Is snacking allowed while cleansing?
Snacking is allowed on the Cleanse. Snack on anything on the Approved Foods List. Snacks are great when you are truly hungry and not eating out of boredom or habit. Eat slowly and mindfully and never overstuff yourself. Keep your belly slightly empty every time you take in food as this insures optimal digestion and energy levels.
When you are truly hungry any Clean Food (especially whole/organic/local/in season fruits and vegetables) can be snacked on throughout the day. Some hummus, guacamole (these can be found in health food stores or whipped up in a few minutes) with vegetables, or raw nut butter on some apple slices, a quick soup or fresh green juice are all great options.
A rule of thumb on the average portion size is that it's about the size of your fist or cupped hands, but it really varies for everyone. Just make sure you keep the 12 hour window between evening and morning shake free of food for optimal digestion and cleansing work.
Drink water instead, get up and go for a walk or call a friend. Finish a work project or simply focus on that sensation and let it rise and fall naturally, because soon enough you will notice it usually disappears without any food being consumed.
With all food you take in, make sure you're eating slowly and mindfully, keeping your belly slightly empty all the time for optimal digestion.
If you are fully hydrated and still truly hungry, any Clean food (especially whole, organic, local, in season fruits and vegetables) can be snacked on throughout the day. Here are some of my team's favorite snacks: hummus, guacamole with vegetables, or raw nut butter on some apple slices, a quick soup or fresh green juice.
For optimal cleansing, make sure you keep the 12 hour window between evening and morning shake free of solid food during the 21 day program.
Tip: In general, you’ll cleanse better when you focus on getting more calories from your shakes and meals, rather than relying on snacking.
Check out our Snack Bites video.