The SMART Maintenance Juice Cleanse Program - How to Retain the Progress You've Already Made, and Keep on the Path to Healthy Living
If you’re reading this, chances are you have already completed the 7-day juice cleanse - congratulations! Although our 7-Day SMART Pressed Juice cleanse is simple, it does require the hard work and determination to stick to the juice schedule and clean meals, so give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back.
And the exciting news? The hardest part is now done! Your body has been diligently detoxing for the past seven days as you’ve supercharged your body daily with antioxidant-rich phytonutrients that go right to work at a cellular level.
You’ve also helped reset metabolism to work at its best, since when you detox, you actually remove toxins, dead cells, waste, and mucus, as well as reduce inflammation, all of which slow your system down. A more efficient metabolism means you will gain more energy while eating less because your body actually needs less to sustain itself, as it’s much better at processing foods and absorbing nutrients!
In addition, by eating clean foods that your body naturally craves which doesn’t leave you sluggish or in a food coma after eating, you’ve also retrained your taste buds and your brain to work synergistically to recognize and seek out foods that are healthy, healing and nourishing.
There’s no way you want to go back to the way you were pre-cleanse. The fantastic news is you won’t have to - SMART Pressed post-cleanse maintenance plan is both easy and affordable. The program is simple - just three juices each day - one Vegan Vanilla Proteini, one Organic Cold Pressed Greens and one Pineapple Chia Cleanse. Take the Vegan Vanilla Protein in the morning, followed by a Cold Pressed Greens in the afternoon, and then a Pineapple Chia Cleanse in the evening. With each juice being about $1.16 to $1.23 per serving, drinking all three juices is very affordable - the juice maintenance program is under $4 a day, which is less than a (not-so-healthy) drink at Starbucks!
In addition to the juices, keep eating and snacking clean - you can check out our SMART Pressed recipes vault for some great ideas. Here are some more easy tips you can follow as you transition from your 7-day cleanse to daily healthy living as a lifestyle:
- Keep the kitchen stocked like you did during the cleanse! This is probably the hardest tip we have, but also the most effective. Again, when you’re eating clean, you’ll have more energy and feel better. If you are surrounded by good, fresh, nutrient-dense foods, you’ll find it’s much more difficult to make eating bad choices! Try a variety of clean foods to keep you interested and excited.
Be cautious when re-introducing caffeine. Many of our cleansers find that after the cleanse, drinking coffee (or any type of caffeinated drink) produces strong, unpleasant symptoms. Listen to your body and consider your intentions for drinking caffeine. Are you doing it out of habit? Just because you can? Or are you having a long day and need a little extra boost? If you find yourself really wanting caffeine back in your life, start with organic espresso or fat-burning, antioxidant-rich green tea rather than regular coffee, which not only is very high in caffeine, but also chock-full of pesticides and toxins which will be especially difficult on your newly-cleansed body.
Maintain a plant-based diet. Your body now expects healthy foods - you can gradually add in foods that were off-limits during the cleanse, such as soy and organic eggs, but listen to your body for signs of allergy, as many foods are actually hidden allergy triggers for people. Although you will get a great amount of greens in our Cold Pressed Greens, as well as the necessary fiber for daily detox with our Pineapple Chia Cleanse, be sure to still eat plenty of leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, and follow a “rainbow diet” to include colorful fruits and vegetables like berries, beets, carrots, peppers, and even dark vegetables eggplant, just to name a few.
If you need additional inspiration, check out our previous post on making healthy habits stick.
Thirsty for juice? Follow us on Instagram @smartpressedjuice, Twitter @smartpressjuice, or like us on Facebook. Our intelligently-designed, one-of-a-kind 7-day juice cleanse can be found at smartpressedjuice.com.