The Master Cleanse, also known as The Lemonade Diet, has three phases:
Each of these three phases is equally as important to you successfully completing this challenging cleanse. It is very important to follow these directions carefully.
What is the Ease – out process?
The Ease-out process is the exact same as the Ease-in, but in reverse. This is another reason I choose to do the Ease-in: it prepares me for the Ease out. You will be tempted to jump-start this part of the process, but don’t. Consider this step ESSENTIAL.
- Eating a Vegetarian Diet
- Or eating a Normal Diet
Here is a quote from Tom Woloshyn’s book The Complete Master Cleanse on the Easing out: “This 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 break 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. ”
How to break The Lemonade diet?
There is a very specific way of re-introducing food to your digestive system that has been resting for 10 or more days. Less is definitely more in this case.
- Day 1 – Orange Juice – 3 1-liter orange juice with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- Day 2 – Fruit and Veggie Juice – or Broth
- Day 3 – Fruits and Veggies
- Day 4 – Regular Diet; however, you should try to eat live foods – grains, etc.
Ease-Out Day 1 – Orange Juice
Manually or electrically juice enough oranges to make 2 liters of Orange Juice, mixed with water. 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. Some people might want to dilute the orange juice with water for one day, to make the transition easier. Drink only fresh squeezed orange juice throughout the day.
Ease-Out Day 2 – Juicing, Blending, Soups and Broths
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 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 soup or broths.
Easing – out recipes:
Ease-Out Day 3 – Living Food Diet
To do 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 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.
Importance of drinking enough water while Easing-out
The most important factor to keep in mind during this stage is to drink a lot of 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.
What happens if I start eating solid food too soon?
You may become nauseated if you start to eat too soon, so please don’t underestimate the importance of this process. On the other hand, don’t be scared to death either. You do risk some serious constipation or even worse — but if you do 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.
Post Cleanse – After The Master Cleanse – Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle
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 soothe 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!
After completing the cleansing process, many people are inspired to choose a new approach to the way they eat. It is also a common experience for people to have very different, much healthier cravings. For some people this is a foundation to completely change their diet to:
- Raw-food Diet
- Vegetarian Diet
- Vegan Diet
If you find your self inclined to do this, go with what your body tells and is craving now that you have an opportunity “to start from scratch”, you may say.
Start taking Probiotics after you have completed the cleanse
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 provide many health benefits and are essential for many vital body functions, including healthy digestion.