Making changes to your diet and knowing what changes to make can be very overwhelming in the beginning. You may be interested in exploring a detox for yourself, but don’t know where to begin. DETOXING can be one of the most positive wellness choices you make, but choose the wrong detox and you could be in for one heck of a ride. Before embarking, decide on how you want to detox. Do you want to start with 30 day cleanse or a 7 day cleanse?
How much time do you have to cook and prepare meals? If you are busy and tend to eat on the go, a 7 day juicing detox may be right for you but bare in mind, your energy levels will slump during the first 3 days as your body adjusts to the sudden change from whole foods to juices. Juicing cleanses are great for a short period of time and I would advise you to start your detox slowly. Eat light meals and start replacing snack times with juices. As you progress, start replacing one meal with a juice and so forth. Less shock you put your body through will means less symptoms and an easier transition from your regular diet to your new juicing regime.
If you are fortunate enough to commit to a 21 or 30 day DETOX you will need plenty of time to relax and prepare meals. Initially you will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen learning how to prepare and cook your meals. As you progress through your detox you will start building healthy eating habits and embrace your new cooking techniques with each meal you cook. Adjustment period can be anything from 3 days to a week before you start noticing regular bowel movements and restored energy levels. Although everyone experiences a different detox, yours will have special meaning and benefits to you.
A 30 day cleanse will allow you to really build solid eating habits and endless benefits. Deciding what detox you have enough time for is the first step in detoxing.
Look out for my next posting on how pick a DETOX that is right for you!