Have you been feeling a bit slow and sluggish since the onset of winter? Are you wondering how you could kick start your healthy regimen to get in shape and healthy for spring and summer? Look no further than this article, which will highlight how to execute and enjoy a simple juice cleanse. They are gaining popularity across the board, from A-List celebs in Hollywood to Maria down the street, it almost seems you’re more likely to find someone who has done a juice cleanse than someone who hasn’t these days.
What’s a Juice Cleanse?
A juice cleanse is taken on for short time to help replenish and rest your digestive system from chewing and working overtime digesting foods and helps it focus on really targeting nutrient absorption because everything will becoming through in liquid form. A juice cleanse is different from drinking a smoothie in that the body can take in far more vegetables in juice form than in their natural solid form (or even smoothies).
How Do I Start?
Depending on your schedule and time constrictions you can either buy everything you will need to do the cleanse with some added bits and bobs such as chia, flax and almond milks or you can go to a reputable juice detox provider (there are numerous ones found online and in health food shops). If you aren’t sure which is best, ask someone who has done this before or at your local health food shop which is the best for a beginner. Some cleanses are 3 days in length, which is perfect for a first timer, and some are seven or ten days in length which can be a bit daunting if it’s your first time. As the title of the cleans suggests, you will need primarily fruits and vegetables in order to make the juices from scratch, as well as a couple of herbs such as parsley for an added kick.
For a good quality pre-made 3 day cleanse juice you purchase from a company, you can expect to spend around $100 + for all the juices, depending on their pricing or if there are any new joiner deals.
Each day you will consume around six juices. Sometimes less, sometimes more. One for breakfast, one mid-morning, one for lunch and mid-afternoon and then one for dinner and a final one around 8pm. In between you can have an added smoothie if necessary or some steamed green veggies like beans and broccoli if you feel like you need extra food. There are additional vegetable soups you can make as well to compliment the cleanse, so be sure to check around for the best recipes, many of which are found online.
So there you have the first steps to taking on a juice cleanse for the first time. It can be a great way to kick start a clean eating regimen or to do a bit of a clean up at some point along the way in a weight loss journey. Whatever reason for your juice cleanse, one thing is for certain – you will feel like a million dollars afterwards!