Unplug & Recharge: A 10 DAY PROGRAM STARTING APRIL 5

  • April 5, 2013 · 11:45 PM
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Consider joining us for "Unplug & Recharge," a revitalizing and refreshing body and mind detox. You’ll experience cleansing on all levels with this special program designed to rebalance and restore you.

There are two versions of the Unplug & Recharge program. You can choose the level of cleansing that feels right for you.

1) A 10-day “juice only” deep cleanse — includes an optional 5-day herbal cleanse.* You will want to have access to a good juicer for this option.


2) A 10-day “liquids only” cleanse — you enjoy smoothies, blended soups and juices. This also includes an optional 5-day herbal cleanse*. You will want to have access to a blender (and possibly also a juicer) for this option.

*Taking part in the herbal cleanse is not required. There is an additional charge of $79 for the herb kit if you decide to participate.

Start your 10-day Unplug & Recharge program on Friday, April 5 by signing up here.

Also plan to come to the orientation session on Monday, April 1 to get your questions answered before you start. (Register for orientation separately on this website)

The $79 fee includes:

  • An 18-page booklet of delicious recipes
  • Daily emails and lessons about such topics as cleansing techniques, dealing with social pressure and how to properly reintroduce food
  • A live support group meeting on Monday, April 8 at 12:30 p.m.

Group meeting will be at Smokey Row, 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines.

Sheree Clark, health and nutrition counselor and owner of Fork in the Road will lead the program. You determine the pace and intensity of your cleanse with help and guidance.

About:

Because we believe that theory is great, but practical knowledge is where the rubber hits the proverbial road, Fork in the Road offers a variety of programs that incorporate recipes, instruction and guidance along your path to better eating. Holistic Wellness and Nutrition Counselor Sheree Clark is also a nationally renowned raw vegan chef. Sheree’s approach is centered on helping you adopt life-changing—and sustainable—practices. Check out the on-line choices as well as the custom, work-with-Sheree-live options available. And—to learn more about Sheree—be sure and visit www.fork-road.com.

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  • Allan G.

    Katelyn, what I did one nite when I was super hungry was to make some miso as Sheree suggested and juice a couple of tomatoes, wait for the soup to cool down a bit and add the tomato juice. It worked for me.

    2 · April 10, 2013

  • Katelyn F.

    So I had to start the fast on Sunday instead of Friday.. so I'm on day 4. I feel hungrier today than I have the last 3 days. I had a smoothie today though, hoping that would help...

    April 10, 2013

    • Sheree C.

      Katelyn, I suggest you try a distraction. Go to the gym, go for a walk. Or try something warm, such as a cup of miso soup/broth. Anyone else have any suggestions for Katelyn?

      1 · April 10, 2013

  • Ann Y.

    Sheree, I have a couple of questions....I decided not to do the herbal cleanse this time because I wanted to experience a juice fast on its own. However, I am interested in trying it in the future. Does a colonic provide that same type of cleanse as a the herbal program? Or do you advise doing them together? Who do you recommend for a colonic in Des Moines? Thanks!

    April 10, 2013

    • Sheree C.

      Ann, a colonic "comes at it from another angle," if you follow my thought. The two methods can be combined very effectively, actually. I have done them together and separately myself. I only know of 3 practitioners in DSM: Kathy Miller, Sarah Hunt and they also offer the service at Sahars. Each uses different equipment (gravity vs. machine). Check them out and see which method resonates....

      April 10, 2013

  • Ann Y.

    It's a miso kind of day!

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Ann A.

    Yesterday has been my most challenging day, but I found (as Sheree recommended) a cup of miso made all the difference. I woke up at 5am with tons of energy, that is why I am blogging, and no headache. I found I needed to exfoliate my lips on day three and I still need to get a tongue scraper. I also found that taking out one of my favorite bowls and using it to store my cut up fruits and vegis while juicing made the whole experience even better.

    1 · April 9, 2013

    • Sheree C.

      You'll love the tongue scraper, Ann! Stay the course...The halfway mark is in sight!

      April 9, 2013

  • Tami T.

    Have tried all the juice recipes on the first page of our hand-out. Dreamsicle is still my fav but tried watermelon lemonade tonight. I like tart but even I had to sweeten it slightly. Also really liked the very first recipe, Green Lemonade. I, too, have been slightly tired. Maintaining my work-outs though so excited to hear about your 10K Allan!!

    April 8, 2013

    • Sheree C.

      The watermelon lemonade is less tart in the summer, when the melons are more juicy. Try it w/ lime, instead of lemon sometime. Or use a Meyer lemon (less tart). We could fast for a year and still discover new tricks! Woot! Woot!

      April 8, 2013

  • Ann Y.

    Thanks for the support group today, Sheree. For those who couldn't make it, here's a shout of support to you! Hope everyone is happy, healthy, and juicing.

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Allan G.

    Thanks! The race went fine, I didn't break any records, but felt completely normal. I brought about 8 oz of kiwi, orange, lemon juice with me to pick me up while I was running and it worked fine. I drank a bottle of water before the race and two bottles of water after the race. Needed a nap after the run and I feel fine today.

    2 · April 8, 2013

  • Allan G.

    I have been a little tired and had to take naps today and yesterday. I also felt in a bit in a fog (maybe because no coffee) but now on I feel fine. I wasn't too sure what to expect so I had a cup of Smooth Move Tea last nite and this morning it lived up to it's name. Tomorrow I plan to run a 10K and I'll let you know how that goes.

    April 6, 2013

    • Sheree C.

      The fog is/was most likely from the lack caffeine, you're right. Interested to hear how the run goes tomorrow. Stay hydrated...like more than you even think is "enough." Press on, Allan!

      April 6, 2013

  • Kelly M.

    Question for the group. This may be too much information (TMI) but does anyone else suffer from frequent trips to the bathroom with loose stools? Is this my body just getting used to the juices? Wonder if I should have a smoothie with a banana or some bulk in it once a day??

    April 6, 2013

    • Sheree C.

      Not TMI, Kelly. Good you asked and I bet you're not the only one wondering...!) Yes, it is a common thing, esp in the very beginning. Are you doing just juices now? Remember apple juice can loosen you up, so if you're doing a lot of it, cut back. But I frankly would not be alarmed or try and stop the process unless it goes on for several days. (This is another reason I have us start during the weekend!) BTW if you are NOT experiencing what Kelly is, that doesn't mean something is wrong with you...it's different for every person, each time!

      April 6, 2013

  • Ann Y.

    After 2 days on smoothies and 1 on juice, I feel pretty good this morning. Day 2 was the hardest so far. Am drinking a cup of organic yerba mate tea in the mornings which has the caffeine equivalent of 1/3 cup coffee to stave off withdrawals. Hope everyone else is doing well!

    2 · April 6, 2013

  • Sheree C.

    Good morning everyone! I just noticed that this morning's email talks about Fork Lifts...Since I first wrote the program, Fork Lifts are now available every day (not just weekdays) on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ForkRoad?ref=hl. How is everyone doing?!

    April 5, 2013

  • Allan G.

    I am also ready to start and glad to get the recipes so I can figure out a game plan.

    2 · April 3, 2013

  • Sheree C.

    Couple of things: You should all have received the initial email. If you have not, email me at [masked] ASAP. Also, our group support meeting will be at Smokey Row at 12:30 Monday, but we can't get the private room, so we'll be "in the open," which is not a biggie, but I wanted you to know so you can find us. If you are going to be there, maybe shoot me an email in the morning Monday so I can go/grab enough chairs. Finally, have you ever tried Bengal Spice Tea? It's made by Celestial Seasonings and is great for conquering a sweet tooth during the fast! (Our motto is: Be prepared!) Everyone getting ready?

    April 3, 2013

  • Mimi D.

    So excited! I'm starting tomorrow so I can break my fast for the Raw Food 101 class.

    1 · April 2, 2013

    • Sheree C.

      Good for you (and good thinking. Raw 101 is a "robust" class!).

      April 2, 2013

    • Tami T.

      Go Mimi, go Mimi!

      April 3, 2013

  • Tami T.

    Already thinking about my juices; can't wait to try some of the recipes that we got in our email this morning. Seems like there's some new ones from last time!! A "must try" is Sheree's Dreamsicle. Who knew you could juice a sweet potato?!?

    April 3, 2013

  • Ann Y.

    I decided to do 2 days of smoothie / liquids to ease into juicing on Friday -- and to use up all the greens and fruits in my fridge that aren't good for juicing! It's great to have a group for support - good luck everyone.

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Marah

    I am excited for a challenge!

    March 11, 2013

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