I write to you from feeling-like-Beyoncè land to announce that I have completed my first cleanse from Dr. Alejandro Junger’s “The Clean Program.” I’ve tried different forms of cleansing in the past because of all of the hype, but The Clean Program hits the ball out of the park. The product from the Clean Program I used was the 7 Day Cleanse. The focus of this cleanse is to support energy levels, promote good digestion (think less bloat), and improve mental clarity. Sounds like the mumbo jumbo promise of every cleanse you’ve ever read about, right?
No mumbo jumbo promises involved with this cleanse. The improved energy I’m feeling as a result of this 7 Day process is the bees knees. In fact, the amount of energy & less bloat I have continually felt during and since the cleanse has inspired my lazy butt to not only make healthy lifestyle changes, but also to order the CLEAN shakes and supplements to keep on hand to use daily. I am so thrilled that Dr. Junger has developed a cleansing program that incorporates high quality ingredients (in the shakes and supplements) and an easy to follow diet structure that I can continue into my oh so busy everyday life. I didn’t know it was possible to feel this good without depriving myself. Well, minus the whole no alcohol (aka no champagne) thing…….
Anyways, now that you’ve read my overall thoughts and feelings on the cleanse, here is a breakdown of how I ate on the 7 Days of cleanse. In preparation for the cleanse (or operation feel like Beyoncè), I grocery shopped for my lunches and for the ingredients I wanted to mix with my breakfast & dinner shakes.
Here is my relatively hassle free grocery list:
2 rotisserie chickens
4 organic avocados
Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter (food of the gods)
2 Cartons of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (goes great with the vanilla shakes and a splash of cinnamon)
Bag of brown rice
Bag of Quinoa
For lunches throughout the cleanse, I chose to alternate between two options: a large bowl of brown rice, quinoa, and chopped avocado with a splash of lemon and a plate of rotisserie chicken & half an avocado. For my breakfast and dinner shakes, I mixed the vanilla shake packets with almond milk, cinnamon, and 2 spoonfuls of almond butter. I highly recommend adding the almond butter to your shakes because it keeps you satiated longer aka prevents you from wanting to gnaw ones arm off. So my days consisted of a morning shake, a packed lunch, and a shake for dinner. You can find a full list of what you can and can’t eat here.
Before I reveal the giveaway I have in store for you guys, I want to mention my favorite concept from The Clean Program called the 12 hour window. According to The Clean Program, the 12 hour window is the amount of time required between the breakfast and dinner shakes to promote the cleansing process while you sleep. The 12 hour window provides the 8 hours your body needs to digest and the 4 hours it needs to cleanse. I made a point to allow myself twelve hours between my dinner shake & morning shake and have continued the use of this concept after finishing the cleanse. I have noticed a significant increase in my quality of beauty sleep. Even if you don’t give this cleanse a whirl, I recommend following the 12 hour window concept to see how you feel!
Ok, I’ve rambled enough about my obsession with The Clean Program – now for the good stuff. If you are interested in trying this 7 Day Cleanse, check out all the invaluable information at The Clean Program’s website here. Also, I am giving away a FREE 7 Day Cleanse for you guys! The more you share this post, the more chances you have to win a free 7 Day Cleanse from The Clean Program ($164 value)! Click on the ” A Rafflecopter Giveaway” link below for all of the instructions. Good luck, my loves!