Get CLEAN Challenge!


Do you feel like you: eat too much, drink too much, and workout too little!?  Try a nutritional detox!

CLEAN is a detox program designed to be easily incorporated into your busy schedule.  The program was developed by cardiologist Alejandro Junger, MD.

All information for the detox is posted here!  You can find sample meal plans, recipes, shopping lists and more below.  If you don't have the desire or time to cook all your food - there is a detox kit available on the CLEAN website.

If you are just interested in the detox, you can download the cheat-sheet below.  If you are interested in the philosophy and research behind the detox, pick up a copy of CLEAN.  It is an easy, quick read with tons of valuable information in it.

We challenge you to get CLEAN and feel better this year!

 

CLEAN RESOURCES:
CLEAN Cheat-Sheet

Weekly Meal Plans & Shopping Lists:
WEEK 1
WEEK 2
WEEK 3

Other useful Tips:
Eating Out During CLEAN
Pre-Made Food, Cookbooks, and Snacks
Detox Side Effects
The Benefits of Lemon Water

 


WHAT TO EXPECT DURING DETOX


 The goal of CLEAN is to rid your body of toxins and substances that cause inflammation in order to allow your body to 'rest' and detox.  Caffeine, alcohol, and sugar can cause withdrawal symtoms that are similar to any other addictive substance.  As your body begins to detox, you may begin to feel some side effects.  Headaches, sore muscles, cranky moods, insomnia, and the general feeling of being physically weak are common during the first few days of the detoxification process.  People who have caffeine addictions may have stronger 'pull out' effects, as usually their ph balance is not normal.

According to experts, these detoxification symtoms are the normal reaction of a body in change.  Note that when you undergo a detoxification process, you change your daily routine thus your body's daily activities are altered.  If you start to feel dizzy or lightheaded, do not be alarmed.  Give your body time to adjust to the changes.  If you feel nervous and cranky, try taking a walk or doing some yoga exercises to calm your body down.  In a few days, you will start feeling a lot better!!

 


THE BENEFITS OF LEMON WATER


 Keep everything flowing and moving through your body...start each day with a glass of room temperature water with 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice in it.  It will clean your liver and colon, can relive heartburn, and so much more...

Check out these links on the benefits:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/111175-benefits-lemon-water/
http://www.waterbenefitshealth.com/benefits-of-drinking-lemon-water.html
http://www.quantumbalancing.com/news/lemon%20water.htm