Recharge your batteries and start your day with fresh energy - that's the promise of Juice Cleanse. Sounds great so far, doesn't it? How you can prepare yourself as well as possible for this time and what tips you can use to fight your hunger during the fasting period, you will learn in this blog article.
#1 Write down goals
During the Cleanse it is quite possible that you will ask yourself why you are doing the whole thing in the first place. That's why it's a good idea to write down your goals before Cleanse . Do you want to gain a new body awareness? Or change your eating habits? Do you want the fast to be a time of reflection for you? Write down your goals on a piece of paper and hang it clearly visible in a place you can see. This can be at home on the bathroom mirror or the pin board at work.
#2 Consciously deal with hunger pangs
Let's face it - if you don't eat solid food, you may feel hungry. We don't want to deny that either - but with a Juice Cleanse this feeling of hunger is much less than with other fasting cures. Through the juices you take after all a little calories and fruit sugar to you. But if you do get hungry, have a water bottle or teapot ready. Broth is also a great alternative and will replenish your enzyme levels. In everyday life, hunger is often confused with thirst, as the feeling of hunger is mediated by many mechanisms. Among other things, through receptors in the stomach. If this is filled, the said receptors register the stretching and a feeling of satiety sets in. Therefore, it makes sense to fight the feeling of hunger with liquid.
#3 Clean out the fridge
Out of sight, out of mind. If there's nothing in your fridge, you'll be less tempted to want to eat. Of course, this doesn't mean you should throw away any food you still have at home. However, try to remove as many foods as possible from your kitchen cupboards and fridge that have a particularly strong attraction during the fast. Maybe you can take your stash of sweets to your best friend's house.
#4 Doing the Juice Cleanse with someone
It is much easier to fast if you do the Juice Cleanse with a friend. If you can only think about food, she/he will probably feel the same and you can exchange ideas. And who knows, maybe your health journey won't end after Cleanse , but you'll start a healthier lifestyle together and continue to support each other?
#5 Prepare physically
As banal as it may sound - the physical preparation is lost on most people. They start directly with a fasting cure, which means that the body has to go through a big change. It is more gentle if you provide yourself 1-2 days before with a balanced supply of liquid, vegetables and raw vegetables, in order to adjust your body optimally to the liquid food. But not only physically, but also mentally the preparation makes a difference. If you know what's coming up and how you can act, for example, when cravings overtake you, it will be easier for you. So you are already on the right track with this blog article!
#6 Choose quiet days
If this is your first Juice Cleanse , it's best to choose quiet days for this time. Holidays or weekends are great for this. Experienced juice fasters already know their bodies better and can better assess their energy levels. However, as a general rule, avoid stressful periods and strenuous activities, as your energy levels will be down overall due to calorie reduction and liquid food. Your physical performance will be affected and you should give your body the rest it needs during this transition.
#7 Take it slow
Try to avoid heavy physical work and hard sports during Juice Cleanse . Instead, use these days to live more consciously and listen to your body. Are you really hungry or just hungry? How often would you have reached for a snack now? Of course, you don't have to give up exercise completely; in fact, light exercise is very beneficial. Go for a walk and move slowly in the fresh air. Yoga is also an excellent sport during Juice Cleanse.
#8 Dilute juices
As delicious as the fresh and cold-pressed juices are - in the long run it can become a little too monotonous for some, especially over several days. A great tip for this is to simply dilute the juices. Make a grenade-like spritzer out of your pomegranate juice or simply convert your ginger shot into a ginger tea. It's an easy way to get some variety in during your fast, while still taking in extra fluids. If that's not the epitome of killing two birds with one stone....
#9 Drink vegetable broth
With our juices you take a lot of vitamins and micronutrients from freshly pressed fruits and vegetables. However, your body lacks electrolytes. To balance the electrolyte balance, vegetable or chicken broth is a good choice. Ideally in organic quality and with little iodine and no or hardly any sugar. By the way, this also helps if you should feel weaker.
#10 Don't be too hard on yourself
Last but not least, it's important to realize that you're doing this voluntarily to treat your body, and therefore yourself, to something good. If you get too hungry, it's okay to have an emergency snack. For this, we recommend a banana, vegetable broth, nuts or avocado. But there's also no drama in stopping the Cleanse if you're not feeling well with the juice fast. So don't be too hard on yourself and listen to your body. The great thing about a LiveFresh Juice Cleanse is that the delicious juices still taste great even after Cleanse .