It is very important to prepare your body before you start the detox. Without proper preparation you may experience symptoms such as headaches, nausea, cravings, weakness, dizziness and lack of sleep.
By committing to a good pre-cleanse diet you will have a much more enjoyable detox experience.
The best way to prepare is to slowly reduce the overall toxicity in your body and help it become more alkaline. Start at least 1-2 weeks before your detox by gradually reducing acidic foods from your diet. This includes: alcohol, caffeine, refined sugar, refined carbohydrates, fried foods, meat, dairy, all processed foods (anything from a packet, tin or jar).
If you are a vegetarian or live a very health lifestyle then 3 days of preparation should be enough.
If you have a high stress life or you consume lots of alcohol, caffeine, sugar or processed foods then you will likely have some reactions when removing these from your diet. Common reactions include headaches, irritation, fatigue, nausea, skin problems and insomnia.You can reduce these symptoms by slowly reducing these acidic foods instead of stopping them all at once. Make sure you drink at least 2L of water a day to help your body flush out the toxins. When then initial withdrawal symptoms are finished, you will often feel more energy, better mental focus and improved clarity.