So you’ve heard of the Master Cleanse, and you want the official rundown. Can it really be done? What exactly does it do? Is it worth it? This Guide to the Master Cleanse gives you answers.
Introduction • Why Do It • How To • Ingredients • Recipe • Links
The Master Cleanse, sometimes referred to as “The Lemonade Diet” is a 10-day cleanse in which the participant drinks only the prescribed mixture; consuming no solid food. Its end results are better health, high energy, healthier weight, and lessened addiction to harmful foods, among other benefits.
The Master Cleanse has been completed by thousands of people and is one of the quickest, most powerful, effective cleanses there is. The cleanse gives the body a break long to regenerate itself, while clearing its subject of toxins and unwanted elements.
Why Do It?
To Jumpstart your journey to better health.
Going vegan? Tossing frankenfoods out of your diet? Quitting soda? The Master Cleanse provides excellent transition support for any wellness inspired change. It eliminates chemicals that signal us to grab harmful foods, or crave. Without these cravings, you’ll have a clean slate + fresh start at better health.
To lose weight
The MC give a great start to a fitness kick. It’s frustrating when you gain few results no matter how hard you hit the gym. Why? Not everyone knows that toxins are stored in our fat. The body sometimes resists burning fat to avoid releasing toxins into the bloodstream. Getting all of that out of your body first makes losing weight a lot easier, and lose weight you will.
There’s SO much junk inside us. To eliminate it!
You spend 10 days eating no physical food… yet on the 10th day, you’ll still be having physical.. eliminations. 0.o Right. Your intestine is a big place, and there is waste lodged in there from when you were like, 7. Get rid of it, and you’ll feel a lot better!
Because you’re sick.
The Master Cleanse cures stuff. Diabetes, ulcers, you name it– proper use has rendered many people disease free. The book below explains how. Married with other Holistic Techniques, a well composed holistic program can liberate a person ailing from disease.
Sounds great. What are you waiting for?
Here are some commonly held Hang Ups.
I don’t want to get skinnier!
The only things leaving your body will be things you don’t need. You won’t fall to an unhealthy weight, you will just level out. You can easily build back muscle and healthy weight as soon as you finish.
I need to eat. I can’t go that long without food.
You definitely can. The ingredients of the mixture provide all nutrients necessary for sustenance. Most people crave the first couple of days (the third one’s a kicker) and feel fine afterward.
Not eating builds a great deal of personal strength and self control. It helps us see how often the real reasons we eat have nothing to do with wanting to stay alive. We tend to be so addicted to the way certain foods make us feel. In placing that enslavement on pause, we become more powered to resist things that are not beneficial to us (edible or otherwise), and begin our escape from food’s controlling grip.
Okay, I’ll Do It!
We knew you’d come around :-).
First. Know what you’re getting into. Read the book that introduced the cleanse in the first place.
It’s like 11 pages, contains tons of information, & will give you much needed perspective on what you’re doing, the way you’re doing it, and why.
Clear up the uncertainty and confusion. Download it free using the link.
Prepare yourself mentally and physically. Start eating liquid food (smoothies & juices) and enter inner transformation by being calm and reflective. This is is a truncated schedule we like, but longer transitional periods are advisable. The schedule is also designed to encourage personal growth and transformation- goals not requisite to the cleanse, but recommended. See what feels right.
Where do I get the Stuff??
Trader Joe’s & the farmer’s markets are your friends. Do your absolute best to get the good stuff.
Two glass bottles of syrup from Trader Joe’s can last the whole cleanse.
One box of Smooth Move costs about $5, but you can also buy and use loose leaf Senna in bulk for less.
5 bags of organic lemons can cost up to $20 Lemons
You can buy cayenne pepper in bulk or get a small box for a few bucks. Organic makes a difference.
In all, expect to spend 30-42 bucks on materials. Cheaper than what you would normally spend on food in 10 days, right? Right.
Use Quality Ingredients!
This cannot be over emphasized. The better your ingredients, the more effective your cleanse. You don’t want to suffer and struggle with your demons for 10 days and not even get the most out of it, right? I tried using crappy lemons one time and… :-(.
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
- 1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
- 10 oz Water.
- 60 ounces of filtered water
- 12 Tablespoons of organic grade B maple syrup
- 12 Tablespoons of organic lemon juice
- 1/2 Teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
Cleansing on a busy schedule: If you are on the go and can’t make each serving fresh, juice the lemons & add the syrup only. The water and cayenne cause the mixture to oxidize, so add the appropriate amounts when you’re ready to drink instead. 😉
Laxative tea: It is vital that you have Smooth Move or other laxative tea before you go to bed and when you awake in the morning. You’ll be amassing lots of waste, and you have to give it some way to come out.
An alternative is the salt flush: 2 teaspoons of natural, non-iodized sea salt with 32 ounces of warm (not hot) filtered or bottled water. Drink the entire portion. You can sub this some of your mornings.
MOST IMPORTANT PRECEPT: FINISH!
What can Hinder your Success?
5 pathways to Selling yourself short
Not following through. Giving up, Cheating, and short-cutting are easy ways to find yourself in the same spot you began in. Resolve STRONGLY to finish this cleanse to get a full breadth of its benefits. Not on the 3rd day, not on the 5th day, not even on the 9th day should you cheat or quit! Read the book and write a note to yourself on why you’re doing this so you have a firm basis as it gets underway.
Combining it with food. Some people combine the cleanse with minimal food if they are doing it for such extended periods as 40 days. Don’t do this if you’re doing it for 10. The entire point is to let your digestive system rest so it can get rid of the junk and begin to regenerate. It’s worth it!
Using the wrong ingredients. Store bought lemon juice, poor quality lemons, Aunt Jamima syrup, etc. are all easy ways to waste your time, get no results, and maybe have some health issues. Use the best you can find, and don’t go making any substitutions.
Eating the same once it’s over If you go back to eating the same as before, you will go back to the same state as before. Don’t waste you’re hard work by eating the same. Because it gives your pallet a clean slate, this provides you an excellent opportunity to create better health than before. Start giving better fuel to your body. If you aren’t sure what that means, use the info below to find out.
Questions Doubts, Uncertainties? If you’re thinking about or are in the midst of a cleanse and have querries put ’em here. We’ll do our best to help 🙂
Key Concepts: Food Liberation, Fasting, Self Mastery, Advanced Eating Systems
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