PRE JUICE CLEANSE GUIDELINES:
Preparation is the first step to enjoying a great juice cleanse.
You can maximize the benefits of your next cleanse by dedicating a few days to preparation. Plus, you'll enjoy a more pleasant experience and avoid a potential healing crisis by cleaning up your diet in the days leading up to your juice cleanse.
Our recommendation is to pre-cleanse for 1-7 days depending upon your current eating habits and lifestyle. Check out our cleanse guide for more information!
Trust us...DURING YOUR CLEANSE: Consistency is key.
For some people, 6 to 8 juices per day may feel like a lot. However, if you space out your juices over 12 hours, finishing your last juice roughly 2 hours before your fall asleep - your body will thank you. Skipping juices will likely leave you hungry later and may result in your blood sugar crashing. Even if you are not hungry, when it is time for your next consecutive juice, drink up.
TIPS FOR A MORE EFFECTIVE JUICE CLEANSE
- Dry brushing: Dry brush your skin daily during your cleanse to help slough away dead skin cells and opens your pores for the elimination process. Read these top 4 suggestions for a great dry brushing experience..
- Sweat it out: Breaking a sweat is your body’s most efficient method of toxin elimination. Try this Ginger Detox Bath Soak, take a brisk walk or jump rope to help your body generate heat on a cellular level.
- Eliminate waste: It is not uncommon to see a decrease in elimination as your cleanse continues. Less in can equal less out. However, it is important that you pay attention to your body’s signals. If you are experiencing detox symptoms like nausea, but have not eliminated waste from your intestines, you may need to courage elimination through an herbal laxative (senna), enema or colonic.
UNDERSTAND THE MUST CHEW NOW SYNDROME (M.C.N)
If you are experiencing M.C.N., first check-in with yourself and see if you are really hungry or if you are simply craving that chewing sensation.
If the answer is the latter, let it go! YOU CAN DO THIS.
If the answer is that you are truly very hungry and you need an extra something to push through… HONOR THIS.
Do not beat yourself about having a sensible snack and then jumping right back on track with your juices. An avocado, a green salad, a piece of fruit or small handful of nuts will not undo all the good that you are doing.
AFTER THE JUICE CLEANSE
TAKE A MOMENT
Take a moment post juice cleanse and celebrate what it is you accomplished, for your mind and your body: for each day that you cleansed, you nourished your body with 20 pounds of fresh, local produce, healing your body on a cellular level and elevating your wellness.
Reflect on how you feel immediately after cleansing, what you learned and what you want to keep in mind as you move back into eating solid foods.
LEAN INTO SOLID FOODS
As you integrate solid food back into your diet, please be mindful that your digestive system has been in a state of complete rest.
Your first days post-cleanse should include lots of veggies and fruits. The items to absolutely avoid the first few days after your cleanse include: red meat, dairy, alcohol, processed and/or fried foods.
Our favorite way to come off the cleanse is with great smoothies the first day and slowly easing your way back into eating solid foods again.
MONITOR HOW YOU FEEL
In the days following a cleanse, you have a unique opportunity to identify potential food allergens or sensitivities.
If you suspect that you may have a sensitivity to wheat, dairy, nuts, soy or anything else, systematically add these foods back into your diet one at a time. By only adding one of these items back in your diet at a time, you will be able to identify if any of these foods are a trigger for you.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
If you have questions about your cleanse - before, during or after - or if you would like assistance building a customized cleanse based on your needs and preferences, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you!