By Carla Oates
Kick off 2023 on a high note with the CLEANSE Reset. By joining The Beauty Chef’s 14-Day CLEANSE Reset, you can kickstart your journey to radiant skin, improved gut health, better digestion and more energy. Starts Jan 9. Reserve your spot here.
Whether you’re taking part in The Beauty Chef’s CLEANSE Reset or doing your own self-guided cleanse, there’s a lot to be gained from streamlining your diet—i.e. eating less junk food and more whole foods—for two weeks.
That said, it’s important to know that your body might go through a transition phase, especially if you’re coming off the back of an indulgent Christmas period—and that’s perfectly normal. Here, we explain the most common side effects during a cleanse, along with how to best prepare your body to minimise any discomfort.
Why Preparation Is Key
To feel the true benefits of your Cleanse Program, it’s important to get prepped. This will help minimise any unpleasant side effects and ease you into the cleanse.
Two days before you start:
- Reduce your caffeine intake to 1 cup daily.
- Eliminate alcohol.
- Reduce your intake of refined white flour products and eliminate sugar, processed and junk foods. This will help to prepare your body for cleansing and ensure you’re less likely to experience detox side effects like fatigue, headaches and skin breakouts.
- Take a reduced dose of CLEANSE Inner Beauty Support, 1 teaspoon daily.
Common Side Effects During A Cleanse
Some common side effects you may experience during the 14-Day Cleanse Program include headaches, minor skin breakouts, fatigue, moodiness and general aches and pains.
But don’t worry! These are all normal signs that your body’s elimination and detoxification pathways are feeling a little overwhelmed due to the cleansing process. These side effects can also be symptoms of withdrawal after eliminating certain foods or chemicals. A common example of this is the headache people often experience after ditching caffeine. Speak to your healthcare practitioner for more info.
Sound familiar? While these signs indicate that the Cleanse Program is working, there are a few tips you can try to manage the symptoms and make you more comfortable while cleansing:
- Reduce your intake of CLEANSE Inner Beauty Support. If you’re feeling too uncomfortable at any stage, reduce the dose of CLEANSE Inner Beauty Support to half. Once your symptoms have subsided, feel free to resume the full dose.
- Increase your water intake. You should be drinking at least 2–3 litres of filtered water each day, but some people may require more. Increase your water intake if your detox symptoms are still strong.
- Reduce exercise intensity. Opt for regular, but moderate exercise if you’re feeling fatigued during the program.
- If you find yourself feeling particularly unwell during your 14-Day Cleanse Program, please speak to your healthcare practitioner.