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The Lemonade Master Cleanse Diet Detox

Updated on February 25, 2014

The Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet To Detoxify Your Colon and Liver and Cleanse Your Entire Body

Are you thinking about doing the Master Cleanse Lemonade Detox Diet to lose weight or cleanse your colon and your body? What does this diet involve? Is it healthy? What should you expect when following the Master Cleanse Diet. Is it a good diet to use for weight loss or does it have another main purpose? You will be taking laxative treatments, and need accommodate for that (be sure you're near a toilet). But you will also be cleansing your body and your colon. Detoxifying yourself. Renewing your energy and your vitality. Read on and get ready and inspired to try out the Master Cleanse Diet yourself! You can also visit mrscleanse.com: mrscleanse.com also believes that the lemon detox refers to the cleansing process wherein lemon is at its center.

Not For Permanent Weight Loss

Although you'll lose weight quickly on this diet, the purpose is more to cleanse your colon and detoxify yourself rather than to be used as a permanent weight loss solution.

10 Day Master Cleanse Daily Journal - Take 1

What I Experienced The First Time I Tried The Master Cleanse Diet

Again, the Lemonade Master Cleanse is NOT about long-term weight loss. After the cleanse, look to incorporate as many superfoods that will keep you healthy and keep your hair and skin beautiful. These foods will keep you clean, although you still should do a regular cleanse diet to get rid of the toxins we're all regularly exposed to.

Day 1 - The Salt Water Flush wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I didn't drink Smooth Move tea the night before, but that didn't cause a problem. It didn't work as quickly as I thought either. I waited to start this diet until I had a morning with no out-of-the-home commitments, just in case. It was nothing horrifying, but I would recommend giving yourself half an hour to sip your quart of salt water and then 2 hour for the magic to happen. Get yourself up early to give yourself a big enough window. I wouldn't want to be far from a bathroom for 3 hours after drinking that stuff! The lemonade is nice tasting, but I really became conscious of all the times I WOULD'VE been snacking out of boredom or out of routine. I drank 6 cups of lemonade. You feel full, but you just feel like you should grab a snack or eat with your family... Intense solid food cravings. Finishing off the day with a cup of senna tea was a treat for the taste sense!

Day 2 - The food cravings got even worse on this day. Also, the salt water flush was really not fun to drink this morning. It didn't work as well as it did on Day 1, even though I had Smooth Move tea the night before. I again drank 6 cups of lemonade and finished the day with a cup of Smooth Move tea. I considered giving it up several times out of just wanting to eat something, anything.. I also had intense dreams of cheating on the diet and eating food. When I woke up, I had to think if this really happened or not!

Day 3 - The salt water flush was again NOT a morning treat. I was forcing myself to drink lemonade as I had a lot of commitments outside the home. I had to go 6 hours without access to lemonade in the evening and got very hungry. While I was driving home I was being truly goofy, singing about 'skinny minny me' and how proud I'd be in order to avert myself from stopping in a fast food place. I was SOOO hungry. Of course, this was not a fault of the diet, but rather of my scheduling and lack of properly packing. You're not meant to premix the lemonade as too many of the enzymes from the lemon will die off from that method. Rather, its suggested you premix the lemon, maple syrup and cayenne and bring that with you, mixing that solution with water as you need a drink. I should do this. When I got home I drank several glasses of lemonade and then finished off with my Smooth Move tea and then went to bed. I again had vivid dreams of eating solid food. However, I do think I made it through the evening BECAUSE I was so busy.

Day 4 - The salt water flush was not bad this morning. It still wasn't tasty, but it wasn't as awful of a shock. I still take a half hour to sip it, its become the replacement for my morning cup of coffee. I had another busy day that had me out of the house for 8 hours. I again did not prepare for this time away from home. I did drink 2 glasses of water while I was out, but this was not enough to quench my hunger. I only had time for 1 glass of lemonade after my salt water flush before I had to leave for the day. After my commitments, I had errands to run. When I finally got home at 8pm, I was ravenous. Knowing that it wouldn't be wise to drink all that lemonade before bed, I helped myself to solid food. This was a guilty delight. I had about 1 oz of smoked salmon (2 tbsps?), half a sprouted whole-grain tortilla, 2 tbsps hummus, a 2-inch square piece of cheese lasagna, 1/2 cup roast carrots with maple syrup and 1/2 cup vegan 'ice cream'.. I also had 3 cups of green tea. This was a guilty pleasure and I intend to get back on the boat tomorrow. Not longer after eating, I felt gassy. Thankfully I remembered that you NEVER PASS GAS when you're on this diet. Its going to be more than that.. I'll finish my night with my Smooth Move tea and get back on track tomorrow. To avoid this problem in the future though, I'm going to bring a lemon/cayenne/maple syrup concentrate and mix that with water as needed. I have a triple-header day on Saturday and 2 commitments on Sunday. I don't want those to end up like today. It will be interesting to see what effect that solid food has on me tomorrow.. I had awful insomnia - maybe this is related to my cheating.

Day 5 - Oh, I fell off the wagon. I'm going to finish the food in my fridge before it goes bad and start again on Monday.. BUT, I'll be eating vegan until then :)

The Master Cleanse Diet Journal - Take 2

Trying to make it through a full 10 days in a row this time!

Day 1 - I've got an interview next Thursday and a few auditions this week, so I decided to start up my cleanse again sooner than I was planning on it. The second time through (and being at home for the day) I found it very easy to complete a full day of the cleanse. The salt water flush didn't even seem as bad as it did the first time I did it. I really do feel good when I'm on the cleanse diet. When I ate food after a few days of cleansing, I felt SO heavy. I'm enjoying it more this time around. I did have stuff to do in the afternoon that had me out of the house for a while so I packed some lemonade to go As the diet specifies, I mixed 2 tbsp maple syrup and 2tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice for each glass of lemonade I intended to have (you shouldn't premix to much as its not as effective the longer the lemon juice sits) and put that in a thermos. You're supposed to add the cayenne right at the time of mixing, otherwise it will mix with the lemonade and make it ultra-spicy, so I just brought my whole bottle of it along. I also brought a bottle of water, a drinking glass and measuring spoons. Whenever I got hungry, I'd mix 2 tbsp of concentrate, 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper and water in my drinking glass. This did let me deal with hunger and the temptation of driving past fast food restaurants or walking past food kiosks much better: I didn't cheat!

Day 2 - I didn't have time to do the salt water flush this morning, due to early commitments, nor will I be able to do it tomorrow. I stuck to things fairly easily today, without having too many food cravings. I did salivate though when someone brought a bag full of bagels with cream cheese into the salon where I was.. I considered giving up and stopping off for a snack on my way home, but I'm broke, so that question was easily solved. Also, the fact that I now know I can have unsweetened herbal tea throughout the day brightens my outlook. I really miss having a variety of tastes on this diet. I kinda miss a variety of textures too. And just the motions of chewing too! I'm already starting to plan for tomorrow morning though. As I have to wake up and start getting ready by 5am tomorrow, I'll probably get up at 3:30 to drink the salt water and then go back to bed for a half hour.

That didn't last long! Believe me, you need to plan ahead to do the Lemonade Master Cleanse!

Its Not Just Gas

Don't ever think you're just going to pass gas. Your colon has been flooded with salt water. Its going to come out. Get yourself to a toilet even if you don't think you need one!

Have you ever tried a Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet?

Have you ever tried to detox and cleanse yourself with the Master Cleanse Diet?

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organic lemon
organic lemon

Lemons

Needed for their enzymes and certain vitamins and minerals

Be sure to use organic lemons. You should drink the juice immediately after squeezing it for the enzymes to have their full effect in aiding your digestion. Also, do not refrigerate the lemons before using them. Leave as many lemons out on your counter to remain at room temperature as you think you'll need for the day. Use organic lemons: The taste is far superior and not bitter. The lemons should not be turning brown, as those will taste bitter. Roll the lemon between a hard surface and your palm in order to release more juice from it when squeezing. You will get your 2 tbsp. of lemon juice needed for the lemonade drink from approximately 1/2 a lemon. You may even want to invest in an electric citrus juicer to get the most lemon juice from your produce. Also, be sure not to use "Meyer Lemons' as they are not true lemons, but rather a hybrid of lemons and mandarin oranges.

organic grade B maple syrup
organic grade B maple syrup

Maple Syrup

Be sure to use organic, grade B syrup

Most of the popular brands of 'maple syrup' are not true maple syrup. They contain sweeteners, colorants, preservatives, etc... They're full of the toxins you're trying to rid yourself of! It is for this reason precisely that you need to use 2 tbsp. of organic grade B maple syrup for the cleanse. Organic means it is REAL maple syrup, free of any additional ingredients. Grade B is the most nutritious grade of maple syrup available. When limiting your diet as much as you do for the Master Cleanse, it is important to get all the nutrients possible from your maple syrup. In addition to supplying the calories your body needs to function, maple syrup provides additional vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Organic cayenne pepper
Organic cayenne pepper

Cayenne Pepper

Why would you add cayenne to lemonade?

Cayenne pepper helps alkalize your body: You want to have an alkaline body for the greatest health. It raises the metabolism and makes delivery of nutrients more efficient as it thins the blood and speeds everything up. It assists the lemon and breaking up and freeing mucus in the body. Its very important that you spice up your lemonade with 1/10 tsp of cayenne pepper. Choose a pepper that is deep orange or red in color as this shows its freshness.

Questions I Have About The Master Cleanse

As I go through the Master Cleanse, I'm going to add questions that I have here. For someone who loves food and cooking as much as I do, its hard to just have one taste over and over, although I DO like the lemonade. Here are some questions (and answers to those questions) I have about the Master Cleanse diet. If they're not answered yet, it means I haven't found the answer yet.

  1. Is it OK to drink water if you're not near your lemonade? - Yes, you can drink all the water you want, just be sure you're drinking at least 6 - 8 glasses of lemonade daily in addition to this.
  2. Is it OK to drink unsweetened herbal tea during the day for variety? - YES. Be sure to take advantage of this if you're craving a new taste. Just be sure the ingredients are organic and contain nothing but leaves: no colorants, flavorings or other stuff! And no sweetener. Also, be sure you're drinking enough of your lemonade still.
  3. What should you do if you cheat and eat some solid food during your cleanse? -
  4. A criticism I've heard of the Master Cleanse is that you also empty the good bacteria from your bowels, along with all the toxins and built up waste. Can you take probiotic supplements, such as Kyo Dophilus, during the cleanse? -

The Master Cleanse Diet In The News

Lots of People Are Talking About This Detox Diet That Debuted In The 1970s

I Heard It Through The Diet Grapevine - The New York Times

Celebrities On The Master Cleanse Detox Diet

Ashton Kucher, Demi Moore, Beyonce

Master Cleanse: Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore Stop Eating, Start Flushing - healthpop by CBS News

Celebrities On The Master Cleanse (Denzel Washington, Beyonce Knowles, Robin Quivers of the Howard Stern Show, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jared Leto, Ashanti) - Master Cleanse Website themastercleanse.com

Is A Cleanse Diet Healthy? - To Do A Detox Fasting Cleanse Or Not..

Do You Think A Detox Cleansing Fast Like The Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet Is A Healthy Way To Cleanse Your Body?

Definitely - its like an oil change for the system!

Definitely - its like an oil change for the system!

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    No way - one cannot survive on water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. This is a fad that is irresponsible to promote.

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      • Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

        I don't think it would be good for you. To me it sounds like going bulimic. I agree it probably does remove good bacteria. Many doctors have said they are harmful diets....but then again, they speak out against a lot of good things. Good luck to you on your diet.

      The Lemonade Master Cleanse Detox Diet Shop

      Get Yourself Ready for the Master Cleanse Detox Diet

      In order to fully reap the benefits of this 10-day Master Cleanse lemonade detox diet, you'll need the correct ingredients and equipment. Be sure you have all of these items on hand before you start your cleanse as you may be too tired to go out and do any shopping while doing the cleanse. Shop and stock up ahead of time so you can get plenty of rest while you're cleansing yourself.

      Equipment Needed To Complete The Master Cleanse Detox Diet - Not A lot Of Equipment Needed To Do This Detox Diet

      The only equipment you'll need to follow The Master Cleanse Lemonade Detox Diet will be things to measure your ingredients and also to juice your lemons. This is a very budget-friendly diet.

      Foods Needed For The Lemonade Master Cleanser Diet - A few basic detox, colon cleansing items

      You won't need to buy many products to follow the cleanse diet, just make sure the items you get are the right ones. Be sure not to use sweetened and processed maple syrup, tap water, non-organic lemons or iodized salt.

      More Books On The Master Cleanse

      You might enjoy the results of the Master Cleanse Detox Colon Cleansing Diet so much you'll work it into a regular rotation. Check out these other Master Cleansing books.

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      After doing a full 10-day course of the Master Cleanse diet, what changes did you find? Did you have significant weight loss? Did you have more energy? Did old health ailments disappear? What did you experience after completing the lemonade detox diet?

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          poetryman6969 2 years ago

          This kind of stuff is very entertaining to read about but I would never do it. Too extreme for me.

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          aaxiaa lm 3 years ago

          Maybe I'll try it

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          startin tomorrow.... :(( wish me luck:)

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          Delia 5 years ago

          Oh lordy, this sounds like the prep stuff you drink before you have a colonoscopy...that was so hard to go through, just the thought of salty lemonade makes me sick...I give you credit for trying this, just be careful.

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          Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

          Great tips on the lemon and cayenne pepper. I could not even try this diet. It sounds like colonoscopy prep and that is miserable.

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          aishu19 5 years ago

          Wow this is interesting..not sure if I would stay on track with this and see it through 10 days..Good luck to you though...