Monday, December 29, 2008

The Master Cleanse

I didn't plan on posting today, but my mommy just left so I think I can sneak a quick one lol.

Has anyone ever done/heard of the Lemonade diet? It's formally known as the Master Cleanse. It's like a fast but not. It's 10-14 day detox where all you drink is this concoction of lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. Nasty, right? But apparently the ingredients give you the calories, vitamins, and minerals you need to be sustained during the period. Thus, you don't get hunger pangs or feel weak.

I'm thinking about doing it. Not just for weight loss reasons (although that would be a plus. The average person loses 2 lbs a day during the cleanse). I want to do it because I've never done a detox before and I know my body could definitely use it about now. I've felt so sluggish lately. I read the book by the creator of the diet, Stanley Burroughs, and I think it's something I really want to do. Granted, 10 days is a long time to go without eating, but according to Dr. Burroughs, and other reliable sources, it isn't hazardous to your health. I don't know, I'm just up for the challenge. I want to see if I have the discipline to abstain from food that long.

Soooo, do y'all think I'm crazy now? And has anybody ever tried it before or know someone who has?

19 comments:

antithesis said...

i did that diet a couple of years ago. i got 5 days before i thought i was going to die and just quit. my sister did it for 10 days and she lost 10 lbs but gained it back when she started eating food again. the mixture doesnt taste all that bad. i think if i even did it again, i would make sure i drank alot more water.

(vixenchick) said...

i don't think you're crazy. i've done alot of weird things to lose weight, and this is one of them. it works. the only side affects i had were migranes from not eating.

i say go for it, but just be careful.

xoxo

vixen

LipstickOne said...

don't think you're crazy...just please be careful.

karrie b. said...

my mom does this diet like twice a year.

you go from the lemonade, to orange juice, to soup, to solid food i think.

on a day when my mom was still in the lemonade stages, she took a TINY BITE out of a potato wedge from popeyes.

that shit turned her stomach UPSIDE DOWN. no lie. that shit is not to be played with. it's a very strict diet.she lost 7 pounds when she finally did it right lol.

good luck to you. im not gonna sit here and try to convince you that you dont need to diet cause id be wasting my time. i want you to do what makes you happy, as long as it doesnt kill you...

-kb

Qucifer said...

I'm the worst person to say don't do it cause LORD knows I got some fucked up eating habits/relationship with food but i'm generally a firm skeptic of not eating properly for more than two days! real talk!

however if you do do it then pay attention to your body and stop if it doesn't feel good

Robin Monique said...

I'm too skinny and too hungry to just not eat.

It seems to me that you'd just pick your same weight up after you went back to your normal eating habits. But if you're moreso trying to purify your insides, then go for it. Just be careful.

strangetimes said...

LOL - Reminds me of the cabbage diet for some reason. Your body is not going to tolerate such a dramatic change and like amtithesis said, you'll end up gaining your weight right back again.

It's not the easiest or sexiest solution, but eating healthy foods and exercising can't be beat, generally.

Tuotierugif >^..^<© said...

I've never heard of that diet before, but I would say if you gonna do it be careful! lol ;) What about just drinking slimfast? My sis used to drink that and just ate small meals?

Jaded said...

I've heard of it. I rememberin reading about this clear lady on the web with big boobs who did it (sorry that's what sticks out...).

Seems pretty gross to me. Let me know how it goes tho...my sis & bff are tryna loose a couple pounds.

Amber-Alert said...

hey new to ur blog but wanted to comment...this is the diet beyonce made so famous (for dream girls). ive been wanting to try it for a minute but its pretty serious. u have to drink salt water every morning and a laxative tea every evening to completely flush out ur system...

http://therawfoodsite.com/mastercleanse.htm

Video Vix[o]n said...

i knew a friend that did it a while ago. she went hard, did it for like 3-4 weeks something like that. she got all natural maple syrup from upstate New York and use to drink it out of a juice jug.

don't know if it did anything for her, but she liked it.

jessica rae said...

i did that diet....it works. the first three days are horrible because your mind is telling you " eat eat eat !" but after that its not too bad. now....that salt water cleanse that you have to drink...UGH it tastes like death and is the hardest part. the lemonade mix tastes really good i still drink it now when im not drinking water. i lost a ton of weight though. all those calories in the maple syrup make up for not eating food. and even though i wasnt eating i was still tearin the toilet ( tmi i know but its truw ) you'de be surprised at how many toxins n stuff we carry around as extra weight. good luck if you decide to do it !

clnmike said...

Yeah i knew some people who did it but your doinf nothing but starving your self and the weight will come back on with the vengence.

Bloggal said...

@ everyone: i appreciate all of your comments. i want to make it clear that i'm NOT doing this for weightloss reasons. so if weight gain afterwards is a consequence, i'm fine with that. i'm doing it because i want to detox. i'm not doing it as a fad diet. if that's the case, i'd do the cabbage soup thing or something. but i'm not looking for a quick fix. i'm still working out and everything, so it's alllll good guys. thanks for of your concern though lol!

[$ H A R O N A] said...

girl good luck cuz i simply can't.

Jayne Dough said...

im starting one Jan. 7th. its a liquid diet. all water, and 100% juices, soups and shakes. thats its. its for 15 days. Its going to be hard but im doing it. You can eat anything that u cant chew. thats the rules. so thats what im doing. one of my bff's is doing it with me so we wont cheat. you should try something easy. especially if u have never done a fast before

YoungBlackBeauty said...

I heard about it and even considered doing it myself. My friend Rants of a Rebella does it all the time and she loves it. You should ask her about it. Im just can't get down with the salt and laxative thing.

And funny I read about the clear lady with big boobs experience too! Lol!

Give it a try.

Dope Fiend said...

Beyonce did this diet for Dream Girls alie.

iono bout dem diets der tho, i like to eat!

Philly's Andrea said...

I did this diet after I had my son. it can be very unhealthy but I did it for 6days and lost 22lbs. I WOULD NEVER DO IT AGAIN.

Related Posts with Thumbnails