Have you always wanted to do a juice cleanse but have ruled it out because of work? Well, it’s time to stop putting it off!
Starting (and sticking to) a juice cleanse when you’re working full time can seem tough. But it’s totally possible—not to mention, worth it. A juice cleanse can be the perfect pick-me-up you need to reboot and swap that foggy feeling for a refreshed and revitalized mindset.
To help, we’re sharing our top ten tips to help you successfully master your juice cleanse while working your full-time job. By the end of your cleanse you’ll be feeling full of energy and ready to take on anything that work throws at you.
Keep reading to find out how to have a successful juice cleanse at work.
- Pack Healthy Work Lunches Before Your Cleanse
- Organize Yourself
- Prepare Your Juices in Advance
- Have your insulated lunch bag ready
- Get your coworkers involved
- Have herbal teas handy
- Avoid the 3 o’clock slump with H20
- Pace yourself
- Create a schedule
- Keep your purpose in mind
To feel the best you can throughout your workday, it’s important to start off your cleanse on the right foot. We recommend cutting out dairy, alcohol, and gluten 3-5 days before your cleanse. Eating this way before a cleanse will make it a smoother transition and help maximize your juicing benefits, ensuring you have enough energy to thrive throughout the workday.
Planning your cleanse during a hectic week full of projects, calls, and meetings can make it tougher to stick to than it needs to be. Check your calendar and plan around a period of time where you are at the office and can be committed to succeeding at your cleanse. Keep in mind as you drink more juice, you may be visiting the bathroom a little more frequently—something to consider if you know you have a 2 hour conference call to attend!
Instead of lugging a heavy juicer and pounds of fresh veggies to the office, prepare your juices in advance. If you don’t have a juicer (or the time) to make your own, pre-made juices are a convenient alternative. Pulp & Press’ fresh juice cleanses range from 1-7 days and contain the proper amount of veggies and fruit to keep you fueled, focused, and energized throughout the day. You can see our different cleanses here!
To make sure your juices stay as fresh as possible, pack them in an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack that you can bring to the office. If your workplace has a fridge, stick them in there to keep them cool all day. Just make sure you mark your name—you don’t want any coworkers “accidentally” drinking your lunch!
Make your cleanse an even more fun and enjoyable experience by including your coworkers. Getting others involved means that you can support each other, hold each other accountable, and make it into a workplace bonding experience. You know what they say: those who cleanse together, stay together!
Nothing is worse than being “hangry” at work. Keep some herbal teas on hand to keep you satisfied between juices. Hot liquids like tea help prevent hunger urges and even aid in digestion. They’re also an amazing way to add a little extra flavour to your diet during a cleanse. Just make sure the teas you have are decaffeinated or green teas.
You know that feeling at 3 o’clock when you’re not sure if you want to eat that last cupcake in the lunchroom or take a nap right at your desk? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. To avoid this afternoon slump, make sure you are drinking plenty of water through the day. Hydration is KEY. Being properly hydrated will increase the detox process and help keep you fuller for longer. Check out our cleansing guide to find out just how much water you should be drinking in a day.
Make sure to pace yourself throughout your cleanse. Resist the urge to chug all your juices at once (we all know how irresistible they can be). Make sure you are taking small sips throughout the workday. This will prolong the delicious juice and keeps you feeling fuller and focused for longer! A win-win.
We know a work day can get super busy and make it easy to lose track of time. Creating a juice schedule can help keep you on track throughout the day, ensuring you always have a juice ready to avoid any sort of crash. For help creating a schedule, download our cleanse guides so you know when you should be drinking each of your juices.
Why are you doing this cleanse in the first place? Is it to start your path to a healthier diet? To increase energy levels? To detox? Whatever that reason is, keep it in mind to help you stay motivated throughout your cleanse.
If you’re feeling tempted to grab that cookie in the lunchroom or join your coworkers for a lunch outing, remember WHY you are doing a juice cleanse. This will be a test of your willpower, but knowing how refreshed and revitalized you will feel afterwards (physically and mentally) will help keep you motivated to complete your cleanse.
Take On Your Workday
With these 10 tips, you’ll quickly go from just “surviving” your juice cleanse to enjoying all the benefits of a revived body and mind. Bring on the workday!
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