Paola’s 3-Day Health-Reset Journey
Recently, Paola, Founder of Sugarmoon Salons, did one of the Blended For You 3-Day Cleanse plans. Here's a diary of her experience:
It has been a long and difficult 3 years for many, for me, I found myself so completely lost with the long pandemic and closure of Sugarmoon. The enormity of stress, confusion, fear and worry left me paralyzed and in a state of mind that still today, I am struggling. As Sugarmoon continues to recover, I too find myself needing to recover. I put on a significant amount of weight during the pandemic. In my Italian household, everything is centered around food. If you are happy, you eat, if you are sad, you eat…the truth is, I was raised in an environment where food satisfies all emotions.
I had been reading a lot online about healthy cleanses and diets etc. When Aishwitha and Terez introduced our neighbouring Danforth store, Blended for You, I was instantly impressed with the taste and portion of many of their smoothies and soups, but most of all the vibe of this place.
I tried a few smoothies that are in the Cleanse plan before investing into the full 3-Day Cleanse & Health-Reset program (which is 5 blends per day). I spoke with Sara and she guided me through what I needed to do and what to be mindful of. When my Cleanse package arrived, I must admit I was a little overwhelmed. I read through the guide and instructions and set the 3-day routine in my freezer the way in the order suggested. There are a total of 15 blends (5 per day), all balanced to give your body what it needs.
Day 1 - I felt a little hungry by about 4pm. I realized I was not having enough water. I also craved coffee and chocolates a little, but overall, the blends were filling. I went to bed fairly early and was trying not to dream of having an omelet on day 2.
Day 2 - I already felt reduced bloating. I also felt like “ok, I made it through day 1, day 2 is going to be a little easier'. In fact, it was a little tougher for me, not because I was hungry, but because I struggle with emotional eating and the stress demons are very present at times. I realize that my relationship with food just needs to be different. The fact that all of the blends were already prepared, it was easy for me to just grab one of those without feeling the need to snack elsewhere.
Day 3 - I woke up feeling calm, not craving anything. Lighter. Day 3 morning smoothie was very satisfying. I was missing my morning coffee routine but it is a totally different mindset: The Maca Energy Smoothie or Chia Energy Bowl (which is SO delicious) VS coffee.
At the end of day 3, I felt as though I accomplished something that I have been trying to do for the past year, just focusing on myself, my health and well being. Included is an easy-to-follow clean eating routine to follow after the Cleanse. I am 4.5 lbs lighter after 3 days of cleansing. I feel motivated to continue. I placed an order for the nutty athlete and the chia energy bowl, both of them are yummy delights that I could have daily.
To learn more about the reset cleanse that I completed, please visit: Blended For You Cleanse Plans