Making a few changes before you start The Juice Cleanse can make your cleanse far more enjoyable and efficient. It’s also a good idea to check with your primary care provider to see if The Juice Cleanse is appropriate for you.
STEP 1: THE JUICE CLEANSE PRE-CLEAN
Here are some foods and habits you are going to want to remove or reduce at least two day’s before you start cleansing.
– Candy, chocolate bars and bags of chips
– Greasy take-out foods
– Wheat products such as bread and pastry
– Fatty foods
– Milk and cheese
– Red meat, chicken and pork (yes, that includes bacon).
– Recreational drugs
If you’re going to snack, replace sugary, salty, fatty indulgences with lots of delicious fresh colourful fruits and veggies, nuts, seeds, grains and legumes.
Try guacamole and salsa over brown rice, roasted red pepper hummus with raw veggies or steamed greens, roasted yams and quinoa with miso gravy for a tasty change of pace.
STEP 2: BREAK AND SWEAT AND HYDRATE
Exercise is always a good idea. It gets your lymph moving, your skin sweating and your lungs gulping detoxifying breaths. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise, four times a week. Make sure that you are drinking at least eight cups of water a day – this can include herbal tea. A lot of the time when you feel tired and achy, it’s due to dehydration.
STEP 3: REDUCE STRESS
Stress impairs our bodies’ ability to function optimally. Take some slow breaths, enjoy a yoga or meditation class, or get out and do something you love doing.