Let’s face it: Cleanses can be a real challenge. It’s so easy to get excited and romanticize your upcoming detox, but the reality is that it’s easy to lose motivation, struggle, or give up altogether. Cleansing can be lonely, especially since it usually requires you to alter your normal social schedule, which is often centered around food and drinks with friends.
So whether it’s your very first cleanse or your 20th, it’s important to plan ahead, choose the right program, and set yourself up for success. Here are nine ways to guarantee you’ll make it through—no matter how challenging it seems: