I Survived a Cleanse! {and so can YOU!}- CLOSED

September 2, 2011

So if you follow me on twitter you know that I did an organic juice cleanse these past couple days. Actually 3 days. I still can't believe I did it for that long. I loooove food so much {and the cleanse confirmed that} but I've always been interested in trying one out. My best friend did The Master Cleanse in college which sounds terrible to me because it's basically lemon, cayenne and maple syrup. And that's what you drink aaaaalll  day. Yuck! Still something about a cleanse sounded like a good idea, especially after all the bad/good eating I did in Vegas. I did some research and decided to try Ritual Cleanse which is an all organic juice cleanse. If you like green smoothies than you'll love this because three times a day you're drinking kale, romaine, celery, cucumber and green apple. There's also a delicious mango, pineapple drink, as well as a spicy lemonade, and an "horcata" drink as the last of the day with ground cashews, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and agave. Not so bad right? All in all I'm happy I did it- I think my body needed a little reset. I felt like I had a lot more energy and I was able to focus more, too. But boy oh boy did I miss chewing! haha it's the random things, right? 

I contacted Ritual Cleanse and they so kindly offered to give away a 1-day Seasonal Reset Cleanse and 1-day Shred giveaway {geared towards those who like to work out}. If you're interested leave a comment and I'll pick the winner next Friday September 9th. Easy right? The hard part will be resisting those donuts and curly fries. Or maybe that was just me :)

I'm looking to a fun, food-filled 3 day weekend! What about you? How are you spending Labor Day?
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Oh and if you're interested in the Ritual Cleanse you can get 10% off with promo code "mlovesmreader" woo hoo!

UPDATE: The winner is..Alicia! Congrats :)

175 comments:

  1. Ive heard lots of mixed stuff about cleanses and be honest with me here. did it leave you in the toilet for days? because i totally dont have time for that lol

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  2. This looks like a great cleanse! Count me in for the drawing :)

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  3. I'd love to try the 1-Day Shred Cleanse! I have a month of training left for my first marathon and I know this would help! I need to get back on track with eating more healthy foods.

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  4. Since the giveaway is for those who like working out, count me in. I just started going back to the gym on Monday after a three month break. Waking up at 5:00am to hit the treadmill is oh-so-rewarding!

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  5. Oh! I'll try it. It's something I've always been curious about, but never COURAGEOUS enough! :)

    pick me, pick me!

    www.houseofhemingway.blogspot.com

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  6. I had read about this cleanse awhile back and it always sounded interesting. I wouldn't mind trying the seasonal reset cleanse.

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  7. I want to do this so much but I can't bring it to myself to drop the money for it!

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  8. I ate raw for a 3 weeks and I loved it! An organic juice cleanse sounds great!

    North Meets South

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  9. I've been looking into this cleanse for a while. Glad to hear you had a good experience with it - I'd love to try it!

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  10. i would love to try it! and "cleanse" myself of all the bbq and bad/awesomeness i ate this summer!

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  11. Count me in!
    http://justjessieslife.blogspot.com/

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  12. I would love to try this cleanse! My birthday is next Wednesday and I have a feeling I'll be needing a major cleanse after all of that indulging! I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend!

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  13. I'd totally love to try this! I have always wanted to do a cleanse and three days seem to be a good max.

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  14. Go Mara! I wouldn't last three days but I could try one! :p

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  15. count me in! i'm up for the challenge :)

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  16. I would love to try this. I have been researching cleanses as well. This sounds like a perfect one.

    jessaubuchon@gmail.com

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  17. i've always wanted to try a cleanse. all my girlfriends did the master cleanse in college and loved it but i couldn't take the cayenne! yuck.

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  18. I'd love to give it a try! I too have always wanted to do a cleanse!

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  19. I have always wanted to try a juice cleanse!
    I love juice..but not as much as I love bread.. I would totally try this cleanse out though!!

    Katiediditt.blogspot.com

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  20. I'd love to try this...even if i don't win i'll probably give it a go because i really need to do one lol...but please enter me!

    jinjera@gmail.com

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  21. Hmm... intrigued. Would love to try a cleanse myself :)

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  22. I'm really intrigued, I may have to try this eitherway. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    strandedhero(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. i want to try a one! i am looking into this cleanse now!

    xo
    emily
    www.v-salt.com

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  24. my friend said amazing things about the ritual cleanse. i'd love to try it out!

    i'll for sure miss the feeling of chewing too.. but i'm sure it was all worth it!

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  25. Intriguing! I would love to give this a try.

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  26. i would love to try the 1-day Seasonal Reset cleanse!

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  27. I'm scared and interested at the same time!

    Kait

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  28. Huh, sounds interesting! I'd like to give it a whirl!

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  29. I'd love to be entered for the seasonal reset cleanse! I've seen this online before & have wanted to try it! Glad to hear you were happy with your experience! Congrats on the 3 days, that's a long time to go without chewing!!

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  30. Ooooo I'm totally interested in a cleanse would love to see what its all about! Thanks for sharing :D *fingers crossed*

    Tasia
    http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

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  31. nice job! that looks pretty hard - but tasty! I just finished a 7 Day cleanse from Rooted Well Being and am giving away this program to one of my lucky readers!

    www.simplystylishmom.com

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  32. I've been meaning to try something like this maybe if I win i can finally try it :) congrats!

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  33. i would love to try it! i can never seem to make myself commit to these kinds of things, but this one doesn't seem so bad!

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  34. sounds kind of cool!!!
    and definitely difficult!

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  35. Seeing you tweet about it actually made me check them out a few days ago.. I'm definitely intrigued! Cleanses scare me, but I really feel I should do one and these sound actually kind of yummy! I hope I win! haha

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  36. finally a good cleanse!
    i did the lemon one
    eww .. it was horrible!
    i didn't last more than two days

    i am glad this worked out for you


    i am super exited to have 3 days off!

    enjoy the weekend m!

    xoxo
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  37. I have always wanted to try a cleanse. Maybe this would be the cleanse for me too.

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  38. Ooh that sounds very interesting! I'd love to try *crosses fingers* :)
    My aunt does those alot and she says they're great
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  39. i would love to try a cleanse!

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  40. sounds a hundred times more delicious than the master cleanse.

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  41. what a great giveaway! i've been wanting to do a cleanse for a while but haven't bitten the bullet!

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  42. My husband and I have been wanting to do one for a while now! This would be perfect! Thank you and to Ritual Cleanse! I'd love to give it a try!

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  43. oh my goodness.. you're much stronger than I! I tried the vegetarian thing once... lasted 3 months and I thought that was awful! But at least I had FOOD! oy..

    www.ThePantryDrawer.com

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  44. that looks awesome! I was looking into getting blueprint cleanse but it's just too damn expensive for me. But this one day cleanse would be a great start!
    xo,
    jessie

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  45. I just spent a food-luxurious weekend in Savannah and this is a perfect way to get back on track! Fingers crossed :)

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  46. this sound awesome! my husband and i watched a documentary called "fat, sick, and nearly dead" where a guy from australia goes on a juice cleanse. he actually did it for 60 days and made his own juices with a juicer (he went cross country, which made it even more interesting). the results were amazing! i've been wanting to try the cleanse, but i don't have a juicer, nor do i have the patience to juice every day. but i'd be interested to try something like this cleanse; i think you're on to something about giving your body a reset. very cool. congrats on the successful cleanse!

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  47. Never done a cleanse before, but it doesn't look so bad! Good job, way to go!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  48. I'd love to try that too!
    kiss

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  49. Oh my goodness, I've been wanting to try a cleanse. Definitely count me in!

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  50. I've always wanted to try a cleanse! This one sounds delicious and not gross at all!!
    ~Sara S.

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  51. Congrats on finishing the cleanse! It seems challenging, but I'm sure you feel better when its over. I've been thinking about doing a cleanse diet also and the ritual cleanse sounds good. Thanks for the post. Have a great 3 day weekend!

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  52. Ah! I'm getting married in January and I've been trying to find a good/safe cleanse to do to really get me going for these last few months. Would love the opportunity to try this one!

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  53. awesome! I've been wanting to do a cleanse! ~ Andi

    andreatrautman812@gmail.com

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  54. Thanks so much for sharing! I have been researching different types of cleanses and I've never heard of this one! I will def. be checking into it more! :-)

    Mandy
    http://simplicityandreality.blogspot.com/

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  55. oh my gosh, I have been wanting to try this Ritual Cleanse for so long. I linger on their page always looking at the yummy juices they have. :)

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  56. oh my gosh do I need a cleanse! After a week of roadtripping and eating in Seattle my body hates me!

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  57. oh, that sounds interesting :)

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  58. sounds amazing. would LOVE to try.

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  59. i love juicing at home and these sound like some tasty combo's that i'd love to try.

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  60. I didn't know you did a cleanse! That sounds great though. To cleanse yourself from the inside out. I would love to do that...but I can't go without eating! I just can't. Maybe if the juices were REALLY good and REALLY worth it...

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  61. A cleanse would be awesome! I need something to kickstart eating well again. (you know, just in time for the Pumpkin-flavored everything that happens in the fall!)

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  62. you make me want to try this!! a friend did this same one and loved it as well. Have a great weekend full of food! :)

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  63. I have considered trying one but always a little nervy! Would love to try it. Enjoy some yummy food this weekend.

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  64. I've heard nothing but good things about doing a cleanse! I'd love to try it myself.

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  65. I am curious...I would definitely would like to try it :)

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  66. Oh man! I want to do a cleanse but I don't know if I could do it!

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  67. Definitely curious.. sounds interesting. Count me in!

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  68. I've been so tempted to try a cleanse for the past few months, but I keep chickening out! I guess I could handle it if it only lasts 3 days.

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  69. My roommate and I keep discussing doing a cleanse... maybe this is the answer to actually making us do it! I need a jump start!

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  70. I REALLY NEED to do a cleanse!!!!

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  71. I would absolutely love to do this cleanse and boy would my body thank me for it.

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  72. This doesn't look too bad! I may have to look into it!
    Love, Leigh

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  73. I've been wanting to try one of these for a billion days now!

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  74. That's so cool. I love the idea of cleansing my body!

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  75. I would love to try Ritual Cleanse! I've been so curious about them, especially since they're based here in L.A. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  76. I would love to do a cleanse! Count me in for the drawing :)

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  77. I wanna try a cleanse! Thanks for the info.

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  78. Great job on the cleanse!
    I've done one before, but never as yummy as this. Thanks for posting.

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  79. wow! did u actually do that?! I bet I couldnt, thought I want to do that at least once in my life.However I have stomach problems, namely if I dont eat something for 3 hours then I get REALLY sick, so I chew all the time! Did you find any differences in your skin?Is it brighter now?
    xx
    Anastasia

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  80. I've always wanted to try a cleanse. I hope I win! XO, Rae

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  81. This does look like a great cleanse! Would love to try it. Good job!

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  82. Ohhh! After my San Fran trip I really need to cleanse...I ate...alot of gelatto for breakfast :)

    Ive been doing a spinach coconut oil and banana smoothie every morning now but it doesnt seem to give me the energy I had prior to my trip. I would love to win! Too excited about the green apple juice!

    Megan

    WWW.MYBREAKFASTBLOG.COM

    WWW.ETSY.COM/SHOP/FLORACHILD

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  83. i'd love to give this cleanse a try!

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  84. I would love to try ritual cleanse!

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  85. I would love to do this cleanse! I've done a few fruit fasts/juice fasts before, but I'd love to try something new!

    Lauren @ See Parrot

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  86. i would love to try this!

    olan0026 at umn.edu

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  87. OH this got me thinking...I haven't done a cleanse since maybe the beginning of last year so I better try again. :D Thanks for sharing this Mara!

    Have a fantastic weekend.

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  88. I have been wanting to do a cleanse for so long. It's been years!!! I would love to try this one it looks amazing. Also congrats on the new gig. The new Ruche lookbook is Looking Good, great job! It's funny because right before checking out your blog today I was on Ruche drooling over this shoot come to find out you had a very talented hand in it =)
    xxnat
    www.queenofboo.com

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  89. I would love to try this cleanse out! I was going to do the Master Cleanse, but it seemed way too hard core and not at all appetizing. I think if whatever you are consuming tastes good, it's much easier!

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  90. oh wow! You've got lots more willpower than I could ever have. I love food too much, hahaha!

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  91. I would LOVE to try this cleanse!

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  92. OMg great giveaway, I've wanted to try this cleanse for so long but its really expensive, i would love to win this because i was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome which causes you to gain weight in the same areas as a guy ( round tummy like santa) plus a myriad of other problems. its been a devastating struggle to loose weight, I work out like crazy, eat right, cut carbs and take the pills my doc prescribes yet nothing works.

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  93. Thanks for sharing about the cleanse! I've been looking for a good one to try and would love to win!

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  94. I would love to win! I've been thinking about doing a cleanse for a while now!

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  95. I would love to do a cleanse. Count me in.

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  96. hmm i never thought about this. but it sounds like a rewarding experience. i'm in!

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  97. i think this is something i would definitely like to try, thanks for sharing your experience and offering a giveaway of their products!

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  98. Starting my last semester in college, as a 5th year senior and working at a new job...I feel like I am barley getting through the days. I think my body needs a reset button. A cleanse just might do the trick.

    taylorgketchum@gmail.com

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  99. i've always found cleanses intriguing but have never been serious about trying one. to win this giveaway would be perfect :)
    rachelalbert317 at gmail

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  100. I'd love to try, less than 2 months left to my wedding, this would a great way to get me ready!

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  101. i'm beyond interested! i need this in my life...ha! srsly tho!
    xoxo

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  102. I have always wanted to try a cleanse to do a healthy reset and begin to eliminate meat and processed food from my diet, but I've always been a little afraid to do it. Also, they are always a little too expensive for my teacher budget to handle. I would love to try this one.

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  103. I've been wanting to try a juice cleanse forever now. Would be great before school starts!

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  104. oh how nice a little cleanse would be! And yours doesn't sound too bad either-I am going to look into it! Thank you for sharing!

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  105. A cleanse would be such a great idea for me right now as I have falled off the healthy lifestyle wagon a little bit. This is exactly what I need.

    talia.s.ran gmail.com

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  106. I'd love to try a cleanse! After too many jelly beans during Hurricane Irene, I could use a cleanse!

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  107. I'm in college and with all this cafeteria food, I could really use a cleanse! I might try it when I come home for Christmas because I live in Orange County and it looks like a local company so less shipping costs :)

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  108. I've heard about this cleanse on Taylor's blog (Sterling Style). It sounds like the way to do it! They look so fresh and delicious. Was it hard staying away from food for that long?!!!

    Definitely enter me in the contest, I'd love to win and give it a whirl!

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  109. I am so in need of something like this!! I would love tp try this!

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  110. This sounds brilliant! I'm training for a half marathon followed by a full marathon... but I've been eating terribly which kind of ruins my workouts, so a cleanse sounds like an amazing idea! Backpacking through Iceland prepared me for not eating much, ha, so maybe I can do this =)

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  111. I would love to give this a shot! I feel like considering how much junk I eat sometimes, this would be great for me :)

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  112. i would love to give this a try! seems like a good way to jumpstart healthier eating :)

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  113. I would love to do this cleanse! My husband and I are in a missionary training school and we don't even have the option to eat right! My body would love a little break!

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  114. I have been itching to do a cleanse! But I can't justify the dinero. I would love love love a free cleanse!

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  115. I would love to try the cleanse!

    Amanda

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  116. Looks like an amazing product and would love a chance to try it!

    Holly, hollydr3w@aim.com

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  117. So glad you posted about this Mara - I've been thinking about trying Ritual Cleanse! I would love to win and give it a try. ;)

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  118. I tried the Master Cleanse years ago and it was brutal! I would love to try one that's a little more "friendly" ;)

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  119. this sounds like a good way to get back on track. i'd love to try it!

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  120. I have always wanted to try a cleanse and this one sounds very yummy! I hope I win :)

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  121. I've been wanting to try a juice cleanse for awhile but couldn't settle on one and so many of them coat big bucks. It sounds like the one you did was pretty simple and the juices sound delicious!! I'd love to win this but ven if I didn't I'll probably buy it!

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  122. I, too, have always wanted to try a cleanse. I'd love to try one of those! Thank you! :)

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  123. A cleanse would be pretty awesome in about 4 months. Gotta finish growing this baby girl first!

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  124. A cleanse would be pretty awesome in about 4 months. Gotta finish growing this baby girl first!

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  125. I just got done at the Minnesota State Fair and could definitely use a cleanse...

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  126. would love love love to try it!!!! Ill spread the word about that cleanse! xoxoxo

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  127. Nice! I just did a 2-week Vegetarian stint (a friend dared me) and I felt SO great! I've been looking into trying a juice cleanse, and this one sounds yummy.

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  128. i tried the cayenne and lemon cleanse, i would love to try this one!

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  129. Ah! I'm so glad you posted this! I need a re-set so badly after the past few months!

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  130. i've been wanting to try a cleanse, too! great to hear that yours went well. thanks for the opportunity. (pick me!) xox happy autumn.

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  131. definitely count me in for the drawing! the shred cleanse sounds great!

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  132. I have been dying to try a healthy cleanse! Hopefully I win the one that you're giving away, but I may have to check them out anyway! :)

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  133. yay! need a cleanse so bad . . . maybe it'll get me to stop eating fried stuff!

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  134. I would love to try this. It sounds great.

    Isabel
    Izzy022@hotmail.com

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  135. I should also do one, you've inspired me and the one you did sounds good! or at least as good as it gets ;)
    xoxo
    Catita
    http://catindreamland.blogspot.com/

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  136. i was just thinking i need something to give me a little kick in the pants! i'd love to try a juice cleanse--even for a day!

    barganbright@hotmail.com

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  137. I've been dying to try Ritual Cleanse!

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  138. I did the Ritual Cleanse several weeks ago and was thinking it would be so great to have another set for a day cleanse here and there. Count me in for the drawing!!!

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  139. I stumbled upon your blog through Ritual Cleanse and I absolutely love it. Congrats on your wedding my the way! I haven't perused the blog long enough to see if there are any wedding pics, but I hope to find some.

    I'm currently trying out a cleanse and I can totally relate to what you said about Chewing! Wow, I'd love to just chew something!

    I've always wanted to try Ritual Cleanse, so I hope you pick me for the giveaway. I work out too, but I'm open to try either one!

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  140. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I've thought about doing a cleanse, but I've never managed to do it. Hopefully this gives me the confidence I need to pursue it!

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  141. I want to try the cleanse! I have been scared for so long to do one - this just might be my chance!

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  142. I've heard about Ritual Cleanse and have really been wanting to try it!! Count me in for the drawing, pretty please :)

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  143. Sounds cool, count me in!

    rebecca_lynne@rocketmail.com

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  144. I want to try the cleanse! I really need it!

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  145. Congrats on finishing the cleanse! I hope to be able to try it :-)

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  146. I'm definitely interested in giving the cleanse a try!

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  147. Count me in--id love to try the cleanse!

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  148. I'd definitely love to try it!

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  149. I would LOVE to try the 3-day cleanse! I saw a Naturopath that said I have "mold" problems. . . eeeek!

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  150. i've never tried a cleanse, but i'd be willing with mango options and horcata!

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  151. I have been dying to try Ritual. Hear such good things! :) Count me in! :)

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  152. I've wanted to do a cleanse for so long, i'd love to win!

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  153. I love cleanses and have been wanting to try out a new one. They're so hard in the process but the work pays off in the end. Congrats on completing your's!

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  154. When i was in massage therapy school(didn't finish, didn't like it), we learned acupressure and about the Taoist religion. Part of that was The Master Cleanse. We all tried it and didn't make it through the 3 days. This cleanse sounds so much better!!

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  155. I would love to try one of these!
    Thanks!

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  156. What an awesome giveaway. I've always wanted to do something like that. Congrats for making it through all three days!!

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  157. Hi Mara, I did thier one day cleanse and loved it. So much in fact that I want to give my girlfriend Kate a one day juice cleanse for her birthday! I did the same for other girlfriend Maureen and she too was thrilled. We all work out together about 5 days a week and so we included the pre and post shred--pure genius : ) Juice away!

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  158. ok, they just sound delicious! but i'd really like to try this. here's hoping :)

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  159. That sounds like a great cleanse. I tried the Master cleanse... and i think it went well. I did it for 5 days. I think I need to clean out my system again...

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