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How to do The Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet

The Master Cleanse consists of a strict daily regimen consisting of a morning salt water flush, 6 to12 10oz glasses of Master Cleanse lemonade mixture, and a nightly laxative tea. Optionally, an occasional peppermint tea can be taken.

The fast usually lasts 10 days, but some choose longer periods of time. During the fast, the calories and nutrients in your regular diet are replaced by those from the specially prepared lemonade, which must be taken a minimum of 6 times a day. As many glasses of lemonade as desired may be taken beyond the minimum required. Water can also be taken as desired.

Following the daily regimen strictly for a minimum of 10 days will give the best results.

1. Start the day with a "Salt Water Flush"

Burroughs emphasizes that the master cleanse eliminates toxins from the body, and he suggests helping the body along with laxative teas and salt-water cleansing. Start each morning with a Salt Water Flush:

Salt Water Flush Directions

Add 2 level teaspoons of non-iodized sea salt to a full quart of lukewarm water. Drink the entire quart of salt and water first thing in the morning. NOTE: This must be taken on an empty stomach.

Several eliminations will likely occur during the next hour. If elimination does not occur, increase the amount of salt slightly; if it is too forceful, reduce the salt-to-water ratio until the proper balance is found.

2. Drink 6 or more glasses of the Master Cleanse organic lemonade mixture throughout the day.

Master Cleanse Lemonade Recipe for Detox:

  • 2 T organic lemon or lime juice*
  • 2 T organic Grade-B Maple Valley Syrup
  • 1/10 t cayenne pepper
  • 10 oz spring or purified water*

Drink 6 to 12 glasses per day.

*Lemons/limes and water are not included in Master Cleanse Kits

For detoxification:

Follow the above recipe. If you are underweight and are worried about losing weight while detoxifying, increase the amount of syrup in the mixture.

For weight loss:

In the past, it was recommended to use less maple syrup - as little as 1 TBSP per 10 oz glass - to maximize weight loss on the lemonade diet. However, using more maple syrup provides sustaining energy that allows many dieters to maintain the cleanse. Thus, overall dieters are more likely to meet their weight loss goals using the same lemonade diet recipe that is recommended for detoxification, including 2 tablespooons of maple syrup per glass.

3. Optional: Drink an occasional cup of organic peppermint tea (included in all Master Cleanse Kits)

4. End each day with an herbal laxative tea.

Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet Tips

  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup per 10 oz glass for detox or weight loss
  • Minimum 6 glasses lemonade per day
  • Nightly herbal laxative tea
  • Morning salt water flush (or plain warm water for a gentler flush)
  • Use organic ingredients and purified water. (Many purifiers will not take out fluoride, so buy bottled water if you have fluoride in your water.)
  • Water and Peppermint tea are the only other things to have while on the cleanse
  • Every time you get hungry, drink another glass of lemonade!
  • Don't leave home without your lemonade! If you work away from home, pre-make your lemonade and take it with you, or take your ingredients and make it fresh at work if you can. Make sure you take enough.
  • Rest when you're tired and your body says rest.
  • Cleanse with a group - it's fun, and you've got support!