I would like to introduce myself- my name is Stephanie Elkind and I am Director of Health Coaching for Joos and have a health coaching practice called Hand in Hand Nutrition. The first time I tried a JOOS cleanse was almost 3 years ago and previously I had never had a fresh organic, unpasteurized vegetable juice before. My trainer was organizing a group cleanse so I thought I’d give it a try. I apprehensively tried 1 week at first- didn’t think I’d last that long- and by day 5 I was feeling amazing! And added another week, then another. Three weeks of JOOS and I was hooked and at least 8-10 pounds lighter- but that wasn’t my primary goal. I wanted to see if I could reduce my cravings for carbs, sugar, wheat, dairy and caffeine. That happened so seamlessly I couldn’t believe it! I learned that I can feel great when I am eating well, and I don’t feel as energetic and productive when I am not. Soon after I couldn’t wait to start working with JOOS. I’m still a foodie- love to cook and bake and dine in restaurants but I try really hard to maintain a healthy balance.
So why am I so excited to start this Chia JOOS cleanse? Like many clients I’ve had way too much fun this holiday season and need a little help getting back on track! I always eat relatively healthy- tons of veggies and fruit, lean protein, whole grain,… but its what I’ve been adding to the mix that I need the break from. Doing the cleanse helps me regain the mindfulness I need to eat well and enjoy my choices. I’m looking forward to the discipline it gives me. I tried the Chia JOOS a couple of times and love it! So come Monday morning I’ll be drinking my JOOS and weaning myself from caffeine. Stay tuned!