So about two weeks ago, @DrayaMichele posted something about a “Master Cleanse” and how she’s doing it to lose weight. She then mentioned how Beyoncé used this cleanse to lose weight in preparation for her role in DreamGirls.
Now, y’all know me… If it’s two things that’ll get my attention it’s, ways to lose weight and muva Yoncé! So immediately, I googled all about this Master Cleanse.
What is the Master Cleanse?
So what I learned was that the Master Cleanse is a minimum 10-day cleanse, but some people continue for 14-days or even 21-days. This cleanse is suppose to remove toxins from the body, and it’ll help with weight loss as well. Sounds good right?
What can you eat during the Master Cleanse?
Nothing. Ha! Well, in addition to the Lemonade Detox (which is water, freshly squeezed lemons, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper) you’re allowed to drink a liter of salt water in the morning, as much water as you want throughout the day, peppermint or mint tea throughout the day, and a detox/laxative tea at night.
Surprisingly, the lemonade detox was actually very good.
SEA SALT FLUSH –
**take this in the AM, on an empty stomach;
2 tsp sea salt (no iodine)
1 Liter warm water
LEMON MIX –
7 cups of water
1/2 cup of pure maple syrup (grade A)
2-3 pinches of cayenne pepper
Mix and drink throughout the day – you can drink as much of this recipe as you want
You can drink as much tea or water throughout the day as you want as well
BEFORE BED –
Detox or laxative tea
Why did I start the Master Cleanse?
First off, it was not to lose weight.
I know with these quick diet trends, the weight you lose will only be gained right back. So it wasn’t about the weight loss at all.
After researching the cleanse, there were so many reviews about how hard it was, but then so many reviews about how beneficial it was as well.
So honestly, I looked at it as a challenge.
Could I do it?
Well, I didn’t know if I could or not… But I damn sure wanted to try.
How hard was the Master Cleanse?
Was it hard? Helllllllll yea. Was it worth it? HELL YEA.
So honestly, the first day was the hardest. Day 2 and Day 3 were pretty intense as well, but after Day 3, YOU ARE GOOD! Believe me. The headaches and discomfort completely goes away. So just keep telling yourself, “Let’s get to Day 3” and you’ll be fine.
Benefits of the Master Cleanse:
Babyyyy!!! Won’t he do it!!!!
As you’ll see throughout my previous posts, I DO EAT! I can’t really function if I don’t have breakfast and I’m grumpy when I’m hungry… YES, I’M THAT PERSON.
So after Day 1, I was completely over it. I mean o-v-e-r it! So I told myself I’d see how I felt for day 2, to determine if I would continue or not.
Well I woke up on Day 2, completely energized. I mean I popped outta bed as if I had a red bull the night before mixed with a pre-workout supplement and coffee. I’ve neverrrrr had so much energy. It was so refreshing and so rewarding to me that I had to see how Day 3 would go.
Plus, after Day 1, I was already down 2 pounds… So I couldn’t help but to visualize myself and my results after day 10.
In addition to energy, my skin… Y’all.
So I generally have clear skin, on most days. But this cleanse has my skin looking more than clear. It’s like a little glow or something. Love it.
One of the best benefits from this cleanse is the mind power. I was led to believe that if I didn’t have breakfast before 11am I would probably die. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be able to go 10-days without eating. This restored so much confidence in me. Today, I believe in myself 1000x more than I ever did.
Throughout the cleanse, I had to constantly talk myself through it.. “It’s almost over, the results are worth it, you can do it.” For once, I was my own cheerleader and I loved that so much.
My mind and soul have felt so free throughout these last 10-days and I honestly feel more aligned with God than ever.
It’s mind power. It’s discipline. It’s magic.
So at the beginning of the cleanse I weighed 147lbs and today I weigh 137lbs. That’s 10lbs that I never thought I needed to lose.
I do expect to gain some of the weight back, but this cleanse has really rewarded me more than just weight loss. So because of that, I’d do it all over again.
Sometimes you have to just do it.
And then keep doing it.
Don’t turn back.
Just keep going.
Watch my full 10-day vlog of how I successfully completed the cleanse here..