Every year around the holidays I go on a cleanse. It’s my way of avoiding overindulging in all the carb, salt, and fat ridden food that will grace the dinner table each and every season.
Some might think I’m crazy to avoid eating during this time of year. But I would much rather live with the name calling rather than the guilt and anguish I feel after I’ve devoured multiple servings of sweet potato soufflé, macaroni and cheese, and fresh baked cakes and pies.
Cleansing during the holidays is not for those that have a calendar full of parties and festivities. In fact, I wouldn’t recommend cleansing if you are working through the holidays or expect to be in any high stress environments. You need at least 5 days to manage your liquids, prepare your foods, and preserve your strength in energy.
Your cleanse can last as long as you want, within reason, and you can use whatever you think your body would respond to with ease.
5 Day Holiday Cleanse
Day 1- 1 Gallon Arden’s Garden 2 Day Detox and 1 Gallon Water
Day 2-1 Gallon Arden’s Garden 2 Day Detox and 1 Gallon Water
Day 3-1 Gallon of fresh pressed juice and 1 Gallon Water
Day 4-Raw food (fruits, greens, vegetables ,and nuts), 1/2 Gallon of fresh pressed juice, and 1/2 Gallon of Water
Day 5-Raw food (fruits, green, vegetables, and nuts), 1/2 Gallon of fresh pressed juice, and 1/2 Gallon of Water.
After Day 5 slowly incorporate cooked foods back into your meals. If you would like to step further into clean eating, refrain from eating any processed food for the the next 4 weeks including rice, chips, pasta, and bread.
Care to join me for my 5 Day Holiday Cleanse? Let me know in the comment section below and I’ll keep you updated.