What is a juice cleanse and how can I do a juice cleanse? Let me start by telling you that a juice cleanse is one of the best ways to detox your system while also losing weight and upping your nutritional intake. It involves juicing raw fruits and vegetables to replace your meals throughout the day. Some people do a one day juice cleanse while others go on as long as thirty and sixty days! I typically do a three to five day juice cleanse every other week.
How a Juice Cleanse Works
When you do a juice cleanse you are flushing your body with tons of great nutrients that your body doesn’t normally take on throughout the day. These nutrients work to flush out the toxins residing in your fat cells. Yes, all of those quarter pounders or other bad foods that you have eaten throughout the years store their excess fat/calories/toxins/etc in your fat cells. This causes your fat cells to increase in size to hold the extra accumulated weight. This is why it’s called a juice cleanse. It cleanses your body of all that stuff.
When you start a juice cleanse your digestive system goes on hold. If you think about it, you’re not really giving your body any fibers to digest. Instead you are overloading it with tons of super potent vitamins and nutrients that get absorbed directly into your system. Your body notices the overload from the fresh juices and starts to flush out the fat cells and all the crud stored in them. This is the main reason people have a hard time with a juice cleanse for the first few days. All of those toxins being flushed out of your fat cells are now in your system making their way out. Of course, once they are out, they are out and it’s smooth sailing from there.
After those toxins get flushed out, your body starts to adjust to the constant flow of nutrients from the juice cleanse. You get a tremendous amount of energy due to the fact that your digestive system is taking a much needed vacation. All of that energy you would usually use to digest foods is given back to you throughout the day instead of being used in the digestive process. Do you ever wonder why you get tired after eating a big meal? It’s because your digestive system is in a panic working full force to digest it all.
Now that all the toxins have been flushed out, your digestive system starts to rehydrate. I like to think of this part of the juice cleanse as a similarity to washing a muddy car. Since the juice cleanse hydrates your digestive tract, all of the caked up crud in there will start to flush out. Yes, it’s as disgusting as it sounds but it’s going to happen. In the meantime, your body is getting used to the constant flow of healthy vitamins and nutrients from your juice cleanse. Not only will you feel like you are on top of the world but you will have lost weight and gained your health back. How long you wish to continue your juice cleanse is up to you. Once you get past the first few days it is simple to go on for a week or more.
Your probably thinking to your self; that’s all good and interesting Donnie, but how do I do a juice cleanse? It is so simple to start and I’m sure you have a ton of questions such as:
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What do I need to get started? What kind of juicer should I get? Where do I get my juicer from? What recipes should I use? What if I don’t like them? What do I get when I go to the grocery store? OMG I just don’t know where to start, help me!!!
If the above is close to what’s on your mind, just settle down, this is the easy part. The hard part is making the choice to start your juice cleanse. I have another article dedicated to getting started on your juice cleanse. It will cover everything you are most likely asking yourself. And if you still have questions, I have a questions and answers section as well as a getting started section that includes plans and even shopping lists to get you started. You may also want to browse the recipe section for some really awesome juice recipes. If you still have questions or need some support, you can always email me. My email is at the top right of this page. I wish you the best in your juice cleanse and as always, Happy Juicing!