Leading Up to Your Cleanse
We recommend getting your body ready for your juice cleanse. 3 days prior to the start date of your cleanse avoiding all dairy, red meat, “the whites” (ie. flour, sugar), caffeine, sodas and alcohol. Also, try to consume ½ of your body weight in ounces of water. So, if you weigh 150 lbs, you will consume 75 oz of water each day.
During Your Cleanse
In the morning of each day you cleanse, you will start out with 8-12oz of WARM water with a slice of lemon in it (and a thin slice of ginger if you prefer). This is part of your daily water requirements (see above). You will then proceed with that day’s 1st juice. Exercise During the Cleanse You are able to exercise while on a cleanse, just don’t increase from your normal routine. Everyone is different, so do whatever you feel comfortable doing during the cleanse, and if you start to feel light headed, just stop. Remember- your body will be getting less calories during the cleanse, and is trying to concentrate on healing and repairing, as well as detoxing. So, while exercise will make the cleansing process more enjoyable, ramping up the weights or doing rigorous cardio, will most likely not be possible. We suggest walking, swimming, pilates or yoga.
After Your Cleanse
We recommend trying to introduce heavy foods very slowly. Heavy foods are those you should have avoided in the 3 pre-cleanse days. Some people choose to not ever re-introduce certain things, like sodas, using the cleanse as the “Start date” for their new healthy life habit. Whatever diet you go to after your cleanse, we do recommend that you get 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water every day, and that you keep juice as part of your daily lifestyle. Juicing is like your new, tasty “living multivitamin” (without all the weird ingredients that you cannot pronounce on the back of the vitamin bottle)
Moderate exercise supports the detox process and can make cleansing more enjoyable. Unless you’re an experienced cleanser, strenuous exercise is not recommended. Stick to low-impact or no-impact activities such as walking, swimming, yoga or stretching. A light walk will gently encourage lymphatic circulation. Do not continue if you begin to feel dizzy.