How To Master Cleanse and Lemonade Diet to Detox and Lose Weight “F.A.S.T.”

This Post is The Introduction to a 5 Part Series “How to Master Cleanse“:
Ease-In | Detox Tea | Lemonade DietSalt Water Flush | Ease-Out | View All

The Master Cleanse (or Lemonade Diet) is a Juice Fast.  It’s a liquid diet that provides a healthy amount of calories and nutrients specifically suited for weight loss and cleansing, all while resting the digestive system and allowing the body to heal naturally and has been tested and approved since 1940 by millions of people all around the world and is constantly reported as the most successful diet of its type.
As the originator of this superior diet once stated: “I humbly and yet proudly offer it to you, confidant that you will receive vigorous good health from its use”

the_master_cleanser_ Stanley_Burroughs Stanley Burroughs –Author of the book “The Master Cleanser“– continues to state:

“This diet will prove that no one needs to live with their diseases. A lifetime of freedom from disease can become a reality. The Lemonade diet has successfully and consistently demonstrated its eliminating and building ability.”

The Master Cleanse is such a simple program to teach in 100 words or less:

  1. First, squeeze Fresh Lemon Juice.
  2. Then add Rich Maple Syrup, and Cayenne Pepper into Pure Water.
  3. Drink a minimum of six to 12 glasses throughout the day whenever one is hungry (For the Lemonade diet recipe with exact measurements, scroll down this page)
  4. Take a laxative before bed.
  5. instead of the morning laxative, you can do the Salt Water Flush.

Every day of The Master Cleanse that you overcome the psychological need to eat, you feel a growing sense of control that motivates you to complete the process. The Master Cleanse is by far my favorite of the Detox Diet Recipes.

There are Three Secrets to The Master Cleanse:

  1. Ease-In and Ease-OutThe 3 days before and after The Lemonade Diet that slowly removes or re-introduces complex,  processed (C.R.A.P.) foods from your diet.
  2. The Lemonade Diet: 10 Days to Lose Weight Fast, and Feel Great At Last
  3. Every Day Detox: Every day a Natural Detox Method must be engaged to eliminate Waste such as Detox Tea and The Salt Water Flush

Each of these will be explained in detail, and it is very important to follow these directions carefully. If you read closely you shouldn’t have many questions, but of course there is always more to know, so check out the comments. Most of your other questions will be answered there. Since I get so many of the same questions, I will be making a FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions page very soon.

The Complete Master Cleanse by Tom Woloshyn


There are often questions regarding the precise ingredients for the Master Cleanser Recipe, as they can vary somewhat, depending on your experience and requirements. Be sure to choose which is right for you and learn how to best be prepared for The Master Cleanser Side Effects.

The best way to prepare for the Master Cleanse is to get educated about all the ingredients and  their purpose as well as the Cleaning process that takes place. Reading the recommended books written on the Master Cleanse topic is a very good investment of your time and energy. Everyone goes through different, very individual healing process and this may prepare you for it’s ups and downs.

Ease-In – Starting The Master Cleanse

The Ease-In step of The Master Cleanse (Pre-Diet Routine) is not as important as the Ease-Out (Post-Diet Routine). In fact, you could skip the Ease-In completely and begin directly with The Lemonade Diet at anytime. In my experience, however, beginning The Lemonade Diet with the Ease-In routine not only prepares your stomach for less food, but your mind as well.

The purpose of Easing-into the Cleanse

I find by doing the Ease-In, the first two days of the Diet are not as shocking, and the impulse to eat is therefore more manageable. It allows you to prepare your body for the dramatic change in diet as you cleanse but it will also prepare you for the next 10 days : mentally and emotionally, which can prevent you from ending the Master  Cleanse too soon. Use the 3 days of the Ease-In to gather your ingredients for the Master Cleanser Recipe.

The Lemonade Diet

Whether you begin The Lemonade Diet immediately or Ease-In, the process of the Lemonade Diet is the same. You will however, need to make two decisions to suit your personal preferences and/or your daily work and family routines.The first Master Cleanse Variation revolves around timing your daily flush. Perhaps equally important as Ending The Master Cleanse is the Daily Detox Bowel Movement. It is crucial to flush out the toxins your body is eliminating, and since you are not consuming digestible food (fiber) to create a bowel movement, you will have to make that happen.

Lemonade Diet Ingredients


Awake, and prepare your Lemonade – this is your nourishment and energy source for the day.

Soon after arising you will prepare your daily intake of Fresh Lemon Juice, Rich Maple Syrup, Cayenne Pepper and Pure Water.

Lemonade Diet Recipe

Mix each of the following lemonade diet ingredients into a large glass:

  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Rich Maple Syrup
  • 1/10 Teaspoon of  Cayenne Pepper Powder – or to taste (as much as you can stand)
  • 8 ounces (250 milliliters of Pure Water)

Little tip: Roll each lemon firmly between your palm and the counter. Put sufficient downward pressure as you rock the lemon back and forth under your hand. You are softening the lemon to make the extraction of juice more efficient. See this post for detailed tips on The Lemonade Diet.

How much Lemonade should you drink during the day?

You will drink between 6 and 12 glasses of Lemonade each day (some people drink as much as 26 glasses per day). The more you can drink, the better. I try to drink at least 8 glasses each day. This will depend on how big or small you currently are (caloric needs), your tolerance to physical and psychological urges to eat, and your desire to to lose weight.

Every Day Detox

Smooth Move Peppermint Tea

This is why I call this process “The Daily Detox Bowel Movement”. It is this process that cleanses your body of the waste, and toxins. There are two accepted methods to produce Daily Detox Bowel Movements:

  1. Salt Water Flush
  2. Nightly Detox Tea

Prior to your first day on The Lemonade Diet you should have taken your Nightly Laxative. On your first full day you do not need to do the SWF so you can start drinking your Lemonade immediately upon waking.

How much weight will I lose during the Master Cleanse?


Master Cleanse Weight Loss results vary according to your pre-cleanse weight, and can be managed, to a degree, by how much lemonade you drink. Obviously you can Drink more, for less weight loss, and drink less to lose more weight. It is not a wise choice to drink less than 6 glasses in an effort to lose “extra” weight. Weight loss (if any), should occur naturally. It is wise to drink whenever you’re hungry, or when you feel a lack of energy (commonly felt as a weakness or mild shakiness), which is quickly corrected by drinking a glass of Fresh Lemonade. 12 glasses per day should be your starting point from which you will make adjustments.

How long should I do the Cleanse for?

Tom Woloshyn claims the longest he has heard of is 372 days straight with the second longest being 256. Some people do “Cleanse Stacks” where they will do 10 days followed by some regular eating and quickly going back on for another 10 days as many as 5 times. My suggestion is that 2 weeks is more than enough. There are reasons for Long Term Master Cleansing such as Disease Cleansing, but that topic is far outside of the scope of this article.

Ease-Out – Stopping The Master Cleanse

The Ease-out process of The Master Cleanse is the exact same as the Ease-In, but in reverse. This is also another reason I choose to do the Ease-In – it prepares me for the Ease-Out. You will be tempted to fast-track this process, but DON’T.

Why is the Ease – out so important?


Consider this step as ESSENTIAL. You can become nauseated if you start to eat too soon. Please don’t underestimate the importance of this process. On the other hand, don’t be scared of it either. You do risk some serious constipation or some of the worse Complications of The Master Cleanse – but if you eat something too soon, you will likely be okay in the long run. If you are unsure at any time – consult a doctor. My words here are opinion only, and should always be considered informational not medical advice.

Here is a quote from Tom Woloshyn’s book The Complete Master Cleanse On the Easing – out :  ” The important transition period of moving from lemonade to food will prepare your digestive system for more and more complex foods so that it does not become overwhelmed. Just as you wouldn’t try running a marathon after being a couch potato for three years, you wouldn’t brake a cleanse by launching into full-feasting mode. You want your digestive system to get well-deserved brake so that your body can start back on the right track. ”

Post Cleanse – Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle – After The Master Cleanse


When you are done The Master Cleanse, the next and maybe most important step is to begin to Eat Wisely. This sounds so simple, yet so many people go right back to eating emotionally to sooth their daily worries. Choose to Eat Wisely and you will not put the weight back on. If you go back to Eating Poorly, you will gain back all the weight you just lost – and maybe more!

Make sure to start taking Probiotics after you finished the Cleanse. It is very important to replenish the good bacteria in your body that has been flushed out during the Cleansing process. The word “probiotic” means “for life.” Probiotics are good bacteria that provides many health benefits and are essential for many vital body functions, including healthy digestion.

Other Posts in the Series “How To Master Cleanse

Are you looking for the whole story on How to Master Cleanse? Of course your are, what good is the Lemonade Diet Recipe if you don’t know how to Ease-Out.

So with that in mind, here’s a quick short-cut list to the other posts in this series

Master Cleanse | Ease-In | Salt Water Flush | Detox Tea | Ease-Out | View All

Now You KNOW How To Master Cleanse

So now what? What’s Next?

  1. Pick Your Start Date
  2. Get Your Master Cleanse Kit
  3. Get Your After Master Cleanse Kit
  4. Join The Group Cleanse and Social Channels for Support and Fun!
  5. Lose Weight & Feel Great

Pick Your Start Date for The Ease-In, and Lemonade Diet

In our experience, Friday’s are great days for starting the Ease-In, leaving the following Monday for you to begin your Lemonade Diet. Strategically this makes your starting weekend a hybrid of cleanse and food. This also leaves the Ease-Out to fall prior to the end of the second week, and ultimately only 1 full weekend while on the Lemonade Diet. This helps substantially with people’s work and social schedules.

Finally, choosing your seasonal selection is also important. Look at your calendar and and notice major events like National Holidays, and personal events like weddings, graduations, etc. Find the first opportunity that you have 2 weeks off following one of these events. You can then really dig in and enjoy your last indulgences and get ready for a fresh start free from any of the pitfalls and temptations that these events are certain to cause.

Get Your Master Cleanse Kit

There are 3 parts to your Master Cleanse Kit. Part 2, Lemons, of course are perishable. So you should try to get those locally, although will deliver Fresh Lemons directly to your door, along with the readily available non-perishable ingredients making up part of The Master Cleanse Kit including Maple Syrup, Cayenne Pepper, Sea Salt, and Laxative Teas or Laxative Pills. Part 3 of your Master Cleanse Kit might include the equipment or accessories you might need like a hand juicer, tablespoon measures and water bottles. All of these items can be found on, where we suggest you get your kit, saving you the effort of sourcing all these items independently.

Join the Group Cleanse for Support and Fun!

Now that you’re committed, why not join our Group Cleanse. Hundreds of people do one of 4 scheduled Group Cleanses after the major holidays, but there are also Independent Group Cleanse with dozens of participants on any given day of the year. You’ll be amazed how helpful, and FUN, having someone to share with, learn from, and lean on during the challenge of becoming a Master Cleanser. Not to mention you can flex your Social Networking, Blogging and Publishing skills that might even land you your very own blog just like Check out our Group Cleanse page for details.

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Lose Weight & Feel Great – Like Dr. Wayne Dyer Did

Yes The Master Cleanse is about Cleanse and Detox, but many of you are for the Weight Loss. Well, great news! As a reduction diet, The Master Cleanse is beyond compare. Be prepared to lose up to 2 lbs per day as fat melts away. Please note, that this is not typical, and results definitely vary. You’ll only lose weight if your body feels you need to. Some people, especially those underweight or malnourished can sometimes put on weight. Most people however, carrying extra weight in fat, will see dramatic, fast, and natural weight loss.

Last but not least, the Cleanse and Detox is a Whole Body experience. You’ll not only feel great about how you look, but you’ll be more aware, proud, and empowered with your ability to be confident, committed in your new healthy lifestyle. Not to mention the famous “Cleansers” High most notably touted by Dr. Wayne Dyer, who proclaims:

I feel great and taken weight off around my middle. It’s just kinda disappeared. I have lost 14 or 15 pounds I have more energy. I am doing yoga again. I am back walking. I was having real issues with my back. Joint pains and things like that seem to have all gone. I have a new kind of clarity as well.

Happy Cleansing everyone and Thank you for visiting our website! We hope to see you here soon again.

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2,696 Responses to How To Master Cleanse and Lemonade Diet to Detox and Lose Weight “F.A.S.T.”

  1. Julia January 31, 2016 at 10:10 am #

    I am interested in doing this cleanse as I want to start exercising and eating healthier again. However, I am a type 1 diabetic so how would I handle a low blood sugar???

    • LeeannaBanana February 10, 2016 at 12:33 am #

      You will need to monitor your blood sugars closely and if you notice you are running too high or uncontrolled this may not be the diet for you. The maple sugar in this formula will definitely spike your sugars but may keep you going up and down up and down– which is what you don’t want. Slowly ease into it and watch your sugars carefully!

  2. Maria January 25, 2016 at 1:29 am #

    Concerned about hair loss since the Lemonade Diet does not allow for protein.

  3. Leslie January 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

    I did this 5 years ago with success. This go round is tough. Day one I ended up eating Mexican food. Today I feel stronger but feel more faint than I had before on this cleanse. Can I drink as much water as I like or am I limited to the drink?

    • Leslie January 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

      Let me clarify. When I say stronger I mean mentally.

      • Lindsay January 27, 2016 at 10:38 am #

        Drink as much water as you need! I drink a ton of water when cleansing to flush all of the toxins from my system!

  4. Hannah January 14, 2016 at 11:42 pm #

    Should I be worried about vitamins and nutrients? It sounds like this could be dangerous if done improperly, or for too long.

    • Kristin January 15, 2016 at 9:38 am #

      I had to get off bc I required more calories for my lifestyle and I had already lost quite a bit of weight. I didn’t go off of it very well though and gorged myself so if u r doing it for weight loss make sure u def follow the ease off. I’m doing it again but not for as long and only to restart w eating healthy. I Am taking my other vitamins too. I was mostly concerned I’d feel sick but w drinking enough lemon juice it hasn’t bothered me.
      I personally feel a lot more energized this time having my other vitamins. But idk what the CO would suggest about that. They may say it could interfere w the detox but I am still losing weight.

  5. Kristin Trent January 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    I did the cleanse in October for 17 days.
    Went back to gradual eating, starting w light soup, and eventually gained back a lot of the 10lbs I had lost. I’m on it again and wondered how many days I should stay on it this time. And then if there is a better way for me to get off of it besides orange juice. I have a terrible sugar addiction and even fruits can trigger me wanting carbs and sugars again. But I really want to keep the weight off this time. My doctor said if I’m not careful I will become diabetic. So watching my weight, carbs and sugars is crucial. This detox is the ONLY thing that has worked for me to lose weight. Restricting carbs has not helped nor has extreme exercise. I just can’t fathom NOT eating though. But I may have to sig eat “less” after I finish the detox..
    I’m interested in your thoughts
    Thank you

    • Cathy January 18, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

      You may want to consider looking up the McDougall Plan of eating. Diabetics are coming out of the woodwork saying that this diet is not only satisfying, but reversing any diabetic symptoms. Weight loss is a given. You owe it to yourself to look up this way of life. It is a wonderful way to go!

    • Clair February 3, 2016 at 8:31 am #

      This is a cleanse. If you want to lose weight try the Gabriel method.

      • Mike Olaski February 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

        Hi Clair,

        Yes this is a cleanse, and Kristin, it’s totally OK if you’re focused on weight loss. Waste is wastes, and excess fat is waste of the body that needs to be removed, or cleansed from the body. And, as a reduction diet, the Master Cleanse beat them all (and safely), because as you you pointed out Clair, it is a cleanse (that happens to kick ass at weight loss).

        I do appreciate your concern with a sometimes over-preocupation with weight loss, I used to worry about that too, but over the years I have come to realize that it matters not what your reasons, just that you do the cleanse well. The benefits don’t discriminate. That said, having your mind and heart in the right place goes a long way to the process of elimination, and wellness.



  6. Heidi January 11, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

    Day one and feeling “lighter” had a bit of a struggle making my kids dinner but I kept my focus on the outcome. I did have an idea about the water…I used my soda stream and carbonated the water…tasted great!

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