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Support From Family and Friends

This page is the place for participants in the The Master Cleanse Group Experience to post their daily entries. To post, simply leave a comment. You don’t have to be logged in to post.

Please provide 100 words each day – don’t worry; that’s not that much. The paragraph below, for example, is 100 words.

Post your experiences on the support you get from family and friends here; and on other topics below.

If you are not participating, you can still follow the posts – either for inspiration to try the cleanse or to answer the most basic question: Is The Master Cleanse right for me?

Keep it simple; just use your own language to describe your daily experience. The more you are yourself, the more others will connect with you and the more you can connect with them – which is what we are aiming for, after all: a strong support network via a group experience.

We have probably all experienced the “What’s wrong with you?” look when telling friends or family that we are trying the Master Cleanse. And equally, most of us have at least one person in our life who supports us. The Lemonade Diet is difficult, and (dis)approval by our peers can make all the difference.

In fact, that is why I started this Master Cleanse Group Experience diary; we can support each other.

Let us know about the people and experiences you have each and every day. Who made fun of you? Who showed compassion? Who understood the cleansing, and who thought you were nuts?

Make sure you get regular updates to the comments posted by participants of the Master Cleanse Group Experience. You can get updates by email or through an RSS feed reader by clicking here.

589 Responses to Support From Family and Friends

  1. Michelle January 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    Ease Out Day 1: I was more than happy to share with my coworkers today the fact that I could drink orange juice and I was on my way to actually eating in no time! A coworker I haven’t seen all week and had just found out today I was doing the cleanse was asking a lot of questions. He even asked me if I thought that the cleanse would be good for him and I was more than happy to share my continued enthusiasm about the whole process. He then asked me to write it down and I was more than happy to spell it out for him as he said he wouldn’t go online to look it up. I realize there are two kinds of people you meet when discussing the cleanse: People who are interested and want to give it a try whether they will or not and then there’s the people who are so close minded they have their immediate doubts without having any kind of knowledge on the subject. I feel these people live their whole life like that…ones who are willing to try and explore things in life and the ones who live a sheltered restricted life due to their own thoughts and beliefs. Maybe I’m going off about that too much, but really when you think about it, it’s true. Who are you? If you’re on the cleanse right now, no need to answer!

  2. Michelle January 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm #

    The Master Cleanse Day 10: The biggest support I’ve had today has been from myself! I really felt the need to congratulate myself for such a huge accomplishment! I looked at myself in the mirror and gave my stomach and body the recognition it deserved. I complimented my strong mind and gave praise to my outstanding will power. I recognized the glow and beauty of my skin. I thanked the scale for being so kind to me and I thanked the wonderful energy all around me and within me. Congratulations to everyone who has made it this far and that has exceeded far beyond this point. Take time and be thankful to yourself too, you deserve it!!! As much as support from family and friends is important, means a lot and it helps, it means so much more for you to be your own biggest cheerleader!!

  3. Michelle January 20, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    The Master Cleanse Day 9: Today I feel that people are use to my routine by now so the questions have subsided a little. Being hungry and irritable I could tell my husband felt bad I couldn’t have food when I express that I really want it. He asked me if I thought I should eat something and I told him no way! As much as I would love that, there is no way with one more day left that I would have ever done that, even though I imagined it. I am not one to plan too much beyond today, so my husband was cute and patient with me throughout the day when I would mention going to this restaurant and that restaurant through text. I sent him a great vegetarian/vegan restaurant that I had found online that wasn’t far from us, so we are both excited to try that out. I find that blogging helps me out so much at night. It takes my mind off so many things, especially dinner and eating. I like to read up on past comments and questions, I find it very helpful. There’s a lot of amazing people on here!

  4. Michelle January 19, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    The Master Cleanse Day 8: I walked into worked today and the look from my coworkers was one of ‘did I make it through the weekend without cheating’. And of course I did. I’m finding that when people are doubting me, they really are doubting themselves with the idea of doing what I am doing. When I said how great i did, they somehow find the confidence in themselves to now believe that it’s definitely something they can do too as they see me doing it. It’s really a beautiful thing. The biggest question I get is “aren’t you hungry” and my answer is always the same “no, but cravings are certainly present”. My two closer coworkers made a bet that I’d be back on coffee by the end of the month and another one gave me until February 5 (my birthday)…this was not very supportive. However, I told them both that I would be damned to drink coffee based off the mere fact that they didn’t have faith in me! I love when someone says I cant do something! Little do people know that their lack of faith has always been a huge motivator for me my whole life and i have the strongest faith in myself and that’s all that matters anyway. Feeling optimistic!

  5. Michelle January 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    The Master Cleanse Day 7: Today I went to my moms house and I had told her the day before about my cleanse. She wanted to know every detail of what I was doing and thought it sounded good. She also wanted to modify it in many ways too. First she mentions using honey and then molasses, as well as adding apple cider vinegar. I kept telling her that’s not what you do, but she insisted that maybe she could. When I told her she had to give up coffee she just doesn’t understand that part. Overall she was interested and happy I was doing so well. She’s always trying to feed me and she would find herself accidentally asking if I wanted this or if I wanted that but quickly apologizing. My 20 year old sister was there and she also was very interested in what I was doing. I enjoy educating people on the subject as well as encouraging them to do it as its very easy to do. I like a good challenge, and I like to challenge others to challenge themselves while I’m at it!

  6. Michelle January 19, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    The Master Cleanse Day 6: Today I had to cancel my day of skiing because of the cleanse and my cousin whom I was suppose to go with was very supportive and completely understood my goals, that was so nice of her. Tonight we made plans with friends to meet up, and one of my friends suggested all sorts of things that didn’t involve food, which I thought was just so thoughtful. No we normally meet up and go out to eat so I suggested that we still do that and that I would be completely fine and that no one needed to worry about me not eating, a decision I am very happy making. So we went out to eat and it was great! I eyeballed everyone’s food and even browsed the menu as I enjoyed my lemon water and still had a great time. It was great to catch up and they were very interested in knowing more about the master cleanse, which I was very happy to fill them in. Going out to eat was such a huge test for me and I’m so happy I managed the smells and cravings.

  7. Jacqui January 16, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

    MC Day 2 – First day at work on the cleanse although I was also there on day 1 and day 3 of the ease in. Everyone always asks me if I want to get something to eat. We normally catch dinner at work and for me it was either pizza or McDonalds bacon McDoubles. Yeah I know really healthy dinner, not!

    Today I explained to my boss and my 2 co-workers that I was on a fast and what the master cleanse was. My one smarmy co-worker asked me if I wanted some of his potato chips, he’d add some water and stick ‘em in a blender for me so I could eat them – har har very funny :P

  8. Michelle January 16, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

    The Master Cleanse Day 5: Besides my husband, my coworkers are the people I’ve seen the most this week and are my support team. I’ve noticed that people are becoming more considerate of eating or acknowledging food in front of me, as if not to throw it in my face. I really am okay with whatever anyone wants to say or do with food in front of me, I feel completely unaffected by it! I’m thankful for the support, it does help. I really love when people ask questions about the cleanse because I feel very passionate to answer them. I really want everyone to know about it and do it as I am more than happy to encourage and educate them in getting started. I have one guy at work that says that I seem more focused than usual and I couldn’t agree with him more! These subtle differences in myself are worth taking notice to and it’s even better when someone else sees it too. They still can’t believe me when I tell them I’m not hungry, that alone will make anyone think! Good…now go try it for yourself!

  9. Michelle January 15, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

    The Master Cleanse Day 4: I really enjoy this blogging part of my cleanse as I end the day. Not only does it help me sort out my own thoughts and experiences for the day but it helps me not think about food and gives my something else to do as an outlet. Not to mention I really enjoy it. One of my coworkers said he was proud to see me sticking to the cleanse and when he came back from vacation (he leaves tomorrow for a week) he said he was going to take me and another coworker out for lunch to celebrate! This was very thoughtful, kind, and very supportive and if I’m not still doing the cleanse by then, I very much look forward to it. I get asked daily how I’m feeling and that’s always nice, I’m always very honest in my responses, which really have been great. My husband told me today that he was definitely going to do it but was waiting for a party next weekend to pass before starting. I agreed it was a great plan and I look forward to being his biggest cheerleader. I also thought I might just stick it out and keep going until he finishes, a thought that does not scare me.

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