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The Master Cleanse Program

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The Master Cleanse Program
 
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Change your life in ten days.

 

 

"The Master Cleanse" is a drink mixture of organic cayenne pepper, organic lemon or lime juice, organic maple syrup, and filtered water. These...Read complete review

 

 

"The Master Cleanse" is a drink mixture of organic cayenne pepper, organic lemon or lime juice, organic maple syrup, and filtered water. These nutrients distinguish it from being a complete fast and give the body needed energy while at the same time cleaning you out. It is perfect for todays fast paced busy person. Look up these ingredients on-line, they are all very good for you. I used to want to do a cleanse but avoided them because I thought I was too busy and would not have the energy to go to work but I was wrong. While on the cleanse I was able to move furniture, and play sports. Our body over the years stores up chemicals and toxins which are harmful to our cells and their proper functioning. We never give our bodies a break from their work, we think we're supposed to eat everyday, three times a day, but everything in moderation - right? Yes! The food we eat is toxic, the air we breath is toxic, the water we drink is toxic. Our bodies have systems to fight these poisons but we can help it out by not putting them into us, even if just for ten days. Our colons are full of material that needs to get out too. When we eat our body uses energy to digest food, and when we stop eating that energy can be used by our immune system to heal us. Amazing isn't it! The basic mixture is two tablespoons of syrup, two tablespoons of juice, and a pinch of cayenne per ten - twelve ounces of water. You can drink as many of these a day as you want, I diluted mine to sixteen ounces of water, and drank herbal tea when I felt like it. Some people recommend drinking a laxative tea, but I only got stomach pain. The minimum amount of time for the cleanse is ten days but some people go longer. I personally got tired of the taste but next time I'm going to alternate lemon, and lime juice more often. This cleanse changed my life. Before I did it I was suffering from lung pain, and now I breathe much easier and it's almost gone. I also don't have cravings for alcohol or my other vices. All the water I drank during the cleanse gave me plenty of energy but now I'm drinking coffee again. The only difficult part of "The Master Cleanse" is the feelings your body can go through while cleaning itself out. I had some headaches, and body pain, but it went away after a few days. I am an adventurous person and the cleanse gave me a chance to disrupt the normalcy of my life. Climbing Everest, or sailing around the world are not in my near future but gaining self control by not eating for ten days was within my grasp. The cleanse gave me a chance to see my life from a different angle.  Each time I have completed the cleanse I have come away with a clearer life path. I advise anyone interested in the program to do more research on the Internet. Look up the benefits of fasting, you will be amazed. This is so much more then just a diet, it's a chance for you to rise above and put mind over matter while you strengthen your self control. You can do it! Trust me.

 

 

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Only For The Brave

Here's the thing. Cleanses in general, especially liquid ones, are particularly difficult. They're doable, for sure, but it's such an inconvenience that they're rarely successful. This cleanse is much of the...Read complete review

Here's the thing. Cleanses in general, especially liquid ones, are particularly difficult. They're doable, for sure, but it's such an inconvenience that they're rarely successful. This cleanse is much of the same. The science behind the drink itself is sound. Water provides hydration, lemon an alkaline, cayenne pepper a stimulant, and maple syrup necessary sugar and calories. When drinking only this for a set period of time, it is theoretically possible to cleanse the body of toxins and excess pounds, while still providing some of the basic necessary nutrients. You'd be consuming enough water and calories to keep you functional and healthy. It's easy to get motivated to do this cleanse. It'll rid your body of toxins! It'll help you shed weight fast! By day 4 you're walking on clouds! All this may be true, but they don't mention the hell that is days 1 through 3. It's easy to think about doing this on a full stomach, but actually doing it is a different thing. The drink is actually nice-tasting, like a spicy-sweet lemonade. It starts the morning off OK, but by midday you want to gnaw your arm off. Drinking the lemonade, as nice as it is, helps very little to satisfy the appetite. By dinnertime you've turned into a lightheaded, crabby psychotic mess, and the lemonade merely incenses your hunger. If you even make it to day 2, the morning starts out OK. You feel a little sick, but not hungry. If you keep busy, you manage to forget for awhile. But as mid-afternoon approaches and you begin to think, the thoughts of food consume you. It's impossible to even be in the vicinity of a fridge. It's around here that giving in is inevitable. You will find food, it will make its way into your mouth, and it will be the most delicious thing you've ever tasted. You will continue in the reveling of food for the next couple weeks, and you start feeling guilty again about eating food. Then another cleanse has become popular and you think that it would be a good idea to start that.
Overall recommend? Not so much.
If you have extreme discipline: Really, day 4 and beyond is apparently amazing.

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2.0

Its a Lemon...

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from Nashville, TN

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The Master Cleanse is also called the Lemonade diet because while you are on it, lemonade mixed with syrup is the main 'meal' you will eat. Add a laxative to the mix and you have the jist of this diet. It is dangerous, and if you the first thing about dieting or your health, the description alone is enough to sway you.

The cleanse works by eliminating foods from the diet, replacing with the beverage instead. It can be performed for a weekend or longer, depending on your needs. It is deigned to cleanse the body of toxins and helping to shed unwanted pounds.

There are a ton of problems with this diet. First, it is hard to maintain the diet because the hunger pains are great. Another problem is that taking a laxative every night can cause serious damage to your health. And third, the weight is going to return once you start eating again. There is very little research on this diet as well.

There are tons of diets out there, but this is one that you should avoid at all costs unless you want to harm yourself.

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4.0

It CAN work if you stick to it and don't resume bad eating after

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from Kansas

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The Master Cleanse [Or lemonade diet, beyonce diet, and about 10 other names] consists of consuming a lemon juice, maple syrup, water and a cayenne pepper drink mixture for 10 days. It got famous when Beyonce claimed to use it and lose a vast amount of weight quickly. Of course I had to try it. I wanted to lose that much weight super quick too! Easy to mix together. First thought upon taking a drink "well this tastes like...[i won't finish that sentence!] Eventually I kind of got used to it and it wasn't THAT terrible to drink. It is very difficult to stick to. For me my mind was just like "you need to chew something". If you have somebody doing it with you that you guys can offer each other support, I recommend that. So, if you stick to it, you're going to lose weight due to the low calories and well there's no solid food [Oh and you may be using the bathroom quite frequently for both reasons] The problem I've seen is people gaining weight once they get off the cleanse. You can't just jump from only liquid to eating just normal. Start off slow. Have a few days of maybe just fruits and veggies. Start incorporating some lean meats. Resume eating with a HEALTHY diet or you are guaranteed to put all the weight back on. Overall, the cleanse works for weight loss, but if you resume bad eating habits right after you get off the cleanse you will gain the weight back.

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Not affective

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from USA

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The Master Cleanse Program (also known as the lemonade diet) was not successful for me at all. The whole idea of it is cleansing your body. You detox your digestive system so you will feel more energetic and better. I did not, however. I felt tired and weak and could not do a whole lot because I was not taking in the proper nutrients. The entire diet consists of three different drinks (because it is solely a liquid "diet"): a lemonade-like beverage, salt-water drink, and herbal laxative tea. Sure, I lost a few pounds after the ten days, but I not only lost fat, I also lost muscle and water. The weight immediately went back on after I started eating real food again. There is no way I could have continued on the "diet" without seriously damaging my body. I liked the lemonade drink alright, the salt water was pretty nasty, and I never really liked the tea either. I strongly recommend anyone considering this diet to really think it through. There is no way I would endorse The Master Cleanse.

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This diet is dangerous.

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from West Virginia

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My college roommate suggested I try this diet with her. Supposedly if you're not having bowel movements everyday then you're harboring anywhere from 5-25 lbs of waste inside your colon and digestive track. The idea behind this diet seemed sound as far as cleansing out your colon and body and getting a detox of all the impurities, however, only drinking salt and citrus for 10 days seemed like an idiotic idea.

I decided that we would do this diet for three days. It's supposed to be done for 10 days, and up to even 20 or 30 but I thought 3 sounded best because I knew that it wasn't healthy to not eat or drink properly.

The diet literally consists of drinking lemonade from fresh squeezed lemons. All you do is squeeze lemon into water, add cayenne pepper and maple syrup and drink. This was a stupid idea. I made it two days before I felt nauseous and dizzy. I was hungry, cranky, irritated, and the only reason I lost any weight was because of the laxative tea it recommends you drink. Basically the master cleanse is close to anorexia. Anorexia means you consume less than 500 calories per day and with this diet, that's exactly what you're doing. Sure you lose weight, but it comes back on within a matter of days and you damage your body and your organs.

This diet is not a good idea. I wouldn't even recommend doing this for a day or two.

Effectiveness
This diet makes you dizzy, hungry, and it can cause heart palpitations.

Side Effects
This diet can damage all of your internal organs. It can cause irregular and fast heart beats. It can also dehydrate you and lead hypoglycemic like symptoms.

Ease of Use
This diet is harmful and expensive.

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5.0

Hard to do but wonderful

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from USA

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This is an amazing diet if instead of lasting results you want a cleaner healthier you. This is how it works. The first day you eat only fruits and vegetables you can not add salt, sugar, or butter just natural herbs. The second day you have only fresh squeezed juice. It's super helpful to own an electronic juicer for this diet. It is so nice! On the third day you start the cleanse. It is a combination of fresh lemon, grade B organic maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. The mixture is delicious. I know it sounds strange but it is wonderful. You only drink this mixture for a minimum of three days. Then once your done you have to ease back into a healthier lifestyle. I felt so healthy after this diet and my body felt so clean! I did feel hungry during this diet but it was so worth it! I noticed I didn't have any constipation issues anymore also I was not craving sugar like I used to. It is something I think everyone should try.

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The worst side effect is feeling hungry.

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4.0

Not for everyone

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from Chesterton, IN

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This diet isn't for the faint of heart. You must fully commit to it in order for it to work. You also must follow the instructions perfectly otherwise you may experience some not so pleasant side effects from it. With that said, in my opinion, the benefits from this diet outweigh the unpleasantness of it.

I do the master cleanse once a year. For me it is not a tool to lose weight, but rather to fully cleanse my system and get me back on track. The lemonade drink itself is actually pretty tasty. The salt water flush though is not so tasty. I am not a salt fan, but I drink it anyway because I have read of very unpleasant side effects from those who skipped this part. The hardest part of this cleanse is the first few days, especially if you are around others who are eating. After 4 or 5 days of it doing though, you kind of get use to it and each day you complete motivates you more to follow through. Let's face it, 10 days out of your year isn't asking too much.

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Simple Detox

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from Dallas, TX

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In theory, this diet sounded so easy to follow. In fact, I was excited because I liked the ingredients involved in the cleanse. But honestly, it got harder and harder to get myself to drink it each day. I did lose weight quickly the first few days as my body detoxified itself and got rid of a lot of junk. But unlike the plan promised, I did not master my desire to eat. I actually thought about food and all the things I couldn't have even more.
I do love how natural the ingredients are. You don't have to purchase any strange or expensive supplements.
I always used fresh lemon juice. I have read about cayenne pepper being a great metabolism booster, and I love maple syrup. I did not purchase the actual kit, but used the ingredients I had at home to make the drink.
I like the way that it eases you into the cleanse by eliminating processed foods. For many people, I imagine that much of the weight loss comes from healing an impacted colon. For me, though, I need to get control over when and how much I eat. I eat when I'm stressed, bored, or upset. Having to drink the concoction makes me take time to truly evaluate why I'm eating and then eat only when I'm actually hungry.

Effectiveness
I dropped weight quickly.

Side Effects
Prepare yourself by reading about all of the side effects before you embark on this one. You will spend some time in the bathroom. The pepper burned my throat a bit and gave me indigestion-like feelings.

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Pretty simple to mix. It really is a mindful approach.

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3.0

Only for the dedicated.

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from USA

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This diet cleans you out and you will have a lot of bowel movements during the process. You will literally feel empty inside. It may be just my opinion but the taste is horrible, and I would hardly call it lemonade, that's insulting to lemonade!

Effectiveness
It helps you clear out your colon so you lose pounds. You can easily get rid of ten pounds. But once you're off the diet you gain those pounds right back.

Side Effects
I felt sick to my stomach when I was on the diet. You cannot eat or drink anything else besides for the drink. They say that the concoction has all the nutrients your body needs but I felt that I needed far more than that to be healthy. I don't know how some people do it longer than 10 days and not to mention, don't go to far from the bathroom, you'll be using it regularly.

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The drink is really easy to make and you can make it for the whole day in advance and just carry it around in a jug for convenience if you have to go to work.

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3.0

A Ten Day Laxative?

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from USA

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After watching so many infomercials on The Master Cleanse Program, I decided to give it a try. This is a ten day minimum system. After the first two days I started to notice that I was feeling horrible. The Master Cleanse Program is nothing more than a long ten day laxative. This program is supposed to detox your system and make you feel better. You definitely do detox your system but can get the same effects as if you used laxatives instead and would be much cheaper. Along with this program, you are recommended to eat lots of citrus fruit. Too much of anything can be bad, such as citrus foods. I myself do not feel as tho the Master Cleanse Program is a safe product to use. I was only able to use it for four days before I decided that is was rather dangerous for my body. I will never again use a "cleansing" program for weight loss and would definitely not recommend this program to anyone. There are easier and much safer ways of losing weight.

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Cleanse the Pounds away!

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from USA

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I was prompted to try this diet after my third baby and that pesky baby weight was a huge "weight" on my shoulders. I was told by my mother that I needed a good cleanse to help jump start my metabolism. This cleans incorporates fresh lemon, cayenne pepper, maple syrup and water. Sounds like a weird combination but it really helps. cleansing our systems is needed to keep impurities at bay.

Effectiveness
Very effective cleansing ingredients with some sea salt that helps to get the impurities out. This is good for blood pressure issues and fluid retention.

Side Effects
The cleanse is all the food one would eat all day in orde for the cleanse to work properly so this could be a hazardous situation for some people. It could cause dizziness and hunger pain headaches. But after getting use to the cleanse the side effects should subside.

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The only part of the cleanse that may be a little bothersome is making it every morning. It can be a pain to squeeze all those lemons without a juicer. Also the maple syrup Is not purchased in a regular supermarket you may have to go to a specialty store to purchase.

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