Pre-Fast and Post Fast Instructions
For best results, before joining any detox program, practice the following Pre-Detox Program for atleast a week or two. This will prepare your body for a more comfortable and a deeper cleansing. If you really want a make-over, then the pre and post fast program should continue when you return home as well. One of my most successful clients began to make changes about a month before she came to the retreat. She had already cleaned up her kitchen, set up her juicer and purchased a Vita Mix; so that when she returned home, she kept on eating mostly raw, drinking juices and having one moderate meal per day of solid foods.
Breaking the fast is critical and should be done very slowly, eating mostly just fruit, steamed or raw leafy vegetables and Green Smoothies for the first few days and beyond. Remember that eating LESS IS BEST!!!
Here is an Honest Food Guide which can be printed and put up on your refrigerator. Enjoy.
Get into the habit of reading labels - this will help you know what you are actually consuming.
Wild fish, broiled or baked, with steamed veggies and a salad; brown rice and beans, bean soup with a slice of whole grain bread, yogurt(plain or with some honey) and fruit for breakfast, veggie burgers made from sunflower seeds and veggies, eggs in a omelet with lots of spinach or kale....just some ideas.
Eat as many raw fruits and vegetables as your body can handle (60% raw and 40% cooked is a good guideline for most people). If your digestion is very weak, you may need to eat some steamed or baked vegetables and take some digestive enzymes as a supplement.
Drink 2 raw, organic vegetable based juice a day while pre cleansing; you may drink as much as you like. The more juices you drink, the more full you will feel and the more nutrition you will be putting into your body. Cravings will lessen.
Here are some recipes for Green Smoothies.
Drink water as often as possible. Water is a critical addition to the cleansing process. On a hot day it is best to drink about 6% of your body weight (i.e. 70 kg body weight, drink 4.2 liters of water). On a cool day drink half of this. This only applies to water and does not include other drinks such as tea, coffee or fruit juice.
Limit snacks to fruits, nuts and seeds, vegetable juices, and mineral broths made from vegetables.
Eating less food will be the goal after the fast, so beginning to do that now, will make it easier on your body and on your mind. Goodl luck!