I joined the cleanse because I have a history of ovarian cancer and had another abdominal surgery to remove another mass and wanted to get back on track with my plant based lifestyle I've been living since being diagnosed. Thought it would be nice to get back into it with a group. Since my recent surgery I didn't have a chance to actually do the cleanse. I was really excited at the prospect of having the materials I need once I fully heal. This was the first cleanse I have ever been invited via email to do and I like your website and materials.
I wasn't able to do it on schedule due to external factors. I'm planning to do it on my own in a few weeks to improve my energy and wellbeing. I’ve already noticed more awareness even from just thinking about the cleanse.
The cleanse was seamless. The recipes are sooooo delicious they will all become part of my meal planning. I will also order 2 of Jen’s books 👍. Weekly prep was very helpful and I was never hungry. The only meals where I couldn’t eat the proper portions were the morning snacks. So next time I’ll cut the recipes in half. I joined to better my health / fight inflammation (I have lichen sclerosis …. fairly new diagnosis) / I’ve used many of Jen’s recipes before and knew they would be yummy which they are! I feel more balanced and have less food cravings.
I wanted to eat more plant based and this decision comes along with this cleanse. And I found it perfect to do it with a community. This cleanse structure was new to me but I enjoyed it. It gave me an inside how prep your meals can help you through the week. The recipes were delicious, so tasty. The weekly calls were so much fun and I enjoyed to connect life with the participants. I was not hungry and loved all the snacks :) In the beginning I had light detox symptoms and day after day I felt better: my belly was flat, quality of sleep so much better and my body doesn't felt stressed anymore.
I did this cleanse because I really needed a reset. I needed to change my way of eating, and to experience what it felt like to eat clean. I enjoyed everything about this cleanse. The meals were amazing, the soups and sauces, oh the sauces! Woke up feeling light with more energy. There was no morning back pain. I was never hungry. It was just amazing. So far, I lost some inches from my waist, stomach feels less bloated. Believe I have lost a few pounds. Did not go on the scale because I plan to continue the cleanse for two more weeks.
I joined to get back to healthier eating, feel more energetic and drop a couple pounds. It was fun trying some new items in my Vitamix. Made almond butter for the first time and I don't think I'll be buying it anymore. I also liked the cashew cream and all the variations you can make with it. Many of the recipes will become regulars. The savory nuts were a favorite snack. I felt good on the cleanse. I wasn't hungry and felt in control of my eating. Your recipes are delicious. I enjoyed trying some new flavors. The only challenge was all the prep but I know there's always more prep involved when you eat whole nutritious food. The prep ahead was helpful but my schedule didn't allow me to completely prep ahead so I had more work to do during the week. It was definitely worth it.
I joined because I was tired of being exhausted and having no energy. Also tired of my stomach bloating every time I ate something. The pre cleanse week was wonderful. Tried some new recipes and lost 5 lbs. Got back to smoothies and healthier meals. Love how I can make them all over and over again. They’re just so good.
I wanted to learn how to prepare more fulfilling plant-based meals and work on some ways to lower my blood pressure and A1c levels without prescription medication. I started in week 2 of the cleanse but in those two weeks I did see that I was down 6 lbs, although weight loss wasn't a main goal. I also noticed that I did have less sleepless nights. Finally, I know I won't go full plant based, we eat a lot of fish, but now I have some really good veggie recipes to add to this dishes. Going through the cleanse I felt fine, maybe a little sluggish the first couple of days but that tapered off. I thought the recipes and plan structure was great. The weekly prep was definitely helpful. I didn't feel hungry, I often felt full before I finished the plan for the day. I loved the group check-ins and coaching calls. Those helped me hear in real time how others were impacted, plus it kept me accountable to stay on track so that I would have something to contribute to the discussions.
I joined to gain control over the poor, reckless eating habits I had recently picked up after suffering a personal loss six months ago. The recipes were absolutely delicious and I repeatedly looked forward to each meal. I even ate some things I've never card for but found that I did given the various seasonings incorporated. I can honestly say I never felt hungry or as if I were really missing anything. The snacks were definitely helpful in satisfying me throughout the day. The prep made the week that followed easier to stick to as I didn't have to think twice about what I was having for each meal. Had I not had and done a lot of that, I probably would have talked myself into grabbing something on the go reasoning that it would be simpler and quicker. The information and support from the group check-ins and recorded coaching calls were invaluable. I learned a lot of different ways to make really tasteful meals from what I have in my fridge in less time than it would take me to order and pickup takeout which really surprised me. I began paying more attention to how my body felt. I have arthritis in a few places but one in particular, the base of one of my thumbs, definitely showed improvement during the cleanse. I noticed when I eat "right" that same area isn't as painful or visibly swollen, reason enough to continue to incorporate what I've learned into my daily meals!
I have previously done a cleanse and challenges with Jen and really feel awesome about them! I also have a couple of your books which I do love to use! During the cleanse, I felt good and was able to stick to it! Helps me to reset! Everything is organized so clearly. I only did some of the weekly prep as I am retired and was able to do most meals as they came up. I definitely was not hungry! I felt the servings were too generous!
I did make all but the last zoom calls but I am not really comfortable with taking pictures, posting, discussing on the computer so didn’t really get involved in the discussions.Some of my wins are feeling full on healthy choices is my biggest win but also knowing I can have some other foods in the week as well. I do like smoothies and you have so many delicious recipes so I am really going to try to continue with one smoothie a day!
Not really craving the sweets as much at this point at least. Definitely more motivated to plan and prepare more plant based meals.
I needed a reset for my body, too many sweets over the holidays, and I need to loose weight and it helps me to do a guided program. When I started the cleanse, I had a headache for about 10 days. I don’t drink coffee and mostly green teas in the morning. So maybe it was sugar withdrawal that caused it. I felt I had more energy. I caught a cold starting the min cleanse week. Normally that keeps me in bed for 5-7 days but I was back on my feet free 4 days, and my symptoms were not as bad as I usually get. I am sure the cleanse helped. The plan structure and the guidance with the prep really helped me a lot. Without it I would have been a bit lost. I was not hungry at all and did not have any cravings besides one day but I stayed strong. I could not participate in the group calls but watched the videos afterwards and got a few good tips out of that. Thanks to the cleanse, I am getting the hang of the prep and have rearranged my kitchen accordingly. Now I have lots of containers to store the food and my freezer is full of only good stuff. I had a good blender but seeing the smooth cashew creams other Rawkers got with their vitamix made me also buy one. So it was an expensive cleanse for me 🤣 But it was so worth it. What a great machine. I really enjoy the flavors of almost all the recipes so very much, and the few I was not crazy about still tasted good enough to not feel like I was missing anything in my diet. I have lost almost 5 kilos, so about 9 pounds, which is fantastic. My skin really glows, I have a really healthy complexion. My bowels are in top shape, and I feel like even my mind is clearer. Tomorrow I will have my bloodwork done, can’t wait to get the results to see what has changed.
My sleep is amazing. I taste more flavors. My gut feels great. I’ve done many of your cleaned in the past, and I love the way I feel when I do them. And it always takes off a few pounds. I was a week behind and didn’t use the calls and check-ins as much as I would have liked. The prep guide always helps. It was nice having 2 smoothies a day rather than having to cook twice a day, but then I had leftover veggies like half of a spaghetti squash to use. So I’m making that again before post cleanse. I love the interactive pdf. I know some said they didn’t like the pictures for the meal plan because of their printers but I liked the pictures better.
I joined the cleanse because I had great blood work after the last one. My doctor said to "keep doing what you are doing." This cleanse helped me to get back on track. I liked the plan structure. It was even better than previous cleanses. Watching the coaching call video really helped address my questions and concerns while providing motivation to get started 2 days early. I did not have much leftover used items and the ingredients were very easy to obtain. During the cleanse, I started sleeping through the night for a change! Also, my blood work was great again for my follow up appointment.