Even Food Network host Giada De Laurentiis feels the after-holiday bloats and is ready to take on her annual food cleanse.
The whole food cleanse has been developed by De Laurentiis for this new year. The rough last couple of years that everyone has gone through with a no-pressure approach is reflected in the chef’s 2022.
Food Network host Giada De Laurentiis appears on NBC’s ‘Today’ in 2013 | Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via Getty Images
De Laurentiis ‘reboots’ twice a year
As the chef explained in her 2021 book, Eat Better, Feel Better, she makes sure to complete a reboot cleanse not once, but twice a year.
When I get back from my annual summer vacation in January, I tend to indulge in a lot more trips to the ice cream shop, bakery, and other places, because I feel so good when I get back from my boot camp.
If she really felt the effects of having been off the straight and narrow, she might extend her three-day mini- cleanse to four or five days.
Her 2022 ‘Feel-Good Cleanse’
De Laurentiis’ lifestyle and food blog, Giadzy, breaks down her 2022 cleanse and makes it clear that it’s not meant to be rigorous or punishing. It’s designed to be customizable to the user’s needs and after the last two years of shutdowns, lockdowns, and the general pandemic experience, it’s meant to be gentle.
The Giadzy staff said that it was time of year for new year’s resolutions. At Giadzy, we start the new year with a clean eating cleanse. We are doing things a little differently this year, and looking to redefine the word cleanse while we are at it.
The goal of our cleanse is to feel like your best self: how to function best in your day-to-day life, and finding what works for you in that journey.
De Laurentiis’ cleanse isn’t restrictive
You won’t find any cayenne and maple syrup concoctions here. Instead, De Laurentiis offers categories for those wanting to recharge their bodies with nourishing, healing recipes. There’s one category “for those looking to fit more vegetables in their day”; another for those craving dairy-free recipes; a gluten-free listing of recipes from De Laurentiis; quick and healthy recipes for busy days; a “soul-warming” comfort food category; and of course, desserts (on the healthy side, naturally).
As the Everyday Italian star’s blog explains, “All of these meal options were chosen to make us feel better in one way or another – with feel-good foods that make your gut happy, with non-dairy or non-gluten recipes for those with sensitivities, and even an option for super quick and easy meals so you can spend more of your evening relaxing.”
Get the full details and recipes in Giada De Laurentiis’ 2022 ‘Feel-Good Cleanse’ on Giadzy.
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