What you should be doing while you Juice Detox
Now that you understand how long you should pre-cleanse, what should you be doing as part of your pre-cleanse regimen? Here are a few suggestions:
DRINK MORE WATER
Cleansing reconnects you with your body’s needs. Dehydration is commonly mistaken for hunger, so drink more water to keep your cells hydrated and eliminate false hunger. Drinking water is also an important first step in preparing for your juice cleanse because it transports nutrients to your cells.
CUT BACK ON CAFFEINE
For best results while cleansing, we want to bring your body into a more alkaline state.
If you typically enjoy coffee or drink soda, take measures to wean off of these highly acidic, caffeinated beverages before your cleanse.
For coffee-lovers, if cutting coffee out of your diet is not a personal goal, it is not essential to completely eliminate it during your cleanse. As a solution, you may opt to drink a low-acid, cold-brew coffee to a matcha green tea as a way to still get a bit of caffeine without disrupting your alkalinity levels.
EAT AND DRINK MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES
Up your enzyme intake and start introducing more fruits and vegetables into your routine by including at least a few servings of raw fruits and vegetables into your diet now!
LEAN AWAY FROM ANIMAL PRODUCTS
In the 1-2 days before your Reset Cleanse begins, aim to eat a strictly plant-based diet… meaning no meat, no eggs, or dairy products.
If you typically eat more than one serving of animal products per day, try to cut that down in the week before your cleanse. Animal products place a higher demand on your digestive system than plant-based foods do. It is ideal to begin easing the burden on your digestive system so that it’s ready to kick into high gear once you begin your juice-only Reset.
ELIMINATE PROCESSED FOODS
The sooner that you can eliminate processed foods from your diet, the better. READ THE LABELS ON ALL YOUR FOOD.
If you can’t pronounce the ingredient or don’t know what it is, chances are your body won’t know what to do with it either and you are adding to your toxic burden (unless of course its a superfood). Be careful of junk that is disguised as health food with labels like “natural” and other trick marketing buzzwords.
And lastly, remember to EAT ORGANIC WHENEVER POSSIBLE!
Green Smoothie (Sweet Greens)
A quick, easy way to incorporate more fruits & veggies?
Try this green smoothie: simple, efficient, quick, no fuss.