(if you are coming on a veggie detox week its sensible to follow these guidelines too but not essential)
As your week with us is approaching we wanted to make a few suggestions on how to prepare for a week of yoga, fitness and juicing. You may feel a little apprehensive about a week of drinking only juice and soup but please do not worry all your juices are packed with micronutrients that will keep you satiated all week. It has been specifically designed to enable you to do all the class and activities – we encourage you to do as much as you can to keep yourself busy – at the same time listening to your body when you need to rest and relax. There will be nutrition talks throughout the week to support you and at the end of the week the group will break the fast with vegan meal we prepare together – enabling a smooth transition and kick start into making healthier food and lifestyle choices when you return home.
Start the Detoxification Process at Home 3 weeks for the Retreat or no later than 1 week beforehand
We want you to make the most of your experience with us, so by preparing your body in this way, you will be supporting your organs of elimination – liver, kidneys, skin, lungs, bowel and gallbladder – thereby, reducing the chance of any undesirable detox side effects mid detox.
Start three weeks before and a minimum of one week before the retreat:
Drink at least 2 litres per day. Mainly eat vegetables and fruit – Both raw and cooked full of nutrients and fibre needed to keep the bowels moving. Think about including oats, nuts, ground linseeds or chia seeds in your smoothies.
REMOVE OR REDUCE:
Drinks –Alcohol, tea, coffee and sugary drinks. The caffeinated drinks should be reduced slowly over the course of a week in order to reduce the chance of the nasty ‘caffeine headache!’
Food – Sugar, processed foods, wheat, gluten, dairy, meat etc.
Beauty Products – Your skin is your largest organ and everything that you put onto it is absorbed into your bloodstream, including all of the chemicals put into many beauty products that are not organic. Green People and Jason do a good range of organic sunscreen, perfect for a detox retreat and organic.
Final thought – If you have a full-on stressful lifestyle, take a moment each day to sit with yourself, take a few deep breaths, and focus on preparing yourself for a week of relaxation and healing.