Juice CLEANSING TIPS
LEMON IS YOUR JUICE CLEANSING FRIEND
Warm water with lemon first thing in the morning is an incredible liver stimulant that begins the cleansing process before you even have your first sip of juice. Warm lemon water is a ritual that we encourage you to continue post cleanse for continued health.
STAY ON TOP OF YOUR JUICES
Aim to drink a juice every 2 to 2.5 hours. For some people, 6 juices per day feels like a lot. . Skipping juices will leave you hungry later and may result in your blood sugar crashing. Even if you are not hungry when it is time for your next consecutive juice, drink your next juice.
TIPS FOR A MORE EFFECTIVE JUICE CLEANSE
Dry Brushing: Dry brushing daily during your cleanse, sloughs away dead skin cells, and opens your pores for the elimination of toxins.
Sweat: Breaking a sweat is your body's most efficient method of toxin elimination. Infrared sauna sessions, a brisk walk or a few minutes of jumping rope all help your body to generate heat on a cellular level.
Eliminate Waste: It is not uncommon to see a decrease in elimination as your cleanse continues. Less in can equal less out. However, it is important that you pay attention to your body's signals. If you are experiencing detox symptoms like nausea but have not eliminated waste from your intestines, you could need to encourage elimination through an herbal laxative (senna), enema or colonic.
MUST CHEW NOW (M.C.N)
If you are experiencing M.C.N syndrome, first check in with yourself and see if you are really hungry or if you are simply craving that chewing sensation. If the answer is the latter, let it go! YOU CAN DO THIS. If the answer is that you truly are very hungry and you need an extra something to push through . . . honor this! Do not beat yourself about having a sensible snack and then jumping right back on track with your juices. Avocado, a green salad, a piece of fruit or a small handful of nuts will not undo all of the good that you are doing..
AFTER THE JUICE CLEANSE
TAKE A MOMENT
Take a moment and celebrate what you accomplished for your mind and body. For each day that you cleansed, you fed your body about 24 pounds of organic produce, nourishing your cells and elevating your wellness. Reflect on how you feel immediately after cleansing, what you learned and what you want to keep in mind as you move back into eating whole foods.
LEAN INTO WHOLE FOODS
As you integrate whole food back in to your diet, please be mindful that your digestive system has been in a state of complete rest. Your first days post cleanse should include lots of veggies and fruits. The items to absolutely avoid in the first few days after your cleanse are red meat, dairy, alcohol, processed or fried foods. Our favorite way to come of the cleanse is with a great smoothie.
MONITOR HOW YOU FEEL
In the days immediately following a cleanse, you have a unique and awesome opportunity to identify potential food sensitivities. If you suspect that you may have a sensitivity to wheat, dairy, nuts, soy or anything else, systematically add these foods back into your diet one at a time. By only adding one of these items back in to your diet at a time, you will have the opportunity to identify if any of these foods are a trigger for you.