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Juice vs Juice

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

Peeled– PeeledChicago.com

3 day- 195

5 day- 255

3 day detox/meal plan (4 juices, 2 meals and a dessert) 165


Windy City —-> West

Hey look at me- I’m blogging from the air.

Just one of the reasons I love Virgin Airlines- I can be online while I watch TV. It’s like I never left work…wait- that’s not cool- I’m on vacation.

Anyhoo..I’m on the way to LA for the 3rd Annual Windy City West event at M Street Kitchen. It used to be called LGO, but somewhere along the way the name got swapped out. The event is basically a big party for LA celebs and people who have a Chicago connection. The Melman family bring out all the best Chicago food staples and it’s a really fun event that I look forward to every year.

Then tomorrow I leave for Cabo- where it will hopefully be warm enough for a bikini.

Which leads me to the juice cleanse results.

I decided to quit juicing after a solid 5 days, because on Friday night I had a glass of wine (or two) to celebrate one of my best friend’s birthdays. Clearly Saturday morning I woke up feeling like death and decided that was the day to chew again. My first meal was from Lux Bar; a crab cake, veggie burger and baked potato. I had about 5 bites before I felt sick and had to take a pause. My fault- they tell you to break the cleanse with veggies and broth, not remoulade…but whatever. Saturday night I had a salad and Sunday morning, I finished the salad after my workout and I felt fine.

Would I do a cleanse again? Hells yes. I felt lighter, more aware and alert, my skin felt softer, eyes looked brighter and I SWEAR my eye lashes grew.

And the part ya’ll prpbably care about- I lost weight. Probably a lot. I didn’t weigh myself before…but on Saturday am pre-meal I weighed much less than I think I normally do. I’d say I dropped about 5 lbs, even my airbrush tanner Jenn Dias noticed.

I will also say that my for junk food cravings have been muffled. Today at the airport I didn’t even have McDonald’s breakfast…which NEVER happens.

I have added back some of the water weight that I lost, but I still feel much more svelte than I did a week ago…and that was the goal.

And with that-

“I’m leaving…going back home to the West Coast. I wish you could put yourself in my suitcase.” – Coconut Records

Day 3: Juice Freedom

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 realized:

– 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: