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Ease-In: Starting The Master Cleanse

Unlike the Ease-out, the Ease-in (Or Ease-On) is optional. However, after years of cleansing and supporting cleansers we’ve found that each of these three phases is equally as important to your successfully completing this sometimes challenging cleanse. Some people choose not to ease into this somewhat extreme detox. I personally believe that it is a kind choice to allow our bodies to adjust to this cleansing process and to slowly start letting our digestive system rest before we introduce the spicy lemonade cleanse of the lemonade diet that eventually allows for our digestive system to rest completely.




I also find (as I manage our Master Cleanse Facebook page), that people who choose to ease-on are not as challenged to stick to the Lemonade diet and that is a great benefit on its own. Easing-onto the lemonade can prepare you for the cleanse:

  • Physically
  • Mentally 
  • Emotionally

This is especially important for the people that are about to do the Master Cleanse for the very first time.

The Ease-in portion of the Master Cleanse is important to me for several reasons.

  1. It allows me to prepare my digesting system for the upcoming big changes in my diet. Eventually, as I start the actual Lemonade diet, my digestive system will be allowed to rest completely, so it makes sense to start introducing foods very easy to digest ( soups, juices, smoothies…) before I start only drinking liquids — the lemonade and additional pure water.
  2. It helps me develop the habit of a more natural and healthier diet. I don’t want to adopt a rule-filled lifestyle such as vegan or vegetarian, but I do want to limit processed foods, dairy products and red meats. I know that juicing is a great way to get vital veggies.
  3. Therefore, if I choose to eat this way strictly before I begin my cleanse, I am a little more likely to continue the habit in my Post-Cleanse Lifestyle.
Here is a quote from Tom Woloshyn’s book The Complete Master Cleanse on the Easing-in process:
“This simpler diet will be less stressful on the body and will help with the eventual elimination of some of your poor food choices. Eating such a diet will make it easier  for you to transition to the Master Cleanse.”

The Ease-in can be eliminated, as it is not suggested in the original text. It can also be reduced. This is just my version, take it or leave it.

How to Ease into the Lemonade diet




This is a good method to gradually prepare your body for the Master Cleanse.

  • Day 1 – Regular Diet; however, you should try to eat live foods –vegetables, grains, etc.
  • Day 2 – Fruits and Veggies
  • Day 3 – Fruit and Veggie Juice – or Broth
  • Day 4 – Orange Juice – 3 1-liter orange juice (with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup if you want more calories and energy)
  • Day 5 is the Day 1 of The Lemonade diet

Ease-In Day 1 – Living Food Diet

To do the The Living Food Diet, you need only to eat live foods. Simply remove processed foods, meat and dairy from your diet. Enjoy shopping for, and eating interesting fruits and vegetables. Savor the rich flavor and textures. Be sure that you don’t go too heavy on fruits as they are high in sugar. A 60/40 balance of vegetables to fruits is a good guideline.

A pre-diet regimen is essential. As with the diet itself, the quality of the ingredients is important. Organic is good, but a lack of organic foods should not keep you from starting; if you can’t find organic, get regular produce. To be on a vegetarian diet including juicing, soups and broths for a few days prior to the Cleanse is a great way to slowly allow your digestive system to adjust to a new upcoming (and for many people a bit extreme) Lemonade diet.

Top 5 inexpensive Super Vegetables:

  1. Organic Onions
  2. Organic Carrots
  3. Organic Brocoli
  4. Organic Peppers
  5. Organic Tomatoes
  6. And Organic Oranges for your Orange juice to drink on the last day of Ease-in

Ease-In Day 2 – Juicing, Blending, Soups and Broths




Juicing, Easing_inAs much as you can, keep the ingredients:

  • Vegetarian
  • Raw
  • And Organic

This step preps your body for a liquid diet and delivers macronutrients more quickly to your bloodstream.
By breaking down the foods to liquids we can more readily take in the nutrients from the food. Fruit and Vegetable Juicing is very enjoyable. There are endless combinations of tasty juicing recipes. Blending is equally enjoyable. Green smoothies are like drinking a glass of healing. If you do not have a juicer, you can make soup or broths.

Here are some great vegetable soup recipes you may enjoy while Easing into the Master Cleanse.

Ease-In Day 3 – Orange Juice

Orange_juice, Master_Cleanse

Manually or electrically juice enough oranges to make 2 liters of Orange Juice, mixed with water (to taste).

Sometimes I find it hard to get the calories I need through the day and so I add some Maple Syrup to increase my caloric intake. Again, this is just the reverse process of the Ease-out or “Breaking the Master Cleanse.”

IMPORTANT NOTE: The most important factor to keep in mind during the Ease-in stage is to drink a lot of pure water, especially when you are fruit and veggie juicing. If you do not make broth, and opt for juices instead, it is important you understand that the juice will have a great deal of fiber, and you need to make sure you have enough water in your system to keep you from becoming constipated.

Why is the Ease-In So Important?: Video

Master_Cleanse_10_days_kit

Regardless of whether you choose to Ease-In or go right to The Lemonade Diet, your Master Cleanse Kit will contain all of your ingredients, tools, equipment, and appliances that you will need during the Master Cleanse and The Lemonade Diet. The tools and equipment of The Master Cleanse Kit are used to prepare and make the Lemonade, as well as to produce your Daily Detox Bowel Movements. The Lemonade Diet Ingredients are discussed in detail further down this page (and on The Lemonade Diet page).

Gather Your Master Cleanse Kit

Below are some other items you might consider for inclusion in your Master Cleanse Kit.

Lemon juicer

  • Laxatives (to create Daily Detox Bowel Movements)
  • Sea Salt (for The Salt Water Flush)
  • Hand Juicers or Electric Juicers
  • Teaspoon and Tablespoon Measures
  • Naturally Non-caffeinated Herbal Teas (the only cheating allowed)
  • Bio-Metric Measures (scales, ph-testers, body fat measures, and other devices to measure the results of your cleanse)
  • Journals (to document the process, emotions, challenges and triumphs during the Master Cleanse

Why should you choose to Ease – in




Starting The Master Cleanse with the Ease-in is also a good time to build your confidence and exposure to a Living Food Diet, Raw Food Diet, Green Diet, Vegetarian Diet.. or whatever you call your ideal post-cleanse, food lifestyle. I don’t see these diets as “Diets” in a strict sense. To me they are a lifestyle choices regarding the foods we eat. If the style of life you want is healthy, energetic, and long lasting then you must eliminate toxins, de-vitalized foods, processed foods, and otherwise dead-foods from your diet. Detox Diet Recipes such as these (and others), are great templates to base our daily food decisions on. We all know this deep down. The Master Cleanse, for most, is about a transition to a healthier lifestyle.

Ease-In Day 1 – Living Food Diet
Living _food_diet

To do the Living Food Diet, you only need to eat live foods. Simply remove processed foods, meat and dairy from your diet. Enjoy shopping for, and eating interesting fruits and vegetables. Savor the rich flavors and textures. Be sure that you don’t go too heavy on fruits as they are high in sugar. A 60/40 balance of vegetables to fruits is a good guideline.

Ease-In Day 2 – Juicing, Blending, Soups and Broths

Juicing_Cleansing_and_DetoxThis step preps your body for a liquid diet and delivers macro nutrients more quickly to your bloodstream. By breaking down the foods to liquids we can more readily take in the nutrients from the food.

Fruit and Vegetable Juicing is very enjoyable. There are endless combination’s of tasty juicing recipes. Blending is equally enjoyable. Green smoothies are like drinking a glass of healing. If you do not have a juicer, you can make soups or broths.

Ease-In Day 3 – Orange Juice

Manually or electrically juice enough oranges to make 2 liters of Orange Juice, mixed with water (to taste). Sometimes I find it hard to get the calories I need through the day and so I add some Maple Syrup to increase my caloric intake.

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

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 Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com, 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 TheMasterCleanse.org. 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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38 Responses to Ease-In: Starting The Master Cleanse

  1. Melai February 24, 2016 at 3:30 am #

    Is it safe to do the master cleanse while you’re in a birth control pill?

  2. Sheila James November 18, 2015 at 10:52 am #

    Almost done with Day 3 orange juice. Do I do the salt water flush tonight before I go to bed, or first thing in the morning before my first glass of lemonade, which will be Lemonade Day 1?

  3. Brenda Cuddlr July 20, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    Wish I would have found this site first – Started Thursday, July 17 – PLEASE do not do what I did – Eat a Mickey D Crispy Chicken Bacon sandwich ( WITH fries ) the night before and put off the laxative tea until Friday :-( Constipation is no joke – after 2 hours and blood, sweat & tears on Saturday morning I will never do THAT again ! Ever see a farmer “help” a cow deliver a calf ?? Thank heavens for laytex gloves…

  4. Yash June 24, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Hey Its my first time for Master cleanse so i was going through all the posts available. I came across above post. It gives the list of veggies which can be consumed but except onion and tomatoes others are not available in my city. So During my ease-in days can I consume cucumber. Plz Help!!!

  5. Amber March 12, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Ease in day 1

    I’m a bit confused… Do we start the lemonade diet with the raw veggies and so on and so forth or just water and different steps until day 4?

  6. dcobb March 10, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    What if you do not like oj, what can be substituted?

  7. Alis January 12, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

    Ease-In Day 3

    I’m a little confused on the Ease-In day three in one area it says fruits & veggies and then further down on the same page it has a picture of the orange juice saying day 3 of the Ease-In should be consumed. Can someone please help me out with this dilemma. I have already been doing the fruits & veggies so I hope that this will be ok and will be having the organic orange juice on Monday. I am so excited and I just want to do this right so that I can have excellent results. Can anyone clear this up for me?

  8. Faith June 25, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Everyone should do this!! I’ve lost 30 pounds in two weeks and feelin good!!! YES!!!!!!!!!

  9. mari stratton May 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    ease in day 1: been eating raw diet and feeling good but i have a question about day 3 orange juice day. my question is is that i consume on day 3 is just a liter of freshly squeesed orange juice mixed with water?? or do i continue the raw diet and then include the orange juice??

    • allie February 18, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

      just fresh orange juice.
      the ease in is the reverse of the ease out.
      so your first day easing out of the lemonade will be orange juice.
      then step 2 and step 1. Done.

  10. Andrea April 22, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    Just starting! Ease-in day 1. Good luck to be, it frightens me to think that I will not be eating any solid foods!!! My environment is so UN-supportive that I will need to be very strong to be successful.

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