IT'S MORE THAN JUST POM SEEDS
Why do a Juice Cleanse?
People have been using juice cleansing as a road to wellness since the beginning of time. The earliest examples of juice cleansing are old stories of people only having pomegranate for days at a time. Animals naturally limit or stop eating when not feeling well because they innately know that resting the digestion allows healing to take place at higher and faster levels. Some reasons to benefit from a juice cleanse include the following:
- feeling sick
- sugar cravings
- jumpstart weightloss
- kickstart healthier habits
- skin issues
- spiritual connection
- preparation for a special event
- sore joints or muscles
- you just want to feel better
TIPS FOR BEFORE YOU CLEANSE
Preparing for Your Juice Cleanse
If you are ready to go you can jump right in! If you are a planner or want to ease into it, we suggest the following: Try to eat lighter for 3 days leading up to your cleanse by incorporating more water, juice, salads, smoothies and vegetable dishes into your diet. Toastique has many perfect options to prepare for your cleanse. You can start with 1 or 2 juices a day, smoothies, gourmet toast or bowls, all available at your local Toastique! By eating healthier and lighter leading up to your cleanse, it will not be as much of a shock, and you will have better results.
YOU'VE MADE THE COMMITMENT
During your Juice Cleanse
Congratulations! If you have read this far you are ready to begin! You can start your morning with the first juice or herbal tea or lemon water. Follow the suggested order on the product page for the Cleanse you selected. Enjoy and nourish yourself with the juices every 2 hours to keep from getting hungry. Drink lots of water, take it easy, get plenty of rest and let your body do what it does best! Check out the FAQ below for more information or use the Book A Consult link to talk to a specialist, free of charge.
All juices have a 4-5 day shelf life from the day you receive them. The Cleanse is designed to start on the date you receive the juices to maximize freshness, flavor and nutrition. It is also important to ensure your refrigerator is properly cooling at 40 degrees or less. Cold pressed juice is very temperature sensitive. Please plan accordingly!
Absolutely! The best cleanse is the cleanse that works for you. If you get hungry, please do not suffer. You may enjoy a smoothie, bowl or toast from Toastique, make a smoothie with one of your juices as the base, a salad, soup, or anything healthy. If you are coming from a diet with lots of processed foods, sugar or fast foods, it is totally fine to have food on your cleanse. Depending on your starting point, having juice and healthy food is still a very valuable cleanse.
We definitely don't suggest going cold-turkey off coffee and starting a juice cleanse at the same time! If you want to try a coffee free experience, we recommend you try and get off the coffee before starting the juice cleanse. Otherwise, it is totally ok to have coffee on your cleanse. In order of least offensive, we like cold-brew best because it is less acidic, then black coffee, then coffee with non-dairy creamer, and then your regular latte. If you need sweetener, we prefer honey on a cleanse since it is also anti-viral and anti-bacterial with many other health benefits.
The text next to the ribbon icon on each cleanse product page gives a quick description for the level and benefits for the juices in each cleanse. You can also Book A Consult for free and we will be happy to help you choose.
If this is your first cleanse, you may want to start with 1 day and see how you feel. Another option is to purchase a one day cleanse and have 2 juices a day for 3 days and then work up to a one day or more. While one day is very beneficial (think taking one day off work!), most people feel a change with 3 days.
Sure! We have many guests that cleanse for 6 days or longer. However, we don't recommend jumping right into a long term cleanse. We do suggest talking to your health care providor for cleanses longer than 3 days in a row. Many people enjoy fabulous results with cleansing 3 days a week for a month or longer. Check out our subscriptions for savings if you want to make weekly cleanses part of your wellness plan.
If this is your first cleanse, we recommend taking it easy and just walking or stretching for exercise. If you are experienced or have always been a light eater, feel free to enjoy light exercise.
Unfortunately, we can't rush Mother Nature. We can, however, help her along! Hot baths with soaking salts, saunas, and light yoga can assist the detox process. Greens are the most potent detoxifiers, so if you can handle a lot of Green Juice, try our Grass is Greener for the strongest cleanse!
You can follow the same suggestions above in Preparing for Your Cleanse for 3 days after. Try to embrace how you feel better and why. Enjoy your lighter feeling and having more energy at your disposal. We recommend keeping 2 juices a day in your diet as a meal or snack replacement.
Most women lose 1 pound a day on a 3 day cleanse. Men can lose up to 2 pounds a day. However, please remember weight loss is not the goal, but it is a nice side-effect and a great tool to jump-start a weight loss program.