Have you ever wondered how your friends breeze through Cleanse Days* while you continue to struggle? Or maybe you’re preparing to complete your first Cleanse Day* but are feeling a bit intimidated? Even if Cleanse Days* aren’t a problem for you, you may be wondering how you can better help others make the day a little easier. Keep reading for our Cleanse Day* prep tips to help you through:
Cut excess calories early
A decrease in extra calories, such as those from added sugars, while on an Isagenix System may be hard to adjust to overnight. It’s best to gradually start cutting back ahead of time. For example, if you’re someone who only takes their coffee with sugar, maybe try adding less and less until you can enjoy it unsweetened. Gradually cutting back on excess calories ahead of time will make it easier to complete successful Shake Days and Cleanse Days* in the future.
Start with Shake Days
A minimum of two Shake Days should be completed before completing a Cleanse Day. If starting an Isagenix System is a big change from your usual habits, completing more Shake Days may be necessary to ensure a successful experience. The body adapts over time to anything you do, so if your body is accustomed to a much higher level of calories, it may be necessary to gradually reduce calories until you can complete Shake Days with ease. Once you have mastered Shake Days, you’ll be much more prepared to complete a successful Cleanse Day*.
Rely on your tools
To avoid an unpleasant, and at times even an unsafe experience, don’t be afraid to rely on a little support from an experienced friend or coach, as well as your Isagenix support tools. Isagenix offers several products to make intermittent fasting attainable and sustainable. While everyone should follow the system guidelines for completing a Cleanse Day* as closely as possible, you also have the flexibility to make adjustments as needed. This is important to keep in mind for both yourself and when coaching others because everyone’s needs and experiences on a Cleanse Day* are likely to differ.
Write down your schedule and set alarms
One of the simplest, but possibly most effective tips, is to organise your schedule in advance and to set reminders throughout the day to help you stick to your schedule. Remembering to consistently drink each serving of Nourish for LifeTM, stay hydrated and eat Isagenix Snacks throughout the day can be hard to do. Going too long without consuming anything at all may lead to an unsuccessful Cleanse Day* experience. By consistently giving your body a little nourishment every hour or two, you are less likely to experience excessive hunger or dips in energy levels, which will help to make your day more enjoyable.
Pick Cleanse Days* strategically
Have you ever noticed that when you have a slow day you tend to snack a lot more? Everyone’s different, but many people find that the easiest days to complete Cleanse Days* are on days when they’re busy. Consider planning your Cleanse Day* on a day when you have several errands to run or a day full of appointments and meetings.
Another strategy for choosing which days to choose to complete Cleanse Days* might be to plan around your workout schedule. Every fitness routine should include regular rest days, which can be a great time to schedule a Cleanse Day*.
If you slip up, don’t give up
Like any new habit you’re trying to form, it takes time to adjust before a new habit becomes second nature. If you’re not able to complete an entire Cleanse Day as planned, don’t beat yourself up about it. Break your Cleanse Day* guiltlessly with an IsaLeanTM Shake, and try again next week. It’s best to complete at least five Shake Days before planning your next Cleanse Day*. Most of us are accustomed to an eating pattern of constant grazing, so adjusting to one that involves fasting days can take some time to get used to. Like any skill, Cleanse Days* become easier as you go!
Everyone can benefit from some extra preparation that leads to a more pleasant Cleanse Day* experience – which of these tips will you be adding to your routine?
*A Cleanse Day is a nutritionally supported fast that nourishes and energizes your body’s own detoxification systems. For further Cleanse Day information, visit Isagenix.com.