Your Best Bridal Bod
These five bridal cleanses will leave you feeling fit and vitalized for your special day
In the hectic months leading up to the big day, brides to be are often in stress overload searching for the dream dress, venue, and caterer. In the midst of planning, health is seriously downgraded on the scale of importance, but thankfully, bridal cleanse packages have become all the rage this season. With so many options to choose from, we here at ILoveFC.com had to learn more about what’s hot and what’s healthy. The list compiled below contains some of the best juice and food cleanses available for brides, and for anyone who wants reinvigorate and rejuvenate themselves.
The Blueprint Cleanse brand has been flying off the shelves of stores such as Whole Foods since its development in late 2000. Creators Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss wanted to offer a cleanse that was easy and available to everyone, despite their lifestyle choices and daily habits. They have since expanded their line to include a cleanse package specifically designed for brides to be. Packages range from 6 to 36 days of juice, complete with consultations and a 75-minute health assessment, where experts will construct a customized health plan to get you ready for your special day. Packages start at $350.
Catch A Healthy Habit Café has aided immensely in the development of better health in Fairfield since its doors opened two years ago. The café is warm and inviting, accessible to anyone who enjoys healthy and delicious food. In addition to offering a variety of smoothies, juices, and healthy eats, they are featuring a premiere cleanse from July 9th to the 13th. This five-day cleanse has been designed to jumpstart weight loss, improve digestion, and increase energy. Though the cleanse isn’t designed specifically for brides, they can certainly benefit from it. The café prepares everything you will need to consume for the week, and health coaches are on hand to provide pre and post cleanse support.
Green Lemonade offers a more gradual approach to cleansing and rejuvenation. There is no quick fix; it’s all about changing your lifestyle. Creator Noelle Twiggs has designed a website that provides daily health tips for everyone. She also offers a Bumps and Bride’s section, where there are innumerable health tips for mothers and brides to be. In fact, April was bridal cleanse month. Twiggs led her readers through a five-week program helps build a strong foundation for your health. There is a strong emphasis on the importance of prep work beforehand. Detox is key to avoid body shock. Though it is now June (holy cow!), the program is still available online.
Joulebody was founded on the idea that the best cleanse is the one that is right for your body. In order to ease you into a healthy lifestyle, they incorporate food to avoid starving your body into submission. All meals are made with vegetable based foods filled with protein and fiber, along with juices and smoothies. There are several different packages to choose from, from Kick-Start and On the Go, to Active. There is something for everyone here. Experts at Joulebody recommend their quick and easy 3-day kick-start cleanse for brides. It is a great way to get your body ready for the big day!
Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow swear by Organic Avenue and its five distinct cleanses, all based on LOVE (Live. Organic. Vegan. Experience). Packages include their signature fresh pressed, organic, vegan juices, along with delicious gourmet raw food. The experts at OA recommend that most cleanses last 5 days, but they are always available to provide advice for those wanting to kick it up a notch. Everyday a fresh LOVE* cleanse package is delivered to your door (or you can pick it up at a convenient location). In it you will find instructions, a time schedule, nutrition information and LOVE* inspiration. Each day is different and exciting, and yet still very easy to follow.