It is extremely important to prepare your body for a juice cleanse. Jumping right into the cleanse without giving yourself a chance to adjust to the cleanse program can cause extra stress on the body! So planning to take one last bite of that cheeseburger with your favourite soda is definitely not a good idea!
The Pre-Cleanse is how you ease your body at the start of your cleanse by following a gentle, vegan diet for 3 days. Take this time to simplify your diet and focus on consuming raw fruits and veggies. Slowly take away meat, processed foods, caffeine and other stimulants before the cleanse so you can curb any headaches that could creep up!
We suggest you eliminate your intake of the following to prepare your body:
We then recommend that you increase your intake of:
The cleanse programs include six 500 ml juices per day that are numbered in the order in which they are to be ingested approximately every 2 hours (make sure you finish the last juice at least 2 hours before you sleep). Get into the habit of drinking one hot mug of water with the juice of half a lemon squeezed in first thing in the morning to wake up your system and get things moving. This will also increase the benefits and effectiveness of the cleanse. Remember that you can drink as much water and herbal teas as you wish between each juice. If you experience ‘coffee withdrawal headache’, drinking green tea should ease it off.
It is up to you what time you want to start your cleanse, just make sure you drink the last juice (cashew milk) 2 hours before you go to bed but to give you an idea, here is our guideline:
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Do I have to drink the juices in order?
Yes, the juices have been designed to be consumed in a certain sequence that directly affects how you absorb, assimilate, and digest nutrients. For example, the green juice is designed for the morning, as it’s chlorophyll based and your body will easily absorb all of the vitamins and nutrients on an empty stomach.
Will I starve myself if I don’t eat anything but drink the juices?
During your cleanse, you will be having a juice roughly every two hours throughout the day so you are constantly nourishing without letting yourself get really hungry. Fruveju cleanses are designed to give you everything that you need to make it through your day. You can drink as much water and herbal tea as you like along with our juices.
Can I exercise during cleanse?
Everyone is different. If you are feeling tired, which can happen from your body shifting a great deal of energy to focus on cleansing, then you should respect that and take it easy. On the other hand, some people feel a great deal of energy and are comfortable working out. A great workout suggestion would be a brisk walk, a yoga class or maybe even a swim. Listen to your body.
I have to travel away urgently – can I take the juices with me?
If you are travelling, please use the cooler bag provided to transport the juice and refreeze the ice packs to maintain its freshness. This will maintain the temperature of your juices for up to 4 hours. But if you are going to be travelling longer than that, it is not a good idea.
Tip: If you wish, you can have the juices shipped in advance to arrive at your hotel the same day as your arrival.
What if I need to attend a business meeting or social event?
If you have a situation where you must eat, try to keep the food as raw and whole as possible – think salads, with loads of fresh fruits and vegetables, no creamy dressings, meat, etc. It won’t ruin your cleanse, but try and schedule your cleanse when these commitments are minimal or non-existent.
I’m struggling to drink the green juice – can I just skip them?
It’s normal to struggle with the greens at first but it’s worth it to keep trying. Drink it with a straw, sip slowly, sip it more and next thing you know, your bottle is empty! Well done, you!
Will I need to use the bathroom more than usual?
Fruveju cleanses are designed to alkalize and give your digestive system a break. If you are moderately healthy, you will have normal to a bit above normal bowel movements. You also may make a few more trips to relieve your bladder if your body is not used to consuming large volumes of liquids but this is just your body’s natural process for eliminating toxins.
Can I smoke and/or drink alcohol?
You already know the answer to this. Coffee and alcohol may dehydrate you and can also interfere with the absorption of certain key nutrients required for your cleanse. If you are committing to taking this cleanse we encourage you to allow your body the full healing process it deserves.
Can I take medication and vitamin supplements during my cleanse?
It is best to check with your Doctor about your medications. You can take your normal supplements, but you may not need them since the cleanse products meet your nutritional needs.
Congratulations!Now that you have done the hard work, it’s time to extend all of the benefits from having completed your juice cleanse. Slowly introduce your system to ‘solid’ foods again. But forget that pizza or steak you’ve been dreaming for, you’ve come this far, you don’t want to ruin your cleanse! Start with fruits, leafy salads and steamed vegetables and be sure to chew everything well. After a day or so you can introduce fish and lean meats if desired. Eat less but more often.
Day 1: Have a smoothie for breakfast, vegetable salad for lunch, quinoa or brown rice with finely chopped apples, celery, and parsley for dinner.
Day 2: Fresh fruit for breakfast, grains salad with or without tofu for lunch and vegetable soup for dinner.
Day 3: The same as Day 2 but add a handful of almonds or walnuts.
Day 4: If you eat animal protein, choose any small white flesh fish (steamed or poached) and vegetable salad.
Day 5:Return to your diet of preference, but try to limit dairy, meat and wheat.