The Master Cleanse or the Lemonade Diet was developed by Stanley Burroughs, a former alternative medicine practitioner. About two years ago, I did the Master Cleanse for 10 days. Stanley Burroughs recommends doing the cleanse for a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 40 days. The purpose of the cleanse is to detoxify our bodies of the accumulated toxins, metals, and mucus. The cleanse is also used to break bad habits such as drug, alcohol, or caffeine addictions. I personally did the cleanse because I was feeling very fatigued during graduate school. I would sleep an abnormal 12 hours a day. I was always hungry and never seemed to be satisfied with the amount of food I ate. I couldn’t start my day without coffee. I had tried the Master Cleanse twice before actually succeeding and doing it for 10 days. The first two times I couldn’t get past day 2. It requires a lot of mental preparation beforehand. However, by the third attempt I was so fed up with my poor physical and mental conditions, that I was extremely determined to stay focused and finish the cleanse. The cleanse consists of purified water, freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice, grade B maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. Before going to bed you have to drink a laxative tea and drink a sea salt water flush in the morning. Built up toxins are released through several bowl movements. In fact, many overweight people who are on the Master Cleanse release 10-20 pounds of built up fecal matter.
Master Cleanse Results 10 Days
Days 1-3 were the toughest for me. My body was getting extremely fatigued and I had sever migraines as the toxins were being released from my body. This is normal. Some people even start vomiting. I was also getting severe hunger pangs but kept moving.
On Day 4 I was starting to feel the positive affects of the cleanse. My mind felt clear, my body felt lighter, and for the first time my apartment was very organized and clean. It’s amazing how our physical and mental well-being can reflect in our surroundings.
On day 5 of the cleanse I felt severe hunger pangs. I was ready to quit. I started rummaging through my cabinets for any food I could find but remembered that I had cleared my kitchen of food in order to ensure my success in finishing the master cleanse. In an effort to calm down my stomach, I gulped down my bottle of the mixture. Ten minutes later I felt this intense feeling of joy. It was a rush of endorphins released in my body that put me on cloud nine. I had never felt like this before. I was so happy! My mind felt the most clear is has ever felt in a long time. Most importantly, I had a natural surge of energy consistently for the rest of the 10 days.
I do recommend people do the Master Cleanse if they are in reasonably good health and check with a doctor before doing it. However, I do NOT recommend it be used for weight loss purposes. Although I did lose about ten pounds during the ten days, I gained back the weight in a week. The Master Cleanse is a good means of removing built up toxins and rejuvenating the body. You will have noticeably healthier skin and your overall well-being will improve.