Before starting a juice detox, we encourage you to prepare, prepare, prepare with a pre-cleanse. The more time you devote, the better, since you are preparing for a Lifestyle change. Ideally, a month would be a great time frame, but we realize the time may not be perfect for all. If you only have a week, that’s good enough!
Let’s start with the first preparation, acceptance, changing your mindset begins with thinking about your juice cleanse and the experience you wish to gain from the juice cleanse before it happens. Questions you should ask yourself: Why am I doing this? What do I want to achieve? Your answer to the questions sets the tone for your detox. This step is important if your mind is not prepared then the success of the cleanse will not be experienced.
Secondly, the pre-cleansing involves consuming mostly raw foods (salads and fruits), smoothies, fresh-pressed juices and drinking plenty of water, these are alkaline-forming foods. Try to avoid heavy proteins such as red meat, processed foods, as well as coffee, alcohol, and soft drinks. The quest to enhancing your lifestyle begins with energizing foods, whole foods, plant base foods. These foods have all the essential nutrients, minerals and enzymes to revitalize and energize your lifestyle.
I mentioned earlier about refraining from coffee, for the many coffee lovers there is an alternative, herbal teas. Green tea is an antioxidant, and the herb raises the metabolism for weight loss and supplies energy. Lemongrass tea flushes toxins from the liver, kidneys, increases the blood circulation, and it’s a diuretic. Rooibos tea a caffeine free, powerful herbal antioxidant, anti-aging energy booster with a high mineral content.
The pre-cleanse will provide a smoother and easier transition into your juice cleanse. This initial step to a lifestyle change provides a special moment when all the intent and focus is on nurturing you. You are allowing nature’s healing energy from a food source to take control of the healing and regeneration of your body. While you nurture and cleanse, you’re restoring balance and strengthening the immune system for an enhanced lifestyle. Such focused healing is good for the body, mind and spirit and will provide you with pure energy. Enjoy, It’s All About YOU!!~~
Let’s start with the first preparation, acceptance and changing of your mind set. Begin by thinking about the fast, the experience of the fast before it actually happens. Why are you doing it? What do you want to achieve? Your answer to the questions sets the tone for your fast. You want to inhale positive thoughts of cleansing and nurturing. This is important, if your mind is not prepared then the success of the cleanse will not be experienced. Honor where you are at this stage of your life.
Secondly, the pre-cleansing involves eating mostly raw foods (salads and fruits), smoothies, fresh-pressed juices and drinking plenty of water. We suggest you eat and drink alkaline-forming foods to include all fresh fruits, raw vegetables and cooked vegetables too. You want to avoid heavy proteins such as red meat, processed foods, as well as coffee, alcohol and soft drinks. The quest to nurture the body through food involves enhancing your lifestyle with regenerating vegetables and fruit. For the many coffee lovers there are herbal tea alternatives: Green tea is an antioxidant and the herb raises the metabolism for weight loss; Lemongrass is effective in flushing toxins and waste out of the body, shedding water retention and for cleansing the liver and kidneys; Rooibos tea is a powerful antioxidant with a high mineral content and the herb is anti-aging.
As you prepare for the juice fast the pre-cleanse will provide a smoother and easier transition. A juice fast is a special moment when all the intent is focused on nurturing. You are allowing, nature’s healing energy to take control of the cleansing and regeneration of the body. While you nurture and detoxify, you’re restoring balance and strengthening the immune system. Such a focused healing process is good for the soul and will provide you with pure energy. Enjoy, It’s All About YOU!!~~