Today another juice cleanse popped up in my inbox for a place I’d never heard of called Nektar Juice Bar on Gilt City, in Santa Monica California(delivery to Chicago).
Last week a cleanse for a new place in Old Town called Element223 was on Gilt…and it feels like a new spot is popping up all the time. Thank goodness, I mean I love Blue Print and all, but one can only take so many #1s before they go insane.
I did a little looking around to see what is out there as far as what’s offered for Chicago as far as juice cleanses go and they all look very similar. 6 juices per day with 5 being fruit and veggie based and one nut-milk type drink.
So what is the most cash friendly? See below:
Nekter Juice- Santa Monica, CA- Gilt City- nektarjuicebar.com
3 day- 129 Gilt City (normally 165)
5 day- 180 Gilt City (normally 269)
Juice Rx- Chicago- juicerxcleanse.com
3 day- 210
5 day- 345
Blue Print- NYC- blueprintcleanse.com
3 day- 195
5 day – 195 + 130
Element233- Chicago- element233.com
3 day – 185
5 day- 300
3 day- 195
5 day- 255
3 day detox/meal plan (4 juices, 2 meals and a dessert) 165
By yesterday afternoon I was doing pretty well. The hunger had subsided and I felt like if I wanted to work out, I would have enough energy to do so.
Also- my stuffy nose had completely cleared up. This is a strong indication that I should be cutting all dairy from my life once again.
But around 7:00pm I hit a major wall and was tired of being miserable so…around 9pm I broke and enjoyed a crab cake and french fries from Hugo’s Frog Bar.
I didn’t get sick or feel sick and this morning I kicked off the day with another juice which provided me instant energy.
So even though I only lasted a day and 3/4, I got exactly what I wanted from this cleanse.
- I hate cleanses.
- Eating clean foods will make me feel better and clear up any sinus problems I’ve been having.
- I should be adding green juice to my life on a daily basis, something my best friend Ryan Preuett has been telling me for months.
For you who are interested in the lbs part of this cleanse- yes I dropped some weight. No idea how much since I never step on a scale (unless at the doctors, where I turn my head and ask them not to tell me what I weigh). My guess is about 3 lbs of mostly water weight since my favorite pair of jean shorts are pretty baggy today.
My friend Anne Marie who does this cleanse on a regular basis and LOVES it- says she averages about 8lbs per 3 days.
If you’re interested in; going thru hell/torture/starvation/cleansing/teaching yourself what your body NEEDS vs WANTS/getting a glow then check out: