Thursday, October 7, 2010
Fad Diet #1: The Master Cleanse
This is my lease favorite part of the Fad Diet Experience. I thought I had one person doing this with me but she is actually heading out of town so I am on my own with the master cleanse. Aside from not wanting to drink this nasty drink for 5 days I am a little embarrassed to talk about the effects it is supposed to have on my body. Let me give you the full rundown.
This is a detox diet.
To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body.
To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system.
To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body.
To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles.
To relieve pressures and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels.
To build a healthy bloodstream.
To keep youth and elasticity regardless of our years.
You drink a mixture of Water, Lemon Juice, Cayenne Pepper, and Maple Syrup during the day whenever hungry. No food whatsoever. This mixture will loosen the buildup along the intestinal tract and allow you to poop it out. It also detoxifies the liver, kidneys, lungs and other organs. This diet is not meant for weight loss but more for detoxing the body, but will aid in weight loss in the long haul.
In the morning you drink a Salt Water Flush and at night you take a laxative. This is the part I am not all that excited to share.
There is a Ease in and Ease Out part of this diet as well. Today I am Easing In so I am not drinking the formula yet, but eating live foods, fruits and veggies. The Ease Out is more important than the In so I will probably start the Ease Out on Monday night Tuesday morning. This program can be done anywhere from 3-30 days. They suggest you do a 7-10 day cleanse and increase your time frame the more experienced you are or how frequently you cleanse. I will be drinking the formula for 4 days with a 1 day Ease In and 2 day Ease Out.
If you want to learn more about this diet there are thousands of websites devoted to it. Just google The Master Cleanse, or The Lemonade Diet. Both will give you more results than you ever imagined.
I am so very not excited about this and hope I will have a much more pleasant experience than what I am expecting. Sometimes I can convince myself it will be horrible and hopefully it will not be as bad as I think. I will keep you all updated on the progress and as usual if I feel like this is compromising my health in any way I will stop the detox. I'm not fixing to harm my body for a project.
Here goes nothing...