Stopping The Master Cleanse can be (by far), the most dangerous part of cleansing, when done wrong. How dangerous? That depends on how far into the lemonade diet you are. If you’re just doing a 3 day lemon cleanse, you won’t have to be as careful as as you will have to be if your lemonade diet is 10 day or more. Before we dig to far into what the Ease-Out phase of The Master Cleanse, is (also known as The Lemonade Diet), let’s recall there are three main phases of the master cleanser:
- Ease-In: 3 Days of Slowly removing processed foods from your diet.
- The Lemonade Diet: 10 Days to Lose Weight Fast, and Feel Great At Last
- Ease-Out: 3 Days of slowly eating more and more complex foods.
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.
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. “
The most important factor to keep in mind during this stage of The Master Cleanse is to drink a lot of water. Especially when you are fruit juicing and Vegetable 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 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.
[easyazon_image align=”right” asin=”1569756139″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CUA1g3f7L._SL160_.jpg” width=”102″]At this point, you have done 10 or more days of cleansing. Now you can come off the Lemonade Diet in one of two ways:
- 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 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 soup or broths.
Ease-Out Day 3 – Living Food Diet, Raw Food Diet
To do the Living Food Diet, or Raw 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.
Now You KNOW How To Master Cleanse
So now what? What’s Next?
- Pick Your Start Date
- Get Your Master Cleanse Kit
- Get Your After Master Cleanse Kit
- Join The Group Cleanse and Social Channels for Support and Fun!
- 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.
I just completed the master cleanse on day 10 I feel absolutely amazing!! The best I have felt in a long time I’m going to extend it one more day because I feel so great! I have lost 14 pounds and feel like myself again!!! I’m going to do it again after I get back from my mini vacation!
Anyone can do this!! It’s so powerful and transformative
That’s amazing Mia, congrats. Thanks for sharing your experience.
I only did lemonade without salty water and tea, is that ok? I am on my day 10
First day today! Feel exitced
I did the cleanse for 5 days with the slight modification of taking 2 scoops of wheat grass from day3-5. How many days should I take to ease out ? I am thinking may be 1.5 – 2… Any ideas/suggestions ?
It’s been a lot easier this time around! Maybe I know what to expect! This is my like 15th time maybe more I’ve lost count cleansing! The hard part is cooking for my family! I do miss wine & cheese a lot but it was easier to do this when my kids were little. Now they are 6 & 8 so it’s more difficult, busy isn’t the word! I love the process of not thinking about food but I will let you know on Day 13 how I fair! Oh I have energy for days!!!
I’m on day 28 of my cleanse, my goal is 30. I woke up this morning with a very painful “hiney” to discover a hemorrhoid!! I guess my body is ready for some other nutrition. I’m down 30 lbs and feel amazing! So proud of myself! I’ve been eating a vegetarian diet for the last 8 years and I’m looking forward to continuing on my healthy path.
That’s awesome. I am on day one struggling, My goal is 10 days
Can I substitute the orange juice in the Ease Out phase with another juice?
Day10! I did it. I woke up with more energy today than I have had so far. I don’t think I am going to quit today, I may go 14 days. It is a Routine now, the hard part is over and I still feel like I have a lot more to go.
Can I juice the lemons then freeze the juice immediately in ice trays?
Then when I want to use them just pop it into the water?
I think that is a great idea. The vitamins from the lemons will be flash frozen and not killed.
When I get ready to ease out I am wondering where I can find the recipes for the different , juices, broths, etc. Also I was wondering if protien shakes are OK once I start to work proteins back in?