Eat a wide variety of fresh, colorful food
Unlike a crash diet or a juice detox, the Be Well Cleanse is designed to be an entry point to a healthy lifestyle by helping you to discover which foods work for your body and which foods you need to avoid in order to feel your best.
The Cleanse REVITALIZE DIET is an elimination diet, which means that we remove all the foods that potentially CAUSE allergies, sensitivities, and inflammation.
The food you eat is central to your overall feeling of wellness, so following the Cleanse diet is an important part of the process.
|CATEGORY||FOODS TO EMBRACE||FOODS TO AVOID|
|Fruits||Enjoy in moderation. 1–2 servings of low sugar fruit per day. Berries (best), green apples, grapefruit, papaya.||High sugar fruits such as bananas, cherries, grapes, figs, lychees, mangoes, pineapple, pears, watermelon. Dried fruits, fruit juice.|
|Vegetables||All non-starchy vegetables, eat liberally. Sea vegetables (kelp, nori, dulse). Fermented vegetables (sauerkraut, kim chi).
Starchy Vegetables, no more than 1 serving per day. Squash (all types), sweet potatoes, yams, turnips, rutabagas, beets.
|Corn, nightshade vegetables (tomato, potato, eggplant, peppers of all kinds). Canned vegetables.|
|Animal Protein||Organic or free range lamb, chicken, turkey, duck, wild game, and grass-fed beef.||Eggs, factory-farmed meats, processed meats. (cold-cuts, canned meats, sausage, hot dogs).|
|Fish||Wild caught fish and seafood/shellfish. Small fish such as black cod, herring, sardines, trout.||Farmed fish and high-mercury fish. Avoid the large fish such as tuna and swordfish.|
|Grains||Eliminate. Vegetarians may have 1/2 cup of whole grains daily, such as brown rice, quinoa and wild rice.||All gluten grains & flours including wheat, rice, quinoa, oats, couscous, bread, pasta, pizza, pastries, cereals.|
|Kelp noodles are a good substitute for pasta/noodles. Almond flour and coconut flour are good baking substitutes.|
|Beans||Eliminate. Vegetarians may have 1/2 cup of beans/legumes daily.||All beans & pulses (split peas, lentils, legumes). Soy (tofu, tempeh, miso, edamame, soy milk).|
|Nuts & Seeds||Raw almonds, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, brazilnuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds.||Peanuts, salted/roasted nuts.|
|Dairy and Dairy Substitutes||Unsweetened almond, rice, hemp & coconut milk. Butter from grass-fed cows (no more than once a day).||Cows milk, sheep’s milk, goat’s milk, powdered mik, cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, non-dairy creamers.|
|Sweeteners||Small amounts of stevia.||Refined sugars, added sugars, artificial and natural sweeteners including agave, honey and maple syrup.|
|Beverages||Non-caffeinated green or herbal teas, spring and sparkling water, fresh vegetable juices, bone broth. At most, one daily cup of coffee or caffeinated tea.||Alcohol, soda, fruit juices, energy drinks, caffeinated beverages.|
|Fats and Oils||Coconut oil, avocado, sesame, flax, extra virgin olive oil, coconut butter, almond butter.||Processed seed and vegetable oils such as canola, sunflower, safflower, corn, soy, margarine or shortening.|
|Vinegars||Apple cider, white wine, red wine, balsamic. Olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon is a great salad dressing.||Commercial salad dressings.|
|Herbs, Spices & Condiments||All herbs and spices.
Substitute coconut aminos for soy sauce.
|Ketchup, relish, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, mayonnaise.|
|Other||Cocoa nibs, unsweetened cocoa powder, 100% raw cacao.||Candy, energy bars, protein bars, gluten-free junk food.|
Here is a list of the types of delicious, whole foods you will be eating on the Cleanse program. Feel free to customize depending on your preference for animal protein, fish, and veggies (but try to embrace a range of brightly colored veggies every day).
Red Leaf Chicory
Squash (summer & winter)
|Animal Protein | free range, organic|
|Sardines (fresh & canned)
Black Cod (sablefish)
Wild Fish (low mercury)
|Wild Salmon (fresh & canned)|
|Non-Gluten Grains (if vegetarian)|
Brown Rice Pasta
|Beans & Pulses (if vegetarian)|
|Beans (all types)||Lentils: Brown, Green, Red||Split Peas|
|Nuts & Seeds|
Tahini (sesame paste)
|Hemp Milk||Rice Milk|
|Sweeteners | use sparingly|
|Herbal Tea (non-caffeinated)
|Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Flax Seed Oil
|Apple Cider Vinegar
|Red Wine Vinegar
|White Wine Vinegar|
|Herbs, Spices & Condiments|
|Cacao Nibs||Unsweetened Cocoa Powder|