I eat healthy 90% of the time. One year ago if you asked me about a cleanse my answer would have been there is no way I could go without eating. Now when asked to join friends doing a cleanse, I didn’t even hesitate. The progression of my healthy lifestyle made this experiment relevant and exciting.
We did a juice cleanse by a company called Blue Print. They offer 3 different levels: Renovation, Foundation and Excavation. I just figured if I was going for it, why mess around. I chose the Excavation Cleanse. This is the most intense of the three recommended for vegans and others who have eaten raw before. The main difference between Renovation and Excavation is 200 calories. Those 200 calories can be a lot on a 1,000 calorie daily program!
We do not need to eat all of the time. You really learn that with a cleanse. Surprisingly, the low caloric intake did not starve me. At least not initially. I supplemented with green tea in the morning and was always drinking hot lemon water, tea or the juice. My energy level remained constant. There was no mid-day lull. In fact, I felt increased energy.
The habit of not reaching for food or eating took effort, but the most difficult part of the three day cleanse was day 3 from 4pm. From that moment on, I was starving. Doing a cleanse is all mental, clearly we don’t need all that we eat. Three days of vitamin packed juice and a ton of liquids should not be that hard. If it had been a 4 day cleanse, I am not sure day 3 would have been so difficult.
Would I recommend a cleanse? Yes. Would I do another cleanse? Yes. The Blue Print Cleanse is easy to follow, tastes good and very convenient. Downsides include finding the right time to do a cleanse and the expense ($195 for 3 days). The upside is a sense of accomplishment and hard reset when it comes to dietary intake. It is a win, win in my opinion.
I have a little suggestion for Blue Print. It would be very cool to have this cleanse at airports. Flying cross country is such a great time to do a daily cleanse, but we are unable to get the juice through airport security. What a great way to avoid all airport food and arrive at your destination feeling healthy and energized!
I was not compensated by Blue Print for this review and I purchased the product. As always, all opinions are my own.