The Clean Cleanse Diet: Part 1- The Diet
The Clean Cleanse Diet is a 21 days diet created by Dr. Alejandro Junger and it is focused on removing the major toxins out of the body.
In Dr’s. Junger opinion, chronic symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, headaches, depression, fatigue, weight gain, and insomnia occur due to the toxins which build up in the human body. A detox program is the main condition to restore the optimal functioning of the body and to help it to naturally heal itself. Dr. Junger’s “Cleanse Diet” can also help people to restore their energy and lose weight.
The Clean Cleanse Diet is actually a 3 steps diet, which includes: the Pre-Cleanse Stage, the Cleanse Stage and the Reintroduction Stage.
During the Cleanse Diet, the following foods are strictly forbidden:
- processed sugar
- coffee, soda, alcohol
- beef, pork
- tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes
- bananas, strawberries, oranges, grapes.
For a complete list of allowed/forbidden foods, click here: CLEANSE DIET- Foods to Include. Foods to Exclude
To see food recipes for Cleanse Diet, click here:CLEANSE DIET RECIPIES
The Pre-Cleanse is a 3 days stage which prepares the body for the full cleanse. Jumping right into the Cleanse Stage without giving ourselves a chance to adjust to the Cleanse Diet can cause extra stress on the body. During this stage, we should eat three solid meals made of foods allowed by the Cleanse Diet.
Before beginning it we should check out the Cleanse Diet foods list and accompanying recipes.
During the Cleanse Stage, for 21 days, diet should stick to the following diet daily plan:
- a Dr’s Junger Cleanse Shake for breakfast;
- a solid meal for lunch;
- a Cleanse Shake for dinner.
Each meal should be accompanied by one Cleanse Supplement Packet and one Cleanse Probiotic capsule.
The dinner shake and the solid meal from lunch can be swapped when dieters must attend a social or business dinner. The next day, they should get back to the regular daily routine: shake, meal, shake.
Shakes and supplements needed for the Cleanse Diet can be purchased from Dr’s Junger website- cleanprogram.com. A complete diet kit includes 63 Cleanse Supplements packets, 42 Cleanse Shake packets, Cleanse Probiotic, a Cleanse Manual + Recipe Guide.
The Cleanse Shakes come in two different flavors: vanilla or chocolate. The vanilla shake has 150 calories per serving, which come from 2,5 g of fats, 20 g of proteins, 14 g of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Ingredients: rice protein concentrate, natural flavors, rice syrup solids, dicalcium phosphate , magnesium citrate medium chain triglycerides, olive oil, dipotassium phosphate, vitamin and mineral blend, silicon dioxide, guar gum, pomegranate whole fruit extract powder, broccoli seed extract powder and Stevia Rebaudiana leaf extract. The chocolate shake has almost the composition like the vanilla version, except the Dutch processed cocoa powder which gives the special chocolate taste to the shake. The chocolate shake comes with 150 calories per serving.
The Shake Packet should be served in unsweetened almond, rice or coconut milk. For extra flavor fresh or frozen organic berries or a dash of stevia can be added in.
The Cleanse Supplements contain: calcium (100 mg), phosphorus (77 mg), a phyto enzyme complex (202 mg)- proteases, amylases, lipases, cellulases, Coptis (Coptis Chinesis)- roots and rhizomes 12:1 (15 mg ), Chinese Skullcap Root, Phellodendron Bark, Ginger Rhizome, Chinese Licorice Root, Chinese Rhubarb root and rhizome.
The Cleanse Probiotic contains Lactobacillus acidophilus- 30 billion live organisms/per serving.
The Reintroduction process is the last stage of the Clean Cleanse. The purpose of the process is to identify what foods work for long-term and which are the Toxic Triggers that could cause inflammation, irritation, and digestive upset. Simply going back to the ordinary diet immediately after the Cleanse, may make the dieters feel “off” and not know why.
The most common Toxic Triggers are gluten, dairy, processed sugar, caffeine and alcohol. During the Reintroduction, people have to continue eating three solid meals a day from the Cleanse Diet. Over the next seven days, gluten and dairy should be slowly reintroduced into the diet and observed how they affect the body. Gluten and dairy are the two major Toxic Triggers and that is why the Reintroduction Stage focuses on understanding how the relationship with these two foods can improve health.
The Reintroduction’s schedule is:
Wednesday: Cleanse Diet Only
Thursday: Cleanse Diet Only
For the first two days, dieters should eat gluten two to three times a day and then notice how they feel over the next forty-eight hours. They will still be eating from the Cleanse Diet, the only difference is that they will be adding in gluten to see if it is one of the Toxic Triggers. A journal should be used to record any reactions to gluten. Reactions may include bloating, skin breakouts, foggy mind, or constipation.
After reintroducing gluten it’s important to return to the Cleanse Diet for two days to create a clean slate and preparing for testing the next possible Toxic Trigger, dairy.
The following step in the Reintroduction Stage is reintroducing dairy into the diet. People should eat dairy two to three times a day and then notice how they feel over the next forty-eight hours. The meals are from the Cleanse Diet recipes, but dairies should be included to see if they are one of the Toxic Triggers. Any reaction to dairy is written in the Journal.
If at the end of the Reintroduction, the Journal shows a strong negative reaction to a Toxic Trigger, it is very important to eliminate this food from the diet completely. If the reaction to a Toxic Trigger is mild but still noticeable, it may not be necessary to eliminate it, but to eat it only occasionally and in smaller quantities.