Today Joey and I started our second go at the Master Cleanse. Yes, this is the cleanse where all you have is fresh lemon juice, pure maple syrup and cayenne pepper. This provides you with all the nutrients you need while flushing out those nasty toxins in your body. It's not intended for weight loss, but it does have that effect. The last time we did it, I lost 20 pounds in ten days. That was four years ago. One of the hardest thing about doing this cleanse or any cleanse in timing. You have to plan well.
Since we have a three-day weekend we figured this would be a great time to start. We have no social events coming up, no commitments, no visitors. We have two completely free weeks to drink our way to health.
Everyone seems to have an instant opinion on this cleanse. Most people that know absolutely nothing about it will tell you it's not good for you and dangerous. Well, to them I suggest they read up on it. Back when we first didn't there weren't many blogs on it, but now there are tons. Since it was harder for me to get information back then I asked my doctor and she said it was fine for ten days to two weeks and if I felt even slightly bad to stop and go see her. I didn't end up seeing her during my cleanse. It went just fine.
Each day of the cleanse starts off with a inner salt water bath. You mix two teaspoons of pure sea salt with a quart of warm water and drink it down. The first time I ever did it I thought I would gag. I couldn't drink the whole thing. Today it wasn't so bad. I guess I knew what to expect.
The lemonade mixture is not that bad. It kind of tastes good. I also already knew what to expect here. What did I not expect? I am GROUCHY. Honestly, it's a good thing I am doing this in the privacy of my own home because Grouchina has moved right in! I am also hungry. I really want to eat. I know both these things will go away in about three days. I do remember them happening, I just didn't expect them to happen again. I have to admit I am having a harder time starting this than I remember, but I am bound to stick with this. All I have to remember is that this is only two weeks of my life and once I am done, I will feel wonderful!
So, one day down, 13 more to go!