View Full Version : Am I the only one...
08-06-2007, 11:14 PM
...who has a REALLY hard time chugging these lemonades for the Master Cleanse?
I need to lose weight and I need to lose it FAST (gained some lbs this summer, and I am a print model and am sooo embarassed to go to castings being 10 lbs bigger than what my pictures show).
So... I need to lose 10 pounds in the quickest amount of time possible and I have gained weight on raw, so a fast is my only hope. I got all geared up to do the MC and UGH I think it is DISGUSTING! Plus that saltwater flush got me no results so I feel like I suffered for nothing. I only lasted 2 days I was so nauseated from just thinking of chugging that "lemonade".
My question... first, can you take laxatives instead of doing the salt water flush? I've done colonics for years and have been vegan for 7 years, so I really don't have too much impaction in my colon. Second, is there anything I can do to make this more tasty? More lemons? Less syrup? Third... is there a different option that can get me the same results (losing a pound a day would be great)?
08-07-2007, 12:53 AM
Purchase Vegan quality Digestive Enzymes... and fast on Coconut Water... Add Spirulina to it, Chlorella or some superfood green powder... BYE BYE EXTRA POUND. Lemonade master cleanse is sooo last year. hehe!
FYI- I made a post about a fast that I did this past weekend with specific info, check it out, for specifics.
08-07-2007, 08:37 AM
I checked out your thread about your weekend fast... how much do you use of each ingredient? I have a horrific time getting young coconuts open.
So how much coconut h20, regular h20, MSM and green supplements go into your concoction? Also, have you lost weight doing this?
08-07-2007, 01:20 PM
Well I can tell you this after being 100% for 2 years, master cleansed for 30 days, Green smoothie cleansing, 10 liver flushes, sets of colonics, I have never seen the quick results that I have by doing this cleanse EVER. For example this past weekend I did the cleanse, and my stomach WHERE THE LAST RESERVIOR of stubborn fat and toxins, lost so many inches, that I decided to continue the fast until next week, I know by then my stomach finally will be flat, it's quite amazing. But because I have done all those things and eaten pure, my body can handle high dosages of those items I listed. So for you, the green super food you can add 3- 4 tablespoons a day. Spirulina, 1 tbsp- or more depending on how you feel with it. MSM, causes the tissues to drain and heal, speeds up the cleansing, so I would say for you 1 tablespoon, if you feel detoxish you can cut it down and gradually increase until you adjust.
The coconut water combined with the green superfoods, Im telling you cleanses your blood, etc etc and gets everything moving and circulating, it's the best cleanse I have ever done. I haven't felt weak or tired, because of the coconut water. Yes those suckers can be frustrating, but once you do it so much, it becomes second nature. Theres videos on utube which Im sure you know, that show different styles on how to open one.
You can put the green superfoods etc etc in water and drink after a coconut, or in the actual coconut water. For example, I may take 2 coconuts pour them into glass, then add powders. Or I just drink coconut water, yum, then right after 32 oz of water with the powders, and then take 5 or more digestive vegan enzymes with it. Those combined create a magical cleanse. And if you can, get sunshine on your body during this, it speeds it up another level. I do these drinks throughout the day, so I purchase usually 6-10 coconuts a day. Using them all or most each day... And since I usually, do this on weekends,it's fine - but because my results have been amazing, Im doing this everyday till next week. Then my false body will be gone for good. Im not losing muscle, only gaining (greens) and toning at once. Instead of the usually emaciated fasts eating muscle and fat.
FYI- I dont even drive and I lugg the 6-10 coconuts on the bus, so if I can do it , you can. Also I use the HealthFOrce Nutritional Vegan Enzymes.
08-07-2007, 01:40 PM
Thanks a bunch for the info!
I found coconut water sold in a juice-box type of package at my health food store. The ingredients are only "100% coconut water". Would this give me the same benefit without having to go through 6-10 coconuts a day?
08-07-2007, 01:45 PM
Hmmm I would go with the coconuts from the actual coconuts, I dont trust those pastuerized drinks. It sounds like enough, THE RESULTS WILL WISH YOU PURCHASED MORE... TRUST ME!:p
08-07-2007, 02:52 PM
should I be concerned with the sugar levels in this combo???
i'm trying to stay with a low sugar/anti-fungal diet
08-07-2007, 04:02 PM
Hey - I would love to know the recipe for the coconut water fast - please tell or even where i can find it
08-07-2007, 09:20 PM
:D Um if you combine the green powders like spirulina, green superfoods, chlorella, msm, Sugar is not a problem, it isnt even str8 from the coconut. It actually has anti-bacterial qualities in the water.... combined with The msm (sulfur) kills all type of bacteria, parasites anyways, so if the sugar in the nuts attracts them they gon die. Its simple folks. Flush and clean the blood, and get it movie with a good probiotic, and digestive enzyme. Wam bam thank you mam!
Coconut water, as much as you want, then regular water with msm dissolved through out the day.
1 tablespoon or more of green powder of your choice or all combined
MSM,,, 1 tsp or more, your choice...
08-07-2007, 10:19 PM
Thanks for the info, it sounds very intriguing! I see you mentioned your stomach becoming flatter, but do you think you have lost weight (fat) on this program? I was just reading about all the miracles of spirulina, wheatgrass, MSM, etc, and wanted to try some kind of fast or cleanse using them.
I'm really desperate right now... NYButterfly, I totally sympathize! I've been gaining weight and kind of feel at the end of my rope, like I don't know what else to try anymore. Ugh, I did that Master Cleanse once...yuck! I didn't want to see another lemon for months :p
08-07-2007, 10:43 PM
I happen to like the Master Cleanse Lemon Drink. I cut the Maple Syrup in half and add some Stevia.
08-07-2007, 10:46 PM
Yep... Im losing fat. My stomach is the last place holding those stubborn toxins in those fat cells. It's quite amazing. Shrinking everyday. So my fat in my lower abs are shrinking each day I do this... It's really really exciting. All those things combined... Im sure are really working on that area... Msm Coconut Water Digestive Enzymes Spirulina, Natures First food.. are my friends!!! :)
But Lab rat I can relate with the end of the rope comment. I have been doing this for 2 years, and I mean DOING THIS, I ate so simply. 1 gallon smoothie everyday, salad. Fat, No fat, I still have barely eatin any dehydrated food, liver flushes, cleanse after cleanse, which I feel all helped... But this last one, has been my godsend, just cleaning me out like mad. Faster than anything I have ever tried. Now mind you, I still do light workouts walks and body , dry brushing doing this cleanse. I only was going to do it for 2 days on weekends, but my results shocked me so Im doing it for 9 days. 9 because 9 is a magical number, and I will keep doing until Sun. Sun being the new moon, also will be the last day. It's awesome.
08-08-2007, 02:01 AM
Thanks again, that was very helpful! I'm definitely going to try this out, first thing tomorrow as soon as I can find some coconuts. I'm also going to add barley grass to the plan, as I've been reading about how it helps with weight loss.
Sorry to hijack your thread :) I hope you find something that works for you! I'll let ya know if this works for me. I feel like we're kind of in the same boat...well, except for the modeling part...me, model? HAHAHA no. :D
08-08-2007, 02:18 AM
Did the MC for 11 days. First three days are tough. Salt flush is nauseating. Couldn't handle it. Not as sophisticated as everyone else here with the raw thing, but I just drank a special tea in place of salt flush. Keep it simple. It's fantastic. I dropped a pound a day, gained it all back promptly. Most important statement I would always make to people because they were freaked about me doing it is this 'this is a responsible fast'. Pick up the MC book at Wholefoods, read it while your doing it. There is something very spiritual about this fast. It will make you aware and disconnect you from your mini-addictions for a time. I have tried to do it again and I can't get past the drink...I am happy I was able to do it once.
08-08-2007, 07:25 AM
I couldn't handle the lemonade drink much either, but the salt water flush is what caused me to stop the master cleanse. I only lasted 5 days before giving up. yuck! That was last fall. I doubt if I'll ever do that cleanse again.
08-08-2007, 08:10 AM
Hey lab rat, no worries... you didn't hijack my thread!!!
This will be good, since we are in the same boat (and I shouldn't even call myself a model since I havn't worked in ages!) We can report in to eachother and compare notes. I found some coconuts at my grocery store yesterday and will probably start the cleanse tomorrow. I just need to figure out how many coconuts I'll need each day and figure out the right amount of msm and green superfoods to put in there.
davylp25- would the green powder from Garden of Life work okay? It's all I've got... think its called Perfect Food or something like that.
08-08-2007, 12:52 PM
would msm tablets work the same, or do you really need the powder??
also, davy--- you get natures first food? i was wondering if i should invest in that. you like it, then?
08-08-2007, 01:23 PM
Davylp25, did you have a lot of fat to lose (particularly in the abdomen)? I am relatively thin to begin with but I have a "Buddha belly" that I absolutely cannot seem to get rid of. My mom says I've had it since I was little and it's just part of who I am, but I cannot accept that! lol
08-08-2007, 01:47 PM
NyButterFly- I was just looking at the site for the product you were mentioning. All signs point to YES. Just up your dosage of it, in regular water, and the coconut water, since that's all your eating. Don't forget the Digestive Enzymes, added along with this as well. The more the berrier. hehe. Go for it.
Ail- I have read that the powders are much more potent than the pills. The pills you would have to take 20 of them to recieve the same BANG as 1 tablespoon of the powder. And if you wanna get fancy you can add a high quality whole food brand of Vit C. But it works either way.
Bunny Bunny- YES that's exactly how one could describe it, A BUDDHA BELLY. I lost fat everywhere else, but that area was a cess pool for fat. So imagine, lose fat in the face, arms, legs, even upper abs, but those lower abs were always the slowest. As you stated, that has been the way for me my whole life. ALways that stomach area had fat. But soon it will all be gone... WOWZA.
If you combine this with dry brushing... light ab exercises, and say a good dance around the house for 10 15 minutes, or walking, and a sun on the tummy which sends the energy of the sun, a fire to heat up digestion and release of toxins you will be good 2 fly....
Don't let the mind complicate... it's so easy. Just surrender to the flow of it all and get out of it's way... Wahoo... Gotta go drink a coconut! :cool:
08-08-2007, 10:52 PM
Well, I was totally excited to try this... but I can't find any organic coconuts :( We had one in the house so I started off the day with it but the stores only have non-organic. I went to like 3 stores... Now I remember getting that one at a hfs about an hour away :rolleyes: So I won't be able to start until...hmm, maybe Saturday, since that's the earliest I can get over to that store. So until then, I decided to do green smoothies with some of the other stuff davylp25 recommended and some I've been reading about--spirulina, wheat grass (just typed 'grease'...LOL!), barley grass, MSM, lemons, and grapefruit.
Not much to report from the 1 coconut water, other than it being yummy, but it did seem to have a cleansing (i.e. laxative) effect (sorry if TMI :) ) Can't wait til Saturday when I can start for real!
08-08-2007, 11:50 PM
Hmmm Lab Rat Young Coconuts are very very hard if not impossible to find organice. The ones organic that I have seen, are small round, with barely anything in them. The young coconuts, that are white with the triangle's on top are fine. They had been sprayed to preserve on the shipping ride over, but I have read a repot done by Matt Amsden that tested the water to see if it was comprimised at all, and it's not. The water is gr8 still. Kinda like a Banana, if you dont buy it organic, it's not bad because it cant get into the actual banana meat, ( meat haah) but a berry or something is more prone to infection from the sprays etc. But again, its ure choice, Im just passin on what I know... have fun whatever u decide to do.:D
FYI- I swear to God... I feel like Im losing inches everyday doing this... smaller and smaller. Day 5 done. Day 6 tomorrow.
08-09-2007, 06:38 AM
Davylp25, thanks again for so much info.
Lab Rat... I think I have to start on Saturday,too... my store only had 2 coconuts and if I need 6 a day this just won't do. So I have to go to Boston on saturday and while there I will go to the WFM and hopefully be able to stock up.
Okay so this DOES have a laxative type affect? That is good to know, as I work as a nanny in a VERY small house with one bathroom... and the parents of the baby are in and out of the house all day...eek! It will be better to start on saturday so I can figure out how it affects me.
Wish I had a coconut tree in my yard!
08-09-2007, 08:39 PM
Davylp25, I buy organic for environmental reasons, not personal reasons :) Thanks for that info though, it's good to know! Hmm, we did have one of those white 'triangular' coconuts... maybe it wasn't organic like I thought?? I'll have to find out when I go back to the store.
NYB, I can't say for sure it was the coconut that had that effect. I suspect it was because that was the only real difference in my diet yesterday. But yeah, it's good to see how it'll affect you first if you're in someone else's house all day :D
08-09-2007, 09:37 PM
One of my tips to do is call WF and ask before I waste time, 2 see if they have them in, or when the newest shipment will arrive, so then you know your getting the STUDS and not the DUDS. But if thats your only chance go for it. :D
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