You’ve made it through your cleanse, maybe it’s your last day and you think, now what?
Whether you want to continue feeling the positive symptoms you experienced on the cleanse or you want to keep going with an anti-inflammatory lifestyle it can be a challenge to know what to do next. Coming off of a cleanse should be structured similarly to preparing for one so you maximize the benefits and don’t put your body into shock.
Always add back foods slowly. Keep your meals small, stick to foods that are organic, plant based and free of Gluten, Dairy, Corn, Soy, Egg and inflammatory oils. This will maximize the effects of your cleanse and continue your anti-inflammatory lifestyle.
Pro Tip: order some extra botanically infused beverages so you have your next few mornings and snacks covered and get some of the soups for your meals.
Keep that up for as long as you can.
Here’s a sample meal plan for the days after your cleanse to keep you feeling great and feeding yourself healthy nourishing meals without shocking your body.
Morning - Alpha Green
Breakfast - Warm Quinoa Cereal
Lunch - Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower (INSERT LINK)
After workout - Protein Shake
Dinner - The Variety Bowl
Dessert - Golden Milk
Pro Tip: Keep a journal before, during and after the cleanse!
If you decide to add back other foods, take time to notice if any foods trigger symptoms. These symptoms may be headaches, bloating, and joint pain among many others. Perhaps introduce each food one at a time to see how you feel. Learn more about an elimination diet here.
For instance have a lovely slice of sourdough bread and look out for clues your body gives you. Did you experience bloating or abdominal sensitivity, fatigue, headaches etc? If so you may have a sensitivity to the item you are adding back in, if not you are more than likely good to continue eating that food. A recommended food plan to follow is the Mediterranean diet for longevity.
In addition to all the above there is an even bigger reason to participate in regular botanical cleanses. That is the power of plants as medicine. Through environmental interventions we are able to facilitate the prevention and reversal of chronic disease. Our products help your body do what it’s meant to do by supporting the various systems, such as lymphatic, detoxification, calming inflammation and boosting immunity to list just a few.
We craft our line of products starting with the functional elements, i.e. our botanical blends that we make into infusions and are the basis for our beverage line. We use herbs that have been leveraged for centuries in healing modalities such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic healing. Thanks to our co-founding functional medicine doctor, Susan Blum, MD MPH you can rest assured our products have proper nutritional value and our ingredients are of the highest quality. Furthermore they have been hand crafted by our 2 macrobiotic chefs so they will not only be great for you but taste great too.
Check out our Nourish Program to get a monthly shipment or choose your favorite cleanse and get it on your schedule. Reach out to us should you want help selecting!