I’ve never done anything like this before, I think the most important thing to mention in the review is that it is very EASY to get through this cleanse. It was not at all what I was expecting.
I’m 49 M, and started the pre-cleanse on a Monday weighing in at 199.
The pre-cleanse was relatively easy, you just need to prepare in advance and if you’re not used to eating clean, it might be tricky at first. But do yourself a favor and plan what you will eat for the pre and post cleanse.
Weening myself off of caffeine was the hardest part. I am a 3-5 cup of coffee drinker per day. I weened myself off with green tea.
I am also normally a big eater. Breakfast, big lunch and full dinner.. every day, so I was expecting to be starving for 3 days. I wasn’t.
I literally followed the plan almost to the minute. I don’t know that it’s necessary, but it happened to work out for me this week.
Day 1 – Had my detox tea first thing in the AM, it was good.
Next up, the green drink. As far as green drinks go, this is great. Now don’t expect a tropical kale smoothie, you are getting a good tasting blended fresh vegetable drink. Got to work and made my shake. I tried the chocolate first. It was ok, I’ve had better and I’ve had worse protein shakes. You have to shake the heck out of it to get it mixed.
I had my 12:00 Green Drink while my coworkers had cheeseburgers. It was no problem. By 2PM, I was feeling a bit of a buzz. I wouldn’t say High Energy, but I felt good. Had my green drink and then my shake at 3 and drank all the recommended water between. Drank my 6PM green drink on the ride home and was looking forward to my soup at 7. I had the Carrot Ginger Soup, it was great. Honestly, it’s almost something that I would order in a restaurant (if it had a little salt and maybe brown sugar). It was flavorful enough and I enjoyed it and definitely kept me full for the night. When I woke up on day 2 I actually felt a little dehydrated, so I noted to up my water intake at night.
Day 2- I got on the scale in the morning 3 days from the pre-cleanse and I was down 5 lbs.
Getting through the day was equally as easy, no buzz, a little bit of an energy dip in the afternoon, but I get those dips on days when I’m eating big meals and drinking caffeine. Now, I don’t have a job that requires a lot of physical activity, so your mileage may vary. I switched from the chocolate shake to Organic cinnamon flavored one. I liked it a lot better. I seasoned the soup with some cayenne pepper and fresh ground nutmeg, and made sure I drank at least 48oz of water after dinner.
Day 3- Woke up on feeling good, and down 8lbs.
I don’t know if it’s in my head, but my skin felt and looked better to me. Got through day 3 without issue and feeling great. No cravings for fatty foods, candy or caffeine all 3 days. I don’t know how it works, but it’s pretty amazing.
Day 4 post – cleanse.
Woke up down 10 lbs. had my green drink , followed the routine , but cheated with coffee.
Day 5 – post cleanse.
Woke up down 1 more lb, for 11 total. Had my green drink, going out for dinner , so probably won’t stick completely to the “eat this ” list, but will definitely make healthy choices.
I’m giving Chef V 5 stars.
The program was pretty much as advertised, and I lost weight. I’ve also been to the Caldwell store and had a smoothie prepared by Chef V herself, and she is really nice and friendly!!
Easy, Drinks aren’t bad, lost 11 lbs in 5 days.