Keeping it Fresh
Since Whole Sum does not pasteurize its juices or nut milks, they have a limited shelf life and need to remain refrigerated and sealed until you are ready to consume - exposure to oxygen will degrade the integrity of the drinks and cause them to taste nasty!
You did it! Seriously, signing up is the hardest part! In the days leading up to your cleanse you should begin limiting intake of heavy, starchy foods, caffeine, and alcohol.
You should begin each morning with a glass of warm lemon water (great liver stimulant) followed by your first juice – there is no particular order to consume your juices, just make sure you don’t have the same juice twice in a given day. Each day consists of 6 bottles of fresh juice – they range from sweet and delicious to dense greens; consume one drink every 2 to 2.5 hours. For some people, 6 juices/day feels like a lot. However, even if you are not hungry when it’s time for your next juice, it’s important to drink your next juice to maintain proper blood sugar levels and caloric intake. Between each juice you should consume 16 oz of filtered water (we like to refill the bottle we just finished); this helps your body flush out all sorts of nasty toxins.
I Love Coffee!
Ditto! And we have really great coffee at the cafe, too. However, you should plan to eliminate coffee and soda during your cleanse – we know, this is often the toughest part for people. If you insist on the caffeine, try replacing coffee with green tea. But if you absolutely need your coffee to survive, we strongly encourage minimizing your intake to have the most successful cleanse possible. And ditch the cream/sugar/milk.
It goes without saying, during your cleanse you should not consume any alcohol. It's tough, we know, but it’s only a few days.
But I get Hangry
If you are experiencing M.C.N (must chew now) syndrome, first check in with yourself and see if you are really hungry or if you are simply craving the chewing sensation. If the answer is the latter, let it go! YOU CAN DO THIS.
If the answer is that you truly are very hungry and you need a little extra something to push through . . . honor this! Do not beat yourself up about having a sensible snack and then jumping right back on track with your juices. Avocado, a green salad, a piece of fruit or a small handful of nuts will not undo all of the good you are doing.
This is not the time to gorge on pizza + wings + beer. You just did something amazing for your body, don’t undo it. Begin by reintroducing light foods back into your diet – salads, soups, fish – your body will love you and continue to reap the rewards of your dedication.