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How to prepare for the Master Cleanse

"Easing in" to the master cleanse gives your body a chance to prepare for the fast. Most experts suggest a period of four to five days before you begin the actual lemonade diet. The following suggestions are intended to "ease" your body into the fast.

Day 1 Master Cleanse Preparation: Eliminate Unhealthy Foods

On the first day of easing in, begin to develop more awareness about the foods you choose and notice which are fresh and raw. Begin to focus on these types of food and eliminate all processed foods, meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine and sugar. Choose organic whole foods.

Day 2 Master Cleanse Preparation: Fruits and Vegetables

On Day 2, completely eliminate all processed foods, meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine and processed sugars from your meals. Instead, opt for fresh, organic fruits and fresh, organic vegetables. Eat as much of your food raw as possible. Continue reading The Master Cleanser.

Day 3 Master Cleanse Preparation: Liquids Only

Switch to a liquid diet to prepare your body and mind for the days ahead. If you have a juicer or blender, then make fresh vegetable and fruit smoothies and juices from organic produce. You can also make light vegetable soups and broths for this day.

Day 4 Master Cleanse Preparation: Orange Juice Only

In The Master Cleanser, author Stanley Burroughs cautions readers to break their fast with a day of consuming only orange juice. Use this same strategy for the last day of the easing in period. Drink several glasses of fresh-squeezed, organic orange juice during the day. If you feel hungry, you can add a tablespoon or two of maple syrup to the juice. Also drink plenty of water. At night, in preparation for starting the lemonade diet, take the laxative tea.

Day 5: Start the Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet

Now your body is more prepared for the cleanse.

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