The Master Cleanse diet is a liquid diet formulated by the alternative medicine practitioner Stanley Burroughs in 1941. The diet gained a lot of reputation in the 1990s, when Peter Glickman started to promote it again. The diet is also known under the other popular names such as Lemon Detox Diet and Maple Syrup Diet. Essentially, this diet is a particular detoxification program aimed at cleaning the body from accumulated stored fats, and various toxins that are found in the human body. Master Cleanse diet is said to cleanse the body and restore the natural balance of elements, preventing the cravings associated with drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, eating, or drinking. The diet is based on drinking only a mixture made from fresh lemons, grade B maple syrup and cayenne pepper, as well as a laxative tea. The diet lasts at least 10 days, and the maximum duration is 40 days. During this period, dieter will lose substantial weight since no kind of solid food is allowed for the entire cleanse period.
The Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet
The Lemonade Diet is a portion of the Master Cleanse diet. The Master Cleanse involves drinking a minimum of six to twelve glasses of the juicy mixture during the day whenever one is hungry. Dieters are also advised to take a laxative every morning and every evening. Instead of the morning laxative, dieter can also do the salt-water flush. The salt-water flush is made by mixing 2 tablespoons of sea salt in a liter of room temperature water. The flush will stimulate the bowel movements in 30-60 minutes.
To make lemonade one will need 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice from one-half of a lemon, 2 tablespoons of rich maple syrup, 1/10 of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and 1 - 2 cups of pure water. The mixture should be consumed immediately, while it is still fresh. Dieter can consume as much of the pure water as he or she wishes. One cup of water, as a chaser, is highly recommended after each cup of lemonade.
The Master Cleanse Side Effects
The most common complain of dieters on the Master Cleanse diet is a headache. It usually starts on the second day and lasts for a couple of days. People who are taking the Master Cleanse to improve their health condition will certainly lose some weight, and suffer from diarrhea, which can also be considered a side effect. The tongue may appear white, temporarily and the breath will usually be very unpleasant. This occurs due to the release of toxins through the tongue. Dieters may feel dizzy and be oversensitive to temperature changes. Passing of the gallstones is another painful but generally welcome effect of the diet.