TBH – I hate and love Total Wellness Cleanse. Let me get the hate part out of the way – if you accidentally Google Total Wellness Cleanse you will get pages upon pages filled with glowing reviews – just absolute ranting praise and people promoting it as the best cleanse for weight loss, the next best thing after sliced bread.
I got suspicious immediately – why was this? Turns out that there is an affiliate army of Internet Marketers who are desperate to sell the product through their links to make quick money and run.
Research? Authenticity? Ethics? What are those? We just want to sell it to you!
I just needed to find the absolute best cleanse for weight loss – and I can’t afford a $2000 per month dietician and nutritionist – I’m not a Hollywood celebrity
(not yet 😉 )
This is what WikiPedia says on detox
Best Cleanse For Weight Loss?
So I set about testing this method and that – I spent a LOT of money getting fooled by 30 days money back guarantees and ended up buying products that I seriously regret. The only 2 ones that absolutely worked for me were Total Wellness Cleanse (to a limit) and Master Cleanse program (yeah, the one that Oprah recommended).
For me, TWC won out – not because it was perfect, and a method directly descended from heaven – no – the program has plenty of annoying quirks that I didn’t like. However, if you’re a beginner who’s looking to get a good grip on the detox and cleanse way of life, it can definitely help you along your way.
About the course
TWC is a simple enough course – its a program that lays out in detail 30 days of detox – and takes the guesswork out of what to do.
They give you information and background on cleansing and detox – they explain what works, and what doesn’t work. They give you access to a great deal of information – including workbooks where you can log your journey. I’m not going to spend too much time listing out the details and features, if you want the full list, you can head over to the official website.
Instead, I just want to talk about 3 things: what to expect, things I liked about the program, and things I disliked about TWC.
Things You Need To Expect
In a nutshell, the program splits into 2 phases:
Phase I is the Cleansing Phase.
These are 2 heavy weeks of restoring your body’s natural balance and learning to STOP being a slave to your cravings. Indeed – this was a struggle – after a long period of sugar addiction, learning to cut out sugar and other toxicities from my body was not an easy thing to do.
There is also *GASP* an exercise plan! Figures, the best cleanse for weight loss would actually involve exercise 🙁 Before you get too worried – its made up of moderately intense exercise that’s just included to get you up and moving and to sweat your toxins out! It’s all guided and done for you, so don’t worry about it too much.
Phase II is the Maintenance Phase.
15 days of changing your life! You learn how to direct your consciousness to what you eat, and what you’re putting into your body. Slowly, a clean and highly functioning body becomes your default. You drastically start noticing how much energy you have and notice that its 5 PM and you don’t need your coffee. You focus on raw foods and going natural.
You’ll know when you are internalising the system when thinking about eating a McDonald’s cheeseburger makes you almost physically cringe. Expect that around the 30 day mark.
What I Liked
Here are the things I really really liked about TWC and the reason why I recommend as the best cleanse for weight loss over Master Cleanse:
- The accountability emails are definitely one of the top things that kept me from quitting (I almost quit many many times)
- The food and “poo” journals are useful – looking at your journal after a month helps you see how tremendously you’ve grown.
- The method definitely works – it’s rudimentary and simple (and I mean than in a positive way). In an industry that loves overcomplicating nutrition, sometimes I appreciate plain, simple tips that I can take immediate action on.
What I Disliked
- It’s not as thorough as Master Cleanse. (You can read about my review of Master Cleanse here) . I’ve been researching nutrition and detox for a long time, so I found the program lacking a bit of scientific credibility (I’m a bit of a nerd).
- The price can be a bit daunting, its not a cheap program. But I personally felt its better than commissioning a full time nutritionist (which I HIGHLY recommend, if you can spare the cash)
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what program you choose if you’re looking for the best cleanse for weight loss – in fact you could just go through my blog, you have all the information you need here. However, if you want to invest in yourself and get handed stuff on a platter and take away the guesswork – look into TWC.