Whether it's your first cleanse or your 50th, we want to share some tips
to help you make the most of your experience. That said, we know
everyone's body is different, and what works for one might not work for
another. So pick and choose what works best for you - after all, you
know your body best.
To get the most out of your cleanse, preparation is essential. You'll
want to start weaning yourself off of your usual indulgences and make
a few adjustments a few days before you start – don't worry, it's
going to be easier than you think... and your body will thank you for
it! We all deserve a break once in a while. Think of your pre-cleanse
meal plan as your way of getting your body in great shape before
packing for your vacation.
It's a sad but true fact that most of us don't get enough water into
our systems on a daily basis, but this is a key component to a
successful cleanse – plus, it helps ease dry skin, irregularity and
more. We recommend starting your mornings with a cup of herbal tea or
warm water with lemon, drinking at least two liters of filtered water
per day and ditching caffeinated drinks.
Obviously, starting a cleanse means you're going to change your eating
habits a lot, but it can help your cleanse – and be less of a shock to
your system – if you make some simple alterations in the three days
leading up to your start date. We recommend eating wholesome, whole
foods, and skipping out on meats and poultry, refined starches (bread,
white rice, and pasta), dairy products, sugar, alcohol, and nicotine.
So what can you eat? If cutting out all meat is a little much,
supplement with fish – and enjoy fresh salads and starchy veggies. The
day before you start your cleanse, try transitioning to soups and
steamed or raw veggies. We also recommend supplementing your diet with
fatty acids, like flaxseeds which can be added to your food or taken
on their own.
Congratulations! You've officially started your cleanse, and you're
ready to start reaping the benefits of juicing. Here are some things
to keep in mind to help your system be in its best possible shape to
keep everything flowing:
- Keep drinking at least eight glasses of water per day!
- Make sure you get ample rest.
Having trouble eliminating? We recommend booking colonics or enemas
to help flush out any toxic waste. If that sounds like a little much
for you, try an herbal laxative – like Traditional Medicinals Smooth
Move® tea or capsules.
We suggest easing up on your usual work-out routine but recommend
taking one or two light walks per day to accelerate your lymphatic
and circulatory systems.
Try an infrared sauna, which will not only help you sweat, but it
will relax you, too!
- Consider a massage or reflexology treatment.
Try a skin brush before you shower to open your pores and shed dead
- Treat yourself to warm baths and/or showers.
Take a daily probiotic to help your intestines repopulate the good
flora you need, and to help you get balanced.
Feeling uncomfortable? Don't sweat it! Remember, while your digestive
system is getting a lighter load, your body is adjusting to the clean
nutrients you're putting in it, and it's simultaneously ridding itself
of all the junk you just don't need. A lot is going on, and sometimes
that can feel a little overwhelming!
But if you're feeling exceptionally wiped out and need a little
something to help pick you up, try some non-caffeinated herbal tea, or
add a pinch of Celtic sea salt to your drinks. Still hungry? Try
drinking some veggie broth. And if you really need to get some food in
you, have a few slices of apples or cucumbers.
Remember, we're here for you! You can always contact us at
if you have any questions. Our knowledgeable team is here to help in
any way we can.
You made it! Well done! Now let's get you back on track with a plan
that will help you continue to feel the benefits of your cleanse and
maximize its effectiveness.
The more gently you re-introduce foods into your diet, the better off
you'll be. Break your cleanse with small meals that incorporate solids
Please consult with your physician before going on any type of juice
fast, especially if you have allergies or other medical conditions.