If you aren’t sure how long your next juice cleanse should be, you’re certainly not the only one (we get this question a lot)! The answer really depends on your unique needs, as no two cleansing journeys are exactly the same.
Don’t fret—you’ve come to the right place to figure it all out! We’ve created this handy guide to help you determine how many days you should do a juice cleanse for.
How to Choose The Length of Your Juice Cleanse
When picking the length of your juice cleanse, there are a few key things you need to evaluate and understand first:
- Your personal needs and goals
- The benefits each length of cleanse offers
To set yourself up for maximum success, you will need to make sure your needs and goals align with the cleanse you want to do!
Factors That Influence How Long Your Cleanse Should Be
- Juicing experience
- Commitment level
A big consideration when choosing the length of time to cleanse is your main health goal. Trying to reset after a wild night out? A one day juice cleanse might be all you need. Looking to shed a few pounds or improve your quality of sleep? A longer juice cleanse is best to maximize results. Take a step back and evaluate the main reason why you want to cleanse before diving in head-first.
If you’re brand new to the world of juicing, it’s best to start small and work your way up to longer cleanses. You’ll need to get your body used to the idea of juicing and make sure it’s something you can stick to. On the other hand, if you have a few juice cleanses under you’re belt, you can definitely challenge yourself with a longer cleanse.
Take a glance at your calendar and gauge how busy you will be during your cleanse. If you have lots on your plate, committing to a longer juice cleanse might be tough and you run the risk of disappointment or feelings of guilt if you can’t complete it (although it’s completely possible to survive a juice cleanse while working!). Set yourself up for success and only commit to a juice cleanse that suits your schedule.
Your lifestyle will play a big part in the length of cleanse you should pick. If you’re a very active person (like a runner or cyclist), a long juice cleanse might not be the best option for you—unless you’re willing to commit to some (likely) much needed R&R. When working out intensely, your body needs enough calories and energy to perform.
If your lifestyle is in need of some improvement (like unhealthy food cravings or high alcohol or caffeine consumption), a longer cleanse can help you build better habits.
The Benefits of Different Cleanse Lengths
1-Day Juice Cleanse
Single-day juice cleanses are the perfect introduction to juicing, or to maintain the benefits between longer cleanses. These short but effective cleanses are great for getting rid of unwanted bloat, resetting after over-indulging, or giving your body a quick boost of nutrients (like our Booster Cleanse is designed to do!).
3-Day Juice Cleanse
A 3-day juice cleanse is just long enough to provide benefits like improved digestion and kicking unhealthy cravings to the curb, but short enough that beginners can tackle it on the first try. Our Beginner Cleanse is designed to set new cleansers up for success or provide more experienced cleansers a nice reboot.
5-Day Juice Cleanse
A 5-day juice cleanse is best for people who have tried cleansing before (hence why we call one of our 5-day cleanses The Intermediate!) and have more aggressive health goals. These cleanses help you to reconnect with your body’s true hunger signals, increase your energy levels, and help improve mental clarity.
For those looking for more of a challenge, our Green Cleanse provides lower calorie, lower sugar content juices to take your cleansing journey the extra mile.
7-Day Juice Cleanse
A week-long juice cleanse is recommended if you’re an experienced, regular cleanser or if you’re looking to make big lifestyle changes. These cleanses tackle unhealthy habits, aid with weight loss, and provide a total-body reset to help you crush long-term goals!
If you’re looking for a complete overhaul, our 7-day The Total Makeover cleanse could be exactly what you need.
Choose The Cleanse That’s Best For You
Ready to start a juice cleanse? Use our tips above to help you choose the cleanse duration that’s right for you.
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