Cleanse & Detox FAQ
Q: Why cleanse?
A Cleansing resets metabolism, strengthens the immune system, boosts energy and helps you break bad habit cycles. While cleansing, our nutritionally potent program actively rids your system of impurities and toxins, allowing for maximum absorption of vital nutrients to reset and renew your body, mind, and spirit.
Q: Why choose The Custom Plate cleanse?
Our cleanse is like no other—it is a total experience designed to jump-start a healthy lifestyle. Each cleanse is comprised of organic, whole-food, plant-based raw ingredients for a program that is delicious, realistic, BALANCED and enjoyable. Our cleanses include cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies & sprouted nut milks, raw soups, salads, superfood elixirs, snacks, supplements, education, support, and so much more! Our aim is to help you feel great and motivate you on a path to wellness.
Q: Which cleanse should I choose?
We offer 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, 21 and 28 Day cleanses. The cleanse you choose will be dependent on your current goals. Each cleanse offers a different selection of juices/smoothies/raw entrees each day. If you have specific questions in mind, you can contact our cleanse concierge at email@example.com
Q: How often should I cleanse?
Traditionally, people cleanse with the changing of seasons. With today’s high-stress environmental and lifestyle influences, you may desire detoxing more often. We have good news for you. Our cleanses are deeply nourishing, replenishing, and supportive of your entire body so it is possible to come back any time you want to hit that reset button
Q: Can I exercise while on a cleanse?
Give your body some down time while on a cleanse. Stick with yoga, long walks or a good hike outdoors. In general, make your workouts less intense. Your body is working hard to start the healing process and you’ll want your energy focused to support this.
Prepping for Your Cleanse
Q: Do I need to do any preparation before my cleanse?
We want you to enjoy your cleanse, so we make as easy to start and follow as possible. Prior to beginning your cleanse, you’ll receive a pre-cleanse email with all the essentials you’ll need to know. Plus, you’ll receive check-in emails every morning on what to expect for the day ahead. To set yourself up for success, we recommend you phase out alcohol, caffeine, processed foods, excess salt and refined sugar. It’s also a good time to incorporate plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. This will ease your transition into cleanse mode.
Q: How do I sign up for the cleanse?
It’s never been easier. You can Order Online or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will invoice you.
Q: Are the juices organic?
Yes. We use organic produce unless it absolutely isn’t possible at which time we’ll let you know
Q: Is your juice made fresh daily?
Yes. Our juices are made daily. Your juice will be enzymatically alive and nutrient dense for up to 5 days as long as you keep it in a cold refrigerator.
Q: Is the program vegan?
Yes, it sure is! Our programs are gluten, soy and dairy free. (Our Anti Inflammation and Whole30 Programs are Vegan Optional.
Q: What if I don’t finish all of my Juices?
We recommend you follow our suggested cleanse protocol. You can mix up the order if you’re inspired, but try to stick with the program. We’ve crafted our cleanse program so you have a juice, soup, salad, smoothie, elixir or snack every 2 hours. This helps to manage blood sugar levels and keep you energized and hydrated. That being said, listen to your body and do what feels right. If you have an extra juice left over, consume it first thing the next day to ensure freshness and flavor.
Q: Do I drink the entire bottle all at once?
Yes. And most importantly, savor them. Pour them into a wine glass, a martini glass, your favorite beer stein or favorite coffee cup. Enjoy the abundance of nutrients entering your body and be thankful to all of the farmers that took the time to cultivate such amazing food for you.
Q: Can I freeze my juice if I can’t finish my cleanse?
We don’t recommend freezing juice, nor can we guarantee the flavor if you do so.
Q: Does it matter what order I take my juices, soups, and salads?
We number the foods to give you an order and system to your day based on what we find works best. That being said, there may be days you want to switch it up and have your salad for lunch and your soup for dinner. Listen to your body and do what feels right. The two things we do want you to start your day with however, are warm water and lemon followed by the green juice a half hour or so later. The rest is up to you.
Q: What if I get hungry?
Often our body mistakes hunger for thirst. So drink you water. Also, make sure you are taking your drinks/foods 2 to 2.5 hours apart from one another so you keep your tummy held over and blood sugar steady. Brush your teeth and rinse with something minty…this often does the trick. Should you need to supplement in some more solid food grab a handful of unsalted almonds or half of an avocado to satiate your hunger.
Q: Why don’t you offer fruit juices?
Our program is low glycemic (low sugar) for many reasons, but mainly because we promote an anti-inflammatory diet that allows your body to heal. Sugar and fruit juices spike insulin levels that cause inflammation, exhaustion, irritability and other unpleasant things. Throughout our programs, there are very little sugars used (even natural sugars such as fruit). This gives your body an opportunity to eradicate sugar cravings and combat overgrowth of candida/yeast. Keeping the sugars low helps you maintain a steady blood sugar level. No more crazy swings and cravings, hooray.
Q: How many calories am I consuming daily on this program?
This varies depending on your cleanse selection. On average you’ll be consuming between 1200-1400 calories a day.
Q: How do I get protein on juice?
Greens baby. There is a wealth of amino acids (proteins) in greens. Plus you get daily superfood smoothies or nut milks fortified with our signature raw plant protein mix along with all the sprouts we give you in many of our juices and foods that are filled with protein.
Q: Will I lose weight?
While this is not a weight loss program you may lose weight. Our bodies hold on to toxins in our fat tissue. As toxins leave your body, your fat cells shrink. The better result…you tend to kick unhealthy patterns and cravings, which set you up for a healthier future and overall long-term benefits.
Q: Will I have to run to the bathroom?
We get this question a lot and always makes us giggle a bit. The answer is no – not unless there is something else going on with you. There are no stimulant herbs in this program that would have you running to the loo. We give you Triphala and detox teas to help you eliminate (this is a very important part of this process).
Q: I’m new to cleansing? Is this too intense for me?
Our programs are designed to help both the “cleansing professional” and the cleansing novice. Since you are supported with 1200-1400 calories a day of real foods such as raw soup, salad and a superfood smoothie, you have ample nourishment so that you don’t have to survive on liquid alone. You still receive so many great benefits of detoxification without the deprivation.
Medical / Health Questions
Q: Can I do this program if I’m on prescription medication?
It is always best to check with your doctor when starting a new health regime or program, especially if you are on any specific medications.
Q: Can I do this cleanse if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
No. While our cleanses are chalked full of nutrients, they do not provide enough calories to support both mom and growing baby. Calorie restriction is a no-no when pregnant or nursing!
Q: Can I do this program if I have diabetes?
Consult with your doctor prior to starting one of our programs to make sure it is appropriate for you.
Q: Do I continue to take my daily supplements? What about B12?
Because you are getting approximately 15-20lbs of produce a day, most of your micronutrient and vitamin needs are taken care of. It’s up to you if you want to stay on your supplements. We fortify many of the drinks with superfoods that not only boost energy and help detoxification, but also create more supple joints, skin, hair, and nails. We recommend you consult with your health coach about your individual needs.
Q: Can I put my overweight child on this program?
Children are growing and need more nourishment. Both our WHOLE30 and Anti Inflammatory programs are ok for them. The juices, soups, and salads will be great for them, along with other building foods.
Q: Is there anything that would affect someone with a gluten/dairy/soy food allergies/sensitivity?
There is NO gluten or dairy in our products. Our protein powders are plant based and do not use any soy or dairy or whey as a protein source.
Q: I’m allergic to nuts. Do you have an alternative for the nut milk?
Yes of COURSE! Hence our name, The Custom Plate! Please email email@example.com to discuss further.
Pick-ups, Deliveries, Shipping and General Logistics
Q: How do I receive my order and what are my delivery options?
Our main pick up location is in Lower Queen Anne near Key Arena. If you wish to pick up please select that option and we will coordinate with you. You can also select one of our home delivery options.
Q: Is there an order cut off time to place an order to receive it next day?
Yes, depending on your delivery method, we’ll need at least 72 hours to fulfill your request.
Q: What days does the cleanse get delivered and why not all at once?
We take considerable pride in ensuring that your foods and juices are as fresh and tasty as possible. We will be delivering 3 days at a time to your selected pick up location the day before your cleanse begins
Our cleanse will also come with a Cleanse Guide Insert that will explain what you need to know to stay on track each day.
Q: What if I decide I can’t finish the cleanse after starting? Do you offer refunds?
We offer credits towards a future cleanse prior to the start of your cleanse with a 72 hour cancellation. Should you elect to cancel your cleanse during the program, we do not offer refunds.