[ Just received my cleanse packet in the mail...getting excited : )! ]
Since we’re all ( right? ; ) ) completing the ‘New Year, New You Cleanse Challenge‘ next Tuesday, here are some preparation tips:
+ Coffee: I’m not going to be that bitch that tells you to go cold turkey on coffee five days pre-cleanse. But…would it kill you to cut back a bit? Three days before, slowly try to ween off coffee. A cup a day is fine. Ten cups, not so much.
+ Alcohol: I have a friend who drank a bottle of wine the day before she started cleansing ( LMFAO ). Needless to say, her detox didn’t exactly start off well. Chill out on the wine/liquor/beer three days prior to detoxing.
+ Sweat: start working out every day for a least a week before the cleanse. Why? Because why not?
+ Relax: don’t start the cleanse all frazzled & stressed out. Try to relax ( maybe take a sauna, do some yoga, or meditate ) a few days before.
+ Eat clean: this is so important. Let’s say that you’re dreading the fact that can’t eat any sugary, crappy foods during your juice cleanse, so you decide to stuff your face full of shit the day the day before. This is about as helpful as an asshole on your elbow. Instead eat fresh organic veggies, tofu, fruits, & proteins.
+ Cigs: buh-bye. They’re gross + they’ll do absolutely nothing if your ultimate goal is to rid toxins from your bod. Cut them out three days before the detox starts.
+ Buy herbal tea: have it on hand. I’m obsessed with Starbucks’ Trenta iced green tea ( w/ no sweetener ) + two splashes of passion. I drink this alllll day long while cleansing. Have some hot tea on hand too. A cup a day, five days before the you begin cleansing is helpful too.
+ Do your research: if you’re sick, pregnant, breast feeding, etc. check with a doctor before you begin.
The detox challenge begins in five days.
Let the good times rollllll.