Posted by Cass on March 22, 2009, at 15:33:28
I've started the master cleanse. I've done it several times before for varying lengths of time, the longest was 14 days. It is sort of drastic, I suppose, but I think a modified fast will help reduce my cravings for sugar and salt and processed foods. Then when I'm finished, I'll start back on a healthy plant-based diet of mostly raw food. The cleanse will get at least some of this weight off my body, and that'll be an encouraging start.
If anyone doesn't know what the master cleanse is, it's a diet of "lemonade." The recipe is made with fresh-squeezed lemon juice, grade b maple syrup, water and cayenne pepper. It tastes good. You drink about 10 glasses a day. In the morning you do a salt water flush by drinking salt water (I'm going to skip that part) and in the evening you drink a laxative tea. The whole idea is to clean out your body of toxins, especially the colon.
Have any of you ever done it before?
Wish me luck.