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How to End a Juice Fast

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Updated May 27, 2014

How to End a Juice Fast
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The day after the fast, eat mainly vegetables, either raw or lightly steamed, and fruit or nuts. Portion sizes should be small and the diet should be very similar to what you did to prepare – no sugar, coffee, wheat, gluten-foods, processed foods or dairy.

The next day, include more plant foods, such as beans, brown rice, or quinoa. Continue to add back foods that you’d like to have in your regular diet.

Here is an example of how to end a juice fast:

Day 1

Have three small meals based on the following foods:

  • Fresh vegetables, such as salads, celery or carrot sticks, vegetable soup, or steamed vegetables
  • Fresh fruit
  • Nuts
  • Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, herbs, and spices to add flavor.

Day 2

  • Brown rice or quinoa
  • Vegetables, fresh or steamed
  • Starchy vegetables such as sweet potato
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Beans or legumes
  • Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, herbs, and spices to add flavor.

Day 3

From day 3 on, you can slowly reintroduce dairy if you wish.

  • Brown rice or quinoa
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Beans or legumes
  • Small amounts of plant oils
  • Organic yogurt, unflavored and unsweetened
  • Eggs

Day 4

From day 4 on, you can slowly introduce meat, poultry, or fish if you wish.

  • Brown rice or quinoa
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Beans or legumes
  • Small amounts of plant oils
  • Tofu or edamame
  • Organic yogurt, unflavored and unsweetened
  • Eggs
  • Meat, chicken, fish, if eaten.

Day 5

Other foods, as desired.

Tips

  • Chew food thoroughly so it is easily digested.
  • Keep portion sizes small. Avoid overeating.
  • When reintroducing foods such as wheat, dairy, or gluten, note any reactions the day you eat the food, such as changes in energy, digestion, cravings, or other symptoms.
  • Try new foods and make them a regular part of your diet. Eat foods from the top 20 detox foods list to promote detoxification on a daily basis.
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