I am a big believer in cleanses and fasting- I think both give your digestive system a chance to rest and take a break from the daily eats. Whenever I feel bloated or sick, I love to juice. It's not difficult and only requires some planning, some time and a juicer. (If you don't have a juicer, I would search online for a used one- like on a facebook yard sale page, or on KSL. If you can't find a decent used one, I would suggest buying a lower end one before you splurge on a nicer one).
I have been feeling SO sluggish everyday- I honestly have no idea why! I get an average of over 7 hours of sleep each night and I still feel blah. If that isn't the perfect time to do a cleanse, I don't know what it is! Plus, I binged so hard on turkey and mashed potatoes not too long ago #thanskgiving... so yeah. I need this. I like to have at least 6 juices per day & a ton of water. I suggest drinking 8oz of lemon-infused water right when you wake up to get your digestive system moving and then drinking a bottle of water (equivalent to at least the juice bottle size) after each successive juice.
Here's what my normal schedule would look like:
I got my recipes this time from The Juice Solution (found HERE). I'm obsessed with how easy and yummy these are- it was so worth the $7 to buy the kindle book.
Authors: Erin Quon & Briana Stockton
Don't be scared to freeze your juices for a couple of days if you want to do a multi-day cleanse. It is way too much work to juice every single day- I juice all of my juices at once & then freeze the juices I am not using that day. Just remember to take out your juices at least the night before and put them in the fridge to thaw out.
PS... I know that my last juice isn't Mexican Chocolate Milk... I forgot to soak overnight so they're soaking now and I'll finish up later. Hate when I forget to prep all the way before hand!
A few things to remember-
If you decide to do a cleanse, let me know how it goes! I love juicing and I love how I feel after I get through a cleanse. It's a straight up miracle worker.
I'm a college-grad, certified group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer looking to get my healthy to the next level. I hope you can find a little something here that will help you on your journey too.