My Night-Before-Cleansing Kick-Off

Yeah, I know. You’re supposed to “ease in” – but I love my Chinese, and not having any for three whole days is a nightmarish prospect…especially when there are leftovers sitting in my refrigerator at this very moment.

Pictured above, clockwise from left: Moo Shu Vegetable, Vegetable Lettuce Package, and Chicken (it was supposed to be pork) Mei Fun, all from Chef Ho’s, one of my favorite UES Chinese restaurants. I’ve been going to Chef Ho’s since I was in elementary school, and I wholeheartedly recommend it – the food is way above average for takeout Chinese, and the service is polite and speedy.

  • You seem to be kind of setting yourself up for failure in terms of this cleanse. I know you said you wanted to judge for yourself their efficacy, but do you think that maybe you've already decided? Obviously, this is your prerogative and I don't necessarily think you SHOULD have too open a mind about juice cleanses, I was just curious to hear more about your mindset as you gear up for the cleanse.

    • jordanreid

      I get what you're saying, but I really am approaching this with an open mind – like I said, if it turns out that I like the stuff, I'll tell you. I meant to have more willpower last night and follow the instructions (there's actually organic vegetable broth sitting in my refrigerator right now)…I just REALLY felt like Chinese, and my husband is an enabler. Blame him 🙂

      • Hey, I would never begrudge anyone Chinese food!