The master cleanse drink consists of fresh lemon juice, purified water, organic maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Sounds weird, I know, but it is very effective at cleaning out the internal organs of the waste and toxins that build up over a lifetime. The master cleanse drink is taken throughout the day while on the diet.
The master cleanse (as the lemonade diet was originally known) is basically a juice fast. For a period of 7-10 days normally–though it can be more–you drink 60-80 oz of a special lemon juice drink throughout the day. In the morning, when you first wake up, you drink a mixture of lukewarm water and sea salt to begin the internal flushing process. At night, you drink a cup of herbal laxative tea to help encourage the expulsion of the toxins that have collected in your body. Master cleanse experts recommend you stay near a bathroom for around an hour after drinking the salt water and the tea… if you know what I mean!
The lemonade diet drink has a lot of benefits. Consuming this drink is a great way to quickly eliminate the toxins and garbage that you have collected in your colon and other places throughout your life. That poisonous “gunk” leaves people tired, listless, and sick. People who have successfully completed the diet have reported more energy, better mental focus, and a general “lightness” to their being. Many natural health practitioners attribute conditions like psoriasis, excema, asthma, foot fungus and more to an overabundance of toxins. Even diseases like diabetes and cancer can often be helped by ridding your body of these compounds it is not properly eliminating.
As with any “quick weight loss” type of diet (although I stress again, that is not the purpose of this diet), there can be dangers. Rapid weight loss is generally not a good idea, although there may be times when it is warranted. Please consult your physician. This diet does not contain any fiber–hence the laxatives. It also does not contain any protein. It won’t kill you to go without protein for 10 days, but you may feel a little weak at times.
The lemonade diet is toughest for the first three days. If you can make it past that, you will do fine. The lemonade diet drink takes some getting used to, especially when that is your only food, but the system shock is mostly over after the first three days. It is important that you make a commitment to yourself to see it through. Remind yourself of the benefits and how much better you will feel after this period of temporary discomfort. This process will be rejuvenating for your body… it’s essentially a “reboot” of your system… starting over clean. Try the lemonade diet drink–the master cleanse drink–for 10 days and you will not be sorry.