It’s the question everyone is just dying to know. “How much juice should I drink on a juice cleanse?”
I’ll get to the answer in a later in the post, but let’s just look for a moment at the reason for asking this question.
Before you considered cleansing I’ll bet you never asked the question, “How much food should I eat in a day?” You just ate until the point at which you felt full (or sometimes beyond that point). It’s interesting isn’t it?
When you decide to get healthy or lose weight, you begin to examine your life and your past behaviors. Sometimes this isn’t pretty. And when you realize you’ve been overeating or eating the wrong foods for a number of years you begin to question every thought and every action. You begin to distrust yourself and you seek help. That’s okay. That’s a great place to begin again.
How Much Juice Should You Drink?
When you are on a juice cleanse, that’s drinking only juice for a set number of days, the juice becomes your meal. So think of it that way. Spread your juice “meals” throughout the day and aim for four juices per day.
It’s important to realize the function of the juice. It loads your body with nutrition and flushes your system of toxins. You want to drink enough to feel full. If you are getting hungry it is a sign that you need more juice.
So here it is:
A good place to start is by drinking 16 oz, four times per day. That gives you 64 oz. You may drink more or less depending on your situation and needs. For example if you are very active during the day, your body requires more fuel. Drink more. If you are hungry or feeling healing reactions (headache, body aches) drink more.
Your body knows how much juice it needs. It will tell you. Take a quiet moment and listen. You will begin to learn the ways your body communicates with you and you can begin to start trusting yourself again. Happy Juicing!
Are you trusting your body? How much juice are you drinking on your juice cleanse? Let us know in the comments below.