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Group Cleanse Support Topic: Psychological and Emotional Effects (My Experience)

This page is a Support Topic Page for The Psychological and Emotional Effects for our Master Cleanse Group Cleanse. Please check that page for details on our Quarterly Cleanses and our Individual Cleanses.
To learn more about the value of Group Cleansing, check out this report.

The Group Cleanse will not only give us the forum to support each other, doing The Master Cleanse together, but it also enables us to track our experiences by setting standards to the conversation. If we all just posted random thoughts we would get a lot less value from the comments. But if the comments are structured, and relevant by time and topic, we can gain even more insight, more quickly and more effectively. Therefore we ask participants to start and finish the Master Cleanse on the same dates.

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.

What is going through your mind? We have thoughts that seem out of control when we are in our daily grind – many of these revolve around food. We may also feel stress that in turn causes us to eat, to have emotional reactions. Many people report feeling in more control while doing The Master Cleanse – alongside a sense of clarity. Do commercials about food drive you crazy? Are you more patient than ever?

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

Keep it simple, just talk in your own language about your daily experience. The more you are yourself, the more others will connect with you – and the more you can connect with what they are saying – which is what we want after all, a strong support network through a group experience.

If you haven't yet, go ahead and register for the Group Cleanse to get our “Guided Cleanse Experience” email sequence timed to correspond with your registration and the important days as the come up during our scheduled group cleanses.

1,027 Comments

  1. Lynn

    Hi, everyone,
    I see most posted this last year or before, but how is everyone doing now? I quit smoking almost two months ago (yay!) and am doing this cleanse to, A. Get rid of my nasty eating habits from quitting smoking, and B. To get the nicotine out of my system so the cravings disappear (I quit by using patches).
    I’m on day three of the cleanse (I did the ease in) and it’s so hard for me emotionally. My partner and I are doing it together, but he’s done it before, so I don’t think it’s as hard for him this time around. Any thoughts, advice, or carry-on’s would be appreciated.
    Cheers,
    Lynn

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    • Carmela

      I'm Responding although it had been posted over a year ago, because someone might have now a similar experience…
      Be grateful your partner is doing it with you – you have support as well someone to be accountable to…
      Meditation helps a lot in self distracting from cravings/hunger…
      Have an imaginary on going conversation with your cells/body. Ask their co-operation, appreciate it, express your gratitude & love to them and to yourself,count the benefits of the cleanse for them and for you, ”see” your insides in technicolor- how they become from dark to clearer, make up a happy song/dance each night for completing that day, one day at a time, etc – be creative in your mind, be careful with your words: don't judge. That means don't use adjectives like ”hard” ”difficult”. just state facts: my body feels cravings, my cells feel hunger, etc… Don't watch tv, you have to avoid those commercials. Take your freed up time to cultivate other interests. Focus on the end results of the cleanse, imagine and feel how wonderful it will feel in various aspects, including the compliments you'll get for your glowing skin, robust health, weigh loss, slip into smaller size cloths…. You get the point, dont you? Good luck

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  2. Jane Kamau

    Ease in day one, 5th January start off excited and looking forward especially to Monday ,8th January.
    Experimenting with the raw food so made myself a green smoothie with spinach, carrot, cucumber, tomato, spiced it up with pepper and some lemon juice. Throughout the day have been alternating these smoothie with water and so far so good.
    Biggest challenge is the urge to chew something oily and solid….
    The reason I choose to ease in is so that I can get my mind and mouth used to no solid food for the next two weeks or so. The struggle is still on, will update later.

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  3. Nicky

    Day 4 coming to a close

    Normally I don't take laxatives well. They make me sick and I can't really move much. However, on this cleanse the pain somewhat feels worth it because after each ‘fart' aka bathroom run I feel amazing. This cleanse isn't easy for me because food has been my biggest vice but I feel hopefully about getting my body back for once. I'm a newbie but I'm hoping for 40 days, but for my own sanity I'm taking it day-by-day.

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    • Missy

      Nicky
      How is it going? Have you been able to stay with it? I am a newbie too- almost done with day 3- hoping to do 40 also. Would love to have someone to help keep me motivated.

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  4. Christallin Johnson

    I've learned several things from juice fasting, 1. Do not do this during a hectic period of your life, i.e. you're moving. 2. Do not do heavy exercise while you fast, do light exercises such as pilates, leisurely walks, stretching etc. 3. Watch out for false hunger cues i.e. dehydration, boredom, meal times of day and the like. 4. Avoid people that don't support your goals. 5. Follow directions exactly as given. 6. Pray for God's strength. Develop a mantra/s that will help you when you feel you need help. Mine is From Phil. 4:13, ” I can do all things through Christ; which strengthens me.” I'm happy to be here sharing with you. Today is day 1 for me. So far, so good!

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    • l'honnête homme

      Some of us are not religious.

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      • AMIELIN

        AND SOME OF US ARE.

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    • Lara

      This is what I do exactly. I don’t think any1 can do it without the grace of God. I am at the end of day 4 hoping to go on 40.i write my days down and Ask God for strength

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      • carmela

        Don't think this cleanse was ment to be done 40 days, especially for someone who is experiencing it for the first or second time,
        Do not abuse your body ! your body will have you pay the toll later on by very quickly gain back all the lost weigh and some… Be smart not forceful…
        Every two-three months , do another short one… 5-7 days, and gradually achieve your goal.
        It is a cleanse not a weight loss program. the loss of weight is just a by product, not the goal !
        You are setting yourself up for disappointment if you keep weight loss as your goal of the cleanse…
        Your body will rebel…

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        • Mike Olaski

          In fact, many people have done this cleanse for months and months. The longest I know about is a year or more (while running a triathlon no less). Of course you must be very prepared for the challenge.

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    • Debbie

      Great mantra! I am on day one too

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  5. Jacky

    Day 1 – have not experienced any bad feelings so far. Feel normal.

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  6. Jamila

    Hi!
    I have been doing this cleanse since 1999. & am doing my best to try it again. The night is such a big temptation for me. Something about the night makes me break my fast & eat. I have to have patience & just keep trying.

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    • l'honnête homme

      Hi Jamila – did you complete the cleanse? Are you still trying or thinking of trying again? If so, would love to connect here for moral support – night eating is also my downfall. I do fine all day, but at night I find myself either bored, lonely, or anxiously going over the day and worrying about things I didn't finish / or anticipating stress and challenges of the coming day – so I eat… and eat…and eat… I've gained 10 pounds in a month by doing this and it needs to stop before I gain any more. But since I also quit smoking a month ago, I've turned to food for stress management. Trading one health problem (smoking) for another (weight gain) is counterproductive. Anyway – if you are still interested in group support, please let me know.

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  7. Shawn Michael McKendry

    Hello, everyone. Today is day four of my master cleanse, and the worst is behind me. I'm sorry to be late to the party in tracking my experience. I just found out about this website yesterday! I have attempted the cleanse six times in the past. My first was 15 days, and I lost 17 pounds. My 2nd+10 days, and I lost about 12 pounds. These were about one year apart. After that, I don't think I attempted another cleanse for about three more years. My third cleanse around 2012 was only about a week long, and my fourth and fifth the times were six months ago and one month ago, respectively, for about one week each. All of my cleanse attempts of help me lose weight and made me feel like I detoxed significantly, however, none of my cleanse attempts have ever created a sustained change of lifestyle for improved eating thereafter. Eventually, I always regressed back into my old habits.

    OK so, my psychological reactions. Well, I am certainly not impervious to the onslaught of temptations that surround me in my media and in the environment around me. Driving anywhere, watching any television or Internet browsing, everywhere I go, food advertisers are attacking us in every possible way. Some of them are moderate and even health-neutral. But many others are cruel and disgusting attempts at preying on the vulnerability of our most essential psychological tendencies towards food, our natural, subconscious need to survive, exploiting us for commercial gain. Carls Junior of course comes to mind, as do so many of the other giant corporations that sell poison to the public.

    I will continue to rise above these false temptations, and give myself permission to acknowledge these cravings, recognize that they are temporary and, most important Lee, keep my intention focused on my long-term goals.

    Thanks for letting me share, everybody.

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  8. Stephy

    Day 1 – I feel good today and loving the lemon drink!
    Yesterday on ease-in day 3 I was already feeling sad because I am such an emotional eater. I feel like I was abusing food and over eating too often, so this cleanse is much needed.
    Excited to keep going and plan on taking it one day at a time <3
    Good luck everyone & cheers ;)

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