by Marcy Clark
I had the immense privilege this January of trying Tara Roscioli’s fantastic Meals 2 Glo 5 day cleanse by her company Highway 2 Well. I was really impressed with the cleanse. How it works is that Tara drops off one or two days of meals at a time, in the most pretty pink insulated bags. I loved that it was real, whole, organic foods, instead of just juices. I have been vegetarian for almost 20 years, and grew up with a nutritionist mother, so I do know how to eat well, but anyone can get into a health rut when they are busy. I was excited to try something new and focus a whole week on my health.
I felt that the Meals 2 Glo cleanse was really well thought-out and I learned a lot about my cravings and needs for food in the process. There were 3 meals and 2 snacks each day, meals and snacks were simple. Breakfast was sometimes Berry Overnight Oats, Pineapple Cucumber Mint Juice with a homemade Oat and fruit GLO bar, snacks included Baked Apples, Homemade Trailmix, Veggie Crudite with Hummus, Tara’s homemade Kale Chips, and Edamame with Pink Sea Salt. Lunches included the GLO-2 Kale Salad (one of my favorites!), Beet and Avocado Salad, Zucchini “Pasta” Pesto (so delicious!). Dinners might be Indian Lentil Stew, Sauteed Broccolini with Brown Rice, Sweet Potato Stew with Indian Spices and Chinese Stir Fried Quinoa with (really awesome). I learned that my eyes are definitely bigger than my stomach. And that I can get full on just a simple meal of vegetable stew, especially if I ate protein or fat earlier in the day. I was Vegan for a year, so this shouldn’t have surprised me – but it did!
I highly recommend a cleanse with Tara! She makes herself available to you for questions and advice and you can profoundly change your food habits in less than a week because the meals you eat are from real foods and you will be motivated to make better choices at the grocery store so that you can keep feeling awesome. Tara’s 5 day cleanse is $550 in New York City ($475 in the New Jersey areas of South Orange/Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills and Summit).
Women’s Mafia: What is your philosophy with the Meals 2 Glo cleanse? Why is it so effective at helping people lose weight?