The Master Cleanse, also called the lemonade diet, is a liquid diet that was first created in the 1940s that has recently become somewhat of a diet trend.
It is recommended that the Lemonade diet is done for a minimum of 10 days on the to achieve the maximum benefits, but this regimen can be followed for 7-10 days, but for a person who is in a better health condition, may be able extended to the cleanse up to 40 or more days.
The Master Cleanse recipe provides all of the nutrients needed during the cleansing period, so no other food is allowed during the time on the cleanse. Doing this cleanse 4 or more time a year, can do wonders to aid in keeping your health intact.
It is important that you have all necessary ingredient on hand before you start cleansing. This helps to avoid unnecessary trips to the store and to ensure that you do not quit the diet prematurely.
LEMONADE DIET RECIPE
* 1/2 lemon or 2 tbsp of lemon juice (must use fresh lemons NOT lemon juice in bottle)
* 1-2 tbsp of pure grade B maple syrup (1tbsp recommended for weight loss)
* 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper (red) or to taste
* 8 oz of purified water (NEVER use tap water)
LEMONADE DIET RECIPE
(AVERAGE DAYS SERVING – 8 GLASSES)
* 4 lemons
* 8-16 tbsp of grade B maple syrup
* 1-2 tsp of cayenne pepper
* 2 Liters of purified water
You will also need the following:
UNIODIZED Sea Salt (must be non-iodized)
Herbal Laxative Tea
Lots and Lots of Bottled Water (liters or gallons)
You want to drink at least 6 – 10 servings of this per day during the course of the cleanse.
The Salt Water Flush
The Salt Water Flush is optional but I find it very helpful. While do the master cleanse you should do SWF every morning of the master cleanse . Since you are not eating any solid foods during the cleanse, you will need to be sure to have bowel movements, the Salt Water Flush will assist in eliminating the toxins in your waste. It is also recommended that you also do a laxative at night to help loosen up the gunk in your colon prior to the SWF. In my experience trying to drink this stuff can be very difficult to I strongly advice you to CHUGG it down. Also you want to give yourself a couple of hour to allow the SWF to run its course of eliminations before doing anything. This is not the kind of poop you can hold. Yeah it kind of sucks but be sure to stay near the restroom for a while.
The Salt Water Flush MUST be done on an empty stomach
* 2 teaspoons or 1 tablespoon of UNIODIZED Sea Salt
* 1 quart of warm PURIFIED water
Mix a solution of sea salt and room temperature water. Then CHUGG don’t sip, CHUGG it!
Optional but Recommended for the Master Cleanse
I have done this cleanse a few time before and I do like my result (results will vary for everyone). The longest that I have been able to continue on this cleanse is for 18 days. Day 1 and 2 are not so bad for me outside of the few small cravings I may have and a few mood swings. Now on day 3 and/or 4 I am usually plagued with a headache from hell (It never fails), I guess its some sort of withdrawal symptom. But normally after day 5 or 6 I am good to go for a little while, most of my cravings subside and I start to feel better in general, good mood and well-being in general. At about day 10 is when I start to really miss food and my cravings start to kick back in, this is the hardest time for me. While doing the cleanse I sometimes notice a slight change in my body odor, breath, and the fuzz on my tongue turn white (this is a part of the detoxing process). So usually no matter how I am feeling I try to stay on the cleanse until my tongue turn back to its normal pink color and my body or regulates. Also for the first 7-10 day I usually lose about 1 or 2 pounds a day, and if I go any longer my weight loss slow down to about 1 lbs every 2 or 3 days (you will gain most of this weight back when you begin to eat solid foods again).
Its is also very important to know how to break the master cleanse or you can cause major distress or damage to your body. When you decide to break the cleanse DO START BACK ON YOUR NORMAL DIET. You are going to want to juice for a couple of days when breaking your fast, then eventually move onto vegetable broth soups. And finally in a few days you can begin to incorporate solid foods back into your meals. I highly recommend that you change your normal way of eating after you finish the Master Cleanse, more fruits and veggie, cut down on you meat portions avoid red meat when possible, and stay away from fried/greasy foods. Because if you don’t the entire purpose of doing the Master Cleanse would have been pointless.