Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Detox Update and the Winner announced!

I cannot believe it... However, the numbers on
my Calendar do not lie so therefore, it must be so!

The end of my CLEAN 21-Day Detox Kit Cleanse has come, which means two very important things... First of all, an Update on my progress and experience using the kit, and second... The announcement of the Winner of the FREE CLEAN 21-Day Detox Kit that the fine people at CLEAN have so generously provided.

So first, the update. Now, while I would love to entertain you with a flowery and detailed description of every aspect of this cleanse, the bottom line is that the process was effortless. And, I feel AMAZING!

CLEAN is truthfully the only way to describe how I feel following my experience with the CLEAN 21-Day Detox Cleanse. I did not deviate from the plan once during the 21-day process. I ate only from the Elimination diet, which reads more like the menu of a 4-Star, gourmet restaurant than a recipe guide.

Seriously, if you are considering a cleanse, this is my Best advice to you... Everything you've ever heard about detoxing being Unpleasant, forget about it with CLEAN! While it might be a bit pricey, to me the plan is worth its weight in gold. Even at today's gold prices, you're getting a heck of a deal considering how this program will make you feel!

This will sound totally unrelated to you, but indulge me a story... I haven't thought about this in a million years, but as I was detoxing with CLEAN I kept remembering bits and pieces of the stories my Oma would tell following one of her Kurs. Basically, Kur is German for a health-spa holiday. It is the only aspect of socialized German medicine I wish for all of us, (learn more about Kur here) I mean, who wouldn't want to be encouraged (meaning forced) to go on an all-expenses paid spa-holiday whenever their doctor or their employer deemed it necessary? Any way, having come through the CLEAN 21-Day Detox, I can tell you that I am feeling all, (and more!) of the same healthy, refreshed feelings my Oma used to relate following one of her Kurs... And, I didn't have to leave my life, my job or pay anyone to feed my cat!

There simply isn't one negative thing to say about this cleanse. You take your supplements, you drink your morning and evening CLEAN shake and you enjoy a Fantastic meal, of real food in between. I slept like a teenager, I have energy to burn, my body feels light and my mind stays clear and sharp. What's not to love?!

Boiled down, this detox has been the best experience of my life in comparison to every previous plan I've tried to improve my wellness. Truthfully, except for how I feel, this cleanse was a non-event! Add back in how the CLEAN Detox makes me feel today, and my story gets a little more emotional and fantastical... Simply put, this was a, Life-renewing, awe-inspiring, motivating, and dare I confide in you to admit, spiritual awakening that I have just experienced.

If you're searching for a way to alert your senses, spirit and body, and a method to finding a way back into balance with the rhythm of your total-self, then you simply must cleanse with CLEAN. It's as simple as that!

Now, I know the CLEAN 21-Day Detox Kit and all the benefits I've received from using it is a completely separate animal from the CLEAN diet program I put myself on in June to lose weight - However, I simply cannot mention one without the other. Because while the CLEAN 21-Day Detox Kit is a temporary and occasional wellness tool, I can tell you that I will be continuing with my CLEAN diet shake regime indefinitely. In fact, I placed an order last week that will stock my pantry with all of the NOURISH and MOVE shake powders I'll need for the balance of this year. Additionally, I will continue to eat from the CLEAN elimination diet for the rest of my life to help maintain a healthy weight! Yes... It is, that good!

I believe that by discovering CLEAN shakes I stumbled on the secret to weight loss and maintaining weight loss. At last report to you I'd lost 51 pounds, (since June 1st) using the shakes. And, I told you at the beginning of my detox that although the CLEAN cleanse isn't meant for weight loss, weight loss might be a side effect. Well, today I am down an additional 13 pounds since beginning the cleanse on August 30th. That is a total of, three, plus one is four, carry the five - wait, I have a calculator right here... Wow, that's 64 pounds!

For me, the CLEAN shakes are pure magic. Now, before you lump me in with the nut-jobs selling Hula hoops for instant stomach flattening, hear me out. I say, magic only because I lack a better way of describing them. But it's true... Nothing I have ever tried before curbs my appetite and cravings more completely or naturally than my CLEAN shakes do. I drink one shake in the morning and there isn't anything afterward I would compromise my plan for.

Another aspect of the CLEAN (diet) program I've been following that deserves a huge mention and credit is the fact that I've learned to trust myself to prepare my own healthy meals. I used to believe that if I cooked for myself I wouldn't be able to do it in a totally clean way - Or that one nibble of something off-plan would give me license to throw in the towel on the day, jump into the cheesecake, and declare tomorrow as the day to start over.

By the way, tomorrow never comes! On this program I've learned that it's two seconds after a misstep that I need to get back on plan... Yup! I used to be of the opinion that the only way to control my portions and calorie intake was to rely solely on prepackaged diet meals. Well no more! Gone are the days when I believed those meals were the key to any success I might have losing weight. Truthfully, those frozen meals are poison - Not to mention boring; and, given a choice today, I would most certainly rather eat the box than put what they're passing off as food (to us dieters) into my body.

Through the CLEAN elimination diet I've learned that real food can be on my menu without steering me off course. I have this plan to thank for turning me onto quinoa too! I cannot tell you how much Quinoa I've sold for Costco since June... I just cannot stop talking about how much I enjoy eating it. Nutritionally, it's off the charts in terms of fiber and protein. But taste, hot or cold, is where it has me in the palm of its tiny little seed. Last night I made another doubled recipe for this week's meals, and added a couple of cubes each of Durot frozen basil and garlic, which just put my quinoa over the top on the taste-o-meter for me. Better than ice cream I tell you. Waaaaay better!

So I love CLEAN products... I love the way they make me feel and I would happily buy the world a lifetime's supply because I want us all to live Forever! But since I cannot do that, I will simply encourage you, from the bottom of my improved blood pressure numbers, to discover the gift of CLEAN for yourself. Oh! Speaking of blood pressure... On September 9th I visited with my doctor for my annual physical. The fun began when her nurse told me she needed to check their electronic records because there seemed to be a mistake made on my chart. When I asked why, she said that according to the scale, I'm down over 50 pounds since my last visit, which she said, is impossible. I assured her the number was right but she still asked if I'd undergone any kind of surgery!

Later when the nurse took my blood pressure, she didn't go searching for the extra large cuff! Now that's how I measure progress! And, when my doctor came into the room... Well, she demanded to know what I've been doing and then proceeded to pick my brain about CLEAN for the next hour! Have you ever browsed the CLEAN website with your doctor? I highly recommend it!

In terms of the lucky reader that will soon receive the gift of a CLEAN 21-Day Detox Kit to try... That reader is Teresa!

Teresa, your comments about my CLEAN journey filled my heart and touched my soul. I am giving you the gift of wellness, and sincerely hope it embraces you the way the CLEAN program and their network of support has embraced me.

I'm asking my friends, Jenny and Kaya at CLEAN to send your Detox kit to you with a warm hug from me! I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Kaya and Jenny at CLEAN. Jenny is CLEAN's head wellness coach, and I owe her everything for her input as I navigated this cleanse - There simply are not enough hours to express to you the high level of expertise Jenny possesses in the commission of her job or the passion she has for assisting the people that entrust CLEAN with their well-being, or the many ways Kaya provided me with Best-in-Class service as she handled my CLEAN product orders. Bluntly put, you ladies are consummate professionals, and you Rock!

FTC required disclosure: The fine folks at CLEAN provided me with one 21-Day Detox Kit for my personal use, free. I was not compensated in any other way for the promotion or use of their products. The opinions expressed in my reviews of CLEAN are solely my own. All other CLEAN products I use are self-paid.

My own disclosure: The CLEAN diet shake and meal program I am following does not in any way constitute medical advice. As with any diet or exercise program, you should consult your physician for a plan that is appropriate for you and your current state of health. The rate at which I've lost 63 pounds is not typical.


  1. What great results! Hoping you show before and after photos. Wish I could just come right over and give you a BIG hug for all your hard work!

  2. Well Well Well!
    Well where do I begin!
    Janet this post is SPEC~TAC~U~LAR!
    Not because you declared me as the OH~SO~LUCKY winner...we shall get to that EXCITING part in a bit.
    But because all that you wrote about your experience with the CLEAN program is just so heart~felt...inspiring...motivating...and encouraging!
    I know Jenny and Kyra are DELIGHTED beyond words that you succeed as you did on the CLEAN program!
    And that your experience represents WHOLE~WELLNESS...not just weight loss!
    WHOLE~WELLNESS is what it's all about!
    You are an inspiration Janet!
    I am thrilled for YOU and all that you have discovered about yourself...your soul...your spirit...and your body through this journey!
    You my dear are the perfect rep for such a program!
    Congrats to you Sweet~Girl!
    You make it sound so easy...but I KNOW you have worked hard to achieve all that you have!
    A thousand KISSES being sent your way...and a thousand HUGS!!!!!!
    About being chosen as the WINNER of this INCREDIBLE Giveaway!
    Times 1000!!!!!
    Of all the blog giveaways I have ever entered...this truly is THE ONE that means the most to me.
    This could not come at a better time.
    I thank you.
    I thank CLEAN...for this opportunity.
    I am HONORED to be the recipient of such a fabulous prize!
    This my dear is PRICE~LESS!
    The Clean Detox Kit may have a price~tag attached.
    But the reward is PRICELESS!
    Thank you for honoring me with such a GIFT!
    I will never forget the excitement I had in my soul when I popped over here several weeks ago and discovered you were offering a chance at WINNING the CLEAN kit!
    I could barely contain myself!
    And here I am!
    So READY to begin this journey!
    Thank you Janet!
    Thank you Sweet~Girl.
    I thank you for so much more than the CLEAN Kit.
    I thank you for WHO you are...
    and ALL that you represent.
    I am honored to be your friend.
    And I love you sincerely.
    Bainbridge Island WA!

  3. Please please tell me my COMMENT just went through!
    I wrote a million thoughts!
    When I tried to post it said to long!
    I am praying it went through!

  4. wow, posts like this make me happy I decided to share the CLEAN program with the world, a program that I came about when looking to avoid 7 prescription medications for depression, irritable bowel syndrome and severe allergies ( of which I only have vague memories ).

    I would pay money to see your before and after photos, so give me an address to where I can send a check.

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience and for singing Jenny's and Kaya's praises, without whom the CLEAN program would not be the same.
    Big warm Clean hug for you.

  5. Smiling away here for you, Janet and also for Teresa ♥
    What happy, sweet souls you are!

  6. WOW, Janet! Congratulations are most definitely in order! WOOOO HOOOO for you!

    Congrats also to Teresa!

  7. I'm with Alejandro and want to see your before and after pics :-)

    Congrats to you and Teresa both!

  8. Janet....that is INCREDIBLE!!! Good for you! You know I was a little skeptical of the CLEANSE, but the way you describe it make it sound wonderful!

    They should seriously hire you as a spokesperson!

    Enjoy being 64 (!) lighter! That is AWESOME!!!


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