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JUICING BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS

PHOTO CREDIT JAY SULLIVAN  MAKE-UP/HAIR STEFANIE SYAT

PHOTO CREDIT JAY SULLIVAN

MAKE-UP/HAIR STEFANIE SYAT

 

THE NEW YOU

A SUCCESSFUL CLEANSE IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS

CLEANSING is a hot topic this season.  

One’s body is typically in a state of inflammation given the consumption of foods available today which contain chemicals, hormones and are over salted and fried in restaurants. So, periodically, it’s crucial to recharge your cells, get a one two punch of powerful enzymes and rid the body of built up toxins. 

HERE'S WHAT THEY DON'T TELL YOU...

There’s more to cleansing than simply drinking the green Kool-Aid.

My 5 steps will empower you to experience your most effective and successful cleanse.

 

 

#1 THE ESSENTIAL 2 DAY PREP

Ensure a smoother transition and less free radicals with clean eating before cleanse.

ELIMINATE these mucous forming foods:

Wheat

Dairy products

Refined sugars

Processed foods (anything in a box or a can)

Artificial sweeteners

Alcohol

Reduce your protein intake

Caffeine

No added salt or oils

ADD:

Unlimited vegetables

Gentle macro carbs (quinoa)

...and  EAT within a 12 hour period (ex. 7am-7pm)

#2 SET THE STAGE

COMMUNITY  Let your friends and family (support team) know that you're embarking on a cleanse.

SCHEDULE  Look at your calendar and do your best to thin out your social obligations.

KITCHEN  Juicer / Blender (for purees and juice with fiber) / Source of Filtered Water / Favorite Glass

PLAN Drink juice every 3 hours and within 12 hours, water in between, 3 - 6 days

#3 SHOPPING LIST BUY ORGANIC. NO PESTICIDES OR CHEMICALS.

Beet, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard green, cucumber, lemon, ginger, celery, carrot, spinach, parsley, cabbage, lemon, ginger, romaine, apple, turmeric and low sodium organic vegetable broth

IMPORTANT * add minerals, herbal supplements and probiotics to rebuild the good intestinal bacteria. Plus, gentle laxatives such as psyllium because juice made from a juicer does not contain fiber which is crucial for grabbing and eliminating the toxins.

#4 ELIMINATE TOXINS

Once toxins are released during detoxification, the mucous must be quickly neutralized and expelled.

You must eliminate everyday!

HYDRATE all day in between juices.

Set up a COLONIC appointment for end of the cleanse.

DETOX the liver with lemon in hot water.

Drink FIBER psyllium husks in water at night before bed. This binds the floating free radicals and then carries them out. When fiber supplements are not enough, try nightly herbal laxatives or colon cleanse.

At night, a sliced clove of GARLIC in a teaspoon of olive oil: the garlic regulates blood sugar levels, enhances fat burning, relieves arthritic pain, reduces bowel gas. The olive oil lubricates the intestines, improves bowel elimination, provides anti-inflammatory fats, stimulates the gallbladder and liver to move bile clearing the liver system, inhibits blood clot formation. Then follow this with water with lemon.

#5 SELF CARE

You may experience hunger, weakness, light aches and pains in muscles and joints from moving toxins, bad breath, body odor (typically from the detoxification of animal proteins)

REST. Lay down and close your eyes. Breathe. Take naps.

MEDITATE.

ENJOY movement. Dance. Sing. Play. Exercise. Sweat. Take walks.

WRITE in a journal. A range of emotions might come up for you during the cleanse.

SUCCEED. Take a photo of yourself before and after.

SLEEP 8-9 hours

EXFOLIATE in the shower and or dry brush before shower.

SHOWER. At the end of your shower, turn the hot on for 1 minute and then cold 10-15 seconds. 3x. End with cold.

CLEAN using a tongue scraper.

YOU DID IT! SUCCESS and TRANSITION

Days 1-2 post cleanse

- juice / smoothie / soup for breakfast and dinner, solid-food meal for lunch

- raw, steamed vegetables and gentle carbs: quinoa
- avocado / coconut water / unsweetened almond milk / blueberries / raspberries / organic unsweetened almond butter / tahini / cinnamon

- 48 hours post cleanse add lean proteins

*Please note that these are only suggestions and that consultation with a doctor is always recommended