BEFORE, DURING & AFTER YOUR CLEANSE
Follow these nutritionist recommended tips to ensure your juice cleanse is most effective.
1. Before Your Cleanse
The more you prepare the better your cleanse will go! Get rid of all the meat, dairy, cigarettes, coffee, sweet treats and processed food days before and start by incorporating fresh fruits and veggies, lots of water and light exercise. You will be sure to increase the results of your cleanse! Please no heavy celebration dinner with cocktails to say farewell to solid foods the night before. Your body will not be happy with you when you start your cleanse if it starts the first day by eliminating the metabolic poison alcohol.
Get excited! Start to mentally prepare that you're about to embark on something that is difficult for the mind, beneficial for the body and liberating for the soul! Tell friends, family and loved ones what you're about to do for yourself. Build a success strategy by removing any tempting junk food out of the fridge and stock it with fresh spring water, & veggies. Plan how you will avoid happy hour invites and late night munchies on the couch. Surf our website and learn the benefits of cleansing and the different healing properties of the ingredients we use and how they are going to help!
2. During Your Cleanse
WATER WATER WATER! We can’t stress this enough! Best thing you can do during your cleanse is drink good ol’ H2O. The amazing healing properties of the produce extracts unwanted debris & toxins from your cells, while water acts as a carrier to remove it from the body. Many complaints of nausea, headaches and fatigue are a result of lack of water, so drink up!
Exercise typically increases the success of our cleansers so we encourage light to moderate bouts of exercise throughout your cleanse in order to get the blood flowing. This will help with circulating all the wonderful nutrients around the body to different organs and tissue. Light exercise increases dopamine levels, a neurotransmitter associated with making you feel good! Warning: Skipping, excessive smiling and humming are all results of taking card of your mind, body and soul.
Eating. Everyone asks us before the cleanse- What if I need to eat? "need” and “want” are two different things. If this is your first time experimenting with cleansing and you want to eat, than eat. Yes that’s right, eat! We’re one of the few cleanse companies that will tell you it’s OK to break your fast. However we don't want you to completely break it with greasy choices, we want you to choose fresh fruits and veggies and satisfy that “want” of yours in order to CONTINUE your cleanse FROM processed foods and other negative behavior for the initial intended period you set out to do in the beginning. We recommend eating 300-400 calories of carbohydrates and protein combined if your comfort level affects your daily routine to the point where you can’t perform as a boss, employee, mom, athlete, student etc.
3. After Your Cleanse
Okay so you're done with your cleanse, but not so fast! Don’t you dare pick up a cheeseburger or think about guzzling a beer. What your body needs and should begin craving is more juice, green smoothies, salads with unprocessed dressings, and clear soups. End the juice cleanse the way you prepped by avoiding meat, dairy, wheat, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods for the next 3-5 days. If you prepped right, got through the cleanse and broke it properly than you accomplished almost 10 days of eating clean, this is a great platform to building a foundation for a healthy lifestyle!
The last 3-5 days you were essentially on an elimination diet; restricted from wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, meat, caffeine, cooked and processed foods. Slowly introduce these foods back into your diet one item at a time. This will help you discover or alert you to which types of foods and or style of eating makes you feel better or worse. Some items you may not want back into your diet for a longer period of time because you know they aren’t going to make you feel as good as when you restrict them from your diet.
A lot of people like to experiment with intermittent fasting after they've cleansed. We recommend this style of eating as long as you've done the research and experiment properly. We'd like to be clear that intermittent fasting doesn't mean starve for 16-20 hours then gorge on bad foods. Intermittent fasting is a way to continue giving your digestion a break for longer period of times while feeding the body nutritionally dense foods for a short amount of time. There is research and many personal testimonials that vow that I.F contributes to the lowering of blood glucose, the increase in fatty acid oxidation, lower inflammation, reduced oxidative stress, lower blood pressure and lean muscle preservation