Lose Weight with the Master Cleanse
There’s that point when we diet, where the struggle to shift those extra few pounds, is all too real. We’re hitting the gym, eating the right foods and still it remains.
One major factor in losing weight is your body becomes clogged with toxins, which affect your body’s ability to burn fat effectively. The aptly named Master Cleanse diet is perfect for this task. It has just the right amount of nutrients to be able to function normally, whilst giving you digestive system and internal organs a well earned rest. This in turn helps your metabolism to get back up to speed flushes out toxic build up from your liver, kidneys and colon.
The diet was devised by Stanley Burroughs in 1940 as a cure for stomach ulcers. With the cayenne pepper and lemon cleanse explained in his book “The Master Cleanser”, first published in 1976. Also known as the “lemonade diet”, the lemon juice and cayenne pepper drink is just one phase of this diet.
I should stress, before starting any diet you should always consult a physician.
Master Cleanse Diet
Before starting the lemonade part of the diet, you allow a three day ease in period. Remembering to stay hydrated only with mineral water. No tea or coffee.
Day one: Only fruit and vegetables are consumed.
Day Two: Drink pure fruit and veggie juices only, no solids.
Day Three: Drink 2 liters of orange juice mixed with water.
The Master Cleanse Recipe
During the main cleansing phase, you consume only the lemonade in place of food. Each serving is made up of the following:
- 2 tsp of grade B organic maple syrup
- 1/10 tsp of cayenne pepper
- 8 oz. of filtered water.
You consume the ‘lemonade’ six to twelve times per day, following each glass with a glass of mineral water. Ideally you would follow the diet for 10 days, but I would advise reducing this to 3 days if it’s your first time.
After the cleanse, solid food is slowly introduced back into your diet. Similar to the ease in period, but in reverse.
Day One: Only orange juice is consumed.
Day Two: Fruit juice, vegetable juice and vegetable broth.
Day Three: Same as day Two, but adding raw fruit and vegetables.
After that you can return to your normal diet.
You should also be aware that during the Master Cleanse diet, you may experience some side-effects. These include food cravings, fatigue and headaches. If these get too much, eat a small piece of raw fruit or vegetable and recommence when you feel better.
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