Congratulations! You decided to jump on the band wagon and detox. Rule #1 is don’t stop once you start, because you will only see and feel results if you follow this guide for at least a week. Rule #2 is don’t cheat. Once you follow Rule 1 and 2, the rest is easy!
Detoxing with juice is going to rid your body of toxins, wastes, and will help you flush your body from the inside out. You will have more energy thanks to the boost of vitamins and minerals, and you will feel lighter and well hydrated. Plus, juicing is not expensive!
Important things to remember:
For the first 7 to 10 days, the ONLY nutrients you want to consume are your juices and water. So that means no coffee or tea, no alcohol, no dairy, and no meats, bread, or fats. Simply juice and water.
After your 7 to 10 days, you can determine how you feel and decide if you want to stay on your detox for a little longer or start your new healthy food plan. I would recommend a standard 10 -14 Day cleanse to start, but see how you are after 7 days and you can always go for longer if you so desire. Also, if you are unsure if this option will be safe for you, check with your doctor or healthcare professional first! It never hurts to ask. You can always replace one meal a day instead with juice and you will still benefit greatly!
Another important fact to remember is when to drink certain juices. Fruit juices are best in the morning because they are high in sugar, and you should drink less of these, meaning limit these to a small 8-ounce glass. Veggie juices you can sip on a 16-ounce glass and enjoy them all day.
I like mixing both fruit and veggies in my juices because the fruit masks the veggie taste, but for your recipes I will specify when the sample juices I give you are best to drink and how much you should have of each one. Also, never run bananas and avocados through your juicer! Make your juice then put it in a blender with your banana and/or avocado. Do this also if you want to make any juice with frozen fruit.
Blender vs. Juicer
Both are great, and both will give you very different results. Blending your fruits and veggies means you crush up the entire product and consume everything, which gives you more fiber and may help you feel fuller.
Juicing will only extract the juice, so you would discard the extra pulp, but you get practically every single vitamin and mineral this way and your body absorbs this better.
You can mix and match depending on how you feel – just know there is no right or wrong answer.
These are some samples of what I enjoy drinking – have fun and be creative! As you experiment with different fruits and veggie combos, taste as you go and adjust your flavors to what you enjoy.
1 green apple, 1-2 cucumbers, 1-inch-thick slice of pineapple, ½ inch nub of ginger
(slice the meat off the green apple, do NOT juice the core seeds and stem, scrap the peel off the ginger and the skin off the pineapple. Cut both ends off your cucumbers.)
Great for digestion and helps ease bloating and inflammation
Drink 8 -10 ounces in the morning and/or early afternoon
The Breakfast Blend
6 strawberries, 1/2 an orange, 1 handful of spinach, 1 banana
(pull the leaves off the strawberries, and cut the peel off the orange but leave on as much of the white skin underneath as possible. Juice with the spinach then mix the banana with your juice in a blender.
Great for morning or early afternoon
Drink 8 – 10 ounces
2 oranges, 4 carrots
Juice and enjoy!
I mango, handful of strawberries, 1 peach, handful of spinach, and 1 red apple
Great for the morning or brunch – drink 8-10 ounces
2 celery stalks, 3 tomatoes, ½ lemon, 1 zucchini, and 1 handful of kale
Enjoy 12-14 ounces for any meal
Handful of spinach, 2 green apples, 2 celery stalks, ½ inch nub of ginger, ½ inch thick piece of pineapple
Enjoy 10 ounces for lunch
These are just some sample recipes…try experimenting on your own with different flavors and write down whichever ones you like most so you remember which ones you enjoy.
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Although it may be tempting to race out and buy a cheeseburger and a six pack, the best thing to do after your cleanse is to slowly start incorporating lean proteins, healthy fats, and dairy back into your diet. Do this in small amounts and remember these rules:
Bread should be eaten in the morning and for lunch – try to eat ONLY whole wheat and brown cards…brown rice, sweet potatoes, whole wheat breads, oats, whole wheat pasta, ect.
Drink as much water as possible, and get at least 7 hours of sleep every night.
Eat your fruits in the morning, lean protein and veggies can be eaten all day at every meal.
Try to eat six small meals throughout the day every 2-3 hours rather than 3 big meals.
Allow yourself a day to cheat, but the key is moderation.
Ask your expert staff members at P1F for more help and advice. Good luck!!!