Have you ever done a cleanse or joined a detox program? I haven’t. While sharing a cigarette at the Men in Italy event during the menswear shows in Milan last month, the gorgeous Aurora Sansone told me she was going to take part in a detox for the health benefits. She sparked my curiosity but alas, I’ve put the idea to the backburner until yesterday (after devouring a box of half a dozen Krispy Kremes) when my curiosity turned into a full-blown obsession, thanks to teh interwebs aka Gilt. They’re offering the 21-day “CLEAN PROGRAM” at a discount — it’s usually $425 but they’re selling it for $340. The program is relatively simple — you take a shake for breakfast, eat CLEAN-approved food for lunch and a shake for dinner. Then you take a handful of magical pills too. Gwyneth Paltrow said Dr. Alejandro Junger’s CLEAN program is “life-changing”. A search on YouTube yielded several people all throughout America, we’re taking about “real” people y’all, publish video logs of their progress from day 1 to day whatever. One woman went from size 16 to size 6 and another woman lost 35 pounds in a span of a month. All were happy with the results. And they all feel healthy and great. It’s phenomenal.
I want to do the cleanse but I’m worried how I’m going to integrate this program with my lifestyle. Finding the discipline and stamina to give up coffee, tea, alcohol (not that I’m a big alcohol drinker, I haven’t had alcohol in a week), meat, egg, cheese, etc aside… how do I carry three, 1-pound jars of powder criss-crossing continents without being stopped for suspiciously bringing contraband?