What will I experience during the Detox Program?
You may experience an increase in frequency of urination and bowel movements (not diarrhea) as your body eliminates toxins. In some cases, you may experience headaches, fatigue, and itchy skin/ rashes. Symptoms typically subside within a few days.
How much exercise is recommended during the Program?
The role of exercise during your detox is to facilitate elimination of toxins in various channels. Light exercise can help remove toxins by activating the lymphatic system. It boosts elimination of toxins by stimulating bowel movements (intestinal tract), encouraging deep breathing (lungs), and promoting sweat (skin).
We recommend that you take it easy and avoid anything too strenuous. Light exercises during your cleanse can be a 30-minute walk or yoga, or a few sets of body weight exercises like sit-ups and push-ups. Enjoy a healthy post-workout snack after your exercise.
What should I do if I do not want to lose weight during the Detox?
The best way to curb weight loss on the program is to make sure you are eating enough and getting enough protein. You may add additional protein powder to your shakes if needed. Adding good fats like avocado or coconut oil in your shakes also helps. You can strategically put pounds back on when you’re done with the program by eating plenty of good fats and proteins post purification.
Will I lose weight on the Detox?
Although detoxification is not a diet, the elimination of toxic weight often occurs during the cleanse. Each person starts with different levels of toxicity, metabolic rate, hormone balance etc., therefore how much weight is lost during the program varies for everyone.
How can I stick with my program when I’m not eating at home?
Social functions and eating out can be challenging during the program. Here are a few things that we suggest to keep you on track:
When eating out, try to choose restaurants that serve foods allowed during your detox. Look up their menu online or call ahead to see if they will cater to your food needs. Restaurants are generally very accommodating.
When traveling, make sure to bring fruits, sliced vegetables, and nuts (after day 11) to snack on plus a water bottle to keep you hydrated.
When attending a social gathering, eat something before you go. Or bring tray of foods that you are allowed to eat during the program like a fruit/veggie tray or chicken skewers.
I drink coffee everyday. What can I do for caffeine withdrawal?
Cut down on your coffee intake a few days before starting the program, cutting the caffeine intake by half each day. If your caffeine withdrawal symptoms become too strong, take a tablespoon of coffee for the first 2 days. The small amount of caffeine in you system will ease the symptoms until your body adjusts. Caffeine withdrawal symptoms will disappear after a day or two. Drink lots of water, get ample rest.
How much water should I be drinking?
It is best to keep your body hydrated well during the program. Drinking lots of water is key to the elimination of toxins.
How can I stop my sugar cravings?
Sugar cravings are usually caused by any of the following: cleansing, under-eating, and emotional imbalance. It can take about 4-5 days for the body to lose dependence on a specific food. Drink plenty of water and eat enough nutrient-dense foods. Sugar cravings can also arise from stress as your body produces cortisol. Go for a walk, get a massage, meditate. The cravings will pass in a few days.
Who should NOT do the 21-Day Detox?
Consult your doctor prior to doing the detox if any of these conditions apply to you:
-If you are pregnant or nursing
-Children under the age of 18 -Any active cancer, liver disease
-Type 1 diabetes (will need to be on a modified protocol)
-Are on any medications requiring specific blood levels like medications for bipolar disorder, anti-seizure medications, anti-coagulants
Can I continue to take my medications?
Do not discontinue any prescription medication during the program without consulting your doctor. Any change in diet can cause a change in absorption of medications. Diabetic, antihypertensive and other medications may require dose adjustments during and after the program.