If you are interested in your health, this article is for you.
The Master Cleanse
I am about to finish a shortened version of a Master Cleanse and I have learned much, check out the end.
For the past 3 days (actually 2 days and 23 hours and 37 minutes now), I have been resisting the temptation to eat tasty foods. Instead, I have been drinking a very strong potion between 6 and 12 times a day to meet my caloric needs and to cleanse out my body.
The Master Cleanse Potion:
1/2 squeezed organic lemon juice
2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons of organic maple syrup (then switched to Raw Organic Blue Agave Syrup)
8 ounces of pure water (my Brita water will have to do)
I also have been drinking a Salt Water Wash, which is just a big class of water with 2 tablespoons of salt, 2 times a day (read on at your own risk!) that basically clears you out…. if you know what I mean.
Why the Master Cleanse?
Honestly, I have been feeling sluggish and sleepy. More so, than I would like. I have talked to a lot of people about eating healthier, especially only eating raw foods. I want to give it a try for 30 days and I really want to do it right. So I researched a cleanse to do at the start of the diet, to clean out the toxins from my body (which I definitely have a lot from eating at all those gas stations for the past year.)
Mixed Reviews on the Master Cleanse
Although there were mixed reviews on the internet, I had to see for myself. I must say that I am very happy with the experience and will do it again… maybe even soon and a little longer. However, I am not recommending it, you are going to have to make your own decision.
I will share with you what I have learned though.
Lessons from the Master Cleanse
1. You can go much longer without food than you think.
It has been three days and although the syrup has provided much of the calories that I have needed, I feel remarkably unhungry (only 11 minutes to go though and I am still going to eat when it has been 3 days on the button).
2. I feel more in tune with my body.
I am able to ‘feel’ more of my body and experience my whole body. I can feel my internal organs more and other parts of my body that I don’t usually think of as me.
3. You will think crazy things when you are hungry.
I can see why people steal when they are hungry. I probably would. There was a piece of pizza in my fridge from Mr. Pizza, a local pizza place. Inside was a slice of dried up cheese pizza, that I kept taunting me every time I opened the fridge to grab my water for another potion. Also, there was an almond sitting on the floor that was looking extremely tempting.
4. I can’t wait to eat fruits and vegtables!
It has set the stage well for a raw diet, because eating at all will be a step up. We will see if this continues.
5. Lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and syrup ain’t all bad.
Do you have any experience with the Master Cleanse or with a Raw Diet?
Share your experiences in the comments and keep rocking the world!
Ps. I have 5 minutes to go!!!