Juice Cleanse: Essential Tips For Beginners
Written by: Kat Gal
You haven’t been eating the best lately. You feel sluggish and tired all the time. You are dealing with aches and pains. Your digestion is not working as smoothly as you wish. You are craving (and probably eating) lots of processed sugar. You KNOW you could be feeling a LOT better. You know it’s time for an upgrade.
Perhaps it is time for a juice cleanse.
Benefits Of A Juice Cleanse
Juice cleanses can:
- Give your digestion a break
- Reduce inflammation and pain in your body
- Reduce bloating and indigestion
- Clear your skin
- Give you more energy
- Fill your body with lots of nutrients
- Retrain your taste buds
- Eliminate unhealthy cravings
- Kickstart a healthier whole foods diet
Tips For A Juice Cleanse
Your Juice Cleanse Menu
You can definitely DIY your juice cleanse. There are plenty of juice cleansing plans online. You can mimic a plan from a cold pressed juice cleanse menu as well. Our website is filled with delicious juice recipes you can use. Just make sure that your juice cleanse menu is heavily filled with green juices. You can add some beet or carrot based juices, but try to stay away from fruit juices, as their natural sugar content can spike blood sugar and cause problems in the long run.
There are plenty of juice cleanses for sale from reliable companies. If you search for juice cleanse offers, I bet you will find a coupon code or groupon to use. Just make sure to read reviews and that the company you choose uses cold pressed juice.
If you are making your own juice, using a cold press juicer is the best. To save money, search for cold press juicer sales online. Never pay full price if you don’t have to. You will save money for your cold pressed drinks!
The First Day Is The Hardest
Your body is used to eating and chewing. Your body may be used to eating unhealthy foods and empty calories, perhaps snacking all day. Of course, the first day will feel new and difficult. But it is not impossible. It will gradually get easier and before you know it, it’ll be over.
Know Your Why
Doing a juice cleanse – or anything out of your comfort zone – is particularly difficult without a good reason. If you don’t have a clear intention, you will be more likely to give up. Think about your big why! Do you want to feel more energetic? Do you want to change your taste buds? Do you want to kick-start a healthy diet? Do you want to eliminate some toxins in your body? Dig deep and don’t just think about weight loss, but think about health instead.
Do What Works For You
Everyone is different. Some people can rock a juice cleanse for 7, 10 or 14 days. For others this is more difficult or not even a good idea. If you are feeling really hungry at night, you can add a green smoothie or even a raw salad for dinner. A cleanse doesn’t have to be an all juice cleanse. You can do a juice and food cleanse for sure and experience similar benefits. Listen to your body.
You may be used to indulging and rewarding yourself with food – possibly unhealthy treats. Get creative and give yourself a non-food present during your juice cleanse or juice and food cleanse. Go to a yoga class, get a massage, take a break from technology, reconnect with a friend, connect with nature, go for a walk, read a book, listen to your favorite music, dance, make some art, play tourist in your own city, do some photography, journal, volunteer at an animal shelter, or pick another activity that will fill your heart without using unhealthy foods.
A juice cleanse or a juice and food cleanse is a perfect way to go inwards and get to know yourself better. Get in touch with your thoughts, feelings and desires. Meditate. Be mindful. Journal, journal and journal. Pay attention to your thoughts and consciously change the negative chatter. If you feel that you can benefit from talking to a life coach or a counselor, do that, they can help you to see your thoughts better and to change your negative patterns into positive habits.
What Happens When You Are Done?
After your juice cleanse, it is NOT time to jump back into your old patterns. Break your cleanse with a green smoothie or soup, then move into lighter meals like salads and steamed veggies at first.
You’ve worked so hard to eliminate processed foods, processed sugars and artificial ingredients. Keep it that way. Continue eating a whole foods plant-based diet with lots of organic greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, pseudo grains, legumes, whole grains, with no or limited amounts of organic animal products.
Continue your juicing habits. Drink at least one green juice and/or green smoothie a day. If you drink two or three, that’s even better. They are a powerful way to fill your body with loads of vitamins and minerals quickly and effectively in an easily digestible format.
If you are on the go or traveling, you can pick up some store-bought cold pressed juice (on sale). Better yet, try our Organifi Green Juice Powder. It’s abundant in vitamins and minerals and energizes your body quickly. You can just mix it with water and be ready to roll within seconds. Add it to your green juices and smoothies for extra nourishment!
If you are embarking on a juice cleanse, these tips will help you to succeed during and after your cleanse. Juice up!
Have you ever been on a juice cleanse? What were you experiences? Do you have any tips for first time cleansers? Share your wisdom in the comments below, we would love to learn from you.
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Kat Gál is a professional holistic health writer who helps health, wellness and nutrition businesses to market their products and services through quality online content. She is also a Certified Holistic Health & Life Coach. Kat is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. Reach out if you are looking for amazing blog content at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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