CLEANSING TIP OF THE WEEK
How To Make Your Cleansing Experience Better
3 DAYS PRE-CLEANSE
Drink 6 – 8 glasses of water per day.
Eliminate acid forming foods such as soda, alcohol, coffee, flesh foods, french fries, donuts and eat a clean diet 3 days before your juice cleanse and this will ease the hunger cravings during the juice cleansing. This will make your juice cleanse easier and produce better results!
Set a goal for your juice cleanse. A goal is your commitment to changing a part of your life that no longer serves you. What are you looking to achieve through your juice cleanse? Do you have health problems to overcome? Are you looking to lose weight? Or are you just looking to tune-up your body? Write down your goal and post them on your bathroom mirror as a daily reminder!
DURING JUICE CLEANSE
We recommend a 100% juice cleanse because eating requires energy to digest solid foods. Fresh juices enter the blood stream within minutes or consuming that requires very little energy from the body to assimilate. You are simply giving your digestive system 3 – 7 days off and this increases energy levels. If you get overly hungry during your cleanse choose a half of an apple, orange, avocado or celery sticks.
We suggest walking, light yoga, biking, meditation and taking it easy when possible. Suggested reading “Vibrant Health” by Norman Walker, “Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management” by Bernard Jensen. Don’t get over stressed and focus more time on yourself during this time. Visit your local health food store for better eating.
3 DAYS POST-CLEANSE
Break your cleanse with soft fruits such as avocados, pears, oranges, mangoes etc. Organic if possible. You can also eat a small salad or soup. Remember the longer you eat simple clean foods, the longer you will keep that wonderful feeling.
Try to become aware of what you put into your body. After the cleanse, you should be able to assimilate more nutrients from the foods you eat and you may find that you are less hungry throughout the day. Don’t eat merely because it is “time” to eat. Only eat when you are hungry. Nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, and dairy products are very acid-forming and will cause you to desire to eat more due to the acid created from these products.
Continue to take it easy for the next few days and reflect on your accomplishments. Start planning your next cleanse and set a day if possible.