Mistake 1: You have an ‘all or nothing’ mentality
Black and white thinking around nutrition hinders rather than improves health. What’s more, it can encourage an unhealthy relationship with food. Although it may be tempting to order a pizza for breakfast, the day after your cleanse ends it could undo all your hard work and it may be better to ease back into your regular diet more slowly with high-quality nourishing foods.
Mistake 2: You overdo things
Listen to your body whilst on a cleanse. As you’re caloric intake will be limited a vigorous HIIT workout may not be your friend, and you may feel less than optimal. If you feel like exercising then go for it, but if not then give your body a rest for a few days and engage in some gentle stretches and light walking.
Mistake 3: You start a cleanse you can’t finish
We are all unique, therefore daily energy requirements and lifestyle will vary from one person to the next. Start a programme which is achievable and suits you rather than taking on a task too big and feeling like you’ve failed. Be realistic and start with a cleanse that you can complete and will help you to feel at the top of your game. You can always gradually work your way up to the advanced cleanse once you’re a pro!