Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Master Cleanse: Day 1

Well, today I decided to start the Master Cleanse, which is also known as the Lemonade Diet, and I am super excited about it. I read a couple other peoples blogs on it and was totally cracking up at this guy here. Although this cleanse is not really to lose weight (it's to get rid of the toxins in your body) you do lose a little weight. This guy started at 190 LBS and went down to 179 LBS in 10 days.

This is what my cleanse consists of in a day:

-60 oz water
-12 tbsp Organic Grade B Maple Syrup (or 2 tbsp. per glass)
-12 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (or 2 tbsp. per glass)
-6/10 tsp cayenne pepper (or 1/10 tsp. per glass)

Every evening I have to drink some "Smooth Move" tea. And every morning I need to somehow down 32 oz of a saline solution. It's just warm water and sea salt, but icky!!! Most of the blogs I've read about the saline wash have shown people struggling to do even 16 oz of the 32 oz, but I (yes I am bragging... a little) just managed to choke down the whole 32! When I first started chugging I was like "This is Easy!!!!" It was the last 6 oz that almost killed me but I did it. Now I've heard it takes about an hour for it to kick in, so we shall see!

I forgot to drink my smooth move last night, but I will wait and see if I need it today, what with the saline wash and all...

I will also be working out every day, so wish me luck.

I wasn't going to post my numbers, but because my friend is brave enough to do it, I think I will too, but only my weight.

My weight yesterday was 160 LBS.

Update: The saline wash only took about 10 minutes to kick in for me!


  1. so do you still eat while you do it?? that saline solution sounds terrible. good luck!!!

  2. Hey! I have been trying to find info on this, but have been having a hard time. I have been thinking about doing this for a long time. Do you find it hard while you are still having to make food for your kids and hubby. Could you email me more details... carlson02@telus.net Thanks so much Kym!

  3. The maple syrup and lemon drink, the saline solution, and the cup of smooth move tea is all you eat (*drink) while you are on the cleanse. It is difficult when you are cooking for other people. Tonight I made mac and cheese for my boys and it was all I could do not to lick their empty bowls clean!

  4. wow--this sounds very interesting. I've never heard of it before.