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05-14-2008, 12:06 PM
Ana and I are going to start a Master Cleanse fasting for 10 days.
We start next Thursday. 05/22/08 (We will get the tea Wednesday night) It's our first fasting after month and a half off raw foodism and almost one year one veganism. I'm somewhat nervous about the secondary effects while cleaning! I hope being raw foodist will means a lighter cleanse (due less crap in our bodies)
Wanna join and fast with us?
05-20-2008, 10:58 AM
I just started the Master Cleanse today, and I'm going for 14 days, so I'll definitely be here with you!
I did my first MC last year around this time, and it's what led me to raw foods. I'm excited about doing it again. So far, so good!
05-20-2008, 11:05 PM
I'm about to drink my first laxative tea tonight!! Tomorrow will be my first day. Due our schedule we could start one day previously to the planned day.
First time in my whole life!!
05-21-2008, 06:19 AM
I am glad to have found this thread. I have wanted to start a MC, but have never done one yet. My mom has. I think this will be good for me, before going back to raw.....I have such food issues...I am already taking Schulze's intestinal #1.
05-21-2008, 07:43 AM
I'm in....started Monday, blew it Tuesday.....Day one (again) today!
Here we go!
05-21-2008, 06:09 PM
Passing my 1st day pretty good.
Somewhat hungry, but not dizinies nor other aligments!!!
60 oz of the lemonade thing already for today. Almost 40 oz of water. Did flinched on the SWF however! Doing just the teas for this one.
How is it going OneBite@aTime?
05-21-2008, 11:12 PM
I've woke up pretty early. This is regular on my lifestyle. I've slept very well. The laxative tea did not wake me up to go to the toilet. However, I went to the toilet two times, just for regular urination. Regular too.
I've warmed up some water at the dehydrator and I've had the laxative tea. I did not feel my tummy rumbling at any moment, so it was great.
After, I've prepared the magic mix. 20oz of purified water, 4 tablespoons of lemon juice (home-juiced) 4 tablespoons of Maple Syrup Grade B and some cayenne pepper.
After a good shaking, I've tried the mixture. It had a very weird taste, but it was not unpleasant. First it tasted somewhat sweet, but at the same time it tasted spicy. Not a bad taste though.
During the day, I've did this four times. It's recommended from 3 to 6 times, so I'm fine!
I've walked a lot today. It was a nice sunny day. I did not have rumbling tummy at any moment. I either felt dizzy, tired or with low energy. To avoid some of the symptoms of the firsts days of a fasting is good to drink a lot of water as well. I've drank around half gallon of water.
At some peak moments, I felt hungry, but it was not a big deal. I've had a general craving for food, but it was bearable.
Today is my very first day, and I think I've already archived one of the whisperings of my body. I do not know how to explain it at all, but it was pretty accurate. At some moments, I've felt hungry, but at the same time I felt I was not. My brain told me I was hungry, but my stomach told me I was not. It's the first time I could hear both whispers.
Now I've just drank my nightly laxative tea. Ready to go to bed, ready for the 2nd day of fast.
So far so good.
05-23-2008, 12:07 AM
I've slept well. I did not wake up at any moment (well... I've probably woke up to pee... but I felt asleep very fast)
I've first woke up at 7 AM... I needed to go to the restroom. My tummy was very rumbling... I also felt somewhat dizzy, but very low... After eliminating I went back to bed and I felt somewhat weird... however, it passed pretty fast and then I've slept a bit more (nice to do this on holidays)
I've woke up like an hour later. I've had good energy levels. I've had a good rest at night, so I felt great.
I drank the laxative tea... it was nice and pleasant. The tea is also a help (for me) because it's a change of taste... that helps a lot!!
After the tea, I've prepared the first load of the lemonade. Like yesterday, the cayenne pepper, maple syrup, lemon and water were the ingredients of the mixture (and will it be during these 10 days)
Today was the second day. You are supposed to have nauseas, dizziness, lack of energy and more alignments... however, I had none. Worst the diet, more thought the firsts three days will be. I think due my raw vegan diet, the firsts days are going well... Let's see tomorrow, the third day.
I've felt hungry at some of the times. I've had some big cravings on raw dishes... and even some smaller cravings on non raw dishes (like vegan pizza) This is normal on a fast... these cravings last for two or three days, and they are bearable.
Today I've drank 100oz of the mixture (5 times) I've been experiencing a bigger attachment to the mixture. Yesterday, was a weird taste and I was not convinced at all. Today, I do not find it so yummy either, but I find it sharply more pleasant. Sometimes I could feel the strong spicy flavor of the cayenne... but it was not bad as all..
I went to the toilet several times and I had some tummy rumblings, however, they lasted for not so long. I've been feeling my stomach moving, making some noises but not bothering me at all.
I've also drank around half gallon of water. Sometimes is nice after finishing one load of the mixture, to drink a good glass of fresh water... (the last sip of the mixture can be more spicy...)
I think that my tongue is slightly more white... but not much at all... which is nice because I do not have a bad breath (I'm not a Marboro for now - Final Fantasy freaks will know :P)
I've enjoyed my day and I've enjoyed my fast. Tomorrow will be my last day of doing nothing :P Some computers and some driving are awaiting me for this weekend... Oh well... for sure it will be great!
Right now I'm getting ready for my laxative tea... and then going to the world of dreams!!!
Day two was great!!!!!
05-24-2008, 12:00 AM
Some users from other boards are following me closely on this, so I've explained some things that here are well known :p Just wanted to remark this point!!!
Today it was a tougher day!!
I've woke up early as usual. I needed to go to the toilet pretty soon, but not a big deal there.
I've felt my energy low today. This is usual on the firsts days of the fast. I did not experience any alignments today either. I've had my tummy rumbling and I had to go to eliminate some times during the day, but not much more.
This made me doubt about this. I've had my weakest point on the fast so far... I've started to think if I was really in a need for a fast. The three first days are supposed to be the worst days and they were pretty good for me. Also, why I though this, the hunger was taking profit of my weakness and it started to push hard... A piece of me wanted to quit... but another piece did not want to... The one that did not want to quit won... so I'm sticking to the fast!!
I've been researching and I've found out that being in such a healthy lifestyle such raw vegan foodism can result in an easier fast with not alignments at all (however, I'm not safe to those) but it does not mean that there is no need to fast, because to be and feel younger, cleaner and improve your health, it's good to fast. This gave me strength to stick and keep going... After the fourth day, it's supposed to be a lot more easy, so that helps too... In addition, I'm going to defeat one of my ghosts... In the mornings I usually get the tea, but there is a better option, it's to get a Salt Water Flush... This is 32oz of water mixed with 2 teaspoons of sea salt (unionized) The body can't assimilate the water, nor the salt due it's density and it goes to the intestine tracks directly enhancing sharply the cleanse... but it does cost some time at the toilet... It scares me to death... it's not harmful, it can't be, but I've heard it's disgusting!!!! Well... tomorrow will see...
I've been experiencing some improvements so far. I've walked to the bank and I could smell several odors... My senses are getting sharper. This is supposed to happen while doing the cleanse, so it's good to know! I've also had some weird cravings (even on non raw foods, nor vegan foods) This is a very rare alignment, but experienced people on this says it's really common, and happens to everybody.
I think I'm getting closer to the detox/rebuild/ heal phase... After my own mental fight, my hunger left once more (everything was on my head) and now I feel good. I'm warming up the tea and I'm about to go bed.
Tomorrow I will need to drive to do some work... So let's see how it goes. I have some recipients so I can get enough mixture for while I'm working...
I've drank around half gallon of water and 10 glasses of 10oz of the juice mixture thing. I'm more used to the taste. As it tasted nice, I've decided on the last glass to double the amount of cayenne pepper (pepper is the only ingredient you can increase if it can be handed, enhancing more cleanse) However, it was too strong, spicy and it hit for good on my throat... so I will do this just one time a day... too much spicy.
Day 3 accomplished... heading for the 4th day!
05-24-2008, 10:59 PM
Well... today it went pretty well.
At the end, I did not tried the salt water flush. I've been doing some research and it's important to have a toilet reachable during 2-3 hours after the Salt Water Flush. I've needed to drive today, so I did not want to risk... Tomorrow I will have to drive too, so I won't do the Salt Water Flush either. I will do it on Monday!!! Let's see how it goes for then.
I've got my tea at the morning and one 10oz glass of the lemonade. During the day I've got 8 glasses more and a quarter of water.
I've felt my hunger decreased somewhat, I've been hungry at some times, but it was more bearable that the other days. I've had today some friends at home. They ate delicious raw food, but I did not crave to death (I was in front of the food) so that is a good signal!!! I have some cravings, but not as strong as the previous days. My cravings are just on raw foods, which is nice as well...
I've did not have alignments today. My tummy was rumbling for a while, but better that the previous days too.
Today I've had a lot more energy... more energy than yesterday and I felt overall more happy. I've noted myself more weak to the chill. This is regular while fasting but not pleasant...more warm temperatures are struggling to hit Chicago, and the wind and the clouds... do not help too.
I've also experience my senses enhanced as well. I've smelled the humidity of a fountain two blocks before we've reach it (it was a small fountain) Also, we went for a walk, and we've smelled a Dunking Donuts from two or three blocks away (we actually did not see it, but we've smelled it)
Right now I'm getting my laxative tea, and then I'll go to sleep.
I think I do not have nothing else to remark. It was a nice day, with more energy and vitality.
05-26-2008, 12:32 AM
05/25/08 - 5th Day of the Fast
I'm half my way!!!
The 5th day was a weird day, but it was good overall. I've woke up and I've had lack of energy. I felt tired and my legs weighted too much... However, this was not a big deal. I've been working and driving today, and I could handle everything, which is nice. However, my energy has been increasing during all the day. I've felt a lot of energy in the afternoon... I'm pretty sure if somebody is used to a omnivore diet (or any non raw diet) will experience this energy even more.
Today I've had stronger eliminations... which is always nice because it's a signal of cleanse. I like to see my body getting rid of all the crap when I was omnivore, and even as a vegan. However, my tummy was good today, I did not have any pain at all.
I've not been tracking my weight loss during the fast. A fast should not been used for weight loss purposes at any time! However, the scale called me, so I answered the call. I've lost around 5 pounds since I've started the fast. More people experience a higher weight loss, some other people does not experience weight loss at all. I've been loosing weight since two months ago when I went raw vegan 100%, so know I'm experiencing a small weight loss. Just wanted to highlight this point.
I've not been hungry at all today. I've even not had cravings at all... I've saw people while walking who was eating, I had no cravings either. I feel I've like to eat... but everything is just on my mind. My tummy is not asking for food anymore...
Well... I'm about to drink the laxative tea and go to bed... Tomorrow... will be the 6th day. Maybe I will try the Salt Water Flush... I do not know... I'm motivated to finish this fast but the SFW scares me... I think I will get it, but I do not want to certify it.
Today I've drank the two laxative teas, 90 oz of the lemonade and around half gallon of water.
6th day... here I come...
05-26-2008, 12:50 AM
why can't people use a fast or feast to release weight? nothing wrong with that as long as they continue to eat healthy afterwards. ;) at least that's my opinion... :P
05-26-2008, 09:59 AM
Yeah... you are true about that... It's cool to use it also as weight loss, but I do no remember where I read, that it should not be used only for weight loss purpouses .Maybe it's just somewhat a warning for eating desorders trigger, for people really obsesses with weight loss, they would try to fast until they drop 100 pounds... who knows :)
05-26-2008, 10:15 PM
05/26/08 - 6th Day of the Fast - 1st Day of post-fast
Yep... it's right. Today it was my last day of the fast. When doing a fasting, the most important thing is to hear your body... Listen the whispers...
I was going to do a 10 day fast, but my body decided to end it up today. As you know, two months ago I went raw vegan (from a cooked vegan diet) and I've experience a very strong cleanse. As you can read above, I did not experience a strong cleanse on this fasting, however, I had a cleanse.
Today, I saw my tongue pretty pink (one symbol from the body to end the fast, as there are no toxins) and I also started to feel hungry again (not mental this time) Also, I did not feel as good as usual while drinking the lemonade. Somehow my body was rejecting me to drink more...
After two lemonades, I've started to have my energy dropping drastically, so I figured out that my body was done with this fast. I've prepared a orange juice and I drank it. (It should be done always by this way, and small sips) I've felt better momentarily... however, my energy dropped more. I've spend like two hours feeling weak, however, I had no dizziness. After this two hours and an orange juice more, I've started to feel better. My eliminations today were more regular that within the last days (other symbol of no crap) At the end I did not do the salt water flush. I felt my body did not want it... something stopped me, so I heard the signal.
Basically, it was my day... Not so nice, my body was done and I'm glad I heard it calling.
Tomorrow will be my second day of recovery from the fast (for raw foodist it takes two days) So I will post my 2nd day tomorrow and close this journey. I will also share my experience of the Master Cleanse and also, I will share my plans for my further fasts.
No tea for me tonight... A watermelon is waiting for me (one of the bests fruits to eat after a fast) And tomorrow, a small green smoothie.
05-27-2008, 11:25 PM
05-27-08 - Post fast 2nd day - Back to normal
Well... I think I've finally reached the last stage...
I've experienced an amazing good recover when going back to food... I personally think it's due I only eat raw foods...
I've had a nice night, I've slept straight and my I've digested correctly the watermelon (Another symbol I've took the good decision in cutting this down. Regularly, if your body needs more fast, when you go back to the orange juices... it would not end up really good...)
I've had my energy recovered too, which is also nice as yesterday was not a really good day. I've had a green smoothie for breakfast and my stomach did not get upset either... During the day I've ate some fruit and raw crackers. I've had for dinner raw mushroom gravy (do not worry, I know the correct mushrooms to be eaten raw) and raw polenta. So yummy. I've had also an avocado. So far my my body is happy (now there should not be a reason for my body to get upset) so that's awesome.
What else can I share? Well... I think that I'm done with this small journey... however, I will share something additional, as mentioned yesterday:
I personally probably won't do more Master Cleanse fasts... however, I will sure fast again... with juices... and I will be sharing it again (Maybe, but a small maybe, my next fast (juices) will be on September...
I hope you enjoyed my journey, not the funniest thing though :D but I hope it helped you out!!!!!!
06-04-2008, 08:17 PM
It is Day 5 for me the usual symptoms, gross tongue, headaches, cold flashes, but overall I feel better that I thought I would. I did a lot of research so I knew what to expect with the symptoms. People at work are very curious as to what I am doing and I find it interesting that people that are well overweight are very opinionated as to why I should not do this, yet the people who jog at lunch and ride their bike to work are behind me all the way and rooting for me. I am hoping to go for the 10 days...half way there!
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