How To Prepare For A Juice Cleanse
So you’ve probably read up on some of the health benefits of juice cleansing and here you are- ready to try it out. But before you jump in, make sure you take the time to prepare for a juice cleanse; you’ll be thanking your future self.
Let's be real- cleansing can be hard. But the following tips are likely to give you the best results you’re looking for, and give you a more positive cleanse experience overall. Whether it’s a 1-Day, 3-Day or 7-Day cleanse, the purpose is simply to enhance your body’s natural detoxification process, and give your body a fresh start. This means cutting out consumption of processed foods and refined sugars in order to get you on the fast track to healthy living.
- Effective Planning
Make sure you schedule your juice cleanse for a time when you can really commit to the preparation and cleanse itself, AKA schedule it around commitments (dinners and/or parties) so you know you won’t be tempted to break it.
- Cut The Caffeine
Our juice cleanses encourage you to go a few days without coffee and soda (trust us- you’ll be energized naturally). Trying to cut down on the amount you consume in the days leading up to your cleanse is likely to help you battle those cravings. Pro-tip: try caffeinated green tea as your temporary coffee placement.
- Mind and Body Wellness
Sleep is crucial to optimize your wellness prior to cleansing. Your body is going to be hard at work so make sure you get a full night’s rest at least the night before the cleanse. Feel free to also try out some mindful meditation to rest your mind as well.
- Drink More Water
Hydration is one of the most important things you can do to take care of your body. Water will encourage your body’s detoxifying process as well as help keep cravings under control- it keeps the body functioning properly.
- No Alcohol
We think this one’s pretty self-explanatory… Don’t ruin your cleanse experience by drinking alcohol before or during your cleanse.
- Eat More Fruits and Veggies
Upping your intake of raw fruits and veggies will make your adjustment process easier. This way, your body will be eased into the digestion process of a high fiber diet. Pro tip: don’t forget to choose organic.
- Lower Dairy Intake
Try to go plant-based for the few days prior to your cleanse. Once again, this allows for an easier adjustment for your body. Animal products tend to be a bit trickier for your digestive system, so cutting these products out will allow for optimized detoxification during the cleanse.
- Listen To Your Body
It’s important to remember to tone down your workouts and really be in tune with your energy levels. So if you’re feeling sluggish, simmer down on the workouts- You can make up for it once you’re back to solid foods.
This may be a lot to consider- but know that it’s absolutely worth it! As we said before, there are so many health benefits of cleansing, and you deserve the chance to feel that all natural health high. So good luck with your cleanse, and be careful easing back into solid foods! We can’t wait to hear your results. Join our private Facebook group to feel the Smart Pressed Juice community love and support during or after your cleanse.
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