If you’re one of the millions of people out there who are looking to lose weight, detoxify, and feel better, you’ve come to the right place.
Have you heard of the Lemon Juice Cleanse? It is also known as the Lemonade Diet, or the Master Cleanse.
Cleansing is very important to remain in good health, as it rids your body of harmful toxins and junk that can build up within your body and make you feel bad. Cleansing can help your body to operate at its highest potential and will assist your body as it naturally tries to rid itself of this yucky stuff that can weigh you down.
These toxins come from pollution, the food that we eat, and stress. Our body takes them in, but has a tough time getting rid of them. They build up in your internal organs, and just like a car’s engine slows down from gunk and build up; your body will start to run slower. Your intestines will start building up these chemicals along their walls, and your body won’t be able to absorb all of the valuable vitamins and minerals it needs to help you feel good.
Do you feel tired, run down, unable to clear your head? Are you always worried, upset, and you just know deep down inside that your health isn’t at its best? While you should check with your doctor- there is probably nothing major wrong with you. You might just need to clean out your system.
Cleanses are proven to increase ones energy level, they help to get rid of many of the negative feelings we’ve described, and a cleanse can even help your immune system to fight off disease. There are many different kinds of cleansing programs out on the market today, but you can inexpensively do this one from your own home, using ingredients found in your local supermarket.
So why not try it out? Here are the steps you’ll need to follow.
First, the ingredients.
You’ll need to buy at least 12 fresh lemons, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and plenty of water.
The cleanse requires you to drink 6- 12 glasses per day of the following mixture:
– Juice of half a lemon (don’t buy the concentrate, buy REAL lemons)
– 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (Grade B is the Best)
– 8 ounces of purified water
– One tenth of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper (if you can handle it!)
This is all you drink. Seriously. No food or other drinks are allowed to get the best effect. You can do this for as many as ten days, but most people get their desired result by day four. Some experienced cleansers actually stay on the Lemonade Diet for up to thirty days. It all depends on how long your body takes to detoxify- and this is different from person to person.
Sometimes you can tell by looking at your tongue. You know that white/ yellow sticky coating that usually appears when you stick out your tongue? If you have been cleansing and you still see that when you stick out your tongue- it means you need to keep going. When there is no sign at all of that coating, you have been detoxified!!
You will need to pay close attention to the way you are feeling and what your body is telling you while you take part in the Lemonade Diet.
Whenever you are hungry, drink a glass of this mixture. Keep it on hand at all times to make sure that you do not cheat on the program. You can also drink as much water as you want, this will only help you to get all those nasty toxins out of your body. Flushing your system with additional water is a good thing.
While you should not expect to see results on the first day, around day two you’ll start to notice a drastic increase in your energy level, and you will understand that your body is ridding itself of these toxins. Most participants feel healthier, lighter, and more energetic. You actually feel better and know that it is working.
Understand in advance that you will need to go to the bathroom constantly, so don’t do the Lemon cleanse if you know you won’t have access to bathroom facilities easily.
You should also know that when the cleanse period is over and you are reintroducing real food into your diet, that you need to eat foods that your body can digest very easily. Stay away from sugar, meat, and dairy, as these are tough on your body to process. If you can, try going vegetarian all together! But if you can’t, start back eating regular foods like fruits, eggs, fish, nuts, beans and vegetables.
If you are reintroducing dairy and red meat back into your diet, give your body a few weeks and go back to these foods gradually to ensure that you don’t feel sick.
If you begin to feel terribly sick or weak at any point during the Master Cleanse, discontinue the diet entirely. While you won’t always feel fabulous on the diet, especially because you will constantly be running to the bathroom, you will know if you are feeling too sick to continue and you need to pay attention to what your body is telling you.
So how often should you do this kind of cleanse? It again, depends on your body. Everyone is different and it won’t be the same from person to person. It also can depend on how long you cleanse. If you do the cleanse for ten full days, you may want to re-cleanse quarterly. But if you are able to stick with the cleanse for a full thirty days, you might only need to do it once or twice per year.
A great time to do a cleanse is before or during flu season, because the lemon cleanse can give your struggling immune system the boost that it needs to get you through this rough season without getting sick.
As always, before doing any drastic diet or cleansing session, you will need to talk with your doctor about their recommendations. Every person’s health is different and these kinds of diets are not healthy for every person.
Your doctor may help you be able to determine how long you should cleanse as well. If you feel bad during the cleanse, instead of great like most people, you should also see your doctor. While it might not be as a result of the cleanse, there may be something wrong that your doctor should check out.
This simple, inexpensive and worthwhile cleanse has helped millions of people lose weight, and even more importantly, to feel better. If your body needs to hit the ‘restart’ button, try the Lemon Juice cleanse to get back to feeling fabulous!