Updated: Aug 18, 2020
Flex foods on the transformation
Along with everything you need for a successful transformation, Purium offers a guide with tips and recipes so you can relearn healthy eating habits.
FAQs - Beginning with what CANI eat on a transformation?
and Purium “green drink”
herbal caffeine free, decaffeinated, unsweetened tea
high quality fermented vegan foods like kimchi
I see the list, but what exactly is a flex food? Great question. While on the 10 day transformation, you are taking in a low caloric diet while still meeting all of your nutritional needs on the cellular level. Basically that means that while you aren’t eating large meals you are getting everything your body needs to survive optimally during this 10 day period. We are creatures of habit tho. Some of us need to put food in our mouth that is familiar and we need to chew. We need to swallow what we’ve chewed and feel it land in our throat and perhaps our tummy too. Well, that is why we flex. There are also times when our stomach is grumbling and we don’t want to eat the office donuts or the kids easter candy. That is also why we flex. Flex food is the food that you eat when you want to eat something healthy and not throw off your entire “clean” transformation experience.
OK, so why would I need to flex though if there’s everything I need in the transformation? Great question! Like I mentioned above, when you are on the transformation and you are still wanting something more, for any reason, flexing will get you through those times with success. It is also a way to retrain yourself to eat healthy. If you get in the habit of grabbing that avocado or apple instead of a bag of chips or those fries on the go, chances are, you will continue to make healthier choices and continue to have healthy results.
So I eat them only when it’s on the schedule? No, no. The schedule that comes with your 10 day is just a recommended schedule to follow. The hope of Purium is that you will see that smaller meals, eaten more often – about every 2 hours or so, and getting a good nights rest is really essential to good health. We often confuse starving ourselves as a way to lose fat, but that is the opposite. Eat your flex foods when you feel hungry and it’s not time for your protein or shake. Hopefully you’ll find yourself reaching for these yummy snacks all the time even after your cleanse.
Is there a limit to how much Flex food I can eat then? Well, yes and no. There is definitely a recommendation from Purium to limit your flex foods to only 1 cup. I have also heard it said that there is an unlimited amount of cucumbers and watermelon that you can eat because it’s just water. My recommendation is to follow as close as possible to the most current Transformation guide that comes with your cleanse. If you want more, again, eat more flex foods. Don’t starve yourself if you honestly feel like you are starving.
What can I not have then? According to the latest Transformation guide, the only foods and beverages that are not recommended during the cleanse are bananas and starchy veggies as well as dressings and syrups. Oh and of course, unless you are doing a lifestyle cleanse, which incorporates flex meals, no meat, no dairy, no bread. Other than that, reasonable portions of fruits and veggies are ok. See… you can eat!
Wait, what is a flex meal? Oh, you saw that huh? lol ok, so a flex meal is a full meal that is made of healthy ingredients. There will be a couple of recipes in the guide for you as well as a full list of recommended ingredients to use to prepare your meals.
Any other tips? Just a couple…
if you flex your meals try not to consume more than 6oz of animal flesh in a 24 hr period to avoid creating uric acid and harming your kidneys.
steam your veggies but DO NOT oven cook them
drink hibiscus tea to help reduce sugar cravings
consume 1 teaspoon of raw coconut oil daily
Ok, that’s all the time we have for questions today, but we will do this again soon.
D Goosby of JD's Organic Productions is a wife and a mom to 8 beautiful kids including 2 sets of twins. At one point, she weighed close to 300 lbs and then lost half of it just to put most of it back on. D eventually got tired of the yo-yo. She learned some hidden truths about our food system and decided to get educated and make lasting changes. D studied to become a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, and peristeam practitioner because she realized that she was not alone in wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes but lacking the knowledge to make anything permanent.
That is what D does today, she helps busy moms like herself, get back to where they feel good again, they look the way they want to look and they get to be a healthy role model for their families and friends.