How to Prepare for a New Year Detox
Written 9th December 2016 at 16:12
How to Prepare for a New Year Detox

We know it’s not even Christmas yet but people are already asking us about New Year Detox and juice cleanse packages. Whatever the time of year the key to completing a successful juice cleanse is preparation. As the next couple of weeks are likely to be very busy it is worth starting to think about when and where you are going to start your New Year Detox.

The first, and perhaps most important, thing to say is that if you plan on partying on New Year’s Eve then New Year’s Day is not the right time to start your juice cleanse. Jumping straight into a multi-day cleanse on New Year’s Day is not likely to be a pleasant experience. When you order a juice cleanse from The Healthy Juice Company we will give you our detailed guide on preparing for your cleanse. As part of this we list things that you should avoid in the run-up. High on the list are alcohol, cheese and sugar. Most of us are not going to be avoiding any of these over the Christmas and New Year period so we would recommend that you look to start your cleanse at the end of the first week of January, not on the 1st. However, this does not mean you are waiting to make a healthy start to the year.


Preparing to be healthy by being healthy

As people have lots of motivation for their New Year health kick it does feel disappointing not to be able to start a cleanse on day 1. However, the preparation we recommend for your juice cleanse will get you off to a healthy start to the year. Once your last New Year party is done you can start preparing by altering your diet. This should include the following:

  • Avoiding alcohol and fizzy drinks
  • Cutting dairy, gluten and red meat from your diet
  • Avoiding sugar and processed food

Instead we recommend ‘clean’ eating. That means plenty of fresh vegetables, nuts, chicken and fish washed down with water and herbal teas. We are going to bet that switching to this diet will be a big improvement over what you have been eating and drinking in the festive period so you will still be getting the New Year off to a healthy start.


How long to wait before your New Year Detox?

How long you need to keep up your healthy preparation diet for will depend on how healthy your lifestyle is generally. We don’t want to give your body a shock when you start your cleanse so it is about training your system.

We normally recommend that someone with a healthy diet and lifestyle, who eats lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, sleeps well, gets lots of exercise and doesn’t drink caffeine or alcohol needs a 2 day preparation period. The further away you are from this model the longer you will need to prepare for. We recommend that someone who has a diet full of junk food, caffeine and alcohol and uses caffeine or sugar as their fuel would need to prepare for 7 days. Hopefully, most of us will fall somewhere in between.

If it is your first time doing a cleanse then we recommend you stay at home on the first day. Even with careful preparation some people can find that cleansing makes them quite gassy and you may not want to be at work for that.


Mental Preparation

As well as preparing your body for your New Year Detox you will also need to prepare your mind. A juice cleanse requires no solid food be taken for 1, 3 or 5 days. Some people find this easier than others, but planning what you are going to do for the time of your cleanse can help a lot. If you are doing one of the longer cleanses you will want to think about what you are going to do with your time when you are not eating or going out for drinks with friends. Planning nice films to watch, some beauty treatments and some gentle exercise will help to keep your mind occupied. Telling friends and family what you are doing will ensure their support and give you more motivation to complete your cleanse.


The Healthy Juice Company will supply you with a more detailed guide to preparing for your cleanse when you place your order. If you have questions before then please just drop us an email at or give us a call on 01869 324328 and we will be happy to help.

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