FAQs - WHAT TO EXPECT & HOW TO CLEANSE
Will I be hungry?
Most likely, no. The cleanse is designed to meet all of your nutritional needs, which should leave you feeling satisfied. Chances are that you will miss the act of eating! Sipping warm tea, lemon water, or water should help this pass. If you feel like you are about to give up, shoot us an email and we will help you through!
Will I lose weight on the cleanse?
Weight loss is a major motivator for why people participate in juice cleansing. Although the main reason should be to get a healthy dose of vitamins and nutrients, it is understandable that people want to look good inside and out! Honestly, you will lose weight on the juice cleanse if you have weight to lose. At 1200 calories/day you are not going to be starving yourself, but most clients notice a weight loss of about 3-10 lbs.
Can I exercise while on a juice cleanse?
You will find that after a day of juice cleansing you have started to experience high levels of energy. If you feel strong enough to go for a run, by all means. Otherwise, a brisk walk, yoga or stretching should help make you feel fantastic. Make sure to drink plenty of water.
Being on the juice cleanse has effected my, um, bathroom activity. Is that normal?
Whether you are visiting the restroom more or less than normal, do not be alarmed! The juices have little insoluble fiber, so feeling a little blocked up is normal. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and tea. When you wake up in the morning, have a warm glass of lemon water (made with lemon and water!). You may also be able to notice the effects of the beet juice during your visits to the restroom.
I have a headache/nausea, is that normal?
Yes, it is actually a good thing. The cleanse is working! Everyday we are inundated with toxins coming from our food and environment. While on the juice cleanse these toxins are being pushed out. The headache and nausea are normal side effects.
Can I drink coffee, alcohol, smoke or chew gum?
All of these things will interfere with you having a pleasant cleansing experience by disrupting your digestion. If you engage in these activities you will not get the results you should. The cleanse is definitely a financial commitment, we realize this! We want you to have a great experience and feel the effects of your hardwork. If you cannot dedicate the time and would rather be at happy hour, please reconsider ordering.
Do you advise anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding to participate in juice cleansing?
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not participate. Unfortunately, 1200 calories is not enough nutritional support for you and your baby, as recommended by most doctors. The Ripe Stuff juices are also made as fresh as possible, in order to maintain all vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other phyto-nutrients. This is great for most people, but those who are pregnant and breastfeeding should not run the risk of drinking unpasteurized beverages.
I am diabetic, is it safe for me to juice cleanse?
If you have any medical concerns, please consult with your doctor.