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Master Cleanse Day 6 & 7: Done and Done

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This post is a follow up to a previous one. You might want to start with the first post here.

Day 6: Day 6 was just like all the other days. Except now I was hungry. My tummy was rumbling and I could tell that my patience was short. But the plan was to keep going… until I weighed myself. In one week I lost 6.5 pounds! I was under 140 and I haven’t been that low since 2007. When I told Jonathan he was immediately concerned for his weight (he’s already naturally thin). By the end of the night we decided to be done with the master cleanse. We both don’t need to lose any more weight.

Day 7: Today we get to drink fresh squeezed orange juice. In the Master Cleanser book it states to drink OJ (with water added) the first day off to help come ease off the cleanse, the next day more OJ, fruit and a small salad, then back to normal, healthy eating. Orange juice has never tasted so good.

We didn’t do the full 10 days, nor do I feel we really needed to. All in all, I’m not sure if I would do it again. I think there are much healthier ways of cleansing than drinking “lemonade” for two weeks. But I did enjoy it. I feel more energized, my skin seems to be glowing, I flushed everything out and I have a new found appreciation for food. Jonathan on the other hand did not enjoy it… at all. He’s not a fan, that’s all pretty much have to say about his side of the story.

I’m glad I experienced it. Now if someone asks me about it I can share with them my experience. I’m not going to say it’s necessarily bad or good, I think it’s different for everyone.

I do see the value in cleansing and the importance of giving your digestive system a break, and for that I am grateful for the 6 days of master cleansing. I’m looking forward to cooking some homemade healthy meals (and sharing them with you all), coming up with some yummy smoothies and ice-cream variations… yes ice-cream… the good for you kind, and really savoring the benefits and joy food brings to us.

Being grateful for our food is super important too. Being grateful for where it came from, how it got to you, how it was prepared, and anything else you can think of that made it possible for you to eat that food.

Jonathan made a point… he said “it’s funny that there are people all over the world dying from starvation and here we are starving ourselves to find purity.” We weren’t really starving ourselves but you get the point. We live in America were we have an abundance of food at our fingertips and yet we still are wanting to find that simple answer to weight loss or feeling better. It’s all about what we eat and how we eat it. Eating organic, locally grown, non-GMO foods will do wonders for your health. We’ve all heard it a million times but the less ingredients the better. Avoid sugars in excess, eat lots of veggies, exercise, get out in nature and your body and health will thank you for it.

So that’s that. Thank you all for following and supporting me along my adventures in the master cleanse world. I’m happy I did it and I’m happy I’m done with it. Good times! 🙂

Thanks for reading. Much love,
Elyssa