Disclosure – Urban Remedy provided me with the Metabolism Kit for review, but the opinions on the product are completely my own.
When Urban Remedy contacted me about trying one of their products I was instantly intrigued. I had been hearing a ton about juice cleanses, and was really curious, but I could not picture myself going days without food; luckily the Urban Remedy Kits seemed like the perfect thing for me. The kits not only offered me the chance to try some juices, but they also came with food so I would still be able to eat every day. On top of that they were all gluten free and organic which really sealed the deal. I choose the metabolism kit and waited for my order to arrive. My juices and food showed up very soon after, and you are supposed to start the day after receiving them so they are at their freshest. That means make sure you are ready to start and have three days in a row that you can dedicate to the kit when you order. I packed up all the juices and food for work the next day and even took my handy cheat sheet/menu with me so I would make sure I was eating the right thing at the right time.
I had been really interested to try juices like this, but had never bitten the bullet before. I must admit that when they showed up I was both excited and a bit nervous – I mean the Glow looked really green. Overall, I was really impressed. The Green Berry was my absolute favorite. I LOVED this juice. It tastes just like a berry smoothie and I looked forward to it every morning. The Time Machine was different, but good. It tasted like a spicy, fruity, lemonade, but was easy to drink. The Glow was my least favorite, but it was actually way better than I expected. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to drink it and that it would be a struggle to get down (green juice has always terrified me a bit); however, when I tried it I thought, “Wow, this is better than I expected.” I was able to drink the Glow every night without a problem. Overall the juices were great.
The thing I learned the most from my Urban Remedy Metabolism Kit was how much my hydration had been lacking. The kit had you drink three glasses of diet tea a day (I poured my Diet Spikes into them) and also encouraged you to have eight glasses of water a day. Since I was trying to do the kit just as recommended, I made sure to drink all three glasses of tea and my eight glasses of water too. The first day I felt like I was going to float away! I was so bloated and full from all the liquid and I felt like I spent almost my entire day running to the bathroom to pee. This got me to think about how much I had actually been drinking before and it was probably only about 50 ounces of water and 20 ounces of coffee a day – not enough. One thing I have definitely gained from this kit is that I am much more focused on hydrating properly all day long and am making sure to drink at least 80 ounces of water a day.
I loved that this kit let me have real food too. While the juices were delicious, I am the type of person who like to chew my meals and so the Urban Remedy Metabolism Kit was perfect because it allowed just that. I love apples so I was thrilled one of those was included each day, but the gluten free No Oatmeal Cookies were by far the best snack. These bad boys were delicious.
Urban Remedy recommend you take it easy when doing this kit, just light workouts like walking or yoga. However, if you let them know you plan on working out/training more they can help you supplement your kit with another meal shake. I tried the PB&J and it was delicious with a great smoothie like consistency.
However, truthfully I didn’t feel like I had to have the PB&J shake, even though I was in half marathon training, because the Urban Remedy Metabolism Kit itself filled me up really well.
My daily Weight Watchers goal is 27 points a day and this actually came in at 36 points a day. However, I did not worry about going over because I knew it was all super healthy, quality food (where as usually when I go over it is junk food). For those of you that look at calories it was about 1,400 a day all of fabulous for you stuff.
Overall I would highly suggest the Urban Remedy Metabolism Kit:
– It is a great way to try juicing while still having food.
– A great 3 day reset for your body.
– A good way to get back on track.
– A really tasty program.
– Enough juice/food and calories that you don’t feel deprived or hungry.
*Special – use code SQUARE0 to get three free PB&J shakes with the purchase of any kit.*
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