Which Cleanse is my perfect fit?
If you are new to cleansing, we recommend our 1-Day program ideal for acclimating to a longer cleanse program or scheduling once a week for maintenance. Your body will benefit from having a day’s worth of fresh, clean, nutrient-rich soups on a scheduled weekly basis or daily, as desired.
If you are half way ready to commit to an all soup multi-day cleanse, the Mini 3 Day, which allows you to supplement with one healthy meal per day, may be the cleanse for you!
If you are more experienced with cleansing programs or are eager to reach your optimal health balance or weight loss, try our 3 Day program.
If you are ready to make a big commitment and want to reach your goals as quickly as possible, try our 5 Day program.
What should I do to get ready for my Cleanse?
EAT LIGHT/EAT RIGHT
Eat light and fresh foods and select any of our soup products to replace a meal or two in the few days prior to your cleanse. This provides the body with an introduction to the high quality of healthfulness and taste we offer, and helps your mind align good health with a highly enjoyable, ultra-positive experience.
DRINK ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE
We recommend – and common sense dictates – that substances generally known to be harder on the body be eliminated (or at least reduced) a few of days before you begin. These would include caffeine and alcohol. This provides the body with an introduction to the high quality of healthfulness and helps your mind align good health with a highly enjoyable, ultra-positive experience. The body loves when the mind is in agreement
EAT RED MEAT, GLUTEN OR DAIRY
Other foods to avoid include red meat, gluten and dairy.
CONSUME SODAS OR OTHER PROCESSED FOODS AND SUGAR
And, no refined sugars (including soda and candy) or artificial chemicals and processed foods.
DURING THE CLEANSE
The “body survival panic” that seems to occur during typical juice type cleanses or fad diets, like feeling the need to binge and having irrational or intrusive food thoughts, has not been reported by our soup cleansers. However, our regular cleanses have been developed with the anticipation that you may need a healthy snack to get you to your next meal. Thus, it is okay for you to add 100-150 calories in healthy snacks (we recommend a handful raw veggies, unsalted nuts and sprouted legumes). This takes your calorie total to approximately 1,200 calories per day.
Stay hydrated! We have included 2 yummy alkalized waters each cleanse day for your consumption, as desired. We also recommend you start your day with a glass of warm water with lemon to activate your digestion. And, if you need to, supplement with as much additional water (or green tea) as you need!
Our products do not involve deprivation. Therefore, they should increase your energy levels and elevate your body strength. This isn’t always the case with the typical “juice only” cleanse. However, do listen to your body. It is always responding to an array of emotions, stress, hormone cycles, immune responses, and shifts that may seem separate from your cleanse, but your mind-body connection may be managing it all just the same.
TRY TO STICK TO THE SCHEDULE
We promise there is a method to our madness, and that’s what sets us apart from the other programs. The order of products consumed have been carefully tested and calibrated with utmost sensitivity to how every body absorbs and uses nutrients. For example, our collagen-rich bone broth or vegetable broth is consumed in the morning to clear the gut, and let the healing effects of the broth begin to work to heal, fend off colds, and warm up the entire system. However, your body will still reap benefits from our products, no matter the order. Many of our cleanse fans consume the soup order in partial amounts if they are full and save them and finish them later in the day, which works fine. Also, if you don’t consume all the products we fear that you are at risk for falling below the threshold of calories and macronutrients for the day (protein, carbs, and fat). This could cause you to feel poorly or create symptoms such as headache, dizziness, or weakness. Remember to “chew the texture” in the soups and savor the wholeness of ingredients we pack fresh into each bottle.
GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
Get plenty of sleep (try for 8 hrs) to prevent “metabolic grogginess”.
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
Of the most importance is listening to your own body. We don’t promote anything you are not comfortable with. We encourage you to remain aware of your progress and individual body cues. As with any detox program, your body might be eliminating “the bad stuff” as you withdraw from alcohol, processed foods, gluten or coffee. Any changes in your normal routine could trigger mild headaches or changes in your body rhythms. This is a reaction to your body flooding with existing toxins from your cell tissues. The duration of the symptom can depend on how efficiently your body eliminates toxins, what kind of toxins and how much there is being released. However, we aren’t really a “cleanse” in the traditional sense. We nourish, not deprive, your body with real whole foods. Our program features a balanced nutritional profile that keeps your metabolism and blood sugar steady. You are consuming whole fruits and vegetables along with their fibrous counterparts, not just their juices. As a result, these side effects should be greatly diminished when on one of our programs.
CLEANSE IF PREGNANT OR NURSING
If you are pregnant or nursing, a cleanse should only be used as a supplement to your regular diet, do not use it as a full meal replacement. Sustaining pregnancy and regular nursing requires many more calories to keep you and your baby healthy. Talk to your doctor if you plan to supplement with our food products, or any program affecting your prescribed diet, to ensure you are on the right track. Also, some doctors recommend that pregnant or women who are nursing or children under the age of 1 do not consume raw honey (found in our ENERGIZE strawberry cashew) and maca root and reshi mushroom (found in our SUPERHERO nuts & seeds).
CLEANSE IF A CHILD
If you have young growing child, they should not solely be on a cleanse. However, any of our soup products are an amazing addition to any diet on an individual basis because they supply a balance of nutrients in the form of protein, fiber, carbs, and good fats.
CLEANSE IF UNDER PHYSICIAN’S CARE/MULTIPLE DAYS
Cleansing is not intended for use by anyone using prescription drugs or having any type of health condition. Abruptly switching from a high-calorie diet to a multiple day cleansing regimen may cause you to feel malnourished or weak. Consult with your doctor prior to use to determine if it is a healthy choice for you. Any information provided here should not be used as a substitute for a physician’s consultation, advice or treatment.
What should I do after my Cleanse to maximize long lasting changes?
EAT LIGHT/EAT RIGHT
Eat light and fresh foods and select any of our soup products to replace a meal or two in the few days after your cleanse. Start thinking about changes in your regular diet on an ongoing basis. Get used to one positive shift at a time.
PRACTICE COMMITMENT AND MINDFULNESS
Think about keeping a journal to commit to a healthier lifestyle and mindfulness
COMMIT TO SOUPING AS A LIFESTYLE
Our “souper” fans have discovered working our 1-Day Cleanse into their weekly schedule has helped them achieve their personal goals for creating healthy habits and managing their weight.