I  had been trying to lose weight for a few months. I’m educated about
the right ways and wrong ways to lose weight but no matter what I did
my body would not release a single pound of fat. I was also having
some other small health issues and knew that my body needed a reset.
Chef V came across my radar at just the right moment. I signed up for
the 5 day cleanse and started on the first available delivery date
which was only a few days away. I was fully committed from the
beginning so sticking to the plan was not a problem. I won’t lie
though, I struggled with detox symptoms the entire time. Even though
I’ve been a vegan for 20 years, I had years of toxins and stress to
let go. I got nearly every single detox symptom mentioned and even
some that were not, like sciatic nerve pain. The symptoms lasted the
full five days for me. In retrospect I probably should have done a
longer cleanse for my body but 5 days was just the right amount
mentally. Even with these symptoms, the detox was well worth it. I
lost 15 pounds, 9 of which stayed off after returning to solid foods
and I broke several bad habits. I nearly always stood while eating.
I’m in a hurry all the time because I have a disabled child that needs
me and enjoying my food is the last thing on my mind. However having
the warm detox soup to look forward to at the end of the day felt like
such a treat that I learned to sit down and savor every bite. I’ve
carried that over to my meals now and it’s been wonderful. I also got
in the habit of drinking more water which has improved my health
overall. And I learned to distinguish physical hunger from emotional
hunger. In addition to all of this, I felt cleaner inside and out. All
in all, excellent benefits and I look forward to doing these cleanses
on a regular basis. I should also mention that even though it is
suggested you pick a good time to cleanse, for me there is no good
time and during my cleanse my husband was in India so I was caring for
our children including our disabled daughter 24 hours a day completely
by myself which means waking every hour or two to adjust her position,
refill her food, or change her bedclothes. Sleep was just not to be
had (as my attached pictures will show) nor was a break of any kind.
If I was able to do this cleanse 100% perfectly in the situation I am
in, surely anyone can do it. However, if I had to make the Green Drink
and soup myself, I would never be able to do a cleanse. The
convenience of this made it possible. No vegetables to purchase,
clean, and juice. No dirty juicer and kitchen to clean repeatedly
throughout the day. No cooking required. Such a relief. I’ve attached
a side-by-side comparison of my face. Both pictures were taken at 4 in
the morning after almost no sleep and obviously without makeup or face
products of any kind and under the same lights. Though I look
murderous in both pictures, you can still clearly see the improvement
in my skin and coloring that can only be attributed to the cleanse.