Today is my ninth and last day on the Master Cleanse (“MC”). I wanted to go ten days; however this would be complicated due various social engagements where it would be unseemly to carry around a sports bottle full of MC lemonade. I sense the MC’s work is largely completed, anyway. Feel great, rather fresh and toxin free . . .
My first 4 days on the MC were a horror show – exhaustion, nausea, etc. Per the MC literature, this is due to built up toxins that the body is now trying to eliminate. However, I was not following the MC 100% and had ignored the somewhat horrifying laxative tea and salt water flush provisions. Once I added this ‘part two’ to my MC routine, I began to feel much better, energetic and healthy even. The last 5 days were a breeze.
Overall, I lost 7 pounds, but am expecting some of this weight to come back. I hope to lose even more through better nutrition and exercise. It will be much easier to stick with these programs now that I don’t have cravings for unhealthy, junky food constantly.
I do miss food desperately, as well as the socializing that occurs over a meal. I am lonely and very excited to eat again! My husband is taking me to dinner at Cafe Maude this weekend to celebrate my MC completion (the concept of MC freaked him out to no end and he has been very concerned). Is it a bad thing that I already have my Cafe Maude meal planned out? Surprisingly, I am not drooling over the macaroni and cheese (which is truly to die), or any number of questionably nutritious delights. On the contrary, several vegetable sides, like the braised greens, the grilled corn, a cup of soup and perhaps a small crab cake speak to me.
Here is what I am wearing on this cold and rainy MC final day: