1. FLUSH YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
This 3-day cleanse is a healthy and practical way to flush your digestive system, increase your nutrient intake, and boost your energy and mood. While the terms “cleanse” and “detox” have become overused and misunderstood, this cleanse is unlike any other.
2. INCREASE YOUR NUTRIENT INTAKE
Most people cleanse or detox because they’ve been told their body is full of toxins from dietary or environmental sources. Even though your body does encounter plenty of toxins, your digestive system doesn’t store them in your blood, digestive organs, or colon. Your liver and kidneys are in place to prevent just that! They filter toxins all day every day, and they’re good at it. If your liver and kidneys aren’t doing their job, then blood tests will show their deficiencies and you should be under supervised medical care.
3. BOOST YOUR ENERGY
Your colon is super efficient too. The cells in your colon turn over every three days and do a fabulous job of balancing the good and bad bacteria to keep the gut flora healthy. Sure, we can get backed up, but that’s not because of toxins. That’s from poor fluid and fiber balance, something this cleanse will tackle.
Why This Cleanse?
THIS CLEANSE IS STRICTLY DESIGNED TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH, ENERGY, AND HAPPINESS. IT’S BEEN CAREFULLY CALCULATED AND STRUCTURED TO BALANCE YOUR NUTRIENTS, PROVIDE SUFFICIENT PROTEIN, GIVE YOU A SERIOUS FIBER BOOST, AND ALLOW YOU A BREAK FROM STRESS AND EXERCISE. IT’S A POSITIVE PROCESS FOR A MORE POSITIVE LIFE!
but this cleanse has been carefully structured to help balance all of your essential nutrients. And most importantly, you don’t feel miserable. Most people think they have to feel miserable, tired, or achy in order to feel like their body is working hard to rid itself of toxins, but your liver and kidneys are already very efficient at doing this every second of every day. The reason most people feel miserable is because they aren’t getting enough calories to fuel their activities, they’ve made a drastic change in their sugar or salt consumption, or they don’t have the satiating experience of chewing and eating fresh food, something the human body innately desires.
Aside from the drawbacks of most cleanses, there are amazing benefits that can come from a healthy one. It’s essentially a fruit and veggie bootcamp, so under the right parameters, it can be extremely good for you.
:: Occasional semi-fasts are good for you because they make your body dig into energy stores and be more resourceful
:: Extra fiber can flush out a sluggish digestive system
:: Extra nutrients can boost your energy levels
:: Learning new ways to enjoy fruits and vegetables is a priceless “life skill”
:: Experiencing the feeling that comes from eating 7–9+ servings of veggies per day is euphoric
RULE 1 :: Plan your start day.
RULE 2 :: Cut back on your caffeine and sugar intake 7 days before your start day by 20 percent each day. This will help prevent sugar and caffeine crashes, and headaches.
RULE 3 :: Review all your recipes and each meal plan the day before you start. Go to the store and buy everything you will need for all 3 days. You may even want to prepare the two soup recipes the night before you start as well.
RULE 4 :: Drink plenty of water. Listen to your body on this one, but aim for drinking at least 80 ounces per day.
RULE 5 :: Take a calcium and vitamin D supplement each day.
RULE 6 :: Commit to high-quality sleep. Go to bed early.
RULE 7 :: Exercise for Day 1: Do some fast, hard sweaty cardio for 60 minutes. You want to work up a good sweat to get things flowing.
RULE 8 :: Exercise for Days 2–3: Do yoga, pilates, or stretching. Focus on deep breathing and reducing your stress level. No cardio or strength training on these days.
:: If you need to make a substitution, try to choose foods with similar calorie, protein, and fiber content.
:: Only eat what’s on the meal plan and nothing extra. No diet drinks, no sugar, and no chemicals. Skip anything salty, sweet, or “snacky”.
:: If you need a little caffeine kick, try unsweetened hot green tea.
:: You can use 1–2 teaspoons of olive oil for sautéing vegetables.
:: Everything you need for the full 3 days costs about $40, but the cost can vary depending on where you buy your groceries.
:: If you feel great and want to keep going, repeat the process for up to 7 days.
MEAL PLAN, WHAT TO EAT FOR EACH MEAL
YOU CAN PREPARE YOUR RECIPES THE NIGHT BEFORE YOU START, OR SCHEDULE TIME TO PREPARE THEM DURING YOUR CLEANSE. ALL OF THE RECIPES TASTE BETTER MADE FRESH, EXCEPT FOR THE VEGGIE LENTIL SOUP WHICH IS GOOD ANYTIME.