The master cleanse and/or lemonade detox diet

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I haven’t tried it, but I’ve seen a lot of negativity about it from doctors and nutritionists, because it’s basically a starvation diet, and the second you start eating again the weight goes straoght back on.

If you do decide to do it, make sure that you take care of yourself, and if you start to feel light headed, make sure you eat something!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

How long are you planning on doing it for?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’ve read more negative than positive about cleanses like this. You should really consult your doctor or a nutritionist. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I did it a few times back in college.  For me the 1st 3 days were the hardest, then it was all easy sailing from there.  Each time I only did it for 10 days, but my SO has done it for 40 before (I don’t recommend this at all.  I was actually quite pissed with him about it).  When I did it for 10 days, I lost a few pounds and felt great afterwards.  I honestly just don’t have time for that kind of thing now.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i do not recommend this! total starvation. I tried it for one day and felt dizzy and irritable. So I modified. I did a raw diet and drank the lemonade (which I like the taste of anyway). That way I was still getting sustenance but feeling cleansed.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I tried it and didn’t last a day, I was in hysterics by the evening.  My job and lifestyle requires me to be well-fed and running on all cylinders, so never again for me!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wouldn’t recommend it based on what the other PP’s have said above. It doesn’t sound like the holistically healthiest option.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I agree with the other ladies. Your body does not need to cleanse, it does it naturally. You need daily food for your organs to function!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Sea Ranch Lodge

Not a good idea… if you want to do something similar and healthy, eat fresh produce for 10 days, and you’ll probably loose weight due to lower calories. It will cleanse your body all the same, but won’t starve you.

Being healthy is a lifestyle, not something you can trigger in 10 days.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m a holistic nutritionist and I would not recommend it. If you would like to do a cleanse, I would recommend the Wild Rose Cleanse. With that said, there is still the question of whether your body is prepared to cleanse or not. Your body needs to be built up with nutrients prior to cleansing. That means eating a clean, whole foods diet and drinking plenty of water for awhile prior to starting a cleanse. It’s also important to do a cleanse when you have the opportunity to rest.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@PrincessBellXo:  My husband did it 3 times. It’s a good idea to use it as a clean slate before starting a healthy lifestyle including healthy food and exercise (gaining muscle). You do lose a lot of weight and your body detoxes like crazy. For the first couple days you feel horrid but after, maybe 3 days, you feel like a new person. You honestly feel amazing. But it takes willpower to get through those first couple days. 

Another thing we noticed is that he was much more “attracted” to healthy food after the cleanse. He couldn’t STAND the smell of take out and he was completely put off by unhealthy foods. He just wanted to eat fruit and veggies. 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got the same “amazing feeling” and “only being attracted to healthy food” feeling these ladies describe by cutting out dessert, all added sugar, and eating a healthy whole food diet for 10 days. Your body just needs good, healthy food to cleanse itself….not starvation with sugar water.

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