Post # 1
I am off to the store to get the ingredients to try this.
Anybody tried it before? My bff (also in healthcare and has some close friends who are gastroenterologists) SAY IT WORKS and that mostly it rids your body of toxins.
I feel right now friends like a toxic waste dump. I have awful pms and have had recurrent headaches as of late. I know it’s because of the awful processed foods I’ve been eating pretty much for convenience since work has gone wacky (super busy).
So it’s back to basics for me. And doing the saltwater cleanse too (at night) along with some herbal teas as it’s recommended.
Trying the herbal cleanse tea TONIGHT but salt water cleanse first then beginning tomorrow with EVERYTHING.
I’m buying 2 one gallon jugs for each (one for diet lemonade other for evening salt water cleanse).
I’ve got to feel better.
Florida in 10 days. Gotta do something to maximize my fun and feel my best!
Who else feels like a processed foods waste dump besides me?
Post # 3
Good luck! =) I hope you come out of it feeling better.
I usually eat pretty good, but lately I’ve been eating…irregularly, and when at work I chow down on fast food. Baaaad me. *sigh* Sadly, I think I’m going to have to be one of those people who makes a meal plan for the week, rather than just throwing something amazing together in the kitchen like my mother. Oh well.
I like the idea of trying one of these cleansing diet-type things. But I think that a basic requirement is that you have control of your own food intake, and since I still live at home with my parents, I really don’t — at least not 50% of the time, which is quite a lot when you’re trying to stick to a very strict diet.
Post # 4
PS: I hope you enjoy Florida! =D
Post # 5
@Jenniphyr: Thanks! We leave in 10 days so I want to do something to quick start this cleansing so I feel good and can kayak with the guys (my son and T) and run around like the usual ball of energy I am.
I’ll do ANYTHING to get rid of this awful feeling right now. YOu know, the "i feel so gross" feeling (well I hope you don’t know that..lol)!
Years ago (like 18) I did a detox diet two weeks before I was in Miss Mississippi USA. And did it before Miss Tennessee (america). Did great! So if it worked then, it should work now. I just had more time and sleep on my side in the younger days though. Now? Ugh. All I have to say is ugh.
I do feel like a waste dump.
Post # 6
I didn’t do the Master Cleanse, but I did a similar detox program (it’s basically the same concept but with different ingredients). I’ve done it FIVE times now over the course of 3 years. I didn’t do it to lose weight, but to cleanse my body of years and years of eating the wrong foods. I felt tired all the time, and just gross in general even though I was working out regularly. The first time was for two weeks, and although not eating solid foods was excrutiatingly irritating at first, after 3 days I felt years younger and healthier with so much more energy, and as a side effect I lost 14 pounds. The second time was pretty much the same (2 weeks) and I lost 7 pounds. The longest I’ve gone is 3 weeks (still lost 7 pounds though). I’m used to it now and plan on doing it at least once a year to cleanse my body. It’s truly amazing how different you feel. I felt lighter, cleaner, and was no longer tired all the time.
IMPORTANT: Each detox session I did was monitored by a physician (my dad 🙂 I think master cleanse recommends doing this 3 times a year, max. And each time can vary from a few days to 30 days. I think more than 30 days is discouraged. And I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone whose main goal is to lose weight.
Feel free to PM me with any questions. I was completely apprehensive about this at first but after doing tons of research and trying it out myself I’m a firm believer in cleansing/detox programs. If you do enough research, you’ll find that it makes complete sense and it’s not some sham/quick weight loss tactic.
Post # 7
I should clarify that it’s not required to have detox sessions monitored by a physician. All my doctor dad did was periodically check my body fat, muscle percentage, weight, and discuss any symptoms I was having (dizziness, constipation…TMI?).
I think the most important part of this cleanse is the way you start eating again. You can’t just pick up a burger the day after (although that should be common sense to everyone you’d be surprised what some people do). I ate jook (Korean rice soup) for 7 days. The first day was practically water soup, then gradually I made it thicker and added fresh ingredients. After about a week and a half, I started to eat regularly again. Fresh fruit smoothies or vegetable juices are also a great way to get yourself back onto solid foods.
I found some great websites about the master cleanse with lots of information but it’s on my other computer. If you’re interested I’ll post those in a few weeks (I’m taking the CA bar in 9 days. Still can’t get away from weddingbee though. hehe).
Post # 8
I really appreciate your suggestions and may send you a message when this all gets underwway tomorrow!
I am a health professional and have access to docs 24/7 where I work! Plus my bil is a surgeon so I am literally surrounded by health people.
My bff (also working with a doc and friend) did it and she’s also in healthcare and loved it. She only did 7 days though. I lead a relatively healthy lifestyle, but need something to end this processed food nightmare! Andit’s ironically DUE to working in healthcare btw that it happened. (convenience and having to get back to my patients asap and eating on the fly whenever I could).
Post # 10
How is this not bad for you to basically fast? Maybe I don’t fully understand this, but it sounds unhealthy to me. Don’t our bodies balance themselves (barring major medical issues) if you just adjust to a more healthy diet?
Post # 11
bamboo: long before the medicine man (or woman) came along, humans have used fasting (i.e. water only) as a means of cleansing the body and ridding itself from illnesses. sure, our body is meant to cleanse itself, but can only do so in a most natural state (by water fasting or eating raw fruits, veggies and nuts). eating healthy is all relative, so it’s not a good measure for letting the body cleanse itself.
i’ve done the master cleanse a few times. the longest i have done it was for 14 days. i am a huge foodie, but i wanted to cleanse my system and i wanted to try something other than raw fruits & veggies or just water. the first day or two i felt horrible and tired, but i did not attribute that to the cleanse. my body was detoxing. after the 3rd day, i had so much energy and my skin looked amazing! everyone told me so and asked what product i was using or if i got a facial. after i told them it was from the cleanse, they said it would be impossible for them to do it. it’s not for everyone, but there’s lots of ways to detox, including the most pure form: water fasting.
there’s lots of info out there and it’s pretty interesting. i have several friends who are raw food vegans and swear by it. when you ask them what led them to it, it’s usually the same answer: knowledge…..that’s why i try not to read too much…lol. honestly, i absolutely believe in that lifestyle, i’m just not ready to commitl.
Post # 12
Ladybuglove: people also used to blood let and perform hysterectomies willy nilly to solve all sorts of ailments (just to name a few things)…I was asking earnestly about its safety and I feel like you responded with a patronizing tone. I am open to “traditional” healing and wellness, but wanted more info on it. There are things that have been shown to have benefits (like trephinaton) that were practiced way back when, but not all things are.
There are plenty of things people do and swear by and that’s anectodal evidence. I’ve been trying to find any scientifically credible info either way about this cleanse and really haven’t been able to so I asked.
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2009 - Cathedral of the Sacred Heart & The Jefferson Hotel
yeah I lasted a day. someone brough mcdonalds french fries to work and I caved. I also had a terrible cold hit and DESPERATELY needed to take some meds. I want to try again but I think I might just be too weak (and hungry ahah)
Post # 14
Very tempted to try a cleanse because my eating habits are not exactly the best. While I understand that people routinely fast, I too like bamboo, have some questions and hesitation towards it. Here’s what I don’t get. Sometimes I get over eager and cut down on calories and carbs and after one day, I have the worst headache. This can’t be good.
Some people can lose 10+ lbs while cleansing for a few days. I don’t think the human body is supposed to go through such a quick weight change.
That being said, I would try a cleanse but would like some advice on how to avoid the “my stomach is eating itself” feeling that I’m sure I’ll get.
Post # 15
When I first started my wedding diet, I became interested in doing a cleanse. Instead of jumping right in, I read all the medical literature that I could find on the subject. It’s basically no different than a clean out that one might do for a colonoscopy. All the pictures they show of the “toxins” that have built up over months and years are really of the clay by product that is added to the cleanse material. It conforms to your gut and makes you think that you’ve excreted some awful toxins… Really, it is just the cleanse material.
The best cleanse that I could discover in the gastroenterology literature is a very high fiber diet.
I think for most folks there is no harm with using “cleanses” or fasts, but the benefit really is limited.
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore
For any of you who are interested in the cleanse, I do know that they are used in yoga. If you are strong enough to last (eek! i don’t know if I am) yoga may be a great resource for both information on cleansing and exercise!