So a quick update, after a weekend of dinner parties at a few friends places I am now ready to start the Master Cleanse. A lot of people try to tell me that it is impossible to drink only this MC mix and nothing else for a minimum of 10 days. Its SO do-able and SO worth it. Now don't get me wrong I love food just as much as the next person and yes the first couple days are hard. But once you have gone a few days you start to build a confidence about it and push through! And really what do you have to lose? A little extra weight? Some horrible nasty build up that we all get in our bodies?
The benefits to the Master Cleanse far out way the single con of not eating. So where are you getting your nutrients? Every ingredient in the 'Lemonade' mix is there for a reason, so you are still providing your body with essential nutrients. Ok and what about protein? "Often the question is asked about the need for amino acids, and animal protein foods. The need is highly exaggerated, as only 16% of our body is protein. The answer to the question is very simple. We first need to understand that pure protein is primarily nitrogen, with oxygen, hydrogen and some carbon. We all know we get a large share of our oxygen and hydrogen needs from the air along with some carbon. There is four times the amount of nitrogen in the same air as there is oxygen, hydrogen and carbon combined. Since we are able to utilize and assimilate a large amount of our needs of these elements into our bodies we are able to assimilate and build the nitrogen also into our bodies as protein. This is done by natural bacteria action, which is capable of converting it to our use."
So all you need to do is make sure that you are mentally ready to start the cleanse and then its just one day at a time from there. Easier said than done sometimes yes but all I think about are the benefits and the good it is doing for my health both physically and mentally.
So I have one last dinner at my dads tonight and then it starts!
Portion inserted from the Master Cleanse Book.