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What's the Deal With The Master Cleanse?

What's the Deal With The Master Cleanse?

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. At least that is what the fanatics of Master Cleanser, a fadulous diet, think.

What the heck is the Master Cleanser? Should the Master Cleanser be part of your master plan?

Let's first focus on the name: Master Cleanser. The folks bringing you the Master Cleanser (Mr. Stanley Burroughs and crew) want you to know that it's not a diet; it's a cleanse (or detox).

The Master Cleanser is a book written in 1976 that has since been updated to be called the Lemonade Diet. People use it to lose weight (even though it's a cleanse people, a cleanse), to have more energy and to feel really good using 5 common ingredients found at your local health food store. To learn what the Master Cleanse is, in the simplest of terms

For a minimum of 10 days, drink this mixture (a minimum of six to twelve glasses) daily. No food is eaten nor any vitamin supplements taken during the cleanse.

  • 2 Tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice (approx. 1/2 lemon)
  • 2 Tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) organic Grade B maple syrup
  • 1/10 Teaspoon or more cayenne pepper
  • 1 Cup (8 fluid ounces) purified or spring water

If you get hungry (which I can only imagine you would), have another glass.

Yum. A look on the bright side, imagine how much money you will save in groceries.

Fit's Tip: If you are looking to try this diet, I suggest buying the book Master Cleanser ($6.50). There is a lot more to it and buying the book provides support for any questions (including vital information for anyone with Type 2 diabetes trying the diet, ahem I mean cleanse). Buy the book here. The Lemonade Diet ($16.95) is just the newer version of the book and you can buy that here.

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