About Our Cleanses
Cleanses – An Introduction
At Belmonte Raw, we understand how balancing a busy schedule and a healthy lifestyle can sometimes be challenging. Providing that balance is the motivation behind what we do every day. A Cleanse is the ultimate reset button! We detoxify and cleanse for health, vitality, and rejuvenation. Cleansing is a natural way to allow your body to rest, heal your digestive organs, treat disease, promote cellular repair, and gain energy and clarity unlike anything you have experienced before. It's also a great way to help you re-evaluate your life, make changes, clear addictions, ditch bad habits, and reduce cravings. Cleanses are a great compliment to weight loss programs, releasing unwanted toxins as you shed inches, and can be a regular part of your lifestyle.
With Belmonte Raw, getting your Cleanse on is easy.
We deliver direct to your home or office so you can Cleanse whether you're headed on sabbatical or into a board meeting. We send you information throughout your journey to keep you on track and give you great tips and tricks to get the most out of your time cleansing. We choose fresh organic whole foods and our Cleanses are made daily so you can be assured that you're receiving the healthiest and most nutrient-dense juices and raw food possible. We even include a daily menu and clearly label the bottles so there's zero confusion. This way, you know when and which order to consume your Juices so that you transition from detoxification to vitality in just the right, healthy and balanced way. Though we recommend that you consume your Juices every two hours, we understand that you may need to adjust according to your schedule.
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By following our programs, you will feel more organized, more creative, more motivated, more productive, more relaxed, and more mentally focused. This is your true nature. To maintain this ideal state of wellbeing, we invite you to Cleanse a minimum of five days, or whatever you can fit into your busy schedule, four times a year in conjunction with the seasons.
Belmonte Raw Cleanses are designed to be an easy addition to your lifestyle, from the gentle beginner Raw Food Cleanse to the deep treatment of a Signature Juice Cleanse. We customize each of our Cleanses to give you the calories and nutrients you need for each day. You will benefit most by participating in a Pre-Cleanse and by eliminating processed foods, alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine. To find out more about your first steps, see our FAQs.
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What to do before you Cleanse
It is important to do a pre-Cleanse to prepare your body. We recommend 2-3 days for those who live healthy lives and longer for those with unhealthy food habits or with little to no experience cleansing.
Starting immediately, as soon as you wake up and before you brush your teeth, drink 1/2 to 1 litre of room-temperature water with the juice of one lemon. This will awaken your liver and help flush any toxins that have accumulated overnight. It will also rev up your digestive system for the day ahead.
We ask that you cut out all processed and refined foods and drinks as well as fried foods, caffeine, meat, dairy, gum, soda, alcohol, and sugars. Please drink more water than usual (one extra litre per day) and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. The day before your Cleanse begins, you should be eating at least 95% raw fruit and vegetables. If you need help with this step, you may wish to consider the Belmonte Raw Pre-Cleanse, designed specifically to ease this transition.
These simple steps will prepare your body and mind so you will fully benefit from your Belmonte Raw Cleanse and be less likely to experience severe detoxification symptoms.
What to expect during your Cleanse
Hydration is key. Along with your morning litre of lemon water, we would like you to be drinking 2-3 litres of water throughout the day. Please wait at least 20 minutes before and after eating or drinking juice to consume your water as the extra liquid will slow your digestive system.
Belmonte Raw clients have found they feel more energized, have increased clarity of mind, their skin begins to glow, their stomachs flatten, and they lose unwanted weight (especially after the third day). A Cleanse can also make you break out, feel sluggish, experience sore muscles, headaches, or cold-like symptoms. If you experience any of these side effects, know that this means the detoxification has begun.
With a good Pre-Cleanse, the uncomfortable detoxification symptoms will be minimized and often go away after the second day. Make sure to drink lots of water, think positive thoughts, and remind yourself that you will feel great in a few days!
Maintaining your health post-Cleanse
How you break your Cleanse is just as important as your behaviour throughout. Your first meal should be a berry and nut/seed butter smoothie. Chew your smoothie! This action begins the digestion process making it easier on your body. After breakfast, eat only salads and fresh fruit for the rest of the day. Remember to take your meals slowly. Be sure to chew everything carefully and eat only very small portions every 2-3 hours.
Once you reintroduce cooked foods, your detoxification ends. If you move too quickly into heavy cooked foods, you can shock your system and make yourself feel quite sick. For this reason, we recommend that you consume a 95% raw diet for at least 2 days post-Cleanse.
We also recommend choosing a Transition Cleanse to boost your feeling of wellbeing then following up with a Raw Food Cleanse, allowing your system to ease its way back into solid foods after doing a Juice Cleanse. This time is also a good opportunity to slowly reintroduce foods to which you may be sensitive.
Take some time to document your journey in whatever way you choose. Not only will your physical body be releasing toxins but so will your emotional and spiritual self. Take note of your feelings and emotions. Take some photos of yourself, before and after. Keep a journal documenting how your body feels at different stages in your Cleanse. This can be a beautiful time for introspection and creativity.
You will receive a detailed email outlining the specifics of breaking your Cleanse as the time draws near and as always, our Cleanse specialists are there to support you throughout.