I’ve done quite a few cleanses in my day. You know that wacky Master Cleanse that Beyoncé did that one time? Where you’re supposed to survive off of an elixir made from lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper? Did it. In case you didn’t know–it’s horrible for you. I lost 5 pounds in 5 days, but gained it all back and then some in the following weeks. I’ve also tried other juice cleanses like the ones from Liquiteria and Blueprint. To be honest, they’re incredibly difficult to get through and the juices more often than not were full of sugar. Some contained twice as much sugar as a can of soda. Keep in mind: Just because something is green or natural doesn’t mean it’s automatically good for you or without health consequences.
Currently I’m on my second day of the Urban Remedy Metabolism kit. This cleanse is different from the others because it involves real food that you can chew. Hooray for chewing! You really miss chomping your teeth on those juice-only cleanses. This particular program is only three days and consists of pre-packaged organic whole foods and juices.
I’ve got to say, the food has pleasantly surprised me. You never know what you’re going to get with these types of programs. I’ve been drinking diet tea and green juice in the mornings and eating salads and zucchini pasta for lunch and dinner. The afternoon snacks are an acai lemonade and the BEST KALE CHIPS I’VE EVER HAD. Really though, the sour cream and chive kale chips were a game changer for me. I’m feeling inspired to start experimenting with homemade batches, but I’ll save that for another time.
So far I’ve been a little hungry, but not starving. I only strayed away from the plan on the first night because I needed a little more sustenance before bed and added a few spoonfuls of chia seeds to my evening green juice.
I also didn’t weigh myself before starting this cleanse because I didn’t want the focus to be on weight loss, but rather on rebooting. I’ve been going overboard with the sweets lately and eating really clean like this for a few days usually helps get rid of bad cravings and pushes me back on track.
The kit is a bit pricey, but so far it’s the best cleanse I’ve been on.
One more day to go!