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7 Common Questions About Juice Cleansing

7 Common Questions About Juice Cleansing

Nalinee Ramchandani
3 minute read

7 Common Questions About Juice Cleansing, Answered


Will you lose weight on a juice cleanse? How long should you cleanse for? Are there any negative side effects to juice cleansing? There are so many important questions to consider before cleansing but we're here to answer them all for you!


1) Will I Lose Weight on a Juice Cleanse?


The majority of people will find that they shed a couple pounds during and after their juice cleanse. This is because juice cleansing flushes your system of the toxins it’s holding and allows your body to absorb nutrients more efficiently. Therefore, the change in weight is usually attributed to a reduction in water weight.


However, at Presscription we like to reframe this idea in that our juice cleanses are curated to kick-start your weight-loss journey. They are somewhat a gateway method to getting your body used to a healthier lifestyle.


You will notice a better mindset towards food and become more conscious in your choices. We believe this is the most sustainable way to lose weight. It not only aids your process of getting into shape but also makes sure your body stays that way instead of bouncing back.   



2) Should I Be Eating on a Juice Cleanse?


In our Presscription juice and soup cleansing programmes, we recommend not eating any solid foods. However, if you really need something to give you an extra boost - honour your body! Here’s some healthy choices we would recommend: 

  • Raw or steamed vegetables
  • Couple of nuts or seeds
  • Light fruits 


If you would prefer having juice alongside your meals to get in those extra nutrients, we have a build-a-box option that would be perfect for you. Subscribe and have your favourite juices delivered to your door weekly! 



3) Should I Workout During a Juice Cleanse?


This one is all up to you! Generally, you won’t feel up to working out while you’re on a cleanse and that’s completely fine! However, if you feel like you have enough energy - go for it, but take it easy! We would recommend walking, yoga and light cardio.



4) How Much Water Should I Drink on a Juice Cleanse?


You should be drinking the same amount of water you usually do. This should be your weight in ounces of water every day. Although you are getting in a lot more water with the juice, your body still needs a large water intake to help flush the toxins out and encourage bowel movements.



5) How Long Is It Safe To Juice Cleanse?


We would recommend a maximum of 7 days. For beginners, 1-3 days is suitable as you will need to get your body adjusted. For the more experienced juicers, go for a 5-7 day cleanse to see bigger changes. Remember, it only takes a couple days to pave your way towards resetting your mind and body. Check out Presscription juice cleanses here



6) What Are The Negative Side Effects of Juice Cleansing?


Although negative side effects tend to not show up, if you find yourself experiencing headaches, nausea and fatigue, these are tell-tale signs that your body is cleansing out toxins.



7) What Are The Benefits of Juice Cleansing?

  • More mind clarity
  • Increases energy
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Kick-starts weight-loss
  • Healthier hair and nails
  • Brighter, more hydrated skin
  • Boost immunity and digestion
  • Improves digestion


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