My friend in California recommended the Master Cleanse for me. It is a combination of distilled water, lemon juice, grade b organic maple syrup and cayenne pepper. The goal is to cleanse out your body of toxins and parasites, and other nasty things in your intestines. You are supposed to do it with no food for 8 to 10 days to be fully cleansed.
Here is my recipe:
1 Gallon of Distilled Water
30 TBPs of Lemon Juice
30 TBPs of of Grade B Maple Syrup
4 TBPS of Cayenne Pepper
4 TBPs of Cinnamon (this is said to be a cleansing agent)
I expect this will last me two days. I am starting Saturday night the 11th and I plan to complete it Sunday the 19th and start eating on my healthy diet the 20th.
I will update daily in case others want to give it a go.
***Update Day 1***
I started it the first night (20th) I took the drink, and the saline wash at about 8pm - the saline wash is 2 tsp of sea salt in a glass of water. Let me tell you something, this will get things moving inside so don't plan on going out.
***Update Day 2***
I stopped the program. I forgot we were having a special family night at my dad's and he was cooking for everyone. Side note: I had my wife measure my wastline, 39"" . I should be around a 33'' or 34''.
***Update Day 3***
I restarted the program this morning. The drink I made has WAY to much Cayenne pepper. I am going to power through the taste during the day. Tonight I am going to remix it without the cayenne and then add a pinch to each cup. It doesn't taste bad without the cayenne.
Second update - Ok, I broke my fast already. I was so dang hungry when I came home I ate some grilled chicken, rice, and vegetables. Then I ate a bag of healthy chips. It was to much. My problem is when I start eating I can't stop. I am going to take my sea salt saline rinse tonight and pick it back up tommorrow. My goal is to make one whole day. I know if I make one day, I can make two and then it should be easy.
***Update Day 4***
I made it through most of the day. At about 8pm when I got home I took the saline drink and it made me very upset. I was hungry so I ate some homemade salsa and a few low fat chips. Then I threw it all up.
***Update Day 5***
I woke up today feeling surprisingly good. I am not to terribly hungry and am ready to continue with the program. Tonight I will probably use less salt in the saline drink. I am going to try to go the whole day this time. I am getting closer.
Second Update - I took Khalliqa's advice and decided to eat once at night.
***Update Day 6***
I feel pretty good and I already look slimmer, even though I think it is the result of my stomach shrinking a little bit. I find if I eat at night I am OK. My next goal is to eat at night but only a light healthy meal. Another individual actually bought a cleanse as opposed to doing the juice like I am doing. She said it worked well. I may try that.
Overall though I actually feel alot better and have alot more energy during the day even though I still haven't been sleeping well.
If I can keep control of my nightly meal, I will push this cleansing out until the end of next week and then build back to my traditional healthy way of eating.
Thanks Khalliqa for the advice!