Anyone who’s ever done a cleanse can tell you about all the highs and lows that come with it. Hunger, withdrawal, and energy are just a few of the emotions you might experience while detoxing your body. But after finally coming from your cleanse feeling successful, what exactly are you supposed to do next? You want to eat everything you see, but that is not the best route to go.
Breaking your cleanse can have more impact on you and your health than the cleansing diet itself so you’ll have to learn to reintroduce food back into your system. Use the first few days after a cleanse to try to identify your reactions to foods. It usually takes longer, but it can reveal some reactions to foods that might otherwise be difficult to notice. Typically, you can keep a journal and reintroduce foods systematically, noting any changes in energy, digestion, cravings, or other symptoms. It’s best to use a typical food and amount, rather than testing foods and portions that you’re unlikely to eat as part of your regular diet.
The day after a detox you should mainly eat vegetables, either raw or lightly steamed, and fruit or nuts. Portion sizes should be small and the diet should be very similar to what you did to prepare for the detox such as no sugar, coffee, wheat, gluten-containing foods, processed foods, or dairy.
Morning: raw fruit or vegetable juice
Lunch: salad and/or vegetable juice
Dinner: veggie soup or slightly steamed vegetables.
Drink plenty of alkaline water
You Can use Coconut oil and herbs and spices to add flavor
repeat as often as like, but only when hungry
Lunch: salad and/or soup, nuts, beans, and legumes
Dinner: steamed vegetables with a sauce of your choice. You can add a little steamed brown rice.
From day 3 on, you can slowly reintroduce dairy if you wish.
Brown rice or quinoa
Beans or legumes
Small amounts of plant oils
Organic yogurt, unflavored and unsweetened
From day 4 on, you can slowly introduce meat, poultry, or fish if you wish.
And continue to eat vegetables, fruits and nuts
Brown rice or quinoa
Meat, chicken, fish, if eaten.
Continue to keep your portion sizes small and avoid overeating. After 5 days, you can eat anything you wish, as long as you manage to keep a balance. Remember to drink lots of water, pay attention to your elimination habits and check out our probiotics to help you keep a healthy digestive tract!