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Cleanse: Kaeng Raeng

Length: 3 days

Cost: $70

Reviewer: Courtney Dunlop, Executive Editor

I am a cleanse skeptic, meaning I usually pooh pooh them by saying things like, “If you don’t want junk in your system, just don’t eat junk.” And while I maintain that the body is highly effective at removing yucky stuff from its system, after a particularly sluggish and comfort-food-filled winter, I felt like I needed a bit of a jumpstart.

The Kaeng Raeng detox cleanse claims to eliminate waste in the body, decrease cravings and improve digestion. You drink three shakes a day, made from a powder that contains freeze-dried fruit powder, non-GMO soy protein, vitamins and probiotics, that you mix with either plain water, or with fruit and ice for a smoothie. To alleviate hunger in between shakes, you can snack on fresh fruit and vegetables.

I went the plain water route, and maybe if I had chosen the smoothie method the cleanse would have been easier for me. Only having fruit shakes for nourishment is rough. By the afternoon of the first day, I had a headache and couldn’t function as a human being. I broke and ate dinner.

After that, I decided a modified cleanse was the only way I could do it. So, for days two and three, I had the shakes for breakfast and lunch and then ate dinner. I figure that’s better than not doing it at all.

Maybe I didn’t have a lot in my system to clean out, but I didn’t really notice a difference with puffiness or energy levels. Of course that could be because I didn’t follow the cleanse like I was supposed to. But I will say this: The cleanse definitely reduced my appetite and decreased my cravings. I don’t find myself as starving for meals as I used to, and my sweet tooth has diminished greatly. So although going three days without eating meals is really tough, if your cravings and appetite are out of control, Kaeng Raeng could be just what you need.

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5 Reasons to Detox this Fall Chrissa Hardy

I’ve said it a million times before and I’ll say it again, fall is the best time of year. Eating a bowl of soup in the summer is borderline insane, but in the fall, it’s heaven. Also, I’m a blanket lover, so when the temperatures drop, I reach for my nearest blanket and get all wrapped up. Fall is warm, it’s cozy.  And it’s a celebration of rich colors and food.

Fall is also a difficult time to maintain healthy habits. With all of the sweets, hearty meals, and food-centric gatherings, how are you supposed to count calories? Or even attempt to stay in the recommended daily caloric range?

So fall, particularly right now, before Halloween arrives, is an ideal time for a detox. Here are five reasons why.

1. Because your summer was filled with hot dogs and lime flavored beer.

Do not regret your summer eating choices. You enjoyed them at the time, and you can’t worry about the past, so focus on making the right food choices going forward. Clean eating does wonders for your mind and body, so choosing a vegan cleanse with tons of fruits and veggies like Kaeng Raeng is the best thing you can do.

2. Because the holidays are knocking on your door, and they’ve brought with them pounds of cinnamon and pumpkin flavored sweets.

You’re about to head into the most sugar-packed time of the year. It’s not going to be easy. It never is. All you can do is jump start your healthy eating habits by making the right choices now. Detox cleanses do exactly that. So set your self up for success and don’t beat yourself up if you have a piece of Grandma Tilly’s pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.  Just eat as healthy as you can up until then and it’ll balance itself out.

3. Because with the early evening sunsets, you need an energy boost.

It’s darker in the mornings and earlier at night now, and it’s only going to get darker. The low light of winter can be a serious energy killer, and there’s nothing better for your energy than healthy food with minimal ingredients. Kaeng Raeng includes only real pronounceable ingredients, so you can get all the great benefits of a detox without depravation or interruption to your fabulous daily life. And each flavor comes with only the best for your body: 19g of protein, 11g of fiber, 2 billion live probiotic cultures, and daily vitamins.  It’s all natural – no artificial anything, no laxatives, and no stimulants.

4. Because here’s one you’ll actually enjoy!

Every Kaeng Raeng program comes with 3 crazy delicious flavors: ”joyful” strawberry, raspberry, pineapple; “daybreak” mango, peach, pineapple; and “into the blue” banana, blueberry.  Just mix with water or blend into your favorite smoothie. The mixes are thick, so smoothies are really the best option here.

5. No seriously, you won’t be miserable like with other detox cleanses.

Kaeng Raeng is customizable in 3-day or 6-day programs and 3 different levels: Beginner (for first time cleansers), Veteran (for experienced cleansers), and Master (you know who you are). And because they come with natural ingredients packed with protein and fiber, you won’t be so hungry you want to punch everyone around you. YAY. Happy holidays!

Win It!  We’re giving away one 3-day Beginner program to a very lucky HelloGiggles reader. To enter, just leave a comment below with why YOU want to try a vegan cleanse.  Can’t wait?  HelloGiggles readers get an exclusive 15% off discount with code GIGGLES15 at kaengraeng.com (expires Nov 1, 2013, 11:59PT)

Kaeng Raeng is available online and at select Whole Foods Market stores in the US.

Sponsored by: Kaeng Raeng

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