Tune Up Juice Detox
Learn how to bring your body back into alignment and reboot into weight loss mode. The you hidden beneath all the to-do lists and missed yoga classes.
- Lose those few extra pounds
- Have more energy
- Take off the sweatpants!
“Because a detox isn’t just a detox. It’s a spiritual cleansing of sorts”
Find yourself again and jump start weight loss with this detox program that reenergizes you without you having to take a week away in Cancun or swallowing that whole bottle of vitamins just to get the “glow” back (which of course I do not recommend). You really don’t have to be named Stella to get your groove back. I promise!!!
Do I really need a detox? Can’t I just drink less wine and get the same results?
Um yes and no. Yes, you do really need a detox and no, you can’t just drink less wine and get the same results (although if that really worked it would be awesome). Alas it is not so. You probably live a fast-paced life full of go go go and probably not a lot of stop and relax.
If you can identify with any of these statements, you definitely can use with a good detoxing:
- “I sometimes scarf down my food in under 10 minutes because I just don’t have time to dedicate to lunch”
- “Exercise for me is if and when I can but isn’t always consistent”
- “I wish I had more time for myself!”
- “I don’t always buy organic”
- “I use commercial cleaning products in my house”
- “With work/kids/husband/dog/pet turtle (you fill in the blank) I just don’t have time for myself”
- “I eat what’s easy and convenient”
- “I have the deep down gut feeling that what I am eating isn’t really the best for me”
- “Huh, what are toxins?”
Why do a juice detox vs. a smoothie detox?
Both smoothie and juice detoxes are great for the body. Each has a place in the world (kind of like dark chocolate and white chocolate which, no, you won’t be eating on this detox).
Juice detoxes are my preferred method of detoxing since they give your digestive system a much needed break. Smoothies also give your digestive system a break but not nearly as much as juices do. Juice has nutrition that is readily digestible and is good for those people who want quicker results than smoothies can give. Although fibre isn’t present in large amounts in juices (there is a small amount), you are free to add flax meal to your juices to make sure you are getting the adequate amount of fibre (so you can stay regular… we all like regular, don’t we?).Some of the MANY proven benefits of detoxing:
- Increased energy and strength
- Assists with weight loss
- Restores alkaline balance
- Stabilizes blood sugar
- Rests gastrointestinal system
- Strengthens immune system
- Helps prevent disease
- Tightens skin
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lowers cholesterol
How can I expect to feel on the juice detox?
Expect to feel fantastic once the detox is completed. You should feel lighter, happier and even be looking better. While moving through the detox, do note, however, that we are still cutting out a lot of things that your body is probably accustomed to having (and on a regular basis).
Inevitably our bodies are likely to react to that. For different people this can manifest differently. Some people will start to feel moodier and irritable as their liver detoxes as the liver is the organ linked to anger and irritability. Some people on the other hand will become more emotional and tap into sadness. Others will only have mild symptoms such as headaches and more frequent bowel movements. You should not have any serious symptoms.
Remember that there is nothing set in stone. You may move through your 3–5 day detox with no symptoms at all. A lot will depend on the toxic or non-toxic state of your body coming into the detox. If you have no detox symptoms, that doesn’t mean that you aren’t eliminating toxins. It may simply mean that your body has a lower toxic burden and/or may be more efficient at detoxifying (lucky you!).
Please note If the detox symptoms become overwhelming (to the point where you are unable to function), please stop the detox immediately and contact your doctor. Sorry, I have to be dramatic but better safe than sorry. NEVER continue a detox if you feel very unwell and feel that something may be seriously wrong. At any time, consult your doctor if necessary.
Please note that you can still moderately exercise while on the Tune Up Juice Detox. Try to keep it around an hour or less per day you are on the detox unless you are feeling particularly sprightly! Monitor how you are feeling and always check with your doctor before beginning any new health program or exercise regimen.
Word to the Wise: You will need a juicer or access to somewhere that can make customized juices! It IS a juice detox after all!