Sunday, April 27, 2014

Top 10 Tips for Starting Your First Juice Cleanse

If you're planning to go on a juice cleanse, here are the top 10 tips you should follow for a successful fast:

1. Consult with your health care representative

Although juice cleanse is good for your health, it is not advisable for people who have health problems such as diabetes. It is important that you should check with your doctor first.

2. Set some goals
One of the first important steps of the process is goal-setting.  You should determine both your short-term and long-term goals.

3. Prepare your body for the juice cleanse
You don't have to start right away. Allow a few days to a week to prepare both your body and mind so it won't be difficult to adjust once you've started. During this time period, try to cut down on caffeine, processed foods,  dairy and foods that are hard to digest like red meat. Try to eat more vegetables and fruits

4. Choose a quality juicer
Choose a juicer that will suit your personal needs. Do some research online about different models of juicer then compare their features but consider the price.

Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor

Aicok Juicer Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor

5. Research juice recipes
You can create your own recipes but since this is your first juice fast, it's only wise to look for basic juice recipes to follow and begin from there.

The Essential Guide to Juicing Recipes and Juicing for Weight Loss

The Healthy Juicer's Bible

6. Create a meal plan
You will save a lot of time when you plan your meals. Listing the different juice recipes you plan on drinking each day will help you determine what fresh produce to buy at the store. It will also help you take control of your meals - you can alternate a fruit juice with a vegetable juice for varied taste.

7. Buy your fruits and vegetables in bulk
Do this to save time and money. Buy fresh produce for the first 3 days of your juice cleanse. Remember, most fruits and vegetables can only remain fresh for 4-5 days.

8. Learn about the different juicing symptoms
Because waste and toxins are being eliminated from your body, you should expect some discomforts such as acne, sleeplessness,, headache,  irregular bowel movement, body aches etc. These symptoms will last only 1-2 days, but expecting them will be easier for you.

9. Get some support
You shouldn't have to deal with this challenge alone - get support from your family or friends. Or joining juice cleanse forums and communities online may also help you get more motivated.

10. Enjoy yourself

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