What my cleanse is all about

Shauna asked about my juice cleanse so I decided to fill you guys in on exactly what I am doing*.

I am doing a modified version of the Master Cleanse.  The master cleanse or the Beyonce diet is a cleanse that calls for you to just have a “lemonade” made from lemon juice, water, maple syrup and cayenne pepper; herbal teas and water in unlimited amounts for 10 days.  Apparently people who do this cleanse lose up to 20lbs in 2 weeks.

I am the first person to admit that I am not sold on how healthy just having “lemonade” is.  Losing 20lbs in two weeks does sound so very amazingly wonderful but I am worried about what kind of damage losing that much weight, that quickly, would do to my body.  And because of that I am not quite doing the cleanse the way that Beyonce did it.

After doing some research on Dr. Google and You Tube, I have decided that I am integrating various juices into my cleanse.  I will have a variety of fruit and vegetable based juices**, in addition to, the “lemonade” drink that the master cleanse advocates for the next two weeks.  I intend to use the fruit and vegetable juices as “meals” and the lemonade as my snacks.  Now I am fully aware that the weight that people lose on liquid diets come back just as soon as solid foods are reintroduced into your diet.  But I am hoping to get to a weight that I can maintain.

Maintenance has always been my issue, I am hoping that this propels to a weight that I can control and maintain.

*Yes, I am doing this again.  I started again this morning but that is blog post for another day.

** the juices are;  the green juice – romaine, celery, cucumber, apple, spinach, kale, parsley, and lemon, the dessert juice – pineapple and mint, and the lunch juice – beet with apple and carrot

One thought on “What my cleanse is all about

  1. Shauna

    Thanks for sharing the information. I’ll definitely be following to see how you get along with it. I honestly don’t think I could do it.

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