Book Review and Giveaway: The 3-Day Cleanse (Ends 5/23) CLOSED

Sunday, May 09, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Celebrities, foodies, and media people rely on the Blueprint Cleanse for relief from the excess, overindulgence, and toxins we are all exposed to every day. Now, the founders of the cleanse praised in Elle, Vogue, and Every Day with Rachel Ray, offer THE 3-DAY CLEANSE, an at-home juice cleansing program for everyone.

Cleansing allows the digestive system to rest so you can rid yourself of the toxins everyone accumulates, whether from unhealthy eating or simply from our environment. The 3-DAY CLEANSE offers a customized program based on your own personal health and lifestyle. Unlike other cleanses, the Blueprint Cleanse includes sufficient calories and natural fats, making for an easier yet incredibly effective cleanse.

This books guides readers through step-by-step guidelines for a 1-day, 3-day, and 14-day cleanse, as well as a long-term maintenance plan. Throughout are sidebars, quick tips, secrets and advice from people who have successfully done the cleanse. In addition to the juice, raw, and partially-raw food recipes in the book, the authors include advice on battling the urge to cheat and working the cleanse into a busy lifestyle.

Prepare to boost your immune system, alleviate allergies and PMS, improve your mood and sex drive, and clear up your skin. Finally, the juice service adored by many is available for you to create in your own home!

My Review
The 3-Day Cleanse by Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss convinced me that cleansing our bodies on the inside is just as important as good hygiene on the outside, and possibly more important than cleaning the house. The book flows easily and provides all the motivation and tools you'd need to embark on a cleanse of your own. Although it is not an easy job, it'd be worth it because of the health benefits. Whether or not it is something for everyone, readers need to decide for themselves.

The first part of the book explains all the basics and background of cleansing. The second provides recipes - soups, salads, dressings and sauces, main dishes, small dishes and sides, snacks, brunch, and of course the juices that are central to the cleansing program. Even if you read this book and decide cleansing is not for you, the recipes and juices can definitely be a part of a healthy diet. For some of the juices, you'd need a good juiced - the book provides recommendations - while others can be prepared in a blender. I find the blended ones easier to make and plan to use them regularly.

Personally, I am not sure I could follow the book to the letter but I certainly plan to try. A cleanse until dinnertime where you drink the juices during the day and end it with a light meal is something I'd start with. Another excellent recommendation from the book is to follow the principles of food combining. Both my mom and I have tried this with great results. If you are not familiar with its principles, do check it out - by reading The 3-Day Cleanse or any of the other books out there that deal specifically with food combining.

The Giveaway
Five (5) of my readers will win copies of The 3-Day Cleanse!

To enter, leave a comment about a healthy change you've made to your diet - or a good book you've read lately.

You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "Win 1 of 5 copies of  The 3-Day Cleanse! #books #Giveaway ends 5/23 @aitmama #win #contests http://tinyurl.com/278qyy3" – you may do this once a day;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is May 23, 2010, 11:59pm EST. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen.

Open to residents 18+ of U.S. and Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from the sponsor. Book information and image courtesy of the publisher. No compensation was provided for this post.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours.

62 comments:

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  33. pontowd said...

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