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Can You Eat On a Juice Cleanse? Here's 3 Ways To Do It.

Can you eat food on a juice cleanse?

I had planned to do a 3-day juice cleanse this week. When I penciled it into my calendar, it didn't look like I would have any plans that would interfere, and I would be able to do 3 solid days of juice. However, I didn't factor in the 2 dinners I had planned with friends. So ultimately, I had to alter my juice cleanse and it got me thinking...

How can you incorporate eating on a juice cleanse when unexpected plans require you to do so?

The first step is to be prepared. Showing up to a food truck with only fried options will derail your juice diet cleanse fast - so you want to stay one step ahead. Preparation will ensure that you reap the many benefits of a cleanse.

For example, if you share meals at home with someone, you can let them know about your cleanse plans in advance so they can prepare accordingly and help support your journey.

Next, get clear on what to eat during a cleanse, so you can stock up on the essentials beforehand when hunger hits.

What to eat during a cleanse

1. Add in raw fruits & veggies: It's true you can eat while detoxing, and during a cleanse, you can't go wrong with raw fruits and veggies. This is the best option for eating on a juice cleanse because everything is still raw. You can also make a green smoothie with your favorite greens, fruit, and berries (fruit can be fresh or frozen). You can't go wrong eating fruit on a juice cleanse!

2. Add in a juice diet cleanse-friendly snack: What are the best snacks to eat on a juice cleanse? We suggest keeping it super simple and plant-based. Maybe an apple with almond butter or a plain baked sweet potato would hit the spot?  Or for a grab-n-go snack we suggest a single portion of our No B.S. Trail Mix or a cleanse-approved No B.S. Simply Nutty Bar. Yum!  But PSA: a healthy plant-based snack does not mean a bag of potato chips!

3. Juice til dinner: This is what I had to do 2 of the 3 nights of my cleanse. Just keep your dinner a small meal like 2 eggs scrambled w/ an avocado, or a simple salad w/ some sort of protein like shrimp or grilled chicken (which you can find at just about any restaurant). Avoid bread, dairy, meat, sodas, desserts, and alcohol on your juice diet cleanse.

Can you eat while detoxing?

The moral of the story is that you can be flexible and even eat while doing your juice cleanse, and still get many of the benefits of it. It's not a matter of if you can eat while detoxing, but rather, what to eat during a cleanse (and when to eat it).

Following the above guidelines for snacking on a juice diet cleanse can help you go about your daily activities, like exercising or working out, which would require a bit more energy from food.

As long as you are getting the juice into your mouth, it's working!

For more help ensuring your cleanse is a success, learn how to prepare for a cleanse and what juice cleanse side effects to expect.

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