One question that many first-time cleansers have is how to stick to the diet. Those that have never tried a cleanse before can have problems sticking with the plan, but there are things you can do to help ensure success. Whether it means researching your options or finding ways to keep your mind occupied, you can be successful. Here are just five tips for sticking to a successful cleansing diet.
- Choose a Cleanse That Works for You
- Start Small
- Write Down What You Hope to Achieve
- Keep a Journal of How You Feel
- Find Activities to Stay Busy
There are several different cleansing methods to choose from. All vary in length, what types of food you can eat, whether you can eat or not, etc. It pays to research these methods and choose a cleansing diet that sounds right for you. Remember, while you may want to challenge yourself, setting yourself up for too big of a challenge can lead to failure.
The honest truth is a 10 day cleanse is too long for someone who has never cleansed before. It pays to start small with a 2-3 day cleanse. This will allow you to see the benefits, but not overwhelm you. Those that shoot for a 10 day cleanse on their first try usually fail and are afraid to try again.
After you’ve chosen your method, write down what you hope to achieve from that plan. You will likely see the benefits you can hope to see while researching the different methods. Think of these as mini goals and the entire cleanse as an overall challenge towards a healthier life.
Keeping a journal of how your health changes during your cleanse can make a big difference in sticking to the plan. Daily entries, or even several entries throughout the day, can also be useful when attempting your second cleanse. You can make notes of what went wrong, what worked best, etc.
Last, but not least, even if you’re on a cleanse that allows you to eat certain foods, you may find yourself hungrier than ever. It all boils down to focusing on what you cannot have. Instead of doing that, find activities to stay busy. You need to do something that keeps your mind busy, such as detailed crafts or writing.
A cleanse can be difficult, but there are steps you can take to ensure that you’re successful.
About the Author: Kit Allaman is preparing to start a 21 day cleansing diet and can’t wait to see what type of results she gets. She highly recommends checking with your doctor before starting any type of cleanse. This article was written by a guest author. Would you like to write for us?