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The Process and The Lemonade Diet

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846 Responses to The Process and The Lemonade Diet

  1. Rich January 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Day 2 of master cleanse – felling good again today. Swf is the key to feeling good on this cleanse. This will be my third 10 day cleanse and Ive done several short ones too. My only problems occur when I am in the grocery store, when I have to cook for my children, when I come home from a hard day at work and have to put away the leftovers from my kids. The power food has is truly amazing. It is very empowering to be strong enough to say no to food for ten days even though your mind and your body want it so badly at times. But this cleanse proves to me that I am the master, the food is the slave. I will make it through the cleanse again because i know that the food is the slave and I also know that the food is only good for a moment and then it is gone to my tummy.
    Good luck to everyone. Be the master

    • Jasmin January 9, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

      Thank you for your words and your power as I have felt the same way! My daughter doesnt make is easy on me either, she doesn’t like “eating” alone and then to buy, cook, sit with, and clean up after her does make it very challenging. We have to think of ourselves as the Masters as you said, and show our kids that we are doing what is best and healthy for us, we are loving ourselves. And hope to see our kids grow up strong and powerful and to know whats best for them too!! happy cleansing, happy healing, and all the power to you! you are definitely not alone!

  2. Rich January 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Day 2 of master cleanse – felling good again today. Swf is the key to feeling good on this cleanse. This will be my third 10 day cleanse and Ive done several short ones too. My only problems occur when I am in the grocery store, when I have to cook for my children, when I come home from a hard day at work and have to put away the leftovers from my kids. The power food has is truly amazing. It is very empowering to be strong enough to say no to food for ten days even though your mind and your body want it so badly at times. But this cleanse proves to me that I am the master, the food is the slave. I will make it through the cleanse again because i know that the food is the slave and I also know that the food is only good for a moment and then it is gone to my tummy.
    Good luck to everyone. Be the master

  3. Nora December 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    Pre-Cleanse 28 Days till Group Cleanse.

    I went to the local Trader Joe’s today to start pricing out my the syrup and, lemons and sea salt. The Grade B Organic Maple syrup is between $8 and $17 depending on the number of ounces. The TJ’s brand is much cheaper but comes in smaller bottles. Organic lemons are pricey! $2.49 EACH! Holy gorgonzola!…They had no non-iodized seal salt or cayenne pepper…hmm?

    I suppose that in the grand scheme of things…since I wont be buying for for the duration of the cleanse, I may be spending only slightly less on my ingredients.

    My boyfriend offered to get me lemons from a lady he works for. Lemons grown in her backyard. So I hope that is organic enough?! Anyway, the lemons are turning out to be the priciest of all the items. Go figure.

    I am searching for my local farmer’s markets to see if I can find less expensive lemons if my boyfriend can’t procure them for me.

    I bought my boyfriend a gallon size plastic bottle at the Whole Foods. $8.99! woh. The good thing is that it’s quite sturdy and should last for years if he takes care of it. It’s also BPH free. I need to get one for myself like now.

    I priced out a juicer at the Target which goes for $79.99 (on sale)…not too bad but not sure of the quality and useability. I know juicer’s can get a lot more expensive but may be worth it if I plan to continue on this new health trend. For now, I would buy this less expense juicer and save up for a better one in the future. I recall my mom might have one stashed somewhere. I will have to ask her.

    Well, as you can see – I am on a budget just like anyone else. And if there’s one thing I know how to do is comparison shop! Really important for anyone’s pocketbook.

    I also am going to start volunteering at a local community garden. I want to learn how to start growing my own herbs, veggies, etc. I told my boyfriend that when we move to another apartment, I will cross my fingers and hope we can afford one with a decent size backyard so I can start a mini garden of sorts.

    I am excited about this whole thing and having as much fun with it as I can darnit! I’m trying to convince myself that I can too have access to better quality foods and change my lifestyle in hopes of increasing my longevity…for the benefit of my loved ones and myself of course.

  4. Nora December 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Pre-Cleanse 1 month before Group Cleanse.
    When I tried this cleanse 5 years ago–I collected the ingredients; syrup, cayenne pepper and water. I didn’t know about the laxative tea, the salt water flush, and that it should be Grade B Maple syrup or that I should use pure water. I was using tap water and also drinking the lemonade pulp.

    Again, lack of knowledge and jumping into something I had not thoroughly prepared for really did me in. Plus, I was in a horrible relationship and very isolated from any supportive friends or family. I was starving – both emotionally and physically so I gave up on Day 1. No surprise there but of course I still felt like a complete failure. Sure, some of those things were my fault, some were not.

    Things are different now. In the space of those 5 years, I have learned to be more gentle with other people, and mostly with myself. Be more compassionate–because I know that during the cleanse I will need to forgive myself a lot for feeling miserable, or having cravings or wanting to turn back and stop the process.

    I’m hoping that all of these “mental calisthenics” I am doing will serve as a sort of warm-up; kind of like a runner stretches before a run. I am stretching so I don’t cramp up and quit too soon – before my miracle happens. I will need much support–thank you in advance to anyone that can help.

  5. Melanie December 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    Lemonade diet Day 9 – first time cleanse – the Process
    Unbelievably proud that I have made it this far. Yaaayyy!!! One more day to go. This has been one of the most challenging things I have ever done in my life, but from the beginning I felt that NO MATTER WHAT I needed to complete the process. I’m doing the cleanse mostly for my health, and also loving the accompanying weight loss (very necessary for me).
    So, as it turns out Day 10 will be one of the most challenging, as I will be completely out of my comfort zone. I have to travel with a bus of my coworkers to another city (2 hrs away), and the day will take a total of 10-12hrs. I have not told any of them I am doing the cleanse, and as part of the trip there will likely be a lunch with our corporate clients…. Sigh!!! Anyway, I just plan to make an excuse to not eat lunch with them, and join them afterwards.
    Will have to ensure that I have enough lemonade and water to last ALL day… and some herbal tea packets that I can make. I am NOT breaking the cleanse until the appointed time… No MATTER the temptations and frustration I may feel tomorrow.

  6. Melanie November 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    Lemonade diet Day 2 – first time master cleanse – The process

    This is my first time doing the master cleanse, and I find the info on the site VERY helpful!!! Did the ease-in slightly differently. I drank natural juices from a natural juice restaurant for 3 days, so I was completely liquid for 3 days prior to beginning the cleanse. I also went a did a colon hydrotherapy treatment on day 3 of my ease-in.
    I quit smoking about 3 months ago, so my body is still pretty toxic from all those years of nicotine.
    Day 2 has been challenging. I began by completely vomiting up all of the salt water flush, this was my first day to do it. I have decided not to do the flush as I continue.
    Because I vomited so much, I added some tablespoons of aloe vera juice to 2 glasses of my lemonade today.
    What has made today the most challenging is that I have been hungry ALL afternoon until right now tonight. I mean my stomach has been rumbling and turning over on itself like crazy. I’ve drank extra water, 2 glasses of herbal tea in addition to my lemonade, but the rumbling and discomfort in the stomach continues. I try burping to release the gas that I feel building up.
    I have NO intention of giving up on this cleanse yet, so I’m watching to see what the stomach will do tonight after I drink the laxative tea.
    Thinking maybe my body is adjusting to having fewer calories and no chewing. Hoping that tomorrow these hunger pains and gas go away!!!!

  7. James November 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    Lemonade fast day 13. This was not my first time with fasting, but certainly my first time with the Master Cleanse. I’ve had it, though. I’m going to start easing out tomorrow with juices. I never eased in, but I’m definitely easing out.
    I’m sick of the lemonade mixture. To even look at a lemon makes me cringe. My goal was to go ten days and see how I felt to do 21. I reached thirteen, and I think it’s time for me to successfully pull out.

    I will start juicing tomorrow.

    I lost over 6 Kg in the thirteen days. My pants no longer fit properly, and my belt is getting a good tightening. I can button the top button on my shirts again for work.

    I feel very good. I wish I could go on, but seriously, that concoction would make me hurl. It’s time to get some juices in me. I bought a juicer and will still try to lose weight.

    It’s been a successful run: 13 days of no solid food; just the lemonade, teas, and water.

  8. Liz Nichol October 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    Ease-Out – Day 3 …

    Today, was my last day Easing-Out before I get back to my original life-style plan and therefore my last postings for this 2012 – Fall – The Master Cleanse.

    I decided to start my morning with another fruit juice. Something I am thoroughly enjoying.
    I am not sure if anyone has seen Joe Cross’, ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’ but it is an inspiring film that documents Joe’s mission to regain his health through vowing to only drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days! – It is a brilliant film and I would love to have the will-power to do something like that.

    For my morning snack, I decided to have a banana. Bananas are not on my eating plan following on from The Master Cleanse, so I figured i’d make the most of not being on plan yet. It was so tasty.
    For lunch, I ate a small salmon salad. I LOVE fresh salmon. The freshness and crunch of the lettuce alongside the smoked kick of the salmon was again beautiful.

    For dinner, to round up my last Easing-Out Day 3, I opted for sweet potato mash, steamed vegetables and a kangaroo steak – Something i’m sure you guys don’t see very often in the US. It is a gorgeous meat and is very good for you in comparison to other red meats. I don’t think it is even in the red meat category… i’m not sure, but it was heaven.

    Luckily my portion sizes today were extremely small, but I still feel quite satisfied and this comes to the end of my day.
    x

  9. Melissa October 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    Ease Out Day 3 – First time master cleanse – The Lemonade and the Process.
    My egg lemon soup turned out well despite the canned chicken broth. It’s just what the doctor ordered. I’m at my volunteer gig right now and I wanted to bring some lemonade, but I ran out of time and couldn’t make it so I’m drinking water. I need more oranges for the juice, but I’ll have to get those tomorrow, hopefully the whole Foods hasn’t been stripped of those incredible oranges. Also, I ran across a carrot orange soup recipe in the Silver Palette cookbook that looked really good to try.

  10. Melissa October 26, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    Ease Out Day 2 – First time master cleanse – The Lemonade and the Process. I made orange juice for breakfast. The orange juice is amazing, I can’t get over how good it is. And it really does give me an incredible amount of energy. Lunch was soup and lemonade, and a couple of crackers. I had a couple of grapes that I swiped from my niece while I fed her lunch earlier in the day and I drank a good deal of water. I had a number of peanuts in the evening, and I had a poached egg and toast for dinner. I’m gathering recipes and buying food as needed. I found that if I buy too much food, I’ll eat it, nut if I buy as I go, then I make it harder for myself to snack and eat more than I need to.

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