We can’t stress it enough: preparation is key! The more prepared you are before your cleanse, the smoother the transition will be.
A few days leading up to your cleanse, start reducing your usual indulgences: coffee, sugar, alcohol, refined starches and all animal products such as meat and dairy. Instead, start adding more fruits and veggies to your meals.
Three days before your cleanse, it is still ok to have some steamed or grilled fish but stay away from meat products. Two days before your cleanse, your meals should be consisting of salads with simple dressings and raw or steamed vegetables. Take advantage of your last day of solids with a lovely mixed salad or already start transitioning into liquids with a warming vegetable soup. Your goal for those three days is to really eat as clean as you possibly can.
Hydration is not only important during your cleanse, but also before. Replace your morning coffee with a cup of herbal tea or warm water with a pinch of freshly squeezed lemon, and try to drink at least two liters of water per day.