FAQ's before you Buy
WILL I BE STARVING?
Not at all! There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and there is room for snacks in between. Every meal is delicious and created to nourish your body from the inside out. This program is not about starvation or deprivation, and we are not counting calories or dwelling on carbs or fat. You will feel satisfied with every bite. If you do get hungry, there are extra snack recipes included! This is created for you to become in tune with your body and fill up on delicious, nutrient-dense whole foods.
WHAT TYPES OF MEALS CAN I EXPECT?
The recipes are based off of a plant focused, paleo style diet. There are some recipes for meats and you have the ability to switch these outs for proteins you prefer. There are minimal grains (can easily fully eliminate), no diary or soy included.
WHAT IF I CAN'T START ON THAT DATE?
Don't sweat it. Many of the group members end up starting before, a couple days after or even a week after! Although you will receive all the info with the set timeline you have it all in your hands, for life! So start it when you can, do the best you can, and feel free to repeat the detox as you like.
CAN I STILL WORKOUT DURING THE PROGRAM?
Please workout during the program! We have specialized training from certified professionals included in the program to help you along. If you feel tired or have low energy, exercising restores both strength and energy. It is ok to focus on walking, yoga, stretching and other restorative movements if that appeals to you more. During this program, you will be eating protein and drinking plenty of liquids, so if you’re already exercising, there’s no reason to stop! It is important to remember that whenever you change the foods you eat your body changes as well. Please consult with your doctor if you have any specific concerns about your health.
WHAT SORT OF PROTEINS WILL I BE EATING?
This is not a prescribed vegan program and for many I often encourage including healthy, pasture-raised proteins and especially gut healing broths if you choose to not eat meat. You will have the option for plant or animal-based proteins, which will be listed out for you in your recipes and suggested meals. There are so many “clean eating protein sources” to choose from you won’t get bored with your options!
AM I ONLY GOING TO BE DRINKING JUICES AND SMOOTHIES?
No way! While there are some juices and smoothies for you to choose from, you will also be eating salads, soups, and even desserts that are delicious, nutritious, and will eliminate toxins in your body in a safe and natural way.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE SUPPLEMENTS, PILLS, AND POWDERS?
Not in this program!! The only supplements I recommend that everyone take on a daily basis is a probiotic and digestive enzymes for those with digestive distress, and you’ll learn why in this program.
CAN I DO THIS IF I’M NURSING OR PREGNANT?
If you are nursing, I suggest that you add at least 4-6 ounces of protein at lunch and dinner, boost your morning smoothie with a scoop of hemp or pea protein, and eat snacks in between meals. Make sure you are consuming extra fat and drinking enough liquids. I include information on this in the Detox Guide. This program does not include any detox-provoking agents, but again, please consult with your doctor prior to starting this program if you have any health concerns.
WILL I FEEL WEAK DURING THE PROGRAM?
You are going to feel so strong and energized it will amaze you! In the beginning, your body may go through a “healing phase” to re-balance and let go of toxicity. It is important to listen to your body through this program, and I will be here to support you with that. I will guide you step by step through exactly what can be done to reduce any unwanted symptoms that may appear. This program is completely flexible for figuring out what works for YOU!
I DON’T EAT GLUTEN OR DAIRY. HOW CAN THIS PROGRAM HELP ME?
Many people who eat very “clean” already still have room to empty out the pipes with an elimination diet and take their healthy habits to the next level. Changing up the foods we eat gives our digestion time to rest and reset, which can be helpful for anyone regardless of their current eating habits. This program has the ability to give a deeper detox for those wishing to work on a more advanced level.
WHAT SIDE EFFECTS MIGHT I EXPERIENCE?
Some people go through this program and feel nothing but energized, while others may feel tired or light-headed as their bodies eliminate and let go of unnecessary toxins. The experience will differ from one person to the next, but this program is designed with that in mind, and you’ll have access to all the tools you need to keep any unwanted symptoms at bay.
I HAVE A KNOWN MEDICAL CONDITION. IS THIS STILL SAFE FOR ME?
While this program is based on eating only whole foods, it is still advised that you consult your physician before beginning this or any program.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE ALL OF THE MATERIALS?
The materials are emailed to you in easy, organized pdf form. You have the ability to download them onto your computer or tablet and print only what you wish.
WHO IS IT THAT IS GUIDING ME THROUGH THE PROGRAM?
Crystal Melanson, owner of Zen Functional Wellness personally guides you through the detox with daily support. She is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Natural Chef, and studying to become a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. She has over 7 years of experience working in the health and nutrition field. You can learn more about her HERE.