Health Questions

Q: Can I do this if I am Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

A: The answer is no.  Whilst we don't supply a nutritional deprivational cleanse, it is still rich in calories, it still may not be enough for you!  It acts as a great supplement to your current diet, as the juices are all rich in fresh raw fruits and vegies, but you actually may need to add a LOT more calories than you normally consume while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q: Will the cleanse slow my metabolism?

A: Everyone is different, and it depends on your body.  It is not a starvation, and it will help kick start removal of toxins and also your metabolism.  Those with a slow metabolism should notice an improvement, but if you already have a fast metabolism, then it probably won't change much. 

Q: Is it 100% organic?

A: It is difficult to provide 100% organic 100% of the time.  So whilst we absolutely try our hardest to make it organic, we are not certified organic.  For example, the floods in Queensland meant that a lot of our fruits had to be sourced from non-organic suppliers.  But we do try our best!

Q: How many calories in each detox program?

A: The Juice and Soup Cleanse contains about 1700 calories in a day's worth of juices, the ACTIVE Cleanse has about 1900, the Low Fruit Cleanse has about 1500 and our Juice Until Dinner has about 1200. However, not all calories are created equally, so 100 calories from a choc chip biscuit is not the same as 100 calories from fresh strawberries.  We juice up about 6kgs of fresh raw produce each day for you, so the cleanse is much more about nourishing your body to the max, rather than counting calories. 

Q: If I have diabetes, can I still do the detox?

A.The first answer is to check with your doctor.  We do have a low fruit program that may be suitable, and we can most definitely send your doctor a list of ingredients.

Q:I am lactose intolerant, can I still do the detox?

A: For sure!!! There are  NO animal products in our juice.

Q: If I have a gluten allergy, can I do the cleanse?

A: Absolutely!  Our ACTIVE cleanse program does contain wholegrain organic oats that are added to the breakfast smoothie – we can omit these if needed.   In our Juice and Soup, Low Fruit and Juice until Dinner programs, nothing else contains gluten!

Q: What about fibre, should I take supplements?

A:We don’t juice absolutely everything in our program, we use a combination of juicing and blending, so we are able to maintain fibre in the juices. Also, the soups are blended and include legumes, so there is also a natural level of fibre in those.  Also, we do include psyllium husk as a fibre supplement to use during the cleanse to help, if you need it!

Q: Is there any protein in it?

A:  In the Schkinny detox, you will be getting protein from the soups and nut smoothies.  They are plant based proteins, and nuts and seeds are very rich in unsaturated fats which are an important part of the healthy diet. 

Q: I take multi-vitamins, can I keep taking them?

A: Probably not.  There are additional chemicals and preservatives added to these vitamin supplements that make them shelf stable and bind them together.  You will be getting a huge amount of natural multi-vitamins from your juices, soups and smoothies, consuming about 6 kgs of freshly pressed fruits and vegetables every day.

Q: What weight loss will you guarantee?

A: The Schkinny Nutritional Cleanse is designed to be a detox, not a permanent solution to weight loss.  It is a fantastic way to kick start a healthier lifestyle, but if you go back to eating Tim Tams for breakfast, then you will put the weight back on.  Generally people will lose a little bit of weight, and that is a nice side effect.  It has been designed to give your digestive system a rest and therefore allow your body to eliminate toxins. Everyone is different, so you may not lose weight.

Q: If I do lose weight, will it come back when I eat normally again?

A: If you use this detox as a way to kick start a healthier lifestyle, then no.  But use the Schkinny Cleanse to help you understand your eating habits and turn over a new leaf.  Whilst cleansing become aware of your eating habits and motivations for the kinds of foods you eat.  Do you eat for stimulation? Do you eat because you are bored? Do you eat when you are emotional?  The cleanse will help you to understand these questions and how you can better manage your lifestyle.  The Cleanse is a great way to "reset" your taste buds.  You will find it is a great way to cleanse your cravings for sugar, alcohol and processed foods, so you are less tempted to indulge in these things.  Many of our customers report a dramatic change to their lifestyle once completing the cleanse - including increasing the amount of fruit and veg they eat each day - this will naturally help them lose more weight.

Q: I don't want to have too much sugar, should I still do it?

A: We can cater to fructose intolerances, and have a Low Fruit cleanse that should be suitable for you.  However, please just drop us an email with any requests, we can cater to you!