It’s simply refraining from solid foods for a period of days and only drinking juice for your nutritional needs. Replacing meals with nutrient-dense, unpasteurized, cold-pressed juice gives your digestive system a break from processing fats, heavy fiber, toxins, and processed foods. The digestive process is one of the biggest consumers of energy for your body. During a juice cleanse, your body is able to focus that energy on promoting healing, regeneration, and rapid nutrient absorption in a short amount of time. Doing a juice cleanse allows you to kick-start a new diet, recover from over-indulging, or simply give your body a much-needed break.
Will I be spending a lot of time in the bathroom during a juice cleanse?
Frequent urination is definitely going to happen. However, gastrointestinal activity should be reduced, not increased. Less in = less out.
Can I drink any alcohol on my juice cleanse?
We are fully aware that wine comes from grapes, and there are some fabulous potato vodkas out there, but we strongly advise avoiding all alcohol while you are on a BJC juice cleanse. Alcohol is a toxin and your liver deserves a break during your cleanse that is designed to rid the body and liver of those toxins. Without the consumption of solid foods, which helps your body digest alcohol properly, your body will metabolize the alcohol very quickly and leave you slurring your words after one drink. While you’re on a juice cleanse, let your body happily focused on rapid absorption and detoxification. Although it will happily absorb those toxins and alcohol if you introduce it during the process, save it for the celebration post-cleanse my friends!
Can I drink coffee on my juice cleanse?
BJC does encourage you to avoid drinking caffeine while on your cleanse. However, if you drink coffee daily, we strongly recommend weaning yourself off in the days leading up to your juice cleanse. Detox symptoms from lack of caffeine can be pretty hard on the body and psyche. If you are like our founder, and elimination of coffee is not an option, we recommend using organic coffee or tea with no added creamers or sugars. We have a flash brewed coffee combined with our nut milk that is a great substitute. You can also get an extra nut milk to use as your creamer for your coffee and tea. Cutting coffee out cold turkey can lead to your body focusing more on searching for its caffeine source rather than enjoying the benefits of rapid nutrient absorption. Talk to us more about this so you make an effective plan for you and your juice cleanse!
Can I exercise while I am on a juice cleanse?
Yes! We even encourage it. Breaking a sweat can even help facilitate the detox process. BJC juice cleanses are compatible for those of us with busy and active lives. Hot yoga or a light workout can be done on any of our cleanses. If you are planning a more moderate or serious workout, let us know so we can customize a cleanse with extra protein and/or added plant-based fiber to help provide increased energy to fuel your body through more activity and help it recover post-workout!
How often can I do a juice cleanse?
We like to encourage a 3-day juice cleanse every quarter or change of the seasons. With that being said, many people do a juice cleanse every month. If you are experiencing low energy, digestive problems, fatigue, malaise, or just generally feeling less than your best, your body could be trying to tell you it is missing some essential nutrients. Another good time to start a juice cleanse is before and after overindulging events like holidays and vacations when your body is begging for a little break and juice love. Every person and body is different so we believe in listening to what your body is trying to tell you.
How many days do I need to do a juice cleanse to receive the benefits?
Giving your body a break to focus on rapid nutrient absorption is incredibly beneficial whether it is for 1 day, 3 days, 5 days, or more. We love 3-day cleanses because it really gives your body time to finish the digestive process and allows for a few days of digestive rest and heavy nutrient and enzyme absorption. However, even a one day juice cleanse has enormous benefits. No matter how many days you know you can tackle, feel good about what you are doing for your health and for your body.
Am I going to lose weight on my juice cleanse?
BJC primarily focuses on the health benefits of doing a juice cleanse and adding our juice to your daily diet. Our goal is not, and never will be, to help people lose a quick 5 pounds. Obtaining health is not a quick process. You will lose weight while on your cleanse, but what we hope is that you will then implement juice and healthy lifestyle choices into your everyday life to help improve your overall health.
How will I feel after my juice cleanse?
Every body responds to juice fasting differently. We don’t guarantee results, but there are some goals and positive effects we hope to see. Increased energy and mental clarity are in large what many experience. Some weight loss and better digestive function have also been reported. In addition, reduced cravings and control over diet combined with a feeling of accomplishment and positivity that comes from doing something incredible that is just for you.
How am I going to feel during my cleanse?
Every body reacts differently when it comes to detoxing and introducing large amounts of enzymes and nutrients into their bodies. Few things are guaranteed, but feeling some level of hunger is to be expected. Most report increased energy, especially in the morning, because your body didn’t spend all that energy breaking down solid food to access the real fuel. You may have occasional detox headaches, drinking more water in-between juices will help alleviate the pain. Other symptoms may include: feeling fatigued and irritable, dizzy from time to time, have halitosis (bad breath), and a change in bowel movements. “Brain fog” is reported but so is a feeling of mental clarity after your first day. All of these are normal and present differently with each person. The key is to listen to your body and realize the benefits of cleansing drastically outweigh these symptoms. Sometimes we need to add extra nut milk, other times we need more water plant-based fiber, and even some raw foods. Regardless, if you have any concerns we are always here if you are experiencing anything that you feel needs to be addressed. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at 208-853-3330
Do I have to drink the juices in order?
Yes. We number your boxes for each day of your juice cleanse as well as each juice bottle 1-6 in the order to drink them in. The order of your juice is to ensure you are consuming the proper amount of nutrition and to help regulate your blood sugar levels throughout the day. We recommend drinking a juice every 2 – 2.5 hours followed by 8-10 ounces of water. If you find that you are super full, or feeling depleted and need a nut mylk earlier in the day, listen to your body. We can’t claim to know what every body needs, so make adjustments if they are necessary. And always call if you have questions.
Do I need to do to prepare my body for a juice cleanse?
In the days leading up to your juice cleanse, we highly recommend reducing meats, dairy, processed sugars, caffeine and alcohol from your diet. It is best to avoid anything on that list the day before you start your cleanse. The same rule applies to coming off of your cleanse.
What different juice cleanses does BJC offer?
We offer a Beginner, Intermediate, and Pro options. However, we customize every cleanse we send out to fit your individual needs. Depending on activity level, experience, and individual goals for your cleanse, we can help you decide which one is best for you and/or customize a cleanse to fit your unique lifestyle.
Why should I do a juice cleanse or “reset”?
A juice cleanse has benefits for both your body and mind. Doing an organic juice cleanse gives your body a break from the additives, chemicals, hormones, and pesticides that are found in so many of the foods we eat every day. Most of us consume an imbalanced diet with not enough organic and non-GMO veggies and fruit and too much processed sugar and processed foods. Our body is made to filter out the toxins we introduce, but our lifestyles put our digestive system and cleansing organs into overdrive! Juice cleanses allow for rapid nutrient and enzyme absorption that your body so desperately needs for cellular recovery and detoxification. It gives the digestive system a reset because it isn’t breaking down food to get to the good stuff it needs! It also brings about mindfulness about what you are putting into your body and your relationship with food. A juice cleanse provides a sense of control, balance, and empowerment that you can make healthy choices for your body.