Ok so after Christmas but before New Year’s Eve, I felt gross. It’s not that I really ate gluttonous, because I really can’t anymore due to my gluten allergy, but I just wasn’t exercising like I typically do, and definitely wasn’t eating right. I just needed to flush out the crap – literally. I took to researching cleanses online that fit 2 criteria:
1. Didn’t cost a fortune (read: more than $100… hey, I’m in grad school and paying for a wedding here)
2. Was easily accessible (read: I needed it instantly and didn’t want to wait for shipping)
I went right to Google and typed in: Whole Foods (the home of all things healthy, right?) Cleanse. The Blueprint juices came up immediately as being available in the store! Score! The typical Blueprint 3 day cleanse is sold online for about $260 with shipping. If I can just buy them at Whole Foods and save shipping, I’m already winning.
But I didn’t want to go all out and starve for 3 days. I never did a cleanse before and I like eating. I figured I’d try just 24 hours first and see how it goes. I found all the juices you get in the cleanse at Whole Foods, and for 1 day it came to $54. WOO! So even if I wanted the whole 3 days, it would still save me $100… ($54 x 3).
DISCLAIMER: I did this cleanse to pump myself up with fruits and veggies and flush out my system/detox. My goal was never to lose weight. If weight was lost, it was just an added side effect. This also totaled a little over 1,000 calories… which for my height, 5’3″ and current weight, was low, but not so low I would be ill.
Here’s the play by-play of my day on the juices and my final check in the next morning: