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We’ve almost made it through the first day on the MC and it’s not so bad really.

The lemonade concoction doesn’t taste like much and is tolerable going down. img_0425.jpgI was dragging a little this morning not being able to sip my hot steaming morning mug of java but then felt energized after 2 lemonade drinks for lunch and have continued to feel pretty good into the evening… I have had a headache all day which I’m sure is due to caffeine withdrawals, but I’m trying to focus on positive things. We completely gutted the fridge so we wouldn’t be tempted to cheat and gave all our food to my in-laws.

The only thing remaining is a bottle of champagne left over from New Years (well, technically a bottle of Cava) and my new best friend, the lovely lemonade mixture. Stay tuned.

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After an exciting and memorable trip to the States celebrating Thanksgiving with a huge feast and a fun holiday season layered with fabulous Swedish dishes, amazing wines, bubbly champagne, and delicious desserts, we are more than just a bit bloated. I mentioned to Fattie that I would like to try the Master Cleanser, aka The Lemonade Diet, after the holidays and I was delightfully surprised he wanted to fast with me.

So, everyone’s heard of the Master Cleanser or The Lemonade Diet by now. It’s the popular fasting diet to detoxify the body described in the book “The Master Cleanser – with Special Needs and Problems” by Stanley Burroughs...Beyonce Knowles even mentioned on Oprah she had been on this fast before she appeared in the movie Dreamgirls.

Essentially, it’s a very easy detox with simple ingredients consisting mainly of a ‘lemonade liquid’ that is consumed throughout the day along with a ‘salt water flush’ first thing in the morning and a laxative tea in the evening. It’s recommended to be on the fast for at least 10 days to achieve the full benefits.

Here’s the mixture we’ll be drinking for the next week and a half. Yumo.

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed organic lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of organic grade B maple syrup
  • 1/10 teaspoon organic cayenne pepper powder
  • 8 ounces of filtered water

If you want more specific details on the Master Cleanser there is a grip of information out there on the net that is easily accessible. We’ll be keeping a journal and report on how we’re doing.

Day 1 starts today!

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