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

The Master Cleanse (also called The Lemonade Diet) is a modified juice fast that's often used for rapid weight loss. It's a liquid diet that provides a healthy amount of calories and nutrients specifically suited for cleansing, all while resting the digestive system and allowing the body to heal naturally. The Master Cleanse 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.

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 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.

Get Your After Master Cleanse Kit

It's so important to over-look what to do “After” the Master Cleanse. After-all, just start eating again right? Naturally, following the Ease-In, if done right and transitioned into Eating Healthy, we'll rebuild naturally over time. During The Master Cleanse, we've strategically reduced intake of certain nutrients,  like Protein, Fats, and a select group of Vitamins where sidelined for a few days. Now it's time to rebuild. We have to rebuild our internal flora, using Probiotics. We should supplement our Vitamins and Nutrients with a Plant Based, and natural Multivitamin, and finally we should rebuild our Amino Acids and Proteins using an all natural Whey Protein.

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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2,861 Responses to How To Master Cleanse and Lemonade Diet to Detox and Lose Weight “F.A.S.T.”

  1. Paul Durante July 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this detox drink to lose weight from today! It would be the best solution to lose weight fast and I will see the result very soon. I have te trust because of the reading. Thank you so much and keep up the great work.

  2. lisa bankston July 8, 2017 at 12:11 am #

    The recipe is not is 10 ounces of water not 8 .

    • Mike Olaski July 10, 2017 at 12:41 am #

      Hi Lisa, thanks for your comment. It’s my experience that measurement is arbitrary. Of course you want water, or it wouldn’t be a lemonade, it would be syrup shot. I also drink the same amount of water, directly after my lemonade, so I end up getting 16 (or 20) ozs each time I make a “meal”.

  3. Simeon Stala June 5, 2017 at 6:24 am #

    Anyone saying this is a fad diet is confused. This has been around for a very long time and the process has not changed. This is a great way to detox your body and give your system a chance to catch up with all the garbage in the body. After that you will have a new perspective about food and what to put in your body.

  4. May 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

    I am starting the detoxify in a short time. I started the soda and pop detoxify Sept 2009; my 1st time and several times since then. my notices regarding my experiences: meals is a habit: the thoughts is strong and will try to persuade you that you need food: stick to the cleanse! I had ear wax waterflow and drainage. I am under bodyweight, so I increased the walnut syrup to 3 or 4T. I did the detoxify to Washing my figure and not to shed bodyweight. When I ‘felt’ starving or bored: I consumed more soda and pop. Do not pay attention to anyone try to talk you out of you decision to do the Washing Cleanse: this is your option and not someone else’s option. Do NOT buy Myers Lemons; Use organic orange #1. I experienced much better after Five times on the Cleanse: I had energy and was in a great beneficial mood: focus the thoughts on Washing the Body system. Be patient; feelings may come out: like weeping or rage or frustrated thoughts or nightmares: STAY POSITIVE. Do not take regular natural vitamins or natural herb until after the Cleanse is over. Glucose and Coffee and Sodas and dairy are a massive problem for the liver organ, renal system and intestinal system: avoiding these beverages can cause headaches: I took HOT HOT HOT bathrooms everyday and cleaned my figure with clean fabric and Mouth scrapings everyday. Getting the more recent Lemonade Cleanse Guide assisted me to remain targeted by reading the novel everyday. Think about this: If you are in your 30’s or 40’s or 50’s or 60’s and you have Never done a detox diet: then you have misused your human body with harmful foods for YEARS: significance Expect repercussions while on the Cleanse. Just remain targeted on getting healthier. I tried to emphasize myself to keep beneficial by putting on Yellow-colored clothing everyday and hearing to soothing zen music. If an individual has PITTA Dosha issues: fire in the body or over heating in the body: they can consume COLD h2o. If an individual has Vata Dosha issues: significance tend to get cold easily, then consume room temperature water; not cold. I also used Epsom Sodium in my hot bath h2o every day on the Lemonade Cleanse: which enables hugely. If anyone has access to a Dry Sauna: USE IT. Washing pollutants from the body: Spa really assists in that process. The most important point is to eat plenty of filtered h2o. Do not put Lemons in the microwave! Try very hard to consume the Fresh freshly squeezed orange fruit juice within 10 minutes after cutting it for the finest quality of nutritional supplements to be used up in the body. Lots of individuals requested How I could do this or why I would do a Lemonade detoxify when I do not need to reduce weight: my answer : TO GET HEALTHY …. I my option and no one else’s : many many individuals have their own views about cleanses: yet maybe they just want to keep living a fed up harmful way of life. Best desires to everyone who is on the Lemonade Cleanse: Namaste Linette Crall

  5. Bhaskar May 17, 2017 at 4:37 am #

    I used to take a glass full of warm lemon water on an empty stomach everyday and continued for 6 months. But it didn’t give me the desired result. So, I think that I should try this detox drink to lose weight. Let’s see how it goes.

  6. jennifer May 16, 2017 at 4:21 am #

    thank you. i’m getting ready to do my saltwater cleanse. I could only find Mediterranean sea salt fine granules. But it’s white and the recipe says gray so I’m looking to make sure it’s OK but I will go to whole foods when I’m in Orlando and substitute.

  7. gioia May 9, 2017 at 9:58 pm #

    long-term wellness, health, and weight loss doesn’t have a quick-fix or fast solution. Also, the body detoxes itself. No need for detox diets. If using this diet for weight loss purposes- the weight lost (if one loses over 2lbs per week) will consist of water, muscle, and bone tissue- not fat. Also, weight lost will generally be regained once the diet is over. I would avoid fad diets and seek out true lifestyle changes if you’re seeking lifelong health benefits and wellness. :-)

  8. Barbara April 20, 2017 at 9:08 am #

    Can I flavor the salt water with something?

  9. Joy April 5, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

    I only have a small amount of body fat I want to shed. My weight is 105 so I am not wanting to lose much weight. Will my body just adjust and not drop too much? Thank you!

  10. Linette Crall March 16, 2017 at 3:06 am #

    I am starting the cleanse in a couple of days. I started the lemonade cleanse September 2009; my 1st time and several times since then. my notes regarding my experiences: food is a habit: the mind is strong and will try to convince you that you need food: stay on the cleanse! I had ear wax drainage. I am under weight, so I increased the maple syrup to 3 or 4T. I did the cleanse to Detox my body and not to lose weight. When I ‘felt’ hungry or bored: I drank more lemonade. Do not listen to anyone try to talk you out of you decision to do the Detox Cleanse: this is your choice and not someone else’s choice. Do NOT buy Myers Lemons; Use organic lemons #1. I felt much better after 5 days on the Cleanse: I had energy and was in a great positive mood: focus the mind on Cleansing the Body. Be patient; emotions may come out: like crying or anger or depressed thoughts or nightmares: STAY POSITIVE. Do not take regular vitamins or herb until after the Cleanse is over. Sugar and Coffee and Soft drinks and milk are a huge problem for the liver, kidneys and digestive system: stopping these drinks can cause headaches: I took HOT HOT HOT baths daily and scrubbed my body with wash cloth and Tongue scrapings daily. Getting the newer Lemonade Cleanse Book helped me to stay focused by reading the book daily. Think about this: If you are in your 30’s or 40’s or 50’s or 60’s and you have Never done a detox diet: then you have abused your body with toxic foods for YEARS: meaning Expect consequences while on the Cleanse. Just stay focused on getting healthy. I tried to remind myself to stay positive by wearing Yellow clothing everyday and listening to calming zen music. If a person has PITTA Dosha issues: fire in the body or over heating in the body: they can drink COLD water. If a person has Vata Dosha issues: meaning tend to get cold easily, then drink room temp water; not cold. I also used Epsom Salt in my hot bath water every day on the Lemonade Cleanse: that helps immensely. If anyone has access to a Dry Sauna: USE IT. Detoxing heavy metals from the body: Sauna really helps with that process. The biggest point is to drink plenty of purified water. Do not put Lemons in the microwave! Try very hard to consume the Lemon juice within 10 minutes after cutting it for the highest quality of vitamins and minerals to be used up in the body. Many people asked How I could do this or why I would do a Lemonade cleanse when I do not need to lose weight: my answer : TO GET HEALTHY …. I my choice and no one else’s : many people have their own opinions about cleanses: yet maybe they just want to stay living a sick unhealthy lifestyle. Best wishes to everyone who is on the Lemonade Cleanse: Namaste Linette Crall

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