Wednesday, January 9, 2013

BluePrint Juice Cleanse



BluePrint Cleanses.  Renovation Level.
Hello lovelies!  So a few days ago, I completed 3 days of the Renovation level of the BluePrint cleanse (BPC).  I've tried to do a fruit and veggie cleanse in the past and I ended up not being able to handle it (you can search on my blog for "cleanse" to check out some old posts).  I was determined to get through just 3 days of a juice cleanse as a way to purge my system of my holiday "fun" and to get myself back on track.  Before my wedding, I was in the zone and I just want to get back to that state of mind.  What I wasn't determined about, was the price.  

A good quality juice cleanse isn't cheap.  I spent weeks researching different companies across the country, only to find they were all around the same price.  I lucked up on a Rue La La "sale" and got the BPC 3 day cleanse for $155 + $30 for shipping, roughly making each juice $10.  The juices are also sold at Whole Foods for about the same price, but I liked the idea of having super fresh juice, sent to me all at once (it is shipped overnight via FedEx).  And plus, there is no guarantee that Whole Foods will have each juice that you want.

So I am not going to try and sell you on the benefits of juicing.  I'm only going to share my experience. I think so many people are curious about how I did it because I am not shy about my love of food and if  I don't eat every 2 hours, I am cranky, mean, bitchy... etc.  Which is probably why my husband wasn't too thrilled about me doing this.  So here goes.  I tried to keep a diary to detail when I drank each juice and how I was feeling, as well as the weight loss I experienced.  Just a warning, it is clear that I am an over-sharer, so if poop grosses you out, it is mentioned below.  You have been warned :).

Juices:

  1. Green Juice - Kale, Apple, Ginger, Romaine, Spinach, Cucumber, Celery, Parsley, Lemon
  2. PAM (my second favorite) - Pineapple, Apple, Mint
  3. Green Juice - Kale, Apple, Ginger, Romaine, Spinach, Cucumber, Celery, Parsley, Lemon
  4. Spicy Lemonade - Lemon, Cayenne, Agave
  5. CAB - Beet, Apple, Carrot, Lemon, Ginger
  6. Cashew Milk (my favorite) - Cashew, Vanilla, Cinnamin, Agave


Day 1
Until 10:30 a.m. - As instructed by BPC, I snacked on apple slices, water, and herbal tea until my juices arrived.
10:30 a.m. - #1.  Has a very strong parsley smell but the actual taste isn't overwhelmingly parsley.
12 p.m. - #2. Very refreshing and not overly sweet.
2 p.m. - #3.  Note to self.  Don't let the green juice get too warm...
4:43 p.m. - I'm feeling kind of light headed.  Why did i do this again?  Drank some water as I was leaving the office to hold me over a bit longer.
5:15 p.m. - #4.  This is good, but I wish it was spicier.
7 p.m. - I am not a huge fan of this one but it is much better than I thought.
9 p.m. - LOVE the cashew milk but it does get oddly lumpy towards the end.

Day 2
***Down 3 pounds***
7 a.m. - Drank warm water with lemon and I'm actually not hungry, but I am kind of gassy (sorry TMI, you were warned).  No poo this morning so I am drink some laxative tea (I really like Smooth Move).
8:49 a.m. - #1
11:11 a.m. - #2
1:25 p.m. - #3
3:30 p.m. - Time for some laxative tea.
5:00 p.m. - #4. Starting to feel light headed so I guess it was time for a juice.
8:00 p.m. - #5.  Sigh.  Still feeling light headed a bit. 
10 p.m. - #6.  Thank God!  Time for cashew milk!
Midnight - Bedtime

Day 3
***Down 1.4 pounds***
7 a.m. - Chamomile with lemon and then some warm water with lemon.  Still no poo.  WTF!
9 a.m. - #1
10:09 a.m. - Poo!  Finally!
11: 15 a.m. - #2
2:00 p.m. - #3
4:30 p.m. - #4.  Now I seem to have the hang of this...
7:14 p.m. - #5
10 p.m. - #6.  Wow.  I really did it.  I will miss the cashew milk though.

When I woke up the next day, I was down another pound, so I lost a total of ~5 pounds and I was back to my pre-holiday weight.  Woohoo!

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