How to ease off the Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet
When you break a fast like the Master Cleanse, it is very important to slowly ease yourself back into your normal diet in order to avoid serious digestive problems. In The Master Cleanser, Stanley Burroughs recommends the following regimen at the end of your fast:
Drink several 8oz glasses of fresh-squeezed organic orange juice as desired during the day. Drink it slowly.
- Day 1 Orange Juice Only
The orange juice prepares the digestive system to properly digest and assimilate regular food. If there has been any digestive difficulty prior to and during the change over, extra water may be taken with the orange juice.
Drink several 8oz glasses of fresh-squeezed organic organic juice during the day - with extra water if needed.
- Day 2 Orange Juice, Vegetable Soup
Some time during the afternoon prepare an organic vegetable soup (no canned soup) as described in this page's sidebar. Make enough for 2 meals. Have the soup for the evening meal using the broth mostly, although some of the vegetables may be eaten. Organic whole grain rye wafers may be eaten sparingly with the soup, but no bread or crackers. Store the remaining soup in the refrigerator.
Drink fresh-squeezed organic orange juice in the morning. At noon have some more of the organic vegetable soup. For the evening meal have whatever is desired in the form of organic vegetables, salads or fruit only. Do not eat meat, fish, eggs, bread, pastries, caffeinated tea or coffee, alcohol, sugar or milk.
- Day 3 OJ, Soup, Veggies, Salad, Fruit
Normal eating may be resumed. However, if, after eating is resumed, digestive distress or gas occurs, it is suggested that the lemonade diet be continued for several more days until the system is ready for food.
- Day 4 Back to Normal Healthy Eating
Many people desire to change their eating habits but have difficulty doing so. The Master Cleanse gives you an opportunity to make a change in your diet by giving you a break from your normal habits. Stanley Burroughs emphasizes that in order to obtain lasting benefits from the Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet, following the cleanse a healthful diet should be maintained.
Ending the Master Cleanse Tips*
Can I start eating normally again right away?
- No, you must "ease" into normal eating. Be absolutely sure you follow the directions in The Master Cleanser for breaking the fast very carefully to prepare your body for normal eating.
- Do not over eat or eat too soon.
- Serious digestive problems can occur if detailed directions are not followed.
- Best health and weight loss will be retained after the Master Cleanse if you follow the post-lemonade diet menu suggestions in The Master Cleanser.
Recipe for Vegetable Soup for Days 2 & 3 after the lemonade diet
Use several kinds of organic vegetables: potato, celery, carrot, greens, onion, okra, tomato, squash, zucchini, green peppers. Use one or two kinds of organic legumes: beans, split peas, lentils. Organic dehydrated vegetables or organic vegetable powder may be added for extra flavor. Organic brown rice may be added. Do not add any meat or meat stock. Use sea salt delicately as a limited amount of salt is necessary. The less cooking the better. Learn to enjoy the natural flavor of the vegetables.
*As stated in Chapter 2 of The Master Cleanser