What is the Twelve-Hour Window?
Imagine your body as a city. Just like a city needs to budget its finances, your body needs to budget its energetic resources. Your daily energy is limited, so your body must constantly prioritize how it gets distributed. Now here’s the thing: digestion is one of the most energy consuming functions of the body (Remember last Thanksgiving’s food coma?). So if your body is constantly tied up with digesting food during the Cleanse, it will put deeper cleansing on hold. Our answer to this is the Twelve-Hour Window.
After your evening shake, leave a twelve-hour window before having your morning shake. If you have your evening shake at 7pm, you should have your morning shake at 7am or later.
The body sends the signal to go into deep detox mode approximately eight hours after your last meal. Then the body needs another four hours to do a deep clean. Eight hours (for digestion) + four hours (for a deep clean) = the Twelve-Hour Window.
If you fill up your belly late at night, and eat early again the next day, your body isn’t given the opportunity to clean house. The Twelve-Hour Window is challenging to make happen everyday, but committing to it will help you get the most out of your Cleanse. It does not need to be at the same time every day, but do strive for consistency if possible.
Note: It is okay to have lemon juice in water, water or herbal tea during the Twelve-Hour Window.