What Can I Expect During a Cleanse And What Do I Do When I’m Finished?
What is Cleansing and How Will It Benefit Me?
Cleansing is the natural process of eliminating toxins and waste from your body that has accumulated and in the large intestine. Detoxification is the powerful natural process that removes waste from your cells, organs and blood but when our bodies become so bogged down and toxic, we are no longer able to effectively detox naturally. When you do a comprehensive cleanse, you jump start the natural detox process in your body. Only your body can detox your body!
At my Vida Cleanse, you will experience a complete cleanse. You will lose weight and kick start your body to begin the powerful detox changes within your body and you will gain all the tools you need to keep your body’s detox process healthy and strong after you leave.
You will be guided and supported so that eliminating solid food for 6 days will be easy. You will consume nourishing liquids, juice, teas with Purium Health Products. You will lose weight, experience a new found clarity and you will have the tools to change your life. When you leave my Vida Cleanse, you will be well on your way through the detox process. You will learn how to keep weight off and will have the emotional clarity and motivation to stay healthy! This blog is meant to be a resource for you when you go home and want to transition back to your life in the healthiest way possible.
How Will I Feel After Fasting For Six Days?
Some people feel hungry on their last day of fasting, others don’t feel hungry at all. Generally, people feel amazing when they complete a cleanse. Clear-headed, energetic, lighter, and motivated to keep their health journey going!
Some do continue the fast for another few days or weeks. Your body will signal when it’s really, truly ready to eat again. When you begin eating again, you need to take a gentle and healthy approach.
What Should I Do When I Finish The Cleanse?
The key is light foods, no meat, refined sugar or dairy or wheat and they must be organic. You do not want to stress your organs and tax your digestion by eating heavy foods right away. Keep up your fluids and keep taking your pro-biotics. (This should be part of your daily routine anyway.)
Here is a day-by-day breakdown of what I recommend:
Days 1 & 2:
Breakfast: On your first day off the juice fast, I recommend a fruit bowl (and only fruit) for breakfast. If you prefer not to have the fruit, a simple, light salad with a lemon juice dressing would be a lovely way to break the fast.
Lunch: Continue with a salad for lunch, you may want to include some sprouts and fermented foods (cultured vegetables) here. These types of foods are pre-digested, which makes them easy to digest and the cultured vegetables are teeming with good bacteria.
Dinner: Lightly steamed vegetables tossed with lemon juice, dulse flakes and Himalayan sea salt would be a nice option for dinner. Or maybe a Miso soup or a raw vegetable soup with garlic and some cayenne pepper. Continue eating light foods such as these for two days.
On Day 3 continue to eat light meals but you may start to re-introduce nuts and seeds, for example breakfast could be some mixed soaked nuts with soaked chia blended to make a morning breakfast porridge and add some homemade raw almond milk. Add back in the good fats such as coconut oil, avocado, extra virgin olive oil, hemp seed oil or flax seed oil. Add in some gluten free grains, such as quinoa, amaranth or millet to your meals.
On Day 4, continue to eat as above, but you may introduce some light animal protein (if you wish) such as steamed fish, chicken or eggs to your meal. Ensure the fish you eat is high up on the food chain and all eggs and chicken are organic and locally sourced.
On Day 5, you may re-introduce dairy and meat if you desire. However, if you do, any dairy should be raw (not pasteurized) and any meat should be grass-fed, organic and locally sourced. Keep in mind food combining principles also when planning meals.
Sample Recipes: Here are some sample recipes to make your post-cleanse journey more delicious. There are many resources for you online, or feel free to reach out to me any time for more recipes.
Tahini Maple Salad Dressing: This is probably my all around favorite go-to dressing. It is rich and creamy with a bitter-sweet, nutty flavor and creamy texture. Easy to whip up in a few seconds, yet totally complex and unique enough to make your salad feel extra-special and fancy.
- 2 Tbsp tahini
- 2 Tbsp grade B maple syrup
- 3-4 Tbsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- salt to taste (optional)
- spices: garlic powder, pepper, cayenne and any others you’d like (to taste)
Directions: Whisk briskly with a fork or process in blender for extra creamy texture.
This dressing goes well on heartier salads like raw kale, raw chard, chopped romaine, shredded cabbage/slaws and chopped firm veggies like carrots, celery and onion. If you use it on more delicate greens, use minimally so it does not wilt them too much or make things soggy. This dressing is delicious on a raw massaged kale salad.
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 c old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 c coconut yogurt (vanilla flavor)
- 1 banana, peeled and sliced
- 1 1/2 c blueberries, frozen overnight
- 3 c spinach
- 1 c ice
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Cauliflower Apple Soup with Marinated Onions
- 1/2 large cauliflower
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 apples. peeled
- Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
1. Place all ingredients except salt and pepper in high-speed blender. Blend until completely smooth.
2. Add salt and pepper to taste, top with marinated onions (recipe below) and apple slices if desired.
- 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons nama shoyu
- 1 tablespoon agave or other liquid sweetener
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
1. Mix together nama shoyu, agave and olive oil. Pour over sliced onions in glass container with cover.
2. Marinate onions for 2-3 hours, redistributing marinade a couple of times during marination.
3. Dehydrate for 6-8 hours at 115.
Don’t Wait Any Longer– Give Your Body, Mind, and Spirit the Gift Of a Cleanse!
I’m looking forward to hosting you for one of my cleanse retreats! You will feel happy and alive during your 6-day / 5-night retreat where you will juice fast, go hiking in the desert mountains, practice yoga daily, align your chakra in a meditative sound bath, experience a plant powered diet, swim, soak and rejuvenate in the renowned mineral water. You will sleep better, have more energy, and lose weight. You will kick start your body and gain the tools you need to keep your body’s detox process healthy and strong after you leave.
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