BluePrint Cleanse (my experience)

Before you throw almost-extinct Twinkies at me and tell me how awful I am for trying a cleanse, just hear me out. First of all, this is NOT a sponsored post. I bought the juice from the BluePrint Cleanse Company myself- along with three friends in my neighborhood.  A 3-day cleanse is just something that I’ve always wanted to try… so I did.  Here’s my experience with it:

3 days of Prep (I worked out 45 minutes on the elliptical + weights each morning):

Day 1:  My mindset:  I can do this!  Started the morning with decaf green tea and lemon + honeydew melon.  Lunch:  arugula + cucumber + red bell pepper + avocado tossed in lemon juice & fresh ground pepper.  Iced green tea with lemon during the day.   Dinner:  lightly steamed broccoli and cauliflower + baked halibut with lemon juice + a fresh pear.  More green tea.  I was a little hungry in the evening.  Forgot about sipping vegetable broth- that might have helped.

Day 2:  My mindset:  I feel good this morning!  My obsessiveness with the scale shows that I lost 3 pounds overnight.  I’m not sure how that’s even possible except for the fact that I pigged out on burgers and mac n cheese the day before I started.  Maybe one day of healthy eating counter-balanced that.  Started the morning with green tea/lemon and some honeydew melon.  Had to make my son breakfast and looked longingly at the pumpkin spice bagel with cream cheese that he was eating, but I wasn’t terribly tempted.  I’m having a hard time today because I really, really want to bake something but I don’t possess the willpower to not eat the goods.  I’ll try to hold off on baking until this is all over. Too late, I baked- banana bread. But ONLY because the bananas were very ripe on my counter and my son really wanted some. I didn’t eat a single bite of it though. Salad was extremely unsatisfying today. I drank lots of green tea, and ate lightly steamed broccoli and a very small baked yam for dinner. The yam was completely satisfying- so much so that I felt like I ate too much. This cleanse stuff messes with your head.

Day 3: My mindset: This third day is going to be tough. I just want to drink the juice already! I lost another pound overnight. I don’t feel skinny yet. I don’t think you’re supposed to eat fruit on the 3rd day of prep, but I did anyways. I had honeydew melon for breakfast, and I ate lightly steamed cauliflower and sipped vegetable broth for lunch. Vegetable broth = icky. Next time (if there is one…) I’m making my own! My juices arrived late-morning and I can’t wait to try them tomorrow! I don’t feel terribly hungry mid-day. All is going well.  Late afternoon- I feel pretty hungry.  I eat an apple and drink some tea.  For dinner I have a surprisingly satisfying cucumber slices topped with avocado.  More tea.  I feel a little lightheaded before bed.

Day 4:  Didn’t sleep well last night at all. I lost another pound or so. My mindset:  I’m looking forward to drinking juice today as I feel like it will be more filling than what I’ve eaten the last few days.  I’m afraid of the green juice though.  Hope it’s good enough to gulp down.  Drank my first juice (green) before my workout.  I’m not gonna lie- it wasn’t very good.  The saving grace is that it has a sweet flavor to it.  I was able to drink it, but I can see how some people might have a hard time with it.  And I wanted to brush my teeth as soon as I was done drinking it!  Drink #2: the Pineapple, Apple, Mint juice- really good.  It tastes like Minty Pineapple Lemonade.  At lunchtime I started dreaming about grilled cheese sandwiches.  I think I need to drink more water/tea. Afternoon and evening green juices were just as bad. I couldn’t drink them without making a “face.” Tweeted with several people who have done the BP Cleanse and they all say that you get used to drinking the green juice. I’ll get back to you on that one. The Spicy Lemonade was pretty good. The cashew milk at the end of the day tasted like a yummy milkshake reward. I did not feel hungry today at all!

Day 5: Slept well, but had to get up to go to the bathroom twice (too much juice!) I’ve lost a total of 8 pounds since this whole thing started. Is that even possible?? My mindset today: I wish I had decided on a 5-day cleanse instead of 3! I still really dislike the Green Juice. In fact, I can’t drink the green juice without making a scrunched up face afterward. Yuck. But the juices in between the greens are decent. I cooked dinner for my family today, which was HARD since I couldn’t taste the dish to see if it needed anything else. Hunger wasn’t a problem today… but I did give my son some puppy dog eyes as he was eating tapioca pudding for dessert. Onward to the final juice day!

Day 6: Slept like a rock last night (again bathroom twice). I’ve now lost a total of 9 pounds. Crazy. It felt nice to wake up feeling a flatter tummy. My mindset today: When am I going to do my next cleanse?? Seriously, at this point I feel like I would do it again. My family laughed at me as I drank that putrid green juice for breakfast. I chased my gulps down with water this morning, and that helped ward off the flavor. I felt energetic at the gym- 40 minutes on the elliptical + 2 mile run!  By afternoon today I was tired of the juice.  I only drank a few sips of my last green juice and then not all of the cashew milk either.  I’m done with the juice!

Day 7:  Back to food!  My mindset today:  I can’t wait to eat something again!  I had an apple for breakfast and throughout the day had some raw almonds, a banana, cantaloupe, and a salad with avocado and a tiny bit of balsamic dressing.  I was feeling pretty hungry at dinner since I developed a recipe for a client and my family raved and raved about how good it was.  I wasn’t supposed to eat anything like that today so I stayed away.  As of today, I’ve lost a total of 10 pounds since this crazy thing began.  I feel good, but I don’t feel 10 pounds thinner so it must be mostly water-weight.  Still went to the gym… 40 minute elliptical workout + weights and ab crunches.

Day 8:  2nd day post-cleanse.  My mindset today:  I’m finally feeling a bit thinner!  I ate fruits and veggies all day today with some nuts mixed in too.  My great treat:  sliced cucumber topped with tomato and avocado.  I cheated and added a “tiny” bit of salt and a sprinkle of pepper too.  Loved it- felt like I was eating an appetizer!  I had a small sweet potato for dinner.  Skipped the gym.  I haven’t been good about drinking water.

Day 9:  3rd day post-cleanse.  My mindset today: I feel great and I have a lot of energy.  I really wanted scrambled eggs for breakfast though.  I held off and had fruit instead.  I ate veggies and fruit all day, nuts too.  Roasted butternut squash for dinner.  I also made a big pot of homemade vegetable broth (why doesn’t BluePrint give you a great recipe for that?!  Seems like it would be so easy.)  FYI homemade vegetable broth is a whole lot better than the stuff you buy in the can or carton.  It’s a great thing to sip when you’re feeling just a little hungry but it’s not time to eat yet.  Had a good workout today- 45 minutes of elliptical + weights.

Day 10: 4th day post-cleanse.  My mindset today:  I feel really good.  Best I’ve felt yet.  I’ve dropped a total of 11 pounds.  Good workout- 40 minutes on elliptical + 1.5 mile run on the treadmill + weights + ab crunches.  Tried on my almost- skinny jeans and was satisfied with how they fit (yay!)  Now my goal is to get into my actual skinny jeans (maybe by Christmas?)  I had fruit for breakfast and a low calorie tropical juice from Naked Juice after workout.  More fruit during the day and nuts.  Green salad for dinner with avocado and a small piece of roasted chicken.  I drank a lot of tea today.

Day 11:  1st day on my own!  My mindset today:  I hope I don’t eat cheese all day long.  I did great!  Had a scrambled egg with a small sprinkle of cheese + fruit for breakfast.  I’m stuck on juice, it seems, so I bought an Odwalla reduced calorie blend to drink in the morning after my workout.  I’d make my own juice, but a juicer is pretty much the only gadget I don’t own!  Ate nuts for snacking, and then made my creamy Autumn Vegetable Soup (super filling,  low calorie, packed with veggies) late lunch/dinner.  I also had a bite (just one bite!) of pumpkin pie.  It was a nice treat.  I had a ton of energy today and hit the gym with 2 miles on the treadmill + 15 minute elliptical + arm weights.  Drank green tea today.  Still down 11 pounds.  My almost-skinny jeans were so comfortable today, and the people at my hair salon had noticed that I lost weight.  yay!

Day 12:  2nd day on my own!  I’ve lost a total of 12 pounds.  I’m eating healthy and I feel like eating healthy and keeping this going.  And best of all- I feel great and I feel thin.

That’s all I’ll share for now.  I wrote up a journal because I couldn’t find a lot of information about people’s detailed experience on the BluePrint Cleanse online.

Here are my final thoughts:

  • The price:  the three-day cleanse (6 juices per day) cost me $205 (and that’s with a group discount since I had three friends joining me).  That means each juice was $11.39.  That’s a lot!  I think I need to invest in a Breville juicer next time and  put together my own cleanse by doing some web research!
  • The prep:  I feel like BluePrint should have a little more guidance on the 3-day prep prior to the cleanse.  There were some very brief messages- eat fruit, mostly raw veggies, etc., but my friends and I wanted more.  To be fair, they do have a book that they sell on their website, so perhaps you need to purchase that to gain access to more guidance.  The prep was definitely the most difficult part of the cleanse process for me.
  • The broth:  Vegetable broth isn’t very good, but it’s much better (and so easy!) to make homemade.  It would be terrific if the BP folks included a recipe for vegetable broth within their instructions or pamphlet.
  • Favorite pre/post snack:  Cucumber with avocado and tomato- with a squeeze of lime.  Raw almonds or pecans.
  • The juices:  I really only enjoyed the PAM juice and the cayenne lemonade.  The cashew milk was okay the first couple of nights, but it became tiresome the third night.  I eat a ton of vegetables, but I’m not a green-juice kind of girl.  There are three options for the cleanses, but they’re pretty similar in general.
  • Hunger:  I found the pre and post parts of the cleanse the most difficult in terms of hunger.  The juice days were relatively easy.
  • Energy:  I had lots of it!
  • The side effects:  I didn’t have any at all.  Two of my participating friends got canker sores/ cold sores in their mouths.  They emailed BP Cleanse to find out if they had any recommendations for how to manage their mouth sores and BP responded promptly. It is fairly common for latent bacteria or viruses to emerge while cleansing. It is part of the bodies way of expunging these things from your system.
  • The experience:  I thought it was a great experience for me.  Glad I did it.  My friends felt the same.
  • What I discovered about myself:  I eat too much cheese and I do far too much random, unhealthy snacking.

Would I recommend it?
It depends what you’re looking for.  I wanted a cleanse… a re-set.  I felt that a structured program like this would work better for me than simply eating clean on my own.  I’d definitely do it again- maybe try another cleanse like one of these: Life Juice or the Cooler Cleanse.

Follow- Up:  I went on vacation Thanksgiving week.  I TRIED to stick with the program, but the lure of wine and lobster rolls in New England was just too tempting.  I hopped on the scale as soon as I got home to find that I had gained 4.5 pounds. Disappointing… but now I’m back on track, eating healthy and working out daily until Christmas.  I don’t think I would have gained that much had I just been at home, but on vacation… it’s so hard!  I have a strong desire to eat more vegetables and fruit again since I know how good they made me feel.

So tell me… have you tried a cleanse, or have you ever thought you’d like to try one?  I’d love to hear your thoughts…

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59 Responses to “BluePrint Cleanse (my experience)”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 26, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

    Wow Lori I have never read in depth about this program and have seen it advertised and thank you for the very detailed report and for sharing your experience.

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    Tameka Downing — November 26, 2012 @ 10:13 AM

    I recently started a small business called Beyond Organic, and I did their 3 day Suero Viv cleanse. It was great, there wasn’t really any pre prep work just drink the 6 juice a day (only juice, no food). I never felt hungry, and had plenty of energy. You do go to the bathroom quite a bit though. There are 3 different levels, bronze, silver and gold. Lowest package being $54 and highest $63. I liked all the juices except the gold. I will be doing this once a month. If you want to check it out for yourself let me know and I can hive you my info.

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    leanne — November 26, 2012 @ 10:34 AM

    I did a 3-day juice cleanse with Ritual Cleanse (I think they’re based in LA/OC) but didn’t really feel “thinner” afterwards. We already had a juicer – it’s a Breville, maybe the Plus version (2 speeds) – so afterwards I started making my own juices. I don’t mind the green juices, but I like them with more apple, cucumber, lemon and ginger. I also made a pretty nice apple/carrot juice. I miss the act of chewing food too much, though, so I’ll usually just do juices in the morning and through lunch and put together a simple dinner.

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    Laura @ Family Spice — November 26, 2012 @ 2:29 PM

    And you had trouble with 3-days of unprocessed?!! I can go unprocessed, but I don’t think I could do this cleansing So proud of you! And freeze those bananas to bake for another day!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 26th, 2012 @ 2:35 PM

      hahaha! Yeah, when you put it like that, it sounds awfully funny, doesn’t it?! I guess I need structure in my life. Eat this, and that’s it! I follow directions well :)

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    Maria — November 26, 2012 @ 2:48 PM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I have thought about doing a cleanse, but I don’t think I could do it.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 26, 2012 @ 10:37 PM

    Such an amazing post – I love how detailed you got with this! And I totally get the hardships that come with eating healthy on vacation! It’s the worst!

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    Denise — November 27, 2012 @ 5:52 AM

    I have thought about it before. I read your journal and truly, my thoughts are you are working out, loving life, and you look amazing! I just think why put yourself through it when you look great and are exercising already!

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    Jackie @ The Beeroness — November 27, 2012 @ 10:21 AM

    Wow, you did great! I was wondering how it went for you. I totally need a cleanse after I’m done with this cookbook writing (Ummm, is there a way to write a cookbook and not gain weight? I have no idea how to do that.) I did the Master Cleanse and hated every inch of it and I think it screwed up my metabolism for months. This one looks better.

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    Crystal @ Crystal's Cozy Kitchen — November 28, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

    I’ve wondered about cleanses but pretty much if you have to make a face after drinking a drink, it’s not worth it to me. ;) Thanks for the detailed and honest review!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 28th, 2012 @ 11:05 AM

      Well, to be honest… a lot of people I talked to actually liked the green juice. I just wasn’t a fan.

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    Crystal @ Crystal's Cozy Kitchen — November 28, 2012 @ 11:09 AM

    Back when the flat belly diet came out and they had their “Sassy water” I decided to try that before trying the diet and I couldn’t stand it, so I probably wouldn’t like the green drink either… Just guessing ;) . Not that it really matters – I can’t do a cleanse or anything like that until I stop breastfeeding… so not until the end of next summer.

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    Deliciously Organic — November 29, 2012 @ 11:58 AM

    Thanks for all of the detailed info! I’ve been curious about the Blueprint Cleanse so it’s great to read an unbiased opinion. I love the photo of you – I think we’ve all made that face at one time or another when trying to do what’s right for our body! :)

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    Lydia — December 16, 2012 @ 6:55 AM

    My friends and I are looking at doing this, too. Question. Did you do the colonic cleansing? I read on the website that it is recommended.

    • Lori Lange replied: — December 16th, 2012 @ 8:35 PM

      Nope. I didn’t do it, and none of the friends I did it with did the colonic either. I didn’t have any digestive problems at all.

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    Mr. D — January 4, 2013 @ 6:55 AM

    Price is definitely way too much. 3 day cleanse on your own with veggies and juices, roughly $50…

    Mrs. J is also an Advocare distributor, so that is a completely biased opinion and she also benefits from the promotion.

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    ACM — January 4, 2013 @ 12:50 PM

    thank you so much for this detailed experience. BC seems very pricey, but as my first cleanse, may be worth it. Keep up the great work, and congrats on weight loss!

    • Lori Lange replied: — January 4th, 2013 @ 1:35 PM

      Be sure to check out the deal from Pressed Juicery going on right now too- $199, includes shipping. I actually liked that cleanse a little more in terms of how well I enjoyed the juices: http://www.pressedjuicery.com

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    Miss AOB — January 6, 2013 @ 11:57 AM

    Thank you for being so detailed with your experience! I just ordered my first batch of the BPC and your unbiased review has been very insightful. I’m a little nervous to do a cleanse because the idea of no solid foods for3 days freaks me out but I’m looking forward to having a rewarding experience. Congrats on the weight loss!

    • Lori Lange replied: — January 6th, 2013 @ 7:57 PM

      Good luck!

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    EM — January 8, 2013 @ 8:18 PM

    Hey there! Awesome detailed review!! Thinking about doing this cleanse as well sometime in the near future. Quick question, how critical do you think it is to do the prep-diet before hand? I know someone who decides to start a juicing fast and or detox without any prepping. Do you think the detoxes aren’t as beneficial since she doesn’t prep-diet?

    • Lori Lange replied: — January 9th, 2013 @ 7:56 PM

      Yes, I do believe it’s absolutely essential to do both the pre and post prep for the cleanse. Your body won’t be feeling so great if you don’t, and you’ll get the most out of it!

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    Jessica — January 24, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

    Lori,
    Thank you SO much for posting this! I start my cleanse TOMORROW and am struggling through this 3rd prep day…all I can think of is cheese fries and juicy steaks! Haha…but, love that you did the day by day blog of how you were feeling. Can’t wait to start tomorrow now! Thanks again :)
    Jessica

    • Lori Lange replied: — January 24th, 2013 @ 11:05 AM

      Good luck!!!

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    Ashley — January 24, 2013 @ 5:27 PM

    Hi Lori,
    I came across your blog post when I googled the Blue Print Cleanse. I taste tested them today at Whole Foods and I thought I’d research them online. I just wanted to let you know that they are actually cheaper at Whole Foods than they are on BP’s website. At Whole Foods they are about $8 a bottle which comes out to $144 for 3 days. I was kind of surprised when I plugged in my info on their website and they said it would cost me $195. I would definitely recommend checking out Whole Foods if there is one near you if you decide to do it again. They may even give you a discount if you buy them all at once since I know they do that with their Kombucha. Thank you for sharing your experience!!

    • Lori Lange replied: — January 24th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

      I just heard that they’re selling them at WF. I wonder if they’re as fresh? That’s the only reason I can think why they might be cheaper there… maybe some sort of preservative added? The shelf life when you get them at home is only 3 days. Gotta check that out!

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    Ashley — January 24, 2013 @ 7:32 PM

    For some reason I couldn’t comment under your comment from my phone. I checked the ingredients for the lemon, cayenne, agave one and they are the same, but the one I bought at WF is 10cals more. I bought it today and it says to drink by Feb.5 and to make sure I drink it within 3 days of opening it. I’ll have to check the other ones out too. Maybe the price is higher online due to shipping costs. I am in CA so shipping from NY and keeping it cold may cost a lot.

    • Lori Lange replied: — January 24th, 2013 @ 7:34 PM

      Nah, the shipping costs are completely separate. When it’s juiced fresh and shipped to you, it’s perishable within 3 days of receiving the product. They must have to do something to it to make sure it has a shelf life longer than 3 days… probably similar to what other companies like Naked Juice do. So I’m guessing that’s why it’s more expensive to be shipped- it’s a fresh product.

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    janitalynn — January 27, 2013 @ 6:19 PM

    this is invaluable. absolutely invaluable. it is so rare to find an unbiased review of anything, much less exactly what i needed! thank you so much for taking the time to do it and to be so honest. youve inspired me to track my own results for others as well. — and i WILL be cheaping out and making my own after some web research! :)

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    diana — February 22, 2013 @ 9:00 PM

    I was curious if you were able to keep the weight off?

    • Lori Lange replied: — February 24th, 2013 @ 4:50 PM

      Yes, but I’ve had to work at it. Lots of working out, and continuing on a mostly Paleo-like diet w/ very few carbs (mostly fruit and sweet potatoes), lean proteins, veggies, nuts. I’m trying to stay away from sweets too.

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    Patty — February 26, 2013 @ 1:30 PM

    Thank you Lori, for sharing your B.P. experience. I am currently on the first day of the cleanse, after completing (almost without cheating) the 3 days of prep. I felt the same as you by the third day, bring on the juice and let’s get started!
    I don’t mind the green juice, but have been using the WF version for a few years now. Though to be truthful, the supermarket green juice is much more palatable than this, not quite so ‘green’.
    I can only hope to do as well as you coming off the cleanse, I am already longing to eat real food again.
    I’ve noticed I’ve been quite lightheaded the last 2 days, and wonder if many others experience this? That’s all for now, wish me luck!

    • Lori Lange replied: — February 26th, 2013 @ 4:10 PM

      good luck to you!

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    Michele — February 28, 2013 @ 6:36 AM

    Thanks for the review. I read this before doing my own cleanse… I’m on day three now and feel really good. Although I am hungry. Can’t wait for tomorrow. I guess it works well because I really could go for a huge salad. Day one, all I thought about was pizza.

    • Lori Lange replied: — February 28th, 2013 @ 10:48 AM

      Good luck!!

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    Allen — March 7, 2013 @ 8:59 AM

    Hey Lori! I did BP a few years ago and loved it. I had so much more energy during and afterward. I actually enjoyed the variety of juices (even the green one) … the only downside of the cleanse was the expense.

    I purchased a juicer several months ago, and I’ve since discovered that the BP juices are *easily* replicated and are actually very common juicing recipes ;-)

    • Lori Lange replied: — March 10th, 2013 @ 6:59 AM

      Hey Allen! A juicer is actually the only kitchen appliance I do not own. I’m sure the juices are very easy to replicate- perhaps one day I’ll do it myself! For now, the convenience of them arriving on my doorstep works for me. Great to hear from you!

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    JennVV — March 15, 2013 @ 3:59 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience on the BP cleanse!!! I have heard about it, but like you mentioned there isn’t a lot of information and the website for the cleanse is very vague. It was really nice to know the inside scoop from someone’s perspective!!! I am definitly going to try this cleanse, and keep in mind your experience and results. Thank You!!!! (:

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    Michelle — March 23, 2013 @ 2:26 PM

    Wow! This is a really great review and a great insight on how one views the cleanse! I really appreciate this post and you sharing it with your viewers. When I googled the blue print cleanse tho – this is what had come up as one of the top links and I’m glad I clicked it on it out of curiosity.

    Thank you thank you thank you for such a great insight!

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    Amora Sun — April 30, 2013 @ 1:55 PM

    Hi Lori,

    Congrats on your successful Juice cleanse! Thank you for the post as it was very helpful to gain your insights on your experience. I just purchased my bundle and am getting ready to do my first cleanse. I wanted know in terms of the prep stage, can we include any solid foods? And the work out is it required for the cleanse to be successful? Thank you for your help and I appreciate any tips in return!

    Sincerely,

    Amora Sun

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 7:09 AM

      Hi Amora, I don’t work for the BP company, so it’s probably best to email them and ask them the details on prep for the cleanse. They are very good about responding. I detailed what I ate for prep in the post I wrote, so you can see that there are solids there.

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    SkinnyManhattan — May 14, 2013 @ 8:40 PM

    Great honest, detailed recap of your cleanse. It’s very disciplined of you to do the pre- and post-prep which seem to be key. I am averse to cleanses myself (I just wrote about it here: http://www.theskinnyonmanhattan.com/2013/05/to-cleanse-or-not-to-cleanse.html) but linked to your post so readers could hear the positives and negatives about it firsthand. Congrats on your continued progress!

    • Lori Lange replied: — May 15th, 2013 @ 5:38 AM

      Thank you!

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    Jaime — September 5, 2013 @ 5:18 PM

    I just started the clense today inconjunction with HGC and Phen Tabs… Yes my doctor said it is ok…. I am confused as how to drink the juice am I able to sip it over an hour time or do I have to drink it fast?

    • Lori Lange replied: — September 8th, 2013 @ 10:10 PM

      I’m not an expert… but sipping slowly is probably fine.

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    Marissa — November 17, 2013 @ 12:35 PM

    Thank you so much for creating this journal! I was thinking about doing the cleanse, but wanted to hear what people had to say who had experienced it!

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 17th, 2013 @ 9:44 PM

      You’re welcome!

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    Susan — January 7, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

    Thank you so much for this! Have been going back and forth between this and pressed juicery…what would be your recommendation? I have never done a cleansed before and my palette is unfortunately hard to please :/

    • Lori Lange replied: — January 9th, 2014 @ 8:19 AM

      I enjoy Pressed Juicery’s cleanse more.

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    Brittany — January 8, 2014 @ 3:25 PM

    I really enjoyed reading this post. I am starting the BPC tomorrow and I followed some of your suggestions for the prep work. I love how in-depth you went with it. Thank you!!

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    Natalie — January 26, 2014 @ 6:18 PM

    Wow thank you so much for a detailed review; especially the pre cleanse schedule! I didn’t even think about preparing a meal plan beforehand but I might just have to steal yours, it sounds easy and delicious :) congratulations on completing the cleanse!

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    Jenny — January 30, 2014 @ 2:39 PM

    Great blog Lori and very inspiring! After researching various cleanses and reading about your experience, I decided to give BPC a try as well. did 3 days prep as recommended and am near the end of my 2nd juicing day (out of 3 total). I, too, lost ~9lbs and feel pretty good. I am a bit low on energy, haven’t been working out while juicing but have slept great so far! I transition back to solid foods this upcoming Saturday. I was wondering if you would mind sharing your veggie broth recipe? I checked under your index of recipes and didn’t see it. The thought of “eating” warm & yummy broth is exciting! Thanks for sharing your positive experience :-)

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    matthew d lyons — February 26, 2014 @ 1:39 PM

    Lori.

    I posted a picture of the Blueprint juices on Facebook today, asking about the high price. Several friends clued me into the Blueprint Cleanse. Given the feedback, my interest was piqued. I started to look around for people blogging about their experience. I am so glad that I found your write-up. You provide a great review of the experience, from start to finish. You addressed many of my questions and concerns. I think that i am leaning toward starting a cleanse next week, mainly because I’m traveling this weekend and I need some dedicated down time at home to do my cleanse prep.

    Thanks again, and I hope that I can capture my experience as well as you.

    Cheers!

    • Lori Lange replied: — March 3rd, 2014 @ 6:24 AM

      Good luck!

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    Cheryl Figueroa — March 13, 2014 @ 1:28 PM

    I came across your site and was glad to read about your experience with Blueprint. I am in the prep stage and will start the cleanse this Sunday. I admit, I’m terrified but reading your experience is giving me the courage to power through it. Great job getting through it! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience.

    • Lori Lange replied: — March 13th, 2014 @ 9:37 PM

      Glad you found it helpful- good luck!

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    CSDOC — March 27, 2014 @ 5:26 AM

    The juices are amazing and so fresh. I find it hard to beleive that anyone who likes veggies would not enjoy the taste.
    A regular juicer does not extract the juice the same way so unless you are willing to invest about 3000.00 dollars, then I think the 11.00 a bottle is pretty cheap. Most folks don’t understand the value of jucing correctly. Read the blueprint website.
    DRINK UP ITS GREAT!

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    Alex — April 4, 2014 @ 8:13 AM

    Little late to the ball game, but your review really helped me a lot! Thanks!