The time has come to repair your body from the effects of years of poor diet, environmental pollution, alcohol consumption, and whatever else your body has had to endure. As your body cannibalises on sick cells and fat, toxins are released into the blood and can make you feel at worst like you have cold-like symptoms. But fear not my dedicated juice-guzzling friends. This period is short and will only last for a few days. Stick with it! It is not unnatural to think that feeling this way must be an indication that you should discontinue juicing and resume eating. You know what they say, “better out than in.” The more toxins that you have in your body the worse you will feel. So those of you of who have only ever eaten home grown organic foods and drunken twice-blessed holy water, fear not! The rest of us… it will take a little will power. However, take refuge in knowing that the lower the lows, the greater the highs.
This brings me on to the stuff we all want to hear!
Without having to digest heavy protein and fibre when consuming a juice cleanse diet, you should feel more energised from the consistent flow and hydration that the body is receiving.
Those who have stored a little more emergency supply fats than required will be happy because as toxins are stored in the fat these will be burned used as fuel losing as much as 1-2 lbs every 1-2 day (and more if you’ve been really stocking up those pounds).
Those of you who wish to maintain their start weight this is obtained easily with only a few minor adjustments to your programme.
As you progress further into the cleansing process, your body moves to repairing old injuries. Your body’s ability to heal is directly related to lifestyle. So if you were living on junk food and let’s say smoking the level to which your body would be able to heal itself at the time of the injury would have been compromised.
This stage is very beneficial though it can be a little unpleasant as old injuries may become irritated for a short period whilst healing.
After you have completed your cleansing period and your body and mind is sparkly and new it’s time to move toward re-introducing whole foods to your diet, this will be done gradually. We recommend that the total amount of days that you have cleansed for should be divided in two and that will be an indication of days after which you should only eat raw or slightly cooked vegetables and fruit.
You will be more aware and sensitive to what you consumed prior to your cleanse. Foods that would send you into a wild frenzy of greed may now make you feel nauseous at the mere thought of putting them in your mouth, making it all the more easier to make those good food choices.