WELCOME TO PREP-LANDIA.
While the rest of New York is out galavanting, visiting opening parties, and encountering nightlife, you can find us prepping our first week of the Junger Cleanse on a Saturday night. I broke out my Bristol pads, Jenn the iPad mini and our new bible. All while downing several Gin Seltzer cocktails …
Hey! Cleansing will not allow us to drink alcohol or caffeine for 21 days (sighs dramatically.)
PSA: We are not available for the month of April for any social gatherings. Catch us in May!
Just a quick breakdown of this cleanse:
– There’s a pre-cleanse (3 meals a day from the allowed meals off the Clean book)
– 21 day Cleanse (Shakes/Smoothies for Breakfast and Dinner and 1 “normal” meal for lunch)
We planned out our first week that includes 3 days of the pre-cleanse and the first 2 days of the cleanse! So far we feel pretty excited about the schedule. There is a lot of nervous energy around prepping the meals but we chose recipes that were relatively easy or available in our kitchen to ease the anxiety.
Once we’re more acclimated on Week 2, we can get weird. This detox program is (modestly-put) hefty on our bank accounts. However, we have chosen to follow Shelly in Real Life’s DIY guide to cut costs. She provides lower-cost alternatives to some of the protein and supplements you need to take with every meal. Shelly also has a comprehensive breakdown of what the Cleanse is all about. Take a look at this shopping list of what we’re allowed to eat. What I really feel excited about is that most of the food is really delicious and there are options!
We start this Monday and tomorrow we visit Fairway to tackle the longest shopping list I’ve ever put together. ( See Below ) This process was mind-blowing because we had lengthy discussions on where to shop, how to shop and additional research to see why certain ingredients are important. We kept having to pause Game of Thrones in the background because someone wanted to share what they learned about purified water vs. filtered water. Which learning about how toxic modern day water can be is fantastically depressing shit. Sorry, I really couldn’t express it in any other way.
It feels good to prep this kind of regimented cleanse in advance. Know what you have in your kitchen already and get inspired with all the clean food your body is begging for!