Oh hello you!
Well it still is!
I had to write the word, 'cleanse' here, but it's more so like a reset, a refresh, a restart, a chance to reduce sugar cravings, restart your gut flora, give yourself energy, battle cravings...all of that. So to me, Chef V is different because, it's not a juice cleanse with 6 juices LOADED with sugar (fruit sugar, I know, but still you get the same energy crash). It's super CLEAN, low sugar, nutritional and WORKS.
I've done a lot of cleanses. I've fasted, I've tried a lot of different things.
I love experimenting, and our bodies are our greatest experiment.
I am in the middle of doing a little experiment right now, by having a green juice every day for a month. Simple, easy and using the Chef V green juice to see what happens. Post on that later.
I wanted to interview the real Chef V - and get her health perspective, business perspective and just learn more about eating well.
But, for summer bods in a pinch, try their cleanses, and use the code HUNDRED for 55% off. Honestly, SO AFFORDABLE, I am thinking of doing the 21 day cleanse, because this babe is DESPERATE.
Right and I know I shouldn't say 'summer body' and we should all love our bodies all the time no matter how they are. True. I feel you. But like, I need a body that's appropriate for summer, so summer body.
What's in each cleanse.
- The Chef V Green Juice: HUGE FAN. Low sugar, gives me energy and just feels GOOD.
- Shake powder: I use it with almond milk to make it more substantial - delicious.
- The soup: Which is also filling and delicious.
There are 3 day, 5 day and 7 day. If you wanted you could do the full on system, or you can also work some foods into it. Like a salad at night, or at lunch, apples, carrots and hummus...etc. That's what I'll do if I am working out hard that week.
Okay, so HUNDRED code, and now to the interview with Chef V:
Veronica Wheat, founder of Chef V, is an author, yoga instructor, healthy chef and nutritional therapist.
How did Chef V begin, and what was the motivation behind starting your own business?
I started in 2010 making healthy meals for people at their homes and boutique catering for birthdays, showers, And even weddings. In 2011 I started making healthy meals and delivering them to my clients home. I would shop, cook, deliver, plan, answer their questions... I did it all. With my meals I would force people to drink my famous Organic Green Drink. 9/10 people had no idea what a green drink was in 2011. But in 2012 I decided to stop doing the food and developed a way for everyone to get fresh, never pasteurized, green drinks delivered to their door for a low cost. This took off because no one else was doing it. (Niche!) Soon I developed my own cleanse, based on my nutritional background. I knew typical juice cleanses out there were not the healthy option for cleansing. Over 200g of sugar per day! Yikes!
I developed a cleanse that is not all juice but incorporates plant protein to rebuild muscles and help you loose fat not muscle. Then I added a tasty detox soup at night to make you feel as though you are indulging. The plus side is that people started loosing lots of weight on my cleanse, besides all of the beneficial internal effects. Now I have two locations across the country one in San Diego and one in Mew York city, where I have distribution access to over 120 million people! That's a lot of healthy green drinkers!
Certified Organic - what does that mean and why is it important?
It is very important and we pride ourselves on that. It's a rigorous standard that makes you oxide by all organic processes. Everything must be certified organic with a track record, down to the seed, soil, and grow process. Then, on our side we must oboe by certain regulations like even our cleaning products and veggie washes must be certified organic. Some companies my boast that they use all organic products but I guarantee that they aren't obiding by all of the regulations above and beyond just organic produce. So look for the USDA seal for certified organics.
What is the difference between your cleanse and others?
Low low Sugar, certified organic, local, always made fresh, delivered to your home, cold-blended, not juiced (for maximum nutrients), not pasteurized, you get two protein shakes per day, and a yummy soup at night.
What has been an amazing success story of a customer that stuck with you?
We have heard everything from massive weight loss (25 lbs. in one week), people have stopped taking auto immune medicines, people say their cured of allergies, a guy said he had gout on his leg for 10 years and did a 3 day cleanse and t melted away.
One lady was cured of diabetes after a year and lost over 100 lbs. all of these testimonials are on Facebook and Yelp including videos and reviews. Check them out!
What's hard about what you do? (Owning your own business, etc.)
Managing people is always hard to do. Especially as we grow and a new Position comes about and you have to train and manage a new person, luckily we have great managers who are awesome and help achieve these goals every day. We have an amazing staff that I'm thankful for.
What's most rewarding about what you do?
Changing people's lives!
I've had people that never ate a vegetable before in their life, no joke, start drinking the green drink and magical things happen to their bodies. Just the testimonials are amazing. It's everything about our business. If our customers aren't happy we aren't. That's why we are so big on reviews because we can really learn from people's input.
What's the biggest misconception about cleansing?
Well, there are tons of misconceptions because most cleanses out there are toxic! Just make sure you have good nutrients while cleansing (no master cleanse), and make sure there isn't tons of sugar, more then 40g per day is super toxic. Sugar turns to fat, spikes the blood sugar and can cause diabetes, amongst other health issues.
What's something people need to remember to be successful when cleansing?
I always tell people to pre-cleanse 2 days prior and 2 days after, to ease you into and out of the cleansing process. You want to ease yourself into and out of a cleanse so you don't shock your system, before or after, and you aren't adding toxins to your body before or after so you have the most success. I give you a detailed schedule to follow before and after with foods you should and should not eat. i.e. No gluten, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, or red meat.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make with their diet?
Not being consistent or planning ahead. Eating out is seriously detrimental too. So many hidden calories and salt to make food taste good, even at 'healthy places'.
If people could one thing for their health, what would you suggest they do?
Drink a green drink every morning for breakfast. It will change your life!
Where can people connect with you and learn more?
Facebook, Instagram @chefvlife or my blog ChefVblog.com
I got a 5 day cleanse coming that I am SO EXCITED about (maybe just excited to see how I feel after) but I will keep you posted on the progress!
She's cool, right? I always love hearing from entrepreneurial babes, that saw opportunities and made something out of them!
Keep me posted, guys! Talk soon!