The Master Cleanse is a reduction and elimination diet designed by Stanley Burroughs. Some of the benefits include:
- To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed inside your body.
- To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system.
- To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body.
- To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles.
- To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels.
- To build a healthy blood stream.
- To keep youth and skin elasticity regardless of our years.
Any person brave enough, not really, to try it must leave behind the daily routine of eating and commit to eating nothing but lemonade for 10 days. Personally, I have never NOT eaten purposefully in my life. But I thought it would be a great challenge for me and my body, and surely I can stand to miss a few meals. So despite me having a busy work week I attempted to start yesterday. The morning went well, and I felt that my hunger was satiated by the lemonade. But as the stress of the day got to me and an impromptu grocery run for a salad with turkey (Boars Head Honey Maple Turkey to be exact) proved to be too much for me. It was bad enough that I had to go, let alone build an amazing salad from the salad bar, get just 1 fresh baked french baguette, and some freshly sliced turkey then hand it over. WHAT?! I decided to settle with my own baguette that I promised to share with the birds. And I did! Not before I slipped in a few pieces of turkey. Dry, but delicious. And the birds were happy. I stuck to it for the rest of the night, finishing up with a laxative tea.
This morning was fine, until I downed a quart of salt water in 30 minutes. This was the hardest part yet. My body experienced something it never had, and I was surprised at how well I coped. My body did not feel any different after the flush. I downed about 6 lemonades and nibbles of lemon rind here and there. While I was busy, I didnt think of food. But while watching TV or when I smelled food I thought very lovingly about it. Almost like food porn. Me and the food. Me, food, and some new food that just showed up and interested in group play. Aargh it did become tough at times. The lemonade is so far doing a great job at satisfying me. Tonight I will again have a laxative tea and get plenty of rest.
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