Three of the Most Common Mistakes
on the Master Cleanse
1. Not doing all the elimination steps every
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I humorously say The Master Cleanse (or the Lemonade Diet
as it is also called) is divided into two parts: The Agitator
and The Rinse Cycle. By not eating, you enable your digestive
system to use its energy to eliminate old waste. Additionally,
the lemonade dissolves the old waste and the laxative herb
tea stimulates the intestines' contractions to slough off
With all that going on, if you don't drink enough lemonade
and water, and if you don't do the salt water flush each morning,
you will have mobilized toxins, which are not being eliminated
and can be reabsorbed! The result is you will feel tired,
sick, achy and have cravings.
Burroughs does say that if you can't do the salt water flush
first thing in the morning, you must drink the herbal laxative
tea every morning as well. However, I believe that isn't as
good as doing the salt water flush.
2. Not recognizing cravings, tiredness, boredom,
etc. as detox symptoms and not knowing they will go away with
the next morning's eliminations.
When I personally start someone on the Master Cleanse, I
emphasize knowing what the detox symptoms are and knowing
they will be gone with the next morning's eliminations. The
only exception I've found so far are caffeine headaches, which,
if they occur, usually last 2 to 4 days.
Nearly anything can be endured for a day. However, if you
think the unpleasant sensations will continue the whole 10
days, you will quit just when the cleanse is about to do something
really good for you.
3. Eating or drinking anything else but
the lemonade, salt water, herbal laxative tea or optional
A lady once told me that she kept feeling hungry. After asking
about this, it turned out she was drinking some vegetable
soup each afternoon. Of course, this was creating cravings
every day. So, rather than being done with cravings after
the third day, she was continuing her cravings every single
day of the cleanse!
Other people have asked about taking additional vitamins
or supplements. Stanley Burroughs, the developer of the Master
Cleanse, says not to take any additional supplements. (Of
course, this doesn't mean don't take prescribed medicines!)
They don't realize, the lemonade has all the necessary vitamins,
minerals and calories to support the body for the duration
of the cleanse.
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