It’s come up a few times lately so I thought I’d answer it. A joule is simply a measure of energy or a unit of work, if you will. But check your food labels and you’ll see that you can determine your calorie intake in KiloJoules or KJ. Turns out one thousand Joules is equal to one calorie! So there you have it. But enough of this. What you really want to know is how I fared on my three day raw food cleanse with JouleBody! So, read on!
It all started with a green juice.
Well not exactly green. More like orange-y green. In color. In content it was certainly green. And it texture? Let’s just say, I was caught off guard. I didn’t expect to be chewing my juice.
No. Absolutely not. Put the cap back on and go get a hot tea with Milk and sugar like you do every morning.
But I took another bite–um… swig.
And then another.
The chewing wasn’t really that bad. And I knew that all that actual fiber meant I would not be hungry in 7 minutes like I usually am with a liquid breakfast. That alone, was motivation enough.
Down the hatch.
An hour later – I went for dessert.
Don’t judge, not any dessert – the JouleBody Detoxifying Brownie bar clearly marked “EAT ANYTIME”.
And so I did.
It was de-lish! I actually saved half for later anticipating that I’d need a pick-me-up. My lunch time juice was a bit darker and more intense although no less chunky. Lucky for me it was time to EAT! And since I was beginning to feel a bit waterlogged, I was pretty darn happy to burst into one of prettily packaged tubs of food. Edamame Guacamole greeted me warmly and I hugged it right back.
By late afternoon it was time to dive into the Lemonade style drink. I fully expected a sweet and slightly hot concoction. The hot was there. The sweet, not so much. Of course, my rational mind chimed in. Why would you put sugar in a drink you mean to be de-toxing with. That would defeat the purpose right? Right! I had to concur.
Did someone say dinner? Yes, more food! My Japanese salad was refreshing and I polished it off swiftly and topped it off with the rest of my Detoxifying bar.
The following days were largely similar with a couple of high points (and a few low ones).
~Juices – I’m not a great juicer but they definately got better. And they didn’t leave me with that weird furry feeling on my teeth like some of the sweeter, tarter juices do.
~Spaghetti Squash with Pesto. Yes sir, I’d like another please. And maybe one more.
~Soup – bring it on – really good stuff.
!Kitchari…always leaves me wanting. Try as I might to get excited about it – I fail.
~Japanese Salad – Yummers – could eat that one all day long!
Assessment? I have to say the major benefit for me was psychological. Heading into a juice only cleanse is emotionally daunting for me. I’m always sure I won’t make it and half the time I have to supplement with the little cheat sheet they provide. But with JouleBody – I didn’t worry at all. I knew I’d be able to tackle the whole cleanse because I was getting proper nutrition in all forms and the very act of opening up a container and reaching for a fork is extremely satisfying. Knowing that your body is about to be nourished has a calming effect. Marrying that feeling to actual energy rich food that truly feeds your body the best possible food sources was really the icing on the cake.
Add to that, my meeting with JouleBody founder Yvette Rose totally blew me away. She is a full hands on entrepreneur. She creates her marketing, cooks in the kitchen and sources the very best eco-friendly containers for her product. She is completely devoted to her clients and wants to be sure that healthy living doesn’t always mean deprivation. There is something about knowing the person that made your food that gives it another element. A connection to your food and the people who make it is important and seeing her darling smile behind each bite really made me happy to continue.
Total Joules consumed? Just about 14,000 per day – or 1400 Calories – but who’s counting.
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