Preparation is the first step to enjoying a great juice cleanse. By dedicating a few days to prepare for your next juice cleanse, you will maximize the benefits of your juice cleanse and enjoy a more pleasant experience while eliminating a potential “healing crisis”. Our recommendation is to pre-cleanse for 2-7 days depending upon your current eating habits and lifestyle.
>DRINK MORE WATER
Cleansing helps you to reconnect with your body’s needs. Often dehydration is mistaken for hunger. Add more water to your diet to keep you cells properly hydrated and eliminate false hunger. Water also transports nutrients through your body. Making sure you are all hydrated is a great first step in preparing for your juice cleanse.
>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, you should definitely wean off of these high acidic beverages before your cleanse. If cutting caffeine out of your diet is not personally important to you, it is not essential to completely eliminate it during your cleanse – however, keep in mind, very often the most caffeinated beverages are also the most acidic. As a solution, you may opt to drink a low- acid cold coffee (cold-pressed), or transition to green tea as a way to still get a bit of caffeine without disrupting your alkalinity levels.
>EAT AND DRINK MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES
Start introducing more fruits and vegetables into your diet now. Aim to include at least a few servings of raw fruits and vegetables into your diet starting today! The easiest way? Try a smoothie: simple, efficient, quick, no fuss. By including raw foods in your diet will increase your enzyme consumption, resulting in better digestion and more energy.
>LEAN AWAY FROM ANIMAL PRODUCTS
In the two 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 consume 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. In the week leading into your cleanse, it is ideal to begin easing the burden that your place on your digestive system so that it 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 just adding to your toxic burden (unless of course its a super food). Be careful of junk that is disguised as health food with labels like “natural” and other trick marketing buzzwords.