Popular with celebrities like Beyonce, the Master Cleanse, or Lemonade Diet, is a strict regimen which consists of a salt water flush every morning followed by between 6 and 12 ten ounce glasses of the lemonade mixture and then a laxative tea every night. While taking part in this fast, the nutrients and calories in the diet will be replaced by those in the special lemonade which has to be consumed at least 6 times daily (although there is no limit on the number of glasses you can drink). Water can be drunk freely and peppermint tea is also acceptable from time to time. If dieters follow the regime strictly for at least ten days, they will see optimal results
How Do You Get Started With The Lemonade Diet?
Every morning, you begin the day with the “salt water flush”. The point of the Master Cleanse is to flush toxins out of the body, so using salt water and laxative teas can help the body to eliminate those harmful toxins more effectively.
How To Make The Salt Water Flush
Add two level teaspoons of sea salt (non-iodized) to a quart of water (lukewarm). Drink the full quart before eating anything. Within an hour it is likely that you will experience several eliminations, however if this doesn’t happen try a little more salt in the next preparation. If the eliminations are too strong, reduce the amount of salt until you have achieved the perfect balance.
How To Make The Lemonade Preparation
Mix two tablespoons of organic lime or lemon juice with two tablespoons of organic maple syrup. Add a tenth of a tablespoon of cayenne pepper. You then top it up with ten ounces of purified or spring water. This preparation should be drunk between six and twelve times daily.
Tips For The Master Cleanse
You should always use only purified water and organic ingredients. If your water contains fluoride, use bottled water since most purifiers do not remove fluoride. Don’t drink any other liquids other than water or peppermint tea while following this regime, and whenever you feel hungry have another glass of lemonade. Take it everywhere with you ready prepared or, alternatively, make it fresh whenever possible. If you are feeling tired, take a rest, and consider cleansing with your friends as this will give you extra support.
Achieving Your Goals With The Master Cleanse
If you want to detox yourself with this regime, use the recipe above. If you are already underweight, however, and are concerned you could lose weight as you detoxify, add more syrup to the mix.
If you aim to lose weight through this regime, it is not a good idea to decrease the amount of maple syrup in the mix as it helps to sustain energy which enables the cleanse to be maintained for the full ten days.
It is important to eat nothing else when you are following the Lemonade Diet but you can drink as much lemonade as you wish as well as organic peppermint tea and purified water. You should also refrain from taking any vitamin supplements while on this regime, but you should continue to take your prescription medication.
By following this regime for ten days, you will achieve the best results and see the maximum health benefits.