My friend / client / witch-doctor Claire recently hosted a cleansing workshop / 1-day juice cleanse. Now, I tried a 3-day juice fast in the Fall and only made it 1-day before the caffeine withdrawals became too intense and I threw in the towel for a cup of coffee and some sweet potato hash browns.
So Claire promised me if I would try again she would hold my hand through the whole thing by coming over and watching Wes Anderson movies with me all day. My rad ass employee, Kristin, thought that sounded like a good time and came over with her collection of Wes Anderson DVDs. And Jeremy is always along for the ride. So the four of us made an epic fort in my living room (complete with mosquito netting), sipped on juice and watched Wes Anderson movies all day long.
We carefully paired our juices with the color palettes of the movies. We all began feeling pretty superior in our decision to not eat any solid food for the day. But around 1PM we all started feeling a little antsy and had a hard time watching anyone eat anything at any point in time.
Around 6PM we took a break to go do a Yin yoga class taught by Claire. It was a beautiful distraction from all the not eating we had been doing that day. Our last “juice” for the evening was a veggie potassium broth that we heated up and ate with a spoon.
If you know me in real life you have probably heard me describe myself as an eater – so the one day cleanse was pretty much all I could tolerate. It was a great way to detox, hydrate and flood all the cells in my body with all the good enzymes juice has to offer. I surprisingly woke up the next morning feeling like I could go another day on juice. But I’m not going to lie – I was beyond happy to break my fast with some good ol’ breakfast. I was so immensely grateful for every single bite, chew and swallow.
So here’s where I’ve got to give a shout-out to Claire and her Vidya juice cleanse. If you’re local to OKC Claire can provide fresh cold-pressed juices for 1-day, 3-day or 5-day cleanse programs. She also hooks you up with loads of knowledge, supplements, and tea. If you’re not local and have your own juicer you can hire Claire to coach you through a cleanse. She begins with a consultation, either in person or over the phone depending on your location, to discuss your health history, goals, and needs to craft a special juice-based cleansing plan for you. She provides all the steps, recipes, shopping lists, body care practices, and food plans to help you transition in and out of your cleanse. She’s also available the whole time by phone, email and Skype for support, accountability and questions. Her coaching offering is $200.
You can email Claire at email@example.com for more info. – you can also sign up for her newsletter at www.vidyacleanse.com (which will soon be a full functioning site with a blog, recipes, etc.)
Dislcaimer: while Claire is a client of mine, she did not pay me for a feature here – all of my glowing opinions and recommendations are my own. All Vidya juice images are by the ever talented Greer Inez.