Detox After Memorial Day Weekend With Tips By JUS by Julie Founder
After looking at myself at a couple photos recently, I kinda gasped! Why are my hips so massive! And we all know, they don’t lie– Thanks a lot for that Shakira, Shakira. The truth was staring back at me and I had to look away and do something to get healthier and focus on a cleaner lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong, I know being thin doesn’t necessarily mean healthy, but I know when I’m slacking and when I’ve gotten to the point of no return. And I was there! To get myself on track, I decided to give my digestive system a break by cutting off alcohol and non-clean foods and starting a cleanse to reboot my system. Trust me, I completely understand that there’s a 1,000 things that will get in the way when you make this commitment. You’re talking to a MAJOR foodie (hello..Fashfoodies) and a restaurant publicist. Food is in my DNA and a major part of my lifestyle and JOB! I actually had a four-course dinner planned in the middle of this that I had to attend. If that’s not a tease, I don’t know what is! But, I made the commitment and wanted to see it through and more importantly I was motivated to see results!
When I think about the diets I’ve tried, I think about a black chalkboard that you keep trying to erase with the same eraser, but the residue from the white chalk stays on the board and just gets more cloudy. Basically, nothing was working! In order to completely wipe the chalkboard clean, I needed a washcloth (thanks JUS by Julie)! So I prepared my chalkboard (body) for a cleanse by prepping a couple days beforehand, which is ESSENTIAL for a successful cleanse– the detoxification process is challenging so you want to make this as easy as possible. To help curve cravings for solid food during the cleanse, it’s recommended to refrain from sugar, wheat, alcohol, nicotine, coffee, meat and dairy at least two days before your first sip. Some of these tips are included in the packet when you decide to start a cleanse, but to dig a little deeper and tap into an expert’s opinion, I decided to ask Julie Maleh who is a certified nutritionalist and founder of JUS by Julie. Maleh helped steer me in the right direction and gave me some great tips to know what to expect from the cleanse, as well as the difference between a juice press and her blends, which seemed thicker and more fulfilling (yes, I’ve tried a cleanse before). If you’re ready to feel lighter, leaner, more focused and gain natural energy to lead a healthier lifestyle, continuing reading to learn how to get started. Worked for me! Plus, I know what you’ll be doing all Memorial Weekend.. no way rosé!
How does Jus by Julie differ from other juices?
All our JUSes are freshly made every morning through our unique blending process that is designed to maintain the fiber of all the ingredients, as this will help your body feel full and nourished all day long. We include the entire fruit and vegetable, while cold pressed juices discard all the natural fiber and pulp necessary for detoxification. The fiber in our JUSes assist in carrying out the toxins from the body, while also helping to avoid blood sugar crashes, by helping to stabilize your blood sugar. The protein also helps fill you up and keep you satisfied.
What are some of the nutritional benefits of juicing?
JUS: Some of the benefits of drinking JUSes include increasing your intake of greens in an easy way while also replacing the unhealthier foods you may be eating. JUSing also provides an influx of nutrients that our body craves.
What are ideal expectations people should have when juicing?
JUS: When you are juicing you can expect to feel hunger pains and slight weakness on the first day as your body may not be used to it. By the second and third day, your body should feel rejuvenated and refreshed. You may experience more frequent urination as well due to the consumption of 96 oz of fluids.
What are some of the results you should expect from a cleanse?
While our cleanse is designed to detox your body and not designed to lose weight, most cleansers do experience weight loss as a side effect. Cleansers also feel lighter and healthier as a result of our JUS cleanse.
What is the best way to prep for a cleanse?
JUS: The best way to prep for a cleanse is to consume a lot of fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean protein before, and try to stay away from junk food so your body does not feel deprived when cleansing.
On your pamphlet you offer meal options. Are those recommended snacks to enjoy during your cleanse or after? If they’re recommended for during, why do you recommend small meals vs some juice cleanses that require you to only have the juice alone?
JUS: The pamphlet with instructions during the cleanse only allows small snacks, but no meals during the cleanse. If you feel like you must chew or snack on something, you may eat cucumber sticks, celery sticks, or romaine lettuce as well as steamed vegetables. If you feel hungry around dinner time you may consume two egg whites. You may drink water on the cleanse, as well as your morning coffee (with a natural sweetener such as Truvia or Stevia). It is strongly recommended to stick strictly to the JUS and stay away from any solid foods, in order to receive the maximum benefits of the cleanse. We also include a post cleanse meal plan with our cleanses with recommended meals to help keep you on a healthy track after your cleanse.
What is the significance of drinking the juices by number order?
JUS: The JUSes are numbered in a specific order for maximum detoxification. By starting your day with a large amount of greens from our Morning Glory JUS, your body jump starts its metabolism and detoxification. Each JUS is designed to mimic a meal or snack so the JUSes alternate between hearty, thick JUSes to lighter JUSes as well.
How are you supposed to approach food after you’re finished?
Once your cleanse is over, we recommend eating lots of fresh produce and lean proteins, as well as incorporating individual JUSes into your diet as a snack or meal replacement.
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