Fitness Foodies Pre and Post Tips for an OnJuice Cleanse
Over the last two years everyone knows someone or has tried a juice cleanse. An increasing popular way to rid your body of toxins, give your digestive system a vacation and hopefully cut back on food intake during the process. Personally, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do but had to factor in timing (culinary pr and food blogger), price (tend to be on the pricier side) and commitment to making a lifestyle change vs a quick fix. I’m not the type of person who spends a lot of time at the gym or watches what I eat– I just don’t. I enjoy living life to the fullest, which makes many events, food tastings, champagne, etc. I decided it was time to change my ways and become a healthier person starting with a juice cleanse.
I decided to jumpstart my new lifestyle change by ordering the 3-day cleanse by OnJuice (Onjuice.com/ 800-495-5008), which was delivered straight to my door. Since I’ve never done a cleanse, I decided to follow the instructions by pre-cleansing with a ‘cleanse shopping list’ which includes a shopping list that will help you ease in and out of the cleansing process. See list below:
Some other do’s and dont’s I was unaware of were also listed– which are great to know!
Take advantage of nutritional consultations prior to the cleanse
Eat light, vegan foods before and after your cleanse to ease in and out of the cleanse
Only choose organic juices, otherwise you will be putting toxins and pesticides right back into your body
Choose cold-pressed juices that retain most benefits from fruits and vegetables
Don’t eat heavy foods such as bread and animal proteins right before and right after the cleanse
Don’t use the cleanse as quick fix – it is a reboot for the system and not a crash diet
Don’t pressure yourself into doing a long cleanse if you are not ready
Now it’s time to get started. I will be keeping a 3-day journal, which will shed some insight to the process including ways to stay distracted while you’re not eating and how your body feels by day 3.