Detox is the act of taking time off from your regular diet and eliminating unnecessary substances from your body such as alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Cleansing your digestive system by abstaining from solid foods and supplying it with nutrients found in fruits and vegetables helps reset and reboot your body by flushing out toxins.
It’s 100% true that our bodies are capable of cleansing! Our built-in detox organs like the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, and gut process and remove toxins and waste products from our bodies.
But due to unhealthy lifestyle choices, these organs are sometimes overwhelmed, overworked, and overmatched. A detox or cleanse program is a way to help our organs by giving them a chance to rest and recover. Think of it as like pressing a reboot or reset button for your body.
Doing a juice detox helps in breaking unhealthy eating patterns. It also helps your body absorb nutrients from food more efficiently after your cleanse period. By adapting to a more mindful eating pattern, you may start to feel that less—and the right kind—of food can fill you up quicker, making you more energetic and more in tune with your body.
Going on a detox fast may also result in weight loss, but the main goal of a cleansing diet is to prompt your body to reboot, reset, and re-balance itself from within.
Your body may react differently to the juice cleanse compared to others. Here are the natural tendencies due to the detox:
- Heightened energy levels
- Feeling light
- Clarity of mind and emotions
- Fatigue, aches, pains
- Emotional duress
- Acne, rashes, cold-like symptoms
We call these “healing crises,” temporary effects of increased levels of toxins as they leave your body. These are more pronounced if you are used to a diet high in processed foods. However, the symptoms are not serious and will pass soon enough. For tips on alleviating the effects, see #16.
Our 1, 2, and 3-day cleanses are designed to fit the needs and lifestyles of most people.
1-day cleanse: If you have no previous experience with fasting or if you want a gentler experience. You want a quick flush and beauty boost and do not have time for a longer cleanse. 2-3 day detox: you already had some experience in cleansing and fasting and you need to make a bigger change.
Beginners - For individuals with higher caloric requirements
Balanced - For maintenance of a balanced and healthy lifestyle and mindful eating
Advanced - For more experienced cleansers
You can! We’ll be guiding you in choosing which drinks best fit your program. This is usually based on your preferred flavors and the functions that will work for your needs.
Include plenty of raw vegetables and fruits in your diet for two days before the 1st day to minimize shocking your system. While on detox, consume at least 2-3 liters of distilled water/day. Black coffee and herbal teas may be consumed throughout the fast. Peppermint tea is good for its calming and strengthening effect on the nerves. It's also good for indigestion, nausea, and flatulence.
You may eat nuts except peanuts, pistachio, and cashew for those who are on the Beginners and Balanced Programs. Our Nut Milks already have cashew on them to take care of your nuts requirement. Avoid nuts altogether when you are on the Advanced Program.
Fasts should be ended as gradually as they are entered. After detox, consume a diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables. Eat very small, frequent meals made from fresh, whole foods.
You can consume our Sexy Beast juices in any order, provided that you take it in two-hour intervals. Start drinking one right after waking up, and another after 2 to 3 hours or whenever you feel hungry.
Drinking lots of water is always recommended!
It is recommended that you consume all drinks part of your program. Just follow #8 and you should be good.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should abstain from detox. Our juices may contain emmenagogue herbs, which stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus. However, Sexy Beast Nut Milks (Muscle Mend & Mighty Muscle) and Abs Water are safe to drink.