Saturday, March 27, 2010

Book review and giveaway (closed): The 3-Day Cleanse



Congrats to my winners!  Candace; rainmommy; KathleenThe Bookworm ; Amy B.

I admit it, I don't always eat as healthily as I should. My diet is often filled with over-processed, under-nutritious food. So I was glad that, thanks to my involvement at the Product Review Place, I had the opportunity to review a new book, "The 3-Day Cleanse"

I expected the book to just be full of instructions on how to do a cleanse and recipes for what I should be drinking, but it is actually full of so much interesting and useful information. The first chapter talks (in scary detail, at times) about all the stresses that our bodies endure thanks to our environment and the foods we consume.  It also contains helpful hints on what sort of foods we should be eating when we're not doing a cleanse and other ways to help our bodies remove toxins. 

After the background chapter, the book moves on to discuss the science behind fasting and weight loss. Next is an important chapter- choosing the cleanse that's right for you.  The book has information on several different types of cleanse, a 1-day, 3-day, 5-day or 10-day cleanse. There's a quiz to help you determine exactly what cleanse is best for you. This chapter also has helpful information on the fruits and veggies that go into the juices in the cleanse, with details on why each one is useful to your body. 

The book also has information on preparing for the cleanse in order to make it the best possible experience for your body.  And finally there's the main part of the book- the actual cleanse. I liked this chapter a lot because it's very detailed with hints on how to get through the times when the cleanse is difficult and chart of symptoms showing what is normal to be experiencing and what is not. There are also lots of recipes in the book and tips for eating healthy in the long-term.

As soon as I got through reading the book, I started pricing juicers on the internet! I love the idea of giving my body a jump-start and a break from all the stress I put it under. Goodness knows that a mom of two small kids can always use extra energy and anything that helps her feel great! 

The great news? 5 of you will win a copy of this book!  (US/Canadian mailing addresses only, please)

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Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific time on April 10, 2010. I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure:I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

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I'd love to try this book. I'm just getting interested in the raw foods stuff again and it's be great to try a cleanse to start it out with! Thanks so much!

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The Bookworm said...

Several of my friends have done the Cleanse and had terrific results. I've been curious, but a little wary about whether it would work for me - I'd love to read "The 3-Day Cleanse." It sounds like it would answer a lot of my questions. :)

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