Master Cleanse Diet
The master cleanse diet is created by Stanley Burroughs in 1941. But only in 1976, he published a master cleanse book. In short, the diet only permits you to consume the lemonade mixture for the whole duration of the master cleanse – You are required to drink a minimum of 60 oz of lemonade a day and drink plenty of water too. But you are not allowed to eat or drink other foods rather than the lemonade for 10 days.
There were many changes from the period of time when Stanley Burroughs published the book till today (1976 and 2009). For example, the U.S.D.A. has changed the classification of maple syrup and many websites are giving the wrong information on the type of maple syrup you can buy.
Not everyone can successfully complete this cleanse. You need a lot of perseverance and determination to complete this cleanse. However, if you are planning to lose weight healthily and want to free your body from illnesses and diseases, you may want to consider this alkaline diet.
You would need to mix the following ingredients together in order to make the lemonade mixture.
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of organic maple syrup grade B
- 1/10 teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder
- 10 oz glasses of distilled water (This is around 295ml of water)
Lemon juice – you would approximately need half a lemon to make 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. If you want to create the lemonade for the whole day, it can only last for 8 hours before it turns bad (even you have put it into the fridge).
Do take note not to use canned lemon juice as the vitamins and nutrients are no longer in the canned lemon. It is essential for your body to absorb the lemon nutrients because you are drinking the lemonade for 10 days.
Maple syrup – The standard instructions are to use organic maple syrup grade B. Usually you can only find the grade B maple syrup in United States only and if you are from other parts of the world, chances are you won’t be able to find grade B maple syrup.
Cayenne pepper – It is one of the best healing herbs in the world. The pepper can increase the blood flow in the body, have a rich source of vitamins B & C and can save one from heart attack. We would recommend you to buy the powder form of cayenne pepper.
Most people find it difficult to drink the lemonade with the cayenne pepper in it. If you find it difficult too, here’s a tip…
Put the cayenne pepper powder into empty capsules and when you drink the lemonade and maple syrup, just swallow the capsules. This is more effective than buying cayenne pepper pills that are produced by the pharmaceutical companies.
Laxative Herb Tea
Usually one can take the green or peppermint tea but take note that it should not be caffeinated. This is usually taken before the start of the master cleanse.
Note: You don’t want to drink the laxative tea together with the salt water flush as it would cause diarrhea.
Salt Water Flush Recipe
You would need to prepare a teaspoon of organic sea salt (not iodized salt) with 25 – 35 oz of warm water. Mix well and do your best to drink the solution in one go. If it is difficult to drink, use normal temperature water then. The purpose of the salt water flush and the laxative tea is to help you in bowel elimination.
It is best to drink the salt water flush before drinking the lemonade in the morning as it is more effective with empty stomach.
1. Squeeze Fresh Lemon Juice, then add Rich Maple Syrup, and Cayenne Pepper into Pure Water.
2. Drink a minimum of six to twelve glasses throughout the day whenever one is hungry.
3. Take a laxative, morning and evening; or instead of the morning laxative, you can do the Salt Water Flush.
Every day of The Master Cleanse that you overcome the psychological need to eat, you feel a growing sense of control that motivates you to complete the process. There are three phases to The Master Cleanse: Ease-In, The Lemonade Diet, Ease-Out.
Ease-In – Starting The Master Cleanse
The Ease-In step of The Master Cleanse (Pre-Diet Routine) is not as important as the Ease-Out (Post-Diet Routine). In fact, you could skip the Ease-In completely and begin directly with The Lemonade Diet at anytime. However, beginning The Lemonade Diet with the Ease-In routine not only prepares your stomach for less food, but your mind as well.
The first two days of the Diet are not as shocking, and the impulse to eat is therefore more manageable. Use the 3 days of the Ease-In to gather your ingredients for the Master Cleanser Recipe. Regardless of whether you choose to Ease-In or go right to The Lemonade Diet, your Master Cleanse Kit will contain all of your ingredients, tools, equipment, and appliances that you will need during the Master Cleanse and The Lemonade Diet. The tools and equipment of The Master Cleanse Kit are used to prepare and make the Lemonade, as well as to produce your Daily Detox Bowel Movements.
Gather Your Master Cleanse Kit
Below are some other items you might consider for inclusion in your Master Cleanse Kit.
- Laxatives (to create Daily Detox Bowel Movements)
- Sea Salt (for The Salt Water Flush)
- Hand Juicers or Electric Juicers
- Teaspoon and Tablespoon Measures
- Naturally Non-caffeinated Herbal Teas
- Bio-Metric Measures (scales, ph-testers, body fat measures, and other devices to measure the results of your cleanse)
- Journals (to document the process, emotions, challenges and triumphs during the Master Cleanse)
Starting The Master Cleanse with the Ease-in is also a good time to build your confidence and exposure to a Living Food Diet, Raw Food Diet, Green Diet, Vegetarian Diet.. or whatever you call your ideal post-cleanse, food lifestyle. These are a lifestyle choices regarding the foods we eat. If the style of life you want is healthy, energetic, and long lasting then you must eliminate toxins, de-vitalized foods, processed foods, and otherwise dead-foods from your diet. Detox Diet Recipes such as these (and others), are great templates to base our daily food decisions on. We all know this deep down. The Master Cleanse, for most, is about a transition to a healthier lifestyle.
Ease-In Day 1 – Living Food Diet
To do the Living Food Diet, you only need to eat live foods. Simply remove processed foods, meat and dairy from your diet. Enjoy shopping for, and eating interesting fruits and vegetables. Savor the rich flavors and textures. Be sure that you don’t go too heavy on fruits as they are high in sugar. A 60/40 balance of vegetables to fruits is a good guideline.
Ease-In Day 2 – Juicing, Blending, Soups and Broths
This step preps your body for a liquid diet and delivers macro nutrients more quickly to your bloodstream. By breaking down the foods to liquids we can more readily take in the nutrients from the food. Fruit and Vegetable Juicing is very enjoyable. There are endless combination’s of tasty juicing recipes. Blending is equally enjoyable. Green smoothies are like drinking a glass of healing. If you do not have a juicer, you can make soups or broths.
Ease-In Day 3 – Orange Juice
Manually or electrically juice enough oranges to make 2 liters of Orange Juice, mixed with water (to taste). Sometimes I find it hard to get the calories I need through the day and so I add some Maple Syrup to increase my caloric intake.
The Lemonade Diet
Whether you begin The Lemonade Diet immediately or Ease-In, the process of the Lemonade Diet is the same. You will however, need to make two decisions to suit your personal preferences and/or your daily work and family routines. The first Master Cleanse Variation revolves around timing your daily flush. Perhaps equally important as Ending The Master Cleanse is the Daily Detox Bowel Movement. It is crucial to flush out the toxins your body is eliminating, and since you are not consuming digestible food (fiber) to create a bowel movement, you will have to make that happen.
“The Daily Detox Bowel Movement” is process that cleanses your body of the waste, and toxins. There are two accepted methods to produce Daily Detox Bowel Movements: Nightly Laxatives, and the Salt Water Flush. Prior to your first day on The Lemonade Diet you should have taken your Nightly Laxative. On your first full day you do not need to do the SWF so you can start drinking your Lemonade immediately upon waking.
Lemonade Diet – Step 1 – The Lemonade Diet Recipe
Awake, and prepare your Lemonade – this is your nourishment and energy source for the day. Soon after arising you will prepare your daily intake of Fresh Lemon Juice, Rich Maple Syrup, Cayenne Pepper and Pure Water. If you are doing The Salt Water Flush, you should drink your first glass of lemonade after your first bowel movement to allow the process of elimination to begin.
Drink your Lemonade Fresh! I can not stress this enough. The key to The Master Cleanse is the fresh lemon juice, and the living enzymes that it contains. The other ingredients are important as well, but the fresh lemon juice is irreplaceable (but yes, limes can be substituted).
The Lemonade Diet Concentrate
The longer your Lemonade sits, the more enzymes die. If you need to Pre-mix your Lemonade, then you should only mix a concentrate of just the Fresh Lemon Juice, and the Rich Maple Syrup. The maple syrup acts as a preservative. This Lemonade Diet Concentrate will keep the enzymes alive long enough to be consumed during the day.
Store The Lemonade Diet Concentrate in a cool, dark, glass container. Do not add the cayenne or water to the concentrate. The cayenne will “Steep” like tea, and make the concentrate very hot. The water will dilute the maple syrup and the enzymes in the Fresh Lemon Juice will die. Learn the details about Master Cleanse Enzymes and The Lemonade Diet Concentrate because it is crucial to your success, and is a leading cause of Master Cleanse Problems.
You will drink between 6 and 12 glasses of Lemonade each day (some people drink as much as 26 glasses per day). This will depend on how big or small you currently are (caloric needs), your tolerance to physical and psychological urges to eat, and your desire to to lose weight. Master Cleanse Weight Loss results vary according to your pre-cleanse weight, and can be managed, to a degree, by how much lemonade you drink.
Obviously you can Drink more, for less weight loss, and drink less to lose more weight. It is not a wise choice to drink less than 6 glasses in an effort to lose “extra” weight. Weight loss (if any), should occur naturally. It is wise to drink whenever you’re hungry, or when you feel a lack of energy (commonly felt as a weakness or mild shakiness), which is quickly corrected by drinking a glass of Fresh Lemonade. 12 glasses per day should be your starting point from which you will make adjustments.
Lemonade Diet Ingredients
Mix each of the following lemonade diet ingredients into a large glass:
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 Tablespoons Rich Maple Syrup
- 1/10 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper Powder – or to taste (as much as you can stand)
- 8 ounces (250 milliliters of Pure Water
1. Roll each lemon firmly between your palm and the counter. Put sufficient downward pressure as you rock the lemon back and forth under your hand. You are softening the lemon to make the extraction of juice more efficient.
NOTE: Store your lemons on the counter to ripen, NOT in the fridge. Enzymes are dormant in the fridge. You want those enzymes. If you buy 50 lemons in advance, as most people do, store 40 in the fridge at a time and take the 10 most ripe lemons out for your first day or two.
2. Next, cut the lemon and juice each half on the juicer (if using an electric juicer you may want to juice the whole allotment at once, since you will not be sure how many lemons will yield the proper amount of juice. You may initially find you will waste a lemon or two).
3. Add the rest of the lemonade ingredients into the glass, mix immediately, and drink.
Note: You might get a kick out of licking the tablespoon measure after adding your maple syrup. You may even come to look forward to this part of the process –just don’t “eat” the syrup in quantity).
Drink Pure Water Throughout the Day
I carry a 1-liter BPA-free Water Bottle filled with Pure Water with me at all times. This water will cleanse your palate of the lemonade, as well as maintain the illusion that your stomach is full. You can drink as much water as you do Lemonade. All the water you consume from (including the water in the lemonade), is a key factor in why this cleanse is so successful. Most of us are chronically dehydrated. And most of us eat when we are thirsty. We don’t understand the difference between the cravings for water and food. Drink as much as you can, but like anything, one shouldn’t overdo it.
Step 3 – Master Cleanse Detox – Induce Daily Bowel Movements
The Master Cleanse is a Detox Diet. The Detox of The Master Cleanse Diet occurs largely through Bowel Movements. The Daily Detox Bowel Movement is the result from the Nightly Laxative, and The Salt Water Flush. The Salt Water Flush is optional but the Bedtime Laxative is not. Some choose to do a Morning Laxative as well.
Master Cleanse Detox with Herbal Laxatives
There are several herbal laxatives that work well. Most people find that by using Laxative Tablets they are able to better manage the dosage. Often the suggested dosage is not enough to produce the movement in the morning. Tom Woloshyn, author of The Complete Master Cleanse swears that 4 tablets is a good starting point. If you cramp or wake up early with a movement, scale back to 3 tablets. If your movement doesn’t happen in the morning, scale up to 5 tablets.
Salt Water Flush is a process commitment in itself. Once you take the solution, you will have to be on guard, a bowel movement WILL be coming shortly. I don’t mean in 5, or even 15 minutes, but generally in 30-60 minutes after taking the salt water, you will have your first movement. The last movements will begin to wind down an hour or so after they begin.
Master Cleanse Detox with The Salt Water Flush
Using 1 liter BPA Free Water Bottle and your teaspoon measure, mix a solution of Sea Salt and Pure Water. The original book says 2 teaspoons, but I have used 1 tablespoon almost every time and it works the same for me each way. The last time I did the cleanse, I tried it each way (once with 2 teaspoons and then again with 1 tablespoon), and each time I had success.
NOTE: There have been many questions about this process. Many people complain that the SWF doesn’t worked for them. This is probably the most common mistake with the master cleanse. I believe it can work for everyone, but there are no absolutes in this world. The key is to adjust the amount of salt in order to create the right solution for your individual needs. Make sure you don’t used iodized table salt. NON-iodized sea salt is essential. The Salt Water Flush MUST be done on an empty stomach.
Shake the mixture well and move to the sink. If you throw up most of the mixture, you will not have success. Do whatever it takes to get it down, and keep it down. While it is not required to drink the solution in one go, you will find that the taste is such that you will want to get it down quickly. Many people have submitted their Salt Water Flush Tips that range from sipping the mixture through a straw or adding lemon juice to the mixture.
After you have consumed the solution, you can go about your activities until nature calls. Laying on your right hand is side to aid the solution on its journey through your digestive track.
What to Expect from The Salt Water Flush
When you first feel the rumble in your belly and your bowels, DON’T go running off to the bathroom. Give it a while. Let it brew! You should let it build up. You are going to have 3-7 movements, possibly more. Generally speaking, you will end up pushing out what you put in. The entire liter of sea salt water will be immediately expelled. This is because the solution is indigestible. You may have heard that, if you are stranded at sea, drinking sea water will only dehydrate you more. This is why. It just comes right out of you because the mixture is such that it is not absorbed.
NOTE: If your mixture is off or it doesn’t work (check to see if you have the right kind of salt. Did you do it on an empty stomach?), don’t worry. The amount of salt you just consumed is far less than your “regular”, modern diet. All is well. Just try again the next day with an adjustment in the amount of salt. I suggest adding an amount to the 2 teaspoons until you are successful.
Of course, along with the sea salt, you will be expelling waste. During the first 2 days you will be moving out the remaining solid matter in the digestive tract from the days prior to the Master Cleanse. If you began your diet immediately, this will be more true than if you Eased-in, and therefore have only juice in your system. Nevertheless, for each day you will expel solid matter. Gross, to be certain, but also empowering. You really begin to understand the value of this process when you recognize the elimination of waste that has been stored in your body for months, even decades.
NOTE: Your eliminations will be MOSTLY liquid from now on. You will only notice smaller material and clumps of thicker waste. Don’t expect large solid movements of any kind. You should be encouraged that even on day-10 you still have dark liquid in your first movements of the day. All the dark matter is retained waste that the cleanse is loosening and removing.
Once you feel you can no longer hold out, go to the bathroom. A word of warning while you wait for this moment. DO NOT FART!!! You will most certainly not pass only air – if you know what I mean. This is also true throughout the rest of your day. Don’t be fooled or you will be leaving work to change your shorts. The first movement will be rather large and fairly powerful. You will want to flush almost immediately. In order to understand the whole messy details, take a look… if you dare.
Stay close to a toilet and continue to move until the frequency eases. Once you can last 15 minutes without a serious movement, you are safe to go about your day. For this reason I choose to undergo this process in the morning, before I go out for the day.
Lemonade Diet Conclusion – Repeating the Process
That concludes the process of The Lemonade Diet. Just repeat for every day of your intended duration. Most Master Cleanse Practitioners won’t recommend less than 10 days. 10 days is a great achievement and will produce far better results as your body can really begin to focus on the deep and dark within. 14 days is very challenging and when added to the Ease-in and Ease-out is almost 3 weeks in total. I have heard of, and known, people who go for 30 and more.
Tom Woloshyn claims the longest he has heard of is 372 days straight with the second longest being 256. Some people do “Cleanse Stacks” where they will do 10 days followed by some regular eating and quickly going back on for another 10 days as many as 5 times. My suggestion is that 2 weeks is more than enough. There are reasons for Long Term Master Cleansing such as Disease Cleansing, but that topic is far outside of the scope of this article.
Ease-Out – Stopping The Master Cleanse
The Ease-out process of The Master Cleanse is the exact same as the Ease-In, but in reverse. Ease-In – it prepares you for the Ease-Out. You will be tempted to fast-track this process, but DON’T. Consider this step as ESSENTIAL. You can become nauseated if you start to eat too soon. Please don’t underestimate the importance of this process. On the other hand, don’t be scared of it either. You do risk some serious constipation or some of the worse Complications of The Master Cleanse – but if you eat something too soon, you will likely be okay in the long run. If you are unsure at any time – consult a doctor.
The most important factor to keep in mind during this stage of The Master Cleanse is to drink a lot of water. Especially when you are Fruit Juicing and Vegetable Juicing. If you do not make broth, and opt for juices instead, it is important you understand that the juice will have a great deal of fiber, and you need to make sure you have enough water in your system to keep you from becoming constipated.
Ease-Out Day 1 – Orange Juice
Manually or electrically juice enough oranges to make 2 liters of Orange Juice, mixed with water (to taste). Sometimes I find it hard to get the calories I need through the day and so I add some Maple Syrup to increase my caloric intake.
Ease-Out Day 2 – Juicing, Blending, Soups and Broths
This step preps your body for a liquid diet and delivers macro nutrients more quickly to your bloodstream. By breaking down the foods to liquids we can more readily take in the nutrients from the food. Fruit and Vegetable Juicing is very enjoyable. There are endless combination’s of tasty juicing recipes. Blending is equally enjoyable. Green smoothies are like drinking a glass of healing. If you do not have a juicer, you can make soup or broths.
Ease-Out Day 3 – Living Food Diet
To do the Living Food Diet, you need only to eat live foods. Simply remove processed foods, meat and dairy from your diet. Enjoy shopping for, and eating interesting fruits and vegetables. Savor the rich flavor and textures. Be sure that you don’t go to heavy on fruits as they are high in sugar. A 60/40 balance of vegetables to fruits is a good guideline.
Post Cleanse – After The Master Cleanse – Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle
When you are done The Master Cleanse, the next and maybe most important step is to begin to Eat Wisely. This sounds so simple, yet so many people go right back to eating emotionally to sooth their daily worries. Choose to Eat Wisely and you will not put the weight back on. Go back to Eating Poorly and you will gain back all the weight you just lost – and maybe more!
Master Cleanse Health Benefits
1. Flush out years of built up internal waste from your body:This can amount to 20 pounds or more of putrid fecal plaque, phlegm, mucus, and other waste.
2. The Master Cleanse is also used to lose weight: Singer/actress Beyonce Knowles announced that she used the Master Cleanse to lose 20 pounds for her role in the movie Dream Girls.
3. Doing the Master Cleanse together with family and friends is a great way strengthen your relationship with each other: As with most things in life nothing comes easy. Yes, the Master Cleanse can make miraculous changes in a very short time, but it’s not easy. If you can join with someone and do the cleanse together you’ll find as you support each other through the difficult times of the cleanse your relationship will deepen.
4. Cleansing your body will recharge your cells and vital organs, it also effects how you look. Doing the Master Cleanse can have a rejuvenating affect on your appearance. Helps get rid of acne: Detoxing your body using the Master Cleanse is also one of the quickest ways I know of to clear up acne.
Master Cleanse Side Effects
Experience Constant Hunger
While people on the Master Cleanse don’t generally experience constant hunger, they do often crave the very foods that they are trying to flush from their system. Some of the most common cravings are generally for greasy foods such as pizza and hamburgers, and for many people sugar. Although it is common to see a shift in your cravings as you go deeper in to the cleanse. I always seem to want whole wheat toast after the 3rd day. It’s important not to give in to such cravings, and keep in mind that the cravings are the worst on the first and second day. Once you get past those it does get better.
Some People Feel More Energized But Other Get Tired
Another side effect of the Master Cleanse is energy fluctuation. Although the Master Cleanse detoxifies your body and gives you more energy in the long run, initially people may experience tiredness and fatigue. The reason for this is that the body will divert all its energy to healing and detoxifying the system. That means that people on the Master Cleanse may have less energy available for daily activities. The good news is that, in most cases, tiredness during the Master Cleanse only lasts for a day or two. It usually occurs several days into the process. Due to energy fluctuations, people may also experience mood swings and general irritability.
Fluctuation in blood pressure, nausea and physical aches and pains are the most serious side effects of the Master Cleanse. Usually those effects only occur in rare cases where a person’s body is severely toxic to begin with.
Expect Frequent Bathroom Trips With Some Discomfort
The main purpose of the Master Cleanse is to remove toxins and waste material from the body. Many of the toxins and wastes involved are acidic. Due to the acid content in them, people on the Master Cleanse may experience some heat and discomfort during bowel movements. This does not happen in all cases. However, when it does happen, it is actually useful because it is a clear sign that toxins are being flushed out in significant amounts.
While on the Master Cleanse, many people drink an herbal laxative tea. The idea of the tea is that it assists the cleansing process by stimulating the colon and moving waste material through the body and out faster. The obvious side effect of that is that people need to use the bathroom frequently and with little warning when on the Master Cleanse.
That is a side effect which people should be especially aware of if they are going to be out in public for long periods of time. The herbal laxative tea can also cause some stomach cramping.
Your Body Will Purge Toxins Any Way It Can
As I mentioned above going on the Master Cleanse will cause your body to force out built up waste, and it does this in many different ways. The obvious ways this detoxing happens is when you go to the bathroom, but you might also experience:
- Heavy sinus draining
- Excessive ear wax
- White coating on your tongue
That last one the “white coating on your tongue” is a good way to measure the effectiveness of the cleanse. When the white coating fades away and your tongue turns pink it’s usually a sign that your body is free of internal waste. Some people on the Master Cleanse also have described mild swollen glands and cold-like symptoms that last for a day or two.
Heavy Coffee Drinkers Might Have It Worse
Anyone who is used to having a lot of caffeine in their system from things, such as coffee, also may experience caffeine withdrawal headaches when they go on the Master Cleanse. That problem is usually most prevalent during the first few days of the Master Cleanse. Although most of these side effects are mild and don’t occur in all people, it is wise to be aware of them before starting the process.
The Good Far Outweighs The Bad
I know everyone like to talk about all the good things that happen when you do the cleanse, and believe me there’s A LOT of good things that happen when you do the cleanse. I just wanted to give you the other side of the story. I hope this doesn’t scare anyone and keep them from trying the master cleanse because as I said there’s a lot of good things to be had by doing it. Just keep in mind that it’s can be difficult at times, but it’s well worth it.
Before Going On The Master Cleanse
The Master Cleanse should not be done if you are pregnant, or nursing.
The Master Cleanse is a restrictive diet, and even though 1000’s of people have successfully completed the Master Cleanse It’s always best to check with a doctor before going on the Master Cleanse – especially if you have any preexisting health conditions.
If you’re taking prescription drugs consult a doctor.
7 Most Common Mistakes
Master Cleanse Mistake 1: Fearing Misconceptions
The misconceptions listed here are simply unfounded beliefs held by people, usually instilled by an ignorant population, parents, friends and rumors. Our lives are filled with these misconceptions, sometimes known as wives tales.
Master Cleanse Mistake 2: Understanding Cravings
It is important to understand the different kind of cravings we have. It is true that there is a physical desire to eat, an instinct as strong as flight from danger or procreation. What isn’t necessarily true, however, is that every sensation of hunger is related to that life-or-death instinct.
Psychological cravings can be a part of our response. As we age, we begin to associate good or bad situations with eating. These associations – situations, smells, colors – are attached to emotions (good and bad), and then to eating. When scenarios arise that carry these messages, we feel a craving to eat, in the manner of Pavlov’s Dog.
In fact, almost all hunger pangs or cravings are psychological. You should not, however, ignore true hunger, which is difficult to describe other than to say: you’ll know it when you feel it. As you progress on the Cleanse, you will understand more clearly your limits and the messages your body is sending – which ones are real, and which ones make you eat with the fridge door open in your underwear at 11pm because your girlfriend just hung up on you.
Master Cleanse Mistake 3: Buying Low Grade Maple Syrup
Don’t be cheap or lazy here. There is PURE, unrefined, maple syrup available somewhere nearby. The real stuff contains all the nutrients natural to the product, the “blood” of a tree. These nutrients are used directly by your body, and are combined and converted with the nutrients and vitamins from the cayenne and lemon juice to provide your essential requirements.
Master Cleanse Mistake 4: Running out of Lemons or Maple Syrup
This happens easier than you would think, especially if you are being strict and only using organic lemons. Many organic stores are closed on Saturday or Sunday. And sometimes there is no store open at all. If you find yourself without lemons, just drink the maple syrup. If you are out of both, and are feeling low on energy, find a natural, sugar-based liquid. You want to treat your body like a living IV – intravenous. Just get some calories in there without disturbing your resting system.
Master Cleanse Mistake 5: Eating other Foods and Cheating
You may think a little cheating doesn’t hurt. Well, it does, if it causes you to fail. Once you get your mind/body thinking more about other foods, your desires will increase. Nothing with make that happen more quickly than eating other foods. This cleanse is a difficult challenge, and I’ll admit to a few tricks. On days when it feels more difficult, I drink a herbal tea in the evening with a little maple syrup in it. A small glass of pure, freshly squeezed orange juice can do wonders for the psyche. Just remember to wash it down with a lot of water.
Master Cleanse Mistake 6: Not Inducing Movements, Laxative and the SWF
Everyone Poops. You eliminate toxins by having bowel movements. Make it happen everyday, or at least every 18 hours. You can alternate evening one day, miss a day and go morning next, then miss a day and go evening next. Make a habit out of seeing how much cleaner your movements become every day.
Master Cleanse Mistake 7: Breaking too Fast or No Ease-Out
Most information out there ends at this sentence: Make sure you don’t break your fast too early. This area of the Cleanse may be construed as medical advice. You should note, I KNOW nothing more than the understanding my experience provides. However, I can at least safely state this: just ease yourself back in. If you have to eat NOW, then choose something smart like an orange. Be careful about constipation. Moving back to solids will require a lot of water to keep you smooth.