What is a typical cleanse day like?
During a cleanse (juice cleanse), you consume only liquid nutrients each day, usually in the form of
freshly pressed juices. The morning typically begins with a light, refreshing lemonade made from
lemons or grapefruit for an extra alkaline start to the the day. This is then followed by four
carefully coordinated fruit and vegetables juices, consumed at two-hour intervals. A vegan nut or
almond milk with plant protein and healthy fats forms the crowning finish at the end of the day. In
soup cleanse variants, 1 or 2 juices and the nut milk are replaced by 1 or 2 finely pureed, vegan
Can I go about my everyday activities as usual?
Our programs are specially designed to make things as easy as possible for you. You don’t need to
take vacation time or start on a weekend—our cleanses can be done during your day-to-day (working)
life. However, you should still give your body time to rest. Try to go to bed a little earlier,
especially during the first few days of your cleanse. Your body is working especially hard and will
thank you for the extra care.
How much weight will I lose during a cleanse?
How much weight you lose will depend on your age, sex, starting weight and metabolic activity. It
will also naturally depend on the length and type of cleanse program that you have chosen. Your prior
dietary habits play a key role as well. With all of these factors, it is difficult to make a generally
valid prediction. Let yourself be inspired by the personal reports from our clients or call us for an
individual, non-binding consultation.
I am already very thin and don't want to lose any weight. What about me?
Our cleanse programs guarantee an adequate supply of nutrients and calories. If you are already very
thin or underweight, you will lose very little or no weight at all. Any weight you may lose is usually
due to water loss, which will typically regulate itself in just a few days.
Will I feel hungry?
Most people are surprised that they feel almost no hunger at all. The reason is relatively simple:
Freshly cold-pressed juices and clean food made from fruit and vegetables practically flood your body
with high-quality plant-based nutrients. If you have a very high metabolic rate, however, you may
still experience occasional feelings of hunger. In this case, simply follow our snack tips.
Can a cleanse lead to symptoms of nutritional deficit?
Not when you chose a cleanse from an experienced provider like Pure Delight. One bottle of our JUICE
DELIGHT juice contains the very best nutrients from 2 kilos of freshly harvested fruit and
vegetables. That is nearly 10 kilos in 5 bottles—much more than we could ever eat in the form of
salads or other vegan meals. A serious cleanse based on cold-pressed juices should never be confused
with the “Master Cleanse” often heralded as a miracle diet. It consists of days spent drinking nothing
more than water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Not only is this an extremely
low-nutrient diet and a very unhealthy way to lose weight, it bring with it nutritional deficits and
the yo-yo effect as well.
Will my body get enough protein if I drink only juice / eat only vegan for several days in a
Protein is found not just in meat, fish and dairy products but also in fruit, vegetables, nuts,
sprouts, seeds and legumes—and these abound in our products. As a matter of fact, our bodies are able
to digest these valuable plant-based proteins much better than animal proteins because the amino acids
they contain are less complex.
Will I experience a yo-yo effect after the cleanse?
No, the much dreaded yo-yo effect occurs only when our body does not receive a sufficient supply of
nutrients when losing weight and the metabolism, fearing a famine, shifts into low gear.
Each JUICE DELIGHT juice contains the nutrients from up to three kilos of harvest-fresh fruit and
vegetables. Depending on the type of cleanse you choose, your body will receive between 700 and 1,200
calories from plant-based nutrients. These are far more valuable for your body than the same number of
“empty” calories from white bread or chocolate would be. This way, the yo-yo effect is kept at bay.
However, you must naturally continue eating relatively healthy food and practicing moderation after
your (juice) cleanse as well.
What and how much can I drink during a cleanse?
We recommend that you drink at least 2 liters of water per day. Non-carbonated, low-sodium water with
a low pH value is ideal. Start each day by drinking a glass of hot water with a slice of lemon or
fresh ginger and accustom yourself to drinking at regular intervals during the day. If you can, always
place a full glass of water somewhere within easy reach and drink as much and as often as you need to
quench your thirst.
Can I engage in sports during my cleanse?
Yes, you can! Healthy exercise is a sensible way to augment your cleanse. If your objective is to
lose weight, we recommend exercising for at least 30 minutes, or even better 60 minutes, at minimum 3
times a week. What a healthy amount of exercise is for you personally depends on you as an individual.
Listen to your body! If you are accustomed to jogging every day, there is no reason not to jog during
your cleanse, as long as you feel up to it. However, avoid extremely heavy physical exercise and don’t
suddenly try and transform into a professional athlete if you are usually relatively inactive.
Excessive exercise that drains your reserves will cause your body to become overly acidic. If you have
not engaged in regular exercise before your cleanse, begin gradually with yoga, Pilates, light fitness
training, bicycling, swimming or simply taking a long walk in the fresh air each day.
When and for whom is a cleanse NOT recommended?
- During pregnancy and nursing
- While taking antibiotics
(wait to start your cleanse until after completing the course of medication!)
- For those with eating disorders
- For those diagnosed with MCAD metabolic disorder
If you have any of the following indications, talk to your doctor before deciding to cleanse:
- Type-1 diabetes
- Irregular blood sugar levels
- Heart, lung, liver or kidney disorders
- Other serious diseases such as cancer or immune deficiency
We usually do not recommend cleanses for young people who are still in the growth phase or under 13
years of age. However, in exceptional cases such as when altering dietary habits to reduce obesity, it
can make good sense.
Minors require approval from a parent before ordering a multi-day cleanse from Pure Delight.