Alright! so, I finally after almost 5 years of forgetting, remembering, not having enough money, to having enough then splurging on other things, to presently having the money again, I can actually say I started The Master Cleanse. What is The Master Cleanse (TMC)? It’s has many names such as Lemonade Diet, Lemon Cleanse, Beyonce Diet, etc. The original cleanse, created by Stanley Burroughs, consists of the following…
- 2 Tablespoons of lemon or lime juice (approx. 1⁄2 lemon)
2 Tablespoons of Organic maple syrup (Grade B)
1/10 Teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
8oz water, room temperature or cold
- Sea salt water ( Real non-iodine sea salt)
- Laxative Herbal Tea
The purpose of this is not just to loose weight. I’ve seen a lot of people use this detox as a means of just loosing weight, especially here in America because that’s what only eating healthy is for forgetting about the soulful benefits of it all! Skinny/slim/avg/underweight people can use this detox as well and not loose dramatic amounts of pounds but relatively maintain a healthy weight or even gain a little. Yes, it is possible.
I personally am using this detox to restore my body. I want to rid the toxins I have accumulated through the fast foods and other chemicals I drenched my body in. I want to rid this acne issue and clear up my skin, I want to reset my digestive track which has been badly mistreated by me and my gluttony. Improve my flexibility, if possible, and just overall feel good, clear, and healthy. I am already in the middle of Day 2, but I am going to explain how day one went.
The night before, I took my smooth move laxative herbal tea that hit me hard in the morning following the salt water flush. I didn’t have many bathroom runs only two which I was cool with. I had orange juice a few hours later by accident, it was a small amount, so I figured I’ll continue with the cleanse. I went to buy all my supplies realizing how expensive organic lemons can be. It was a slight turn off, but I said, “No! this is for a greater purpose.” I made my first concoction about 4 pm, It was very late in the day, I know. It was actually pretty good! I am ecstatic about tasting real maple syrup. It’s amazing! it’s so good! I even sometimes sneak in an extra tablespoon just to taste. I wouldn’t be completely honest if I said I haven’t thought about drinking it straight. I want a maple tree in my backyard. Anyways, day 1 is always easiest. I did find it quite interesting how around 11pm I got really hungry and I just had 32oz juice less then 15 mins prior. Although I felt full I had a strong craving or sensation to eat again. Then I notice that around 11pm is usually when I have dinner since I always come home late…Interesting, aye!