Testimonials
KickStart Cleanse

Katharine Christopoulos, Accountant, Toronto ON

Fat Burner version

“I felt so much better after the KickStart Cleanse! I eat fairly healthy to begin with, but the focus on whole foods really helped me get rid of feeling bloated as well as reset my mindset on better snacks to reach for throughout the day. I also realized the importance of eating enough healthy fats on a daily basis, which kept me feeling full for longer and I didn’t feel like I was counting down until my next meal. Plus I liked how simple the recipes were, how well the plan was laid out and how easy it was to follow – once the prep work was done, it was easy.”

Julie Iverson, Personal Trainer, Vancouver BC

Classic Version

“I’m so happy I did the KickStart Cleanse – it did a great job of ‘kickstarting’ me into adding more variety into my nutrition plan. I’m now sold on the KickStart pre-run drink before workouts, I really noticed the benefits! I was actually able to run 3 days in a row, which is something I haven’t been able to do in a while. Plus, I enjoyed the structure and it was great to have all the ingredients I needed for all the meals and snacks ready to go.”

ALICIA SANTRY, HR MANGER, WHISTLER BC

Fat Burner version

“The KickStart Cleanse is such a great program! After coming off 6 months of Ironman training and dealing with recent Adrenal Fatigue and Celiac diagnosis, the feelings sluggishness, fatigue and wanting to lie down and take a giant nap were all to common for me. It took a few days, but on days 4 and 5 of the cleanse I was waking up a bit easier and had a bit more energy throughout the day. I no longer have that crazy desire to go right back to sleep. The cleanse made my day to day food choices incredibly easy – and as someone who must avoid gluten due to Celiac, it’s not always easy. I really feel like the large focus on anti-inflammatory ingredients helped with my recovery. I bounced back from this race a lot faster than I have in the past and now at two weeks post-race I am able to get back to regular training (and feel like it’s not crazy to be back doing hill repeats and long swims!). I really like that this cleanse is just real, good food in a simple and easy format designed for busy athletes!”

MICHELLE TOUSIGNANT, MD, EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN, VICTORIA BC

Classic version

“I was honestly shocked with how the KickStart Cleanse stabilized my energy levels! As a shift worker, I was previously fully dependent on caffeine (2-3 strong cups a day) – but now I am energized and alert without it, and am waking more naturally from sleep (despite the chaotic hours). One of the reasons I wanted to do the cleanse was because I’d let a lot of food that don’t agree with me creep back into my diet and was 10lbs over my target weight. Before starting I made a lot of changes such as cutting out refined sugar, dairy, and alcohol. Over 2½ weeks, including 5 days of pre-cleanse and 5 days of cleanse, I lost 8lbs. On top of that I had a few friends comment that they felt I looked great and wondered what had changed. Another commented that she felt my skin looked “amazing and radiant!” I also feel like I recovered faster from my long run. Usually my legs ache for a few days after a hard trail run and this week they didn’t! I’m still working on training my gut to have food in it when I run long and had major GI issues on my last marathon so I was curious how this would go. My gut was fine with all of it. I also used the pre-run energy bars during my long run and found I did just fine with it and it was easy to digest. And I must say, the green smoothies that I can freeze and consume later are here to stay! Loved those! I enjoyed many of the recipes and they will become regulars in the rotation and especially loved that the salads felt really filling. More than anything I was just happy to be eating so many greens! The cleanse is incredibly well laid out in terms of grocery lists and meal prep. I found it fun to step out of my comfort zone with food and snack options! I must say though, without my husbands help though I wouldn’t have been able to do it. He made all the ‘dinners’ as I was either sleeping, running or rushing around getting ready for work. With my schedule, I would have likely had to pick a time when I didn’t have ER shifts to do this if I didn’t have his help.”

ERIKA KEMP, BUSINESS OWNER, BERKELEY CA

Fat Burner version

“The KickStart Cleanse was great! My energy levels increased midway through the cleanse and I found myself waking up energetic and refreshed WITHOUT COFFEE. Feels like a miracle. Yay! I also lost 2 lbs on the cleanse. I already was eating most of the superfoods found in the cleanse but it really helped to reset my thinking and importance of eating enough and eating frequently.”

RACHEL KEAVENY, ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR, NEW YORK NY

Classic version

“The KickStart Cleanse helped to reinforce good habits for me and also introduced me to some new ones. For example, I don’t think I was putting enough emphasis on getting enough protein in my diet and I believe ensuring I do get enough will help me as I’m trying to build up my strength in training for my next race. I found after the cleanse that my skin was noticeably clearer and even more toned, my face felt and looked slimmer and less puffy, and my body felt lighter and overall better. Plus, I noticed an improvement in my energy levels (especially in the evening). I plan to continue with many of the habits I picked up on the cleanse!”

Robin Garcha, Associate Director of Business Development and Marketing, Vancouver BC

Fat Burner version

“The KickStart Cleanse helped me quickly drop over 5 pounds and get rid of that sluggish feeling. Before the KickStart you couldn’t have convinced me to run up UBC hill but the following Saturday (post-cleanse) I powered up that hill with zero breaks. That was the moment I realized how much eating so well really does affect my mood and energy levels.”

Sherri Adams, Retired Nurse
Roberts Creek BC

Classic Version

“The KickStart Cleanse really helped me to refocus on my nutrition. During the summer we have many visitors and more “holiday snacks” and sugary food in the house. When I am rushed or tired, I indulge. The cleanse gave me a good reason to avoid indulgence! Prior to the cleanse, I had issues with achy muscles, headache, and brain fog. During the cleanse, the headache and brain fog disappeared, plus I had zero cravings. I really enjoyed the meals and menus as well as the fact no supplements were required. I am looking forward to using my new pre and post run protocol as a regular routine! ”

HEATHER THOMSON, RETIRED R.N., VANCOUVER BC

Fat burner version

“My energy levels were definitely higher upon completion of the KickStart Cleanse. I feel lighter and found I looked forward to the meals (no dreadful feelings of ‘I’m on a cleanse and feeling deprived’). I lost 4lbs while on the cleanse, but did it while feeling full and eating great tasting food really made me feel like I was in control of my health, cravings and appetite. I felt totally fueled for my runs and my recovery has been quicker. I really enjoyed the whole process, especially the Turmeric Chai Latte – that recipe alone is worth the cost of the whole program!!”

Carla Grimann, Auto Mechanic, Burnaby BC

Classic Version

“The KickStart Cleanse is so well laid out and easy to follow that preparing the food wasn’t a burden and I enjoyed the whole process. From getting the groceries, the fragrant smells coming from the kitchen while cooking, eating the delicious foods and the positive results to my digestive system, energy levels and recovery time between workouts, it was so worth it. I came out feeling leaner (no muffin top spilling over!!!), energized, and no longer bloated (which had become normal for me as I must navigate IBS, lactose intolerance and other food sensitivities). I also didn’t have an upset stomach after my long run like I usually do (joy!!), and I didn’t need my post-long run nap (meaning more time to spend with my daughter). I am keen to continue using the tricks I’ve learned and eat this way despite how hectic life gets (now that I know it’s possible!) and I’m excited to share these healthy habits with my daughter to ensure she gets started on the right path right from the start.”

MIRANDA GARDINER, ROBERT BOSCH FOUNDATION FELLOW, HAMBURG, GERMANY

Fat burner version

“The KickStart Cleanse really helped give me new healthy options that I’ll continue to use moving forward. I love the new creamy green smoothie in the fat-burner version (so delicious!) – and it’s lead me to making smoothies for my family, especially my elderly relatives who have dietary restrictions and digestion problems. I chose to make larger portions of the lunches and dinners to feed my family, as then everyone was eating the same thing and I wasn’t tempted to eat unhealthy. They all loved the food too – the soups were a huge hit. And I’ve had a great time incorporating more water and fruit/veg into my diet again, as well as finding substitutes for old favorites and using these subs in baking and cooking other recipes after the cleanse.”

Devon McGuire, Licenced Insurance Agent + Team Lead, Vancouver BC

Classic Version

“The KickStart Cleanse completely re-energized me – my energy was okay before, but immediately upon finishing it, I would say my energy levels were amazing. Runs felt good, my head was clearer and I wasn’t having trouble keeping my eyes open by 9pm. The menu options are awesome – everything was tasty and filling, and I felt great!”

Connie Robertson, Guest Services Manager, Victoria BC

Fat Burner version

“I feel so much cleaner and lighter after the KickStart Cleanse, which makes me excited! Even more interesting was seeing was how my eating habits shifted and how I really haven’t had any food cravings. I’m in the middle of training for a marathon and found it useful to discover different strategies to support and fuel my body. The quick and tasty recipes I now have at my disposal are fantastic and I feel as though I’m recovering faster post-workouts now.”

JENN DI SPIRITO, PHOTOGRAPHER, VANCOUVER BC

Classic version

“The KickStart Cleanse really did ‘kickstart’ me back into healthy habits! It’s so easy to get sidetracked in the summer with an ice cream stop with the kids in the afternoon and then a glass of wine on the patio in the evening. Doing the KSC was a reminder of how great I feel when I eat to fuel by body. I’m not a huge salad person but eating a salad every day for lunch was a great way to get some extra veggies in and set myself up for great eating for the rest of the day. Before the KSC I was feeling really low energy and reaching for chocolate or extra coffee in the afternoon, but by day 3 all that was gone and I was feeling great. I began sleeping better, dropped the extra 4lbs I’d been carrying and got rid of the bloated feeling entirely. And I must say, I am completely in love with fueling my run with the pre-run drink! It was easy on my stomach and gave me so much energy for my run. It’s definitely become a permanent fixture in my running routine. The post-run smoothie was amazing as well. I’ve become a little too dependent on my protein powder and it felt great to replenish with natural sources after my run. My recovery seemed to be a lot faster as well, with less muscle soreness the next day.”

SIGNE NICKEL, HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST, WINNIPEG MB

Fat burner version

“As each day went by on the KickStart Cleanse my energy levels seemed to increase and I didn’t experience my mid day lull as I usually do. I felt more motivated and driven. Plus I felt less bloated. I feel as though the cleanse was a good way to motivate and get me on the right track. I worked out and ran 3 of the 5 cleanse days and must say I absolutely love the recovery food. I found it makes a massive difference! All the cleanse recipes are amazing – so tasty! Overall it was an awesome experience.”

TAYLOR DICK, PHD CANDIDATE, VANCOUVER BC

Classic version

“The KickStart Cleanse has made me aware of the whole foods that my needs to fuel my running and really just make me feel good! Some of these recipes will continue to be my go-to recipes because I know they leave me feeling satisfied and energized. Before the cleanse I was struggling to make it through the day without feeling tired, but by the end of it I was pleasantly surprised with how good I felt – much more energy and I wasn’t hitting the 4 o’clock wall. I feel overall less bloated and leaner and my jeans fit better.”

MARG COE, TEACHER, SURREY BC

Fat burner version

“I really loved my experience on the KickStart Cleanse and I think my body REALLY loved it! The hardest days for me were during the pre-cleanse when I had to give up my beloved coffee and the added sugar. I’d been experiencing brain fog, fatigue, and poor recovery from my running workouts. In the afternoons, I would crave coffee and sugary treats like crazy! Extra pounds had slipped on and I’d been unsuccessful at losing them, even with running 4 times a week. I felt sleepy after meals, but I found sleep during the night to be elusive. Anxiety, stress, and poor eating habits were taking their toll both mentally and physically. In the past year, I’d been diagnosed with excema on my arm and face. I’d never had this skin condition before. I needed help! Long story short, I feel like the cleanse helped me do a total turnaround – I lost 4lbs, my energy levels went from low to high by day 4 of the cleanse and I felt great! No cravings for sugar! I feel calmer and more ready to handle any obstacles or frustrations. My memory has improved! My thoughts are clearer. And my clothes fit better. I have a sense of lightness back. My post-run recovery is now excellent! No achiness or soreness at all! So excited about this. And as of right now the excema is all clear! This cleanse is full of delicious, easy to prepare recipes and it showed me how flavourful, nourishing and healing whole foods can be. I also found the post cleanse information to be really helpful. Sarah is my Food Angel and I feel full of zest and vitality again!”

ELIZABETH MILLOS, MOM, VANCOUVER BC

Classic version

“I’m really glad I did the KickStart Cleanse – I feel lighter, leaner, more energized and overall healthier! On the 3rd day I woke feeling much more energized which continued for the duration and afterwards. I’m down about 3lbs and feel more comfortable in my clothes… Which I found really encouraging! My #1 benefit though was that I experienced much less bloating than usual – although my non existent IBS symptoms during the cleanse were also a bonus! Everything was easy to follow, delicious and just made me feel better as the days went on – I found the cleanse to be a great stepping stone to retrain my body and mind to make better choices!”

ASHLEY KUCZYNSKI, MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE, LANGLEY BC

Fat Burner version

“The KickStart Cleanse was exactly what I needed to reset my system and start feeling lighter and healthier. During the last month or so of training for Ironman I was so hungry and wasn’t eating properly at all. I also didn’t have much time to spare to prepare meals in advance. I’m now 4 days past the last day of the cleanse and I’m carrying the healthy habits that I learned from the cleanse into my daily routine. I know that eating healthy makes me feel so much better, which this definitely did. I’m less bloated, know that the food is better for my body and my mind. I know how easy it is now to eat healthier. I like to mix things up too, so the variety was helpful in showing me that healthy isn’t boring and tasteless, which is fairly typical. I also appreciated that it was a real food cleanse and not one that depleted my body in a way that I had to binge eat at the end of it. I’m still having the smoothies and am carrying most of the food ideas into my daily life, as I know that they’re easy to re-create and to prep in advance.”

MIRANDA JACOBSEN, FRONT END WEB DEVELOPER, VANCOUVER BC

Classic version

“I’m in training for the Squamish 50k and am pretty much always hungry! The KickStart Cleanse gave me so many more options to choose from in fueling myself. Although I had a rough first few days (I have colitis and many food sensitivities so it can be tricky to navigate food), by the end of the cleanse my stomach was not bloated anymore (so I felt more comfortable in my clothes) and my body aches aren’t there as much. I also have rheumatoid arthritis, and I feel like my joints feel better with the cleanse. I’m continuing to eat a lot of the recipes from the cleanse and I feel really good at the moment. I feel like if I maintain these new habits regularly they could make a big difference for me, including of course the post-run recovery shake after big runs!”

DANIELLE LEROUX, MANAGER OF MEMBERSHIP AND COMMUNICATIONS, VANCOUVER BC

Fat burner version

“I’m in training for my second marathon and I found the KickStart Cleanse to not only keep me feeling well fueled during a very active and busy week, it also helped me to sleep better and get rid of feeling bloated. Additionally, I’m certainly feeling more energized and inspired to vary what I eat on a daily basis and eat more greens! Even though I was previously eating a big salad everyday, I am inspired to add more greens to other meals… breakfast, smoothies, etc. I did find that since I’m not home a whole lot, the time/prep was the most challenging part – I usually have plans or a workout every night of the week and it was tough to fit that all in while still making the dinners and cleanse foods. However, the recipes were all satisfying and filling!”

WENDY COULSON, VANCOUVER BC

Fat burner version (egg-free)

“After my 5 days I really do feel more energetic… Even without the coffee and early mornings this week! I also have dropped about 5 pounds which I am happy about, as the scale had been creeping up a bit lately. I have really appreciated the recipes as they have helped me get out of a cooking rut and showed me new ideas. The habit of the daily smoothie has been great to get started on. I even surprised myself and managed the full 10 days with no caffeine. I think that was the hardest part….lol. I have enjoyed the process and the overall plan and I will incorporate some of the ideas in my daily food balance moving forward. This was for sure the kick start I needed!”

ERIN SCHOVANEC, NON-PROFIT ARTS OUTREACH ADMINISTRATOR / GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR, ALBUQUERQUE NM

Classic version

“Before the KickStart Cleanse I was struggling to get through each day with little enthusiasm or motivation to do any more than I had to. I won’t lie, the first 2 days were ROUGH! However as my body adjusted, old cravings and habits fell away to the point where I feel great now and want to continue (in fact, I am doing another round right now!). By day #5 I had the energy and motivation to workout and accomplish other household tasks, and I don’t feel completely exhausted at the end of each day. My back pain has decreased and I fall asleep faster, getting a more restful nights sleep each night. I also feel that my mental clarity and focus has increased! I really liked having all my meals planned out. There was no guess work on what I was going to eat or how much I was going to eat, which saved time and frustration. And I found everything to be very tasty – full of flavor. I found it hard to rationalize eating all the fatty foods (avocado, coconut oil, nuts and seeds) – but I followed the plan, ate them anyways and ended up losing 5lbs by the end of the cleanse. The KickStart Cleanse was definitely worth the time, energy and money spent on groceries!”

CHRISTINE POPE, VANCOUVER BC

Fat burner version

“The KickStart Cleanse really helped me get back on track. The recipes and food suggestions took me out of the rut I was in. Before the cleanse I was feeling sluggish during the day and mostly after lunch. Most evenings, if I wasn’t running, I would come home and laze on the couch. By day 2 of the cleanse I could feel my energy levels getting better – I had more energy to do things after working out and did not feel like I wanted to spend the holiday Monday lying on the couch. Each day I felt better and definitely could feel the improvement in my levels each day. By the end of the cleanse I was feeling great! So great in fact that I plan to keeping doing it for a few more rounds!!”