Whether you’re new to cleansing or have tried cleansing a few times preparation is the key. Here are some tips to guide you along the journey.
To get the most out of your juice cleanse, preparation is essential. Two to three days before try and cut down on processed fast foods and those high in sugar. Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables and where possible avoid consuming meat, dairy, caffeine and alcohol. Staying hydrated is a key element to a good cleanse so drink and keep drinking as much water as you can. Replace your morning coffee with a cup of herbal tea or warm water with a slice of lemon.
You’re on your way. Get ready to feel great. Keep these tips in mind to stay focused and on track to get the most out of your cleanse.
We recommend that you start each day with a glass of lemon in warm water. Although the juices can be consumed in any order, we will provide a guide to follow. They are designed to cleanse/energise your body in the morning, increase metabolism and circulation during the day, followed by flushing out excess toxins and waste towards the evening. We recommend drinking our juices at two hours intervals.
A rough guide may be 10.00am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm.
The main goal of a juice cleanse is to abstain from solid food, however sometimes the urge to chew can be a little overwhelming or perhaps your just not feeling 100%. So, make sure to listen to your body. If you’re going to eat, make the right choices. Acceptable food items include celery stalks or cucumbers slices, a quarter of an avocado, a few nuts or seeds.
Well Done! Cleansing is an excellent way to give your system a fresh start. It is also about learning longer term healthy eating habits. Slowly ease yourself back into solid foods by starting with nutritious soups and plant-based meals. Increasing the amount of plant-based meals in your diet has enormous potential to optimise your health.
For the first couple of days after the juice cleanse, eat mainly vegetables, either raw or lightly steamed, and fruit or nuts. Portion sizes should be small, and the diet should be very similar to what you did to prepare—no sugar, coffee, wheat, gluten-containing foods, processed foods, or dairy.
Please note that you should not undertake a cleanse if you are under 18, pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have any concern, you are taking specific medication, or you have a medical condition please check with your doctor first.