Do you want to reset how you eat and start living a healthier life? Well, maybe a cleanse could help you out. There are a lot of things to consider, though, once you’ve decided to do a cleanse. It’s going to take time and a lot of effort on your part if you really want to see this through! Just be sure that you’re staying healthy and choosing the right food to put into your body. Keep reading to find out if you should do a juice cleanse!

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They’re pricey. Think you’re going to be saving money because you’re not eating? Well you’re kinda wrong. Cleansing isn’t cheap, but think of it like this: if you’re using a reputable cleanse, you’re putting the best stuff the world has to offer in your body. Plus, anyone who shops at Whole Foods knows good quality food is going to cost you.

Timing. Don’t be a dummy and schedule your cleanse when you have a party, vacation or holiday unless you don’t mind explaining to numerous opinionated people why you’re not speed eating at the buffet. And trust me, everyone has an opinion and some people just won’t be able to wait to lecture you that what you’re doing is dangerous and/or unhealthy. Oh, and they’ll probably be chomping down on a turkey leg while they do it.

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Goals. What do you hope to accomplish with a cleanse? Let’s be honest, ok? We all know a week or so of cleansing will not undo months (or years) of treating your body like a garbage disposal. It’s a cleanse, not a magic wand. Don’t fixate on the number of pounds you want to lose! Remember that going on a cleanse is a great way to jumpstart your body into living healthy again.

Willpower. We all technically have the willpower to complete a cleanse, but are you willing to use it? If you’re going to fold like a cheap suit as soon as you see a muffin, you might need to work your way up to a cleanse. Now I’m not saying you can’t do a cleanse — I firmly believe you can — but willpower is a muscle, and if you haven’t used yours in a while you might have to get it a little warmed up.

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Are you scared of wanting to do a cleanse now? No? Oh, good. So, now what kind of cleanse should you do? Two of the top cleanses are JOOS Juice Cleanse and Isagenix 9 Day Deep Cleanse. If you prefer to get a lot of protein in your diet you should choose the Isagenix over the JOOS cleanse. You might prefer a juice cleanse though because, well, who doesn’t love juice! It’ll have a delicious flavor with plenty of nutrients. Regardless of what type of cleanse you choose, one of the greatest things about cleansing is the sense of accomplishment you get when you’re finished. It always feels good to finish something you start, especially when it’s tough. When you finish a cleanse, you feel like you have the willpower and drive to take on the world, so run with that feeling!

Speaking of cleanses, why not check out the Skinny Mom 10-Day Shred? It combines fitness with the cleanse so that you’re eating right and working out hard for 10 straight days. Click here for more information.