Provenance Meals’ 3-Day Program Was the Most Enjoyable Cleanse I’ve Ever Done

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  • Taste: 20/20
  • Quality: 20/20
  • Ease: 20/20
  • Packaging: 20/20
  • Value: 17/20

TOTAL: 97/100

You know those people who eat for sustenance and not much else? I am not one of those people. I am the person who goes to bed dreaming about what they’ll eat in the morning, and who plans their weekends and all their vacations around food.

I get a lot of joy from eating, and I have no qualms about that. However, I often find myself sliding down the slippery slope of eating past the point of enjoyment. Like many others, this is usually during the holidays or a stressful period where I turn to snacking as a coping mechanism because functioning as a human adult in 2022 is hard, y’all. (On that note, you’re doing great.)

After a recent cycle of insatiable snacking, I signed up for a three-day clean eating program from Provenance Meals. A friend had just completed it and raved about how tasty the food was, which is what ultimately sold me on the idea. I wanted to break my habit of nightly indulging and was hopeful that a program like this would give me some accountability and structure.

I did some more research and decided to try their “Feel Good Fix” program because it included tasty-sounding dishes like “Northern Indian Cabbage Curry” and “Minestrone Soup with Brazil Nut Pesto.” (I’m happy to report that both exceeded my expectations.)

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From the start, this was unlike any other cleanse I’ve ever done. Notice how it’s called a “clean eating program” and not a cleanse? That’s because the Feel Good Fix doesn’t just give you numbered bottles of kale juice or bone broth to sip throughout the day.

My delivery came with six neatly packaged meals for lunch and dinner, plus Camu Camu Superfood protein powder and sprouted almond milk for breakfast shakes, hydrating chia fresca drinks for the afternoons, a bag of Superseed crackers for light snacking, and an herbal tea that’s meant to curb sweet cravings.

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Everything is 100 percent plant-based, gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free, and made from scratch with local sourced ingredients. And yet, none of the dishes were bland—far from it, in fact. I found myself looking forward to each meal and was surprised that I never felt hungry throughout the three days (even though I always wanted to eat more of every dish).

Of course, I still felt the urge to snack whenever I sat down to watch a show each night, but since I had committed to the program, I was able to resist the siren call of my kitchen cabinet. By the third day, I was content to just drink my herbal tea, and boy was it nice not to wake up with indigestion.

I've done a lot of cleanses and “detox” programs throughout the years, and this one was by far my favorite. I never felt deprived while doing it, and I also appreciate that it isn’t centered around calorie counting or weight loss. I never weighed myself after completing the Feel Good Fix—nor did I feel the need to. I knew I felt better, less bloated and generally lighter. More importantly, it helped me break out of my nightly snacking habit and go back to truly enjoying what I eat, rather than mindlessly numbing myself with food.

And now the fine print: At just under $200, the Feel Good Fix program is definitely a splurge, but if you think about how much you’d usually spend on a nice dinner out or ordering in a few times a week, it puts the price into perspective. I plan on doing another three-day program bi-annually or whenever I need some help getting back on track.

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Jenny Jin is PureWow’s Beauty Director and is currently based in Los Angeles. Since beginning her journalism career at Real Simple magazine, she has become a human encyclopedia of...