The 3 Day Master Cleanse

January 26, 2013

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Sunday morning I’m starting the master cleanse, also known as the lemonade diet, but really should be titled the please pray for Charlie in this time of need because Elena’s gone cray (again) diet.

In all honesty, I’m not doing it as a ‘diet’. We’ve been hit with so many colds so far this winter, that I can’t take it anymore. I find myself daydreaming of spring cleaning on a daily basis. I even considered opening all the windows when it was 10 degrees the other day and telling the kids to ‘man up’ because we all just need some fresh air.

The master cleanse is basically a mixture of water, fresh lemon juice, grade B maple syrup and cayenne pepper. I know, tasty. It supposedly gives you all the calories you need for the day. I’m definitely putting this claim to the test.

On one of my many how to rid your family of the common cold google searches, I saw several people mention that they have done the master cleanse to reset their body. There was a lot of the cayenne pepper clears your sinuses and the lemon and maple syrup will coat your throat talk.

I’m buying into it. Because at this point, I’m willing to try anything.

The true master cleanse is done for 10 days. However, Charlie and I are signed up for a cooking class later this week on risotto, so I’ll be stopping by that point. Because duh, risotto.

I’m going to attempt to do this cleanse for 3 days and evaluate how I feel, while others in the household I’m sure will be evaluating my mood.

There are 3 things I’m hoping to gain:

(1) Stop this incessant cough that has kept me up at night for weeks.

(2) Clearly breathe through my nostrils, because mouth breathing is so 1996.

(3) Have my husband still like me by Wednesday.

I’ll let you know the results later this week. Wish us all luck.

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15 Responses to “The 3 Day Master Cleanse”

  1. Kimberly Says:

    Don’t judge, but I’ve opened the windows here just to get the germs and stuffiness out. I couldn’t take it anymore!

    Good luck with the cleanse! Or should that be directed towards Charlie? ;)
    Kimberly recently posted..Essence Of Now: Cold Days and Lots of Work


  2. The Many Thoughts of a Reader Says:

    Ughh.. I feel ya. Let me know if it works . ;)
    The Many Thoughts of a Reader recently posted..February Group Read – The Song Remains the Same


  3. Amy

    Best of luck! I’d like to try this when I’m no longer breastfeeding. :)
    Amy recently posted..The Pearl


  4. angela Says:

    Good luck!! Last weekend we opened the windows when we went out for the day. It was 62 in here by the time we got back a couple hours later, but it felt a *little* fresher. We’ve been germy this winter, too :(
    angela recently posted..Preschool Secrets


  5. Alison Says:

    I tried this years ago – I can’t remember if it worked for weight loss or cold-busting though. Good luck to you!!
    Alison recently posted..10 Truths I Learned In 3 Years Of Imperfect Parenting


  6. Galit Breen

    GOOD LUCK, girl!! I hope you feel better at the end and seriously -duh, risotto! :) {Love that line!}
    Galit Breen recently posted..Homework: Yay or Nay?


  7. Jessica

    This is a little different from the cleanses I’ve heard of. I’m curious to hear how it works for you.
    Jessica recently posted..How to Drink More Water


  8. Megan (Best of Fates)

    Wow, I’m quite in awe – I could never commit to giving up delicious food for… that. Good luck!
    Megan (Best of Fates) recently posted..I’m Being Stalked By A Ghost Murderer/Scientist


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