The Blueprint Cleanse is one of those cleanse diets that should immediately give you the impression that it may not be the best idea. Why? Because cleansing diets really don’t work that well; your body “cleanses” itself naturally, so there is no need to fast in order to “reset” your system or do anything like that. That being said, there is some research that indicates that if it is done properly, “cleansing” can be a good jump start to an overall lifestyle change that includes weight loss.
How does the program work?
The whole idea behind it is that you are only drinking juice that has been specially formulated to help you get the nutrients that you need while you are on the fasting time. The fasting is just supposed to happen for three days, every few months. There are a number of different types of juice that they have, and each of them are labeled with the numbers one through six, in order to help you determine which you should be drinking at what time of day and how many times. It’s very simple to follow and understand, so that means it is more difficult to mess up.
Does it work?
Actually, many people have seen some results from the Blueprint Cleanse for a few reasons. You’re going to lose weight if you aren’t eating carbohydrates and other foods that would cause you to maintain or gain weight otherwise. There are other side effects as well. All of the juices in the case that you receive are natural, and they actually do give you some essential vitamins and minerals, so you’re going to feel like you have more energy. Some people even commented that their hair and their skin looked healthier after cleansing as well.
Another benefit is that it makes people a lot more conscious about what they are eating and drinking in between cleanses. So a lot of it has to do with training the mind. Does it actually help you to lose weight to do the Blueprint Cleanse, or is it just a good way for you to get a lifestyle change to start rolling? Honestly, I ascribe to the latter. As mentioned above, cleansing doesn’t really have a lot of benefits for you. But, it can help you get into the right mindset so that you can diet appropriately when you aren’t cleansing.
Is it worth it?
Well, first off, there are some side effects that you may see when you are going through the cleansing process. Some people have experienced uncomfortable gas, abdominal cramping, stomach aches, nausea, and a number of other similar gastrointestinal problems as a result of doing the Blueprint Cleanse. The fact is, this is actually quite common when you do a juice fast; your body isn’t sure what to do with the extreme changes in your diet that occur. You have to be careful in case you happen to be allergic to one of the ingredients. Make sure that you inquire about any allergies before you try the Blueprint Cleanse so that you don’t have any potential issues while cleansing.
The question is, is it worth it to you? It costs about $60 a day ($180 per cleansing period) to pay for all of the juice that you receive. Granted, you get a lot of juice and are supplied for the entire cleansing period, but it’s still a lot of money that you have to spend.
In short, the jury is still out. There are a lot of things that this cleanse is doing right; there are other things that it is doing wrong (including the crazy prices). It may be more worthwhile to get a juicer and make your own juice if you’re looking to do a juice fast.