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Friday, April 13, 2012

Cooler Cleanse & Giveaway


© 2012 Jessie Kaufman

Today I started a 3-day Cooler Cleanse. It's a raw juice (only) diet. You drink six specially formulated juices each day over the corse of three days to detox. Light exercise and sauna time is encouraged.

I've always been one of those people that's curious about juicing. I also think it'll be a great way to continue with my diet.

Check to back to see my progress for the next three days and enter the giveaway below to win a 3 Day Cooler Cleanse for yourself. 



Day 1: Eating the Cooler Way
Cooler cleanse recommends that you eat the "Cooler Way" for three days before your cleanse, but insists you at least do one. I chose to do one, and started yesterday. Yesterday I ate salads, yucca, and for full disclosure, had a cocktail or two. (They don't recommend the cocktails) I know I'm used to eating vegetarian, but for some reason didn't get around to cooking anything I really wanted to eat  yesterday, so I went to bed pretty hungry.

Day 2: First Cleanse Day
I woke up around 7 this morning and had two glasses of water with lemon, as Cooler Cleanse recommends. I read the New York Times and answered emails while I waited for the FedEx package to arrive. Cooler Cleanse ships over night, and you start your cleanse as soon as you get it. Mine came around 11am, so I was pretty hungry at that point. I started out with the Sweet Green. It sort of tasted like bananas, and I really don't like bananas so I was put off... once I read the ingredients and saw that there were none, I talked myself into thinking that flavor was the apple and spinach. Overall, it was ok. Right now I'm drinking the watermelon & lime. It's really good. It'd be even better with a little tequila. I'm not feeling tired or hungry, and the juices are pretty filling. So far, so good.

*It's 2:30 and I'm waiting until my next juice @3:00. I have a slight headache. I'm not sure if I'm hungry or if I just want french fries. I've been wanting french fries for days.
*5:30 I cheated and had a little bit to eat. My headache was too intense and I wasn't prepared to take a tylenol without something in my stomach. I don't feel worse, but my headache has dissipated, and for that I'm grateful. I also just had the Young Coconut Water. I'm really surprise now nutty it is. I like it. I haven't had a problem with any of the three other juices I've drank so far today.
*11:00pm I'm having cravings for the most ridiculous foods. Like Chic-fil-A,  I haven't had that since College. Day 2 ended fine. I'm not hungry at all, but I miss the satisfaction that I get from eating. There's no 'Wow- this is really good!' when you're drinking juice.

Day 3: 
I woke up not really hungry still, and I braved the scale and I'm down two full pounds. That's motivation enough to keep going for me. Two things- I did not sleep well at all last night, and my face is breaking out.
*1:30 I've been doing my typical weekend cleaning, dusting, laundry, vacuuming, dishes- nothing crazy, and have noticed that I'm sweating a lot. Nothing I'm doing should warrant sweating- it is really humid in Chicagoland today, so that could be playing a role. I'm also feeling very present. If you've read any of Eckhart Tolle's books you'll know how he talks about living in the now. That's exactly what it feels like. Still not hungry. I've had two juices so far today, I'll be drinking my third in a half hour.
*5:30 half hour until my 5th juice. I'm feeling tired. I was hungry earlier and had two big glasses of water. That helped a lot.

Day 4: 
I slept really well last night, despite there being thunderstorms. I also did a mud mask before I went to bed last night and my face has cleared up. As far as weight loss- I didn't lose anything yesterday. Which is odd, because I was moving around a lot yesterday. Today I decided that I'm going to keep this going by transitioning into 10 days of mostly vegan, 100% vegetarian. Usually when I'm doing my 5-meatless days I'm craving beef. With this cleanse I'm craving salad. I figure, it's a perfect opportunity to take advantage of that.
*4:00 again with the unnecessary sweating, dizzy, and really hot. I ate an all-fruit popsicle after this and it stopped.
*8:00 just drank the last juice.
I can see a sandwich in my future.

Day 5: Overall thoughts & total weight loss
After doing this cleanse, I've thought about two things- 1. I get too much of my satisfaction from what I eat. Even if I make a healthy salad, I try to make it one of the best salads I've ever tasted. I've really gotten into a routine of making something that is really hard for dinner -knowing it'll be good and feeling happy, excited, etc about it. I really noticed that when dinner was juice. 2. Cravings will go away. Usually I succumb to them if it's been a day or two, and on cleanse day 4, they had all basically stopped. Overall, I lost 4lbs. The biggest side effect was the dizziness. Keep in in mind I have an inner ear problem and was taking my medication, but I don't know if the juicing interacted with that. I'd probably do it again, if I found myself needing a reset. I also want to note, some of the reviews that I read about Cooler Cleanse said some of the juices tasted horrible. Other than one, the Brazil Nut Juice, I didn't think any tasted bad.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED
To enter the giveaway to win your own 3-Day Cleanse leave a comment below for each entry. Keep in mind there is one mandatory entry and you must complete it to win.

Giveaway opens Friday, April 13th and ends Sunday April 22nd at Midnight Eastern Time.
Winner will be announced Sunday April 22nd. 

1. Mandatory: Leave a comment below telling me why you'd like to try this cleanse
additional entries
2. Like Cooler Cleanse on Facebook or Follow them on twitter
3. Come back on Saturday April 14, or Sunday April 15th and cheer me on
4. Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook or Twitter. Please leave a link to the tweet and directly share the giveaway on Facebook from Living Mostly Meatless.  (2 available entries)
Winner:
Congrats Kristen!
Please email me your shipping address at livingmostlymeatless@gmail.com
Winner has 48 hours to claim their cleanse, if the winner doesn't contact Living Mostly Meatless within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. 





*don't forget to go to the homepage and enter the newest giveaway :)


There's a total of 6 entries per person here. Please remember to leave a separate comment for each.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free 3-day Cooler Cleanse for this review, but was under no obligation to give a review, or to give a positive review. All views are honest, and my own. Please consult your Doctor before trying any new diet or cleanse. 

126 comments:

  1. I want to try this to lose weight. I've also heard It does great things for your skin.

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  2. I just want this because I need to detox. I've been eating terribly lately.

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  3. I like cooler cleanse on facebook

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  4. I loved the Cooler Cleanse! Hope it continues to go well :)

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  5. I would love to try something like this just to kick-start my system. I hope it goes well for you--looking forward to hearing about your experience.

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  6. I'm looking forward to reading your next installments, Jessie. I've always been intrigued by the idea of cleansing, but have never worked up the courage to try it, mainly because I'm sure I'll be famished without real food. Maybe your posts will convince me to give it a go.

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    1. I thought I'd be starving too. I'm not at all. I just want to chew something.

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  7. In have always wanted to try a cleanser. I am hoping it will kickstart a diet too.

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  8. I am a Cooler Cleanser twitter follower.

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  9. This looks like it may work! I've shared FB & Twitter!! See ya! I'll check back in Saturday or Sunday!!! You can do it!!!!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement! Please leave a separate comment for each entry though. I don't want to forget and not count them. Thanks & good luck! :)

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  10. I've always wanted to try a healthy cleanse. My last attempt was that weird cayenne pepper lemon juice cleanse which no matter how much self convincing I did was horrible to swallow. I love juice of all sorts and need something to kick start a diet(and stop this Mexican food binge I've been on lately). I don't have fb or twitter anymore( left both to give myself over to blogs and real life haha)

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    1. I've tried that one too... I agree.. So bad!

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  11. I've always wanted to try a detox, but never found a 'healthy' & safe one. This one seems to be more suited for me.

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  12. ^ same person lol. I've followed on fb but can't find their twitter. Also good luck & continue blogging about how it is :)

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  13. I have been eating too much on-sale Easter candy and need a reset!!!!! BAD!

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    1. Good luck! I did not have a Reeses egg this year, and I'm sort of sad about it.

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  14. My eating habits have been terrible lately...too many packaged/processed foods. A juice cleanse would help me to start fresh!

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  15. I liked Cooler Cleanse on facebook

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  16. I love your blog! I was a vegetarian for about 3 years but I started phasing in some meat dishes because it was just getting too difficult and expensive to get the proper nutrients. I've been looking for a new way to jump-start a diet plan and this cleanse looks great. I'm very interested to see your thoughts on it.

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  17. I also liked Cooler Cleanse on facebook. You can do it!

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  18. would love to try this...have read for years of fasting and cleansing but was afraid to try..following her posts gives me the the courage to try...

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  19. I would like to try it just because I've never done a cleanse before

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  20. I've always been curious about juicing, and though I'm skeptical I'd love to give it a try before I make any rash judgments about it! What an inspired idea.

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  21. I would like this cleanse for a good kick start to losing weight.

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  22. Following Cooler Cleanse on FB

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  23. You are doing great. Makes me want to try

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  24. I'd love to try this cleanse to kick start my weight loss!

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  25. Like Cooler Cleanse on Facebook - Stefanie Gladden
    & Follow them on twitter - @steffers516

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  26. you're doing awesome with the cooler cleanse!! getting healthy!

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  27. tweeted - https://twitter.com/#!/steffers516/status/191263031911653376

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  28. I am currently trying the Thrive Diet (raw vegan) and I am feeling really good. I would love to further cleanse and detox my system and I'd never heard about the Cooler Cleanse until I came across your blog-I'd love to try it!

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    1. I should check that out. I want to try to go raw this summer.

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  29. I love to do short cleanses but have never done any juicing. This one sounds like the best of both worlds - would love to try it! It would be VERY HARD for me to live without coffee for three days, though...

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    1. I'm kind of going crazy without it. Yesterday I had a big headache. Today, I've been fine. I'm really tired though.

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  30. You go girl. Id love to try this !!

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  31. I need a cleanse to get past my plateau!

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  32. You can do anything you set your mind to!

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  33. I have always interested in doing a juice cleanse too, but I am really nervous about because I'm not the greatest at sticking to things like this. I hope it goes well for you. Good luck!

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  34. I've seen this before but the price keeps me from trying. I'd love to give it a shot though.

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  35. i want to try it to feel better and detox, my skin is awful at the moment.

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  36. How is it going what are your side effects. Drink lots of water u can do it

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  37. I would love to win because I have been trying to loose weight and can't this would be something I would love to try.

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  38. U can chew peppermint gum or ice has worked for me in the part hope that help and good luck

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    1. No side effects other than a little dizziness/clumsiness and breaking out a little. Thanks!

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  39. Dizziness..., oh my! You can do it

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  40. I've always been curious about doing a cleanse. I'm not sure I have the willpower for it but I'd be willing to try.

    I hope the dizziness gets better for you though!

    counting_shipwrecks at yahoo dot com

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  41. I just finished the 3 day cooler cleanse..love it!! after my third day wish I had a 4th or even a 5th day of juices:( It def makes you think about what you put in your body. I like feeling lighter
    bhutpepper@gmail.com

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  42. You can do it! the young coconut water is amazing bhutpepper@gmail.com

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  43. I found out about this cleanse/this website through foodgawker. I have been trying to find some sort of cleanse to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle for myself. Ive been reading up on the color cleanse and it seems delicious and amazing! I would love to try it but I can't afford it!

    If you are still doing it/finishing it off, keep it up!

    And thank you for your input on this cleanse!

    Amanda :)

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  44. I am STILL finishing up the Easter Candy and need a reset. Would love to win a cooler cleanse!!!

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  45. Loretta alg789@yahoo (dot) comApril 16, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    I'd love this for my hubby. He's always looking for cleanses he can do, and this would be so easy!

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  46. I'd like to try this cleanse because I want to get my health and fitness in gear for the summer.

    kmaury85@gmail.com

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  47. I liked Cooler Cleanse on FB

    Kmaury85@gmail.com

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  48. Shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/KAshleyM/status/192015784174829568

    kmaury85@gmail.com

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  49. Glad to hear the feedback about the Cooler Cleanse. Been very tempted in trying it out before I begin my Insanity workout this next month.

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    1. I would love to try insanity. Definitely don't have the $ for it though.

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  50. I am dying to try this cleanse! Done blueprint already an want to compare.

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  51. Liked on facebook and followed on twitter

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  52. I have been researching cleanses and this one seems to have the best reviews. Would like to detox to get back on track for spring/ summer. I am always hungry and trying to break my cravings.

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    1. you know, day 1 off of it, I haven't craved anything. So weird.

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  53. Hi, thanks for posting your experience with this! It sounds amazing. I would like to win the 3-day cleanse to give to my sister. She lost her job recently and is a single mom who struggles to take care of her fabulous son. She would love a Cooler Cleanse but I know she would never spend her money on it. So I'd like to enter to win it for her! Thanks!

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    1. aw! so nice of you! fingers crossed!

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  54. I have also followed Cooler Cleanse on FB.

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  55. Oops! Meant to say LIKED on FB.

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  56. I have never tried a cleans but I'm very interested in staring one in hopes it will just be another step of getting healthy.

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  57. Bethypo00@yahoo.comApril 16, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    I hear it's the "coolest cleanse" out there!!

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  58. I just got over a case of the shingles last month and thought that a cleanse would help with the final stages of the recovery. I have been looking at Cooler Cleanse vs the others and am glad that you had a good experience over all. I had pretty much decided that this would be the right one but your comments helped. Thanks for the info.

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  59. Good review Jessie. I have been mulling over doing a cleanse for a while...but today I broke up with my Bf..forget washing that man out of my hair...what better way that a Cooler Cleanse!!! missfoxybeige@hotmail.com

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  60. I'd love to try a cooler cleanse to kickstart cleaner eating.

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  61. and like them on Facebook.

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  62. Need a healthy jump start to my diet

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  63. I want to go meatless at least 3 days a week and thought that this could be a great kickstart. I am going to read through your blog on your meatless how-to's. Thank you, Heather

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  64. I think this is a great way to help me better transition onto my raw vegan diet. I've been a vegan but I have been thinking about going raw for a while and I think the cleanse drinks would be a great start for me :)

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  65. I would love to try this cleanse! I always wanted to try it!

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  66. I'm normally vegetarian, almost vegan. This cleanse sounds great. Do you think the 3 day cleanse would give me similar benefits or is it really only effective if you do 5 days

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  67. I've been eating terribly lately too (in response to a comment up there) and I definitely need a restart!

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  68. I'd like to try just to see if I can do it. Also, I need a restart.

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  69. My friends and I gave up alcohol for a month, and that sense of accomplishment was soon muted by a few weeks of going out to dinner, drinks, parties, etc. We are now looking for the next jolt to reset our bodies. Juice - here we come!

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  70. I'm currently in the process of switching to a plant-based diet. I feel (know) that a cleanse like this will give me the boost and motivation that I, as well as my body, need. I want to eliminate toxins and cleanse my body to a healthy, more natural state. I truly believe that a restoration from wholesome foods can really do one's body good. I'm excited to see how I feel in a few weeks/months!
    My body is craving this detox! Haha..
    :)

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  71. I'm totally into this but I've yet to try it myself. Most detoxes/programs/masticating juicers are just too expensive for me to buy without knowing if its the right one for me or not. This giveaway is the perfect situation for someone like me.
    6 years ago I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. CIN Type 3, noninvasive. Surprisingly enough to me my doctors kept putting off lasering. They said the wanted to monitor it some more. I kept thinking "What are you waiting for, for it to BECOME invasive??" I just didn't get it.
    At the time I was a full on omnivore. I started reading about antioxidants and free radicals and decided that if they weren't going to do anything, then I was.
    I continued to see the doctor ever 2 weeks for three months, then I'd have 3 months off and then I'd be back in there every 2 weeks for three months again. I did this for 2 years. I changed my diet, increased my protein, decreased my sugars, walked everyday and ate a TON of raw food. My cancer went away no thanks to the doc's.
    Today I am a vegetarian and have been for 3 years now. I try to eat as raw as possible and will always take the vegan option if presented with both. I've got a gym membership that I seem to use in waves at best. Last year I gained a lot of weight (since my brother, the fastfood giver, moved in) I really think a detox should be in my immediate future, especially since I'm prone to cancer... not to mention, I really just want to start myself over and get back on a better track!
    I wish you oodles of luck that your detox is easy and super clarifying and that you live a happy, healthy, feel good kinda life!

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    1. Wow! I hope it never comes back.

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    2. oh! and https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=651698803 (its a few days behind)

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  72. detox from gluten. I was just diagnosed with intolerance.

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  73. I'd love to try this because of my busy lifestyle. I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalga and have been trying to make healthier changes in my diet. I bought a juicer and have been juicing for breakfast but its hard to keep up through out the day due to work. I'd like to see the changes I'd feel mentally & physically with this detox program. I've been doing my research and i think this is the best detox/juice program out there!

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  74. I have always been very good at eating. I check the calories that I am eating, sodium, sugars that I have consumed for the day etc. After having my daughter who is 2 and my son who is 1, I kind of let loose myself and started eating more breads and other type of caloric foods just to comfort myself and keep myself energetic to keep up with the little ones. The other day, when I took my daughter to play area, I couldn't keep up with her and felt really bad. I decided that I should start getting back on track and was looking for some help online. And then, I came across your site, learned about the cleanser and thought that this would be a great opportunity for me to getting back to my routine, the way it was before I had kids. I see that even the 3 day cleansing would be very difficult for to afford keeping in mind the before and after cleansing costs. And hence, I decided to enter this giveaway.

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and wishing you all the best.

    njampani (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. Liked CC on facebook. My facebook id: Visitr Kit

    njampani (at) gmail (dot) com

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  76. Shared about the giveaway on twitter...

    https://twitter.com/#!/visitrkitchen/status/192736165315608576

    njampani (at) gmail (dot) com

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  77. shared the giveaway on facebook...

    https://www.facebook.com/visitourkitchen/posts/251392501625093

    njampani (at) gmail (dot) com

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  78. I have been feeling and not eating as well as I tell myself I should be. Need something like this to set me straight and refocus on what is important in life.

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  79. I've always been curious about cleanses too. I'd like to try it just to see how I felt afterwards...see what a detox does for me!

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  80. I did the five-day cleanse a few weeks ago and thought it was great! Would love to do it again.

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  81. I just got engaged and think this cleanse would be just the thing to help me get on tack! I am a huge foodie but I am trying to be healthier with a wedding looming! xx

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  82. I want to try it because I need to jump start the summer!

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  83. I've hit that slippery slope of bad eating ... daily coffee ... late night snacking. I've done BPC many times and would love to try out cooler cleanse.

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  84. Followed Twitter (P97kelly) and liked on FB.

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  85. I am interested in giving my digestive system a break from working on breaking down so many complex foods and to reset my cravings.

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  86. I would LOVE to try this cleanse. I have been researching cleanses everyday for the past year dying to delve into it but the cost is always a hard pill to swallow.

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