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Pre and post-cleanse eating

21 Feb 2020, by Alex Auger

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The cleanse itself is half the battle. What you eat in the days prior and week after is as much part of the cleanse as the juices. If you want to achieve the best results possible we urge you to dedicate yourself to pre and post cleanse eating too. 

Cutting down on red meat, caffeine, gluten and dairy in the lead up to your cleanse can impact how challenging you find the cleanse itself. Caffeine withdrawal in particular can be a huge set back resulting in headaches and a big drop in energy and concentration. If you find you average 3 coffees a day, take your time with it. First, cutting down to 2 and finally 1 per day. 

As far as the food is concerned, preparation is key, so make it a priority and get planning. In the days before try to eat lots of veg, white meat or fish and brown rice or sweet potato. 

After your cleanse, it is hugely important to ease your way back into solid food, be gentle with yourself. The temptation to launch straight back into a full english or a salty take away is huge so meal prep is your best friend. Here is an example of an ideal first day back on solid food after your cleanse:

Day 1:

Breakfast: Smoothie: I like banana, almond butter, almond milk, spinach 

Snack: Piece of fruit or raw vegetable crudite

Lunch: Soup and a side salad

Snack: Rice cakes with avocado

Dinner: Stir fried or steamed vegetables with brown rice

Remember we are here for you so if you struggle at all please do get in touch!