food and company was great! 🙂 We had pizzas a while after at Little Caesar’s. The last time I went there was in May 2009! How time flies!

Anyway, fast forward to the birthday bash on Sunday evening!! Hip, hip, hooray!

Birthday banner

Fiona made me this beeeeaaauuuutiiifulll banner for my birthday!!! I love, love, love the colors! They’re soooo pretty and I simply love it! Did I mention that it’s a rather significant birthday for me this year as it’s my last year celebrating as Miss Voon and the last year of my twenties!! *Gasps*

Birthday 1

Birthday 2

Birthday

So. Much. Good. Food!!! The dining table was filled with delicious food and we were all very well-fed that night, hahahaha!! Thanks to all the chefs and bakers for the night!!!

Birthday 3

We used to think that our dining table is too big for the house and for the two of us. But, I always knew it’d be great for entertaining guests! Look how cozy it is having everyone gathered around the table!! Awww…… We should definitely host more parties/gatherings in the future, hehehe…

Birthday 4

Birthday 5

Birthday 6

Birthday cupcakes

There’s always room in our tummies for CUPCAKES!!! Fiona made these super cute and pretty looking cupcakes! Most of all, they taste as good as they look! Those mini Oreos are just too cute! ❤

Tiramisu birthday cake

And this ladies and gentlemen, is my birthday cake – tiramisu chocolate berry cake, made by Mr S!!! I know it looks a little “wobbly” here (lol!!) but trust me when I say it actually tastes divine!! It’s his first time making a cake from scratch (yup, including lining the baking tin!) and yet, it’s a tremendous success! Gotta give it to the man!! Thank you Mr S! I LOVED MY BIRTHDAY CAKE!!! ♥ ♥

Birthday 7

This is a very happy birthday girl. I seriously felt like a kid once again that night… to be surrounded by so many loved ones – family and friends and my husband-to-be!

Birthday 8

Birthday 9

Birthday 10

This is me thinking of what wish to make after everyone sang me the birthday song (both English and Cantonese versions, hahahahaha awwww… <3)..

Birthday 11

Birthday 12

 Hair NEEDS to be fixed. -_-

Birthday 13

Very happy men, hahahaha!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who attended, who sent me birthday wishes from afar, who kept me in your prayers…… I can’t thank you all enough. Thank you for continuing to be part of my life, continuing in loving me and giving me so much joy! A big thanks to my mum, who endured all the pain in giving birth to me 29 years ago, without whom I wouldn’t be here today!! I love you mummy! Most of all, praise be to God for all His blessings upon me all these years and for every second of my life! THANK YOU!!!