Are there signs that indicate that you should cleanse? If you have been feeling sluggish, fatigued, constipated, or you aren’t digesting food properly, it may be beneficial to cleanse your body of impurities. Don’t let inflammation and toxic waste build up inside your body! Cleanse so that you can start living your best life.
When people purchase our cleanses, one of the most common questions is, “How do I prepare for the cleanse?” Lucky for you, we have some great tips to get your body ready for the cleansing experience. You know what the first tip is? We can tell you for sure that it is not to go out and treat yourself to a burger.
Before the Cleanse:
Some people like to have a last hurrah and eat themselves into a food coma before the cleanse starts. You don’t want to do this because the herbs are going to work to get all those toxins you consumed out of your body. It is beneficial to stop consuming dairy products a few days before you start cleansing. Dairy products are full of antibiotics and hormones, which slow digestion.
It is also wise to cut back on or completely stop eating meat, poultry, or meat products prior to cleansing. Did you know that eating two ounces of chicken a day exposes the person to 3-5 micrograms of inorganic arsenic (the most toxic form of the element)? Meat, dairy, and poultry typically contain carcinogenic compounds that can lead to developmental, reproductive, or hormonal complications.
This means that you should eat a plant-based vegetarian diet in the days leading up to the cleanse. This will help you transition into the raw foods diet.
Speaking of Food…
It is important that you go and stock up on a lot of groceries. Take a gander at our recipe section to see all of the different meals you can make. You’ll want to get a variety of salad greens, other vegetables, and your favorite fruits for morning smoothies and snacks. We advise buying avocados, your favorite raw nuts and seeds, raw almond butter, raw apple cider vinegar for salad dressings, bananas, and things like bell peppers, carrots, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini (or pre-spiralized zucchini noodles), basil for homemade pesto, and any other raw fruit/vegetable you enjoy.
While You’re Cleansing:
Try starting every morning by drinking a glass of alkaline or distilled water. That helps your body to digest your food when you start eating. Pineapple can be a great fruit to eat for breakfast or add to smoothies because it contains a beneficial digestive enzyme. Between breakfast and lunch (yes you will be hungry again), try to eat a handful of raw almonds or eat a sliced apple and dip the slices in raw almond butter.
Lunch should consist of a big green salad. Make sure your salad is colorful, so that you get a wide variety of nutrients. You’ll be hungry again before dinner, so it is advised to eat a handful of raw cashews or eat some carrot sticks with homemade guacamole. You can have some spiralized zucchini noodles dressed in a homemade pesto for dinner. If you’re feeling like you want something sweet later on, try making a raw banana ice cream by using bananas, ice, and a little agave.
You can find all of this information in the cleansing booklets that comes with our cleanses. These are merely suggestions and you don’t have to follow this plan exactly. Do what feels natural to you. You can always call us, chat with us, or email us any questions you have about eating while cleansing. It can be tough, but we believe you can do it!