Join us for a 12-day Pre-Christmas Cleanse starting Sunday 19 November and ending Thursday 30 November, ensuring that your body can better cope with the stresses it will be subjected to throughout December!
This is a simple and easy cleansing regime for healthy adults, that does no take up too much of your valuable time and which can be adapted to suit your lifestyle and individual needs.
In advance of the Cleanse, we will provide you with the following:
the ground rules for the Cleanse, where you will be excluding certain foods and drinks and including others that you may not normally be consuming much of on a daily basis
some basic meal planning suggestions to ease you into the Cleanse
a shopping list to get you started and some recipe suggestions for the first couple of days to set you off to a good start
a list of supplements which will support your body during the Cleanse
The main purpose of the Cleanse is to recharge and restart your body, helping it to absorb nutrients and get rid of waste products more effectively. This will assist you in combating the feeling of being tired and sluggish that you may be experiencing this time of year.
Look forward to unravelling a new, more vital you!
We will be providing recipes throughout the Cleanse and we also encourage you to share any successful recipes with the group. This will make the Cleanse much simpler and more fun to comply with!
Please note that some people may feel more tired and grumpy, experience headaches or other aches and pains during the first few days. Don’t despair, this “healing crisis” is perfectly normal and shows that your body is starting the healing process. However, if these side effects persist, speak to a medical practitioner.
The Ground Rules
The main objectives for the 12 day period is to:
Avoid processed food and use whole food ingredients
Not eat animal protein for the first three to five days and thereafter add a small amount of fish, chicken and/or egg
Not drink any coffee, tea or other caffeinated beverages, soft drinks, fruit juices, milk or alcohol
Avoid any sugar, sweeteners, preservatives, soy and peanuts
A small amount of fruit is allowed, but limit your intake to maximum two fruits per day as the aim is to reduce blood sugar during the Cleanse. Berries are less sweet than fruit and packed with antioxidants. Avoid very sweet, tropical fruits. Don’t drink fruit juice
Drink plenty of water daily
Avoid all dairy products and refined carbohydrates, particularly grains