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TOPIC: Master Cleanse! aka Lemonade Diet .. My 30 day story.

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January 14, 2013 5:21 AM
Hello There (:

I made this profile a long time ago but now I'm only going to start using it to share/receive information with fellow people like you guys! :D

ANYWAYS.. let me tell you guys about the Master Cleanse when I was on it! I started at 162 lbs

So.. I gave it a try for 5 days lost 7 lbs and then failed.. when I failed it was uncontrollable binge eating.. seriously. At first I would only eat one chicken wing and danggg... I would be SOO FULL! The next day however.... I ate Chinese Food and everything.. a lot more than I usually would have.. 2 weeks shortly after I gained even more than my original weight at 164 and feeling a lot more sluggish and bloated.

I then gave it another try.. and this time I did a whole 30 days and lost 17 lbs leaving me at 143 !!! I was going to go for 40 but for a whole week.. I stopped losing weight and felt very fatigue so I decided to see the doctor and nutritionist at my university. When I got off the cleanse.. I had such a hard time adjusting my body to food again.. I would eat a little and my stomach would be hard and stick out as if I was pregnant. I also had problems where I couldn't poop (lol) because my body was so used to that Detox Senna Leaf Tea so my body basically shut down in it's bowel movements... I couldn't have peristalsis which is that wavelike squeezing movements of your intestines to get your poop out.. lol ANYWAYS.. I also took Nutrition class and did a lot of research to find out that my body was also going through ketosis because of the lack of carbs I had in my body... which is like the (no carb diet) .. which is why I now believe that you need to have a balance of everything when you want a healthy lifestyle.. If I had just ate healthy.. and did my exercises consistently that whole month instead of the master cleanse.. I would have lost 10 pounds, gained instead of losing muscle.. as well as kept it off. Although I went from 164 - 143.. I eventually gained it back and now I am at 160 and feel healthy again .. It took a long time to get back to square one and for the longest time I wasn't worried about my weight anymore but actually all the damage I did to my body.

I just wanted to share this story with you guys that the cleanse.. was an easy weight loss.. but it doesn't last long..
the side effects outweighs the benefits by a long run. If you guys want me to post pictures of the youtube videos I made a long the way I can do that... although it's kind of embarrassing :( Just trying to help as many people avoid this situation as possible. noway







AFTER (I was not sticking my stomach out.. It was very painful and I panicked and prayed for my body to come back to normal)



Conclusion:
Everyone wants an easy way out.. I heard 1/10 stories that it was successful.. that there was a small chance I could keep off the weight I lost.. BUT you just have to remember that no matter how hard you try.. no matter how hard everyone else tries.. you can't always think you can be the exception. I WAS IN COMPLETE DENIAL.. that this wouldn't work.. when I clicked on Youtube videos.. I would just x out the videos that were negative.. because I didn't want to believe that it didn't work. I wanted to test it out for myself.. so that I could be the exception. There's no exceptions. Diet & Exercise all the way :D I'm glad I can work out again.. because back then I was too fatigue to even carry out a conversation.
Edited by fionatdlam On January 14, 2013 6:12 AM
January 14, 2013 5:59 AM
This post should be pinned so everyone who asks about how awesome "_____ cleanse" is can read this and be forewarned.

I'm glad you're going about it the health way this time around!
  16050314
January 14, 2013 6:04 AM
thank you so much for sharing. I tried master cleanse a long time ago and after a few days got violently ill. You're message is really important for people to hear and you look AWESOME!
January 14, 2013 6:07 AM
Great post! !!!!

Glad you realized how harmful this was to your body & went out to find a healthy way! ★ high 5★
  10096292
January 14, 2013 6:07 AM
Thank you for sharing! I will make sure to warn others of the terrible effects of this diet/cleanse. If you need some support for the exercise and healthy calorie diet add me.
  14265908
January 14, 2013 6:14 AM
Everyone wants to hear the "success" stories of cleansing and disregard the actual stories of how they don't teach you anything about eating correctly, exercise, etc.

Thanks for your feedback.


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January 14, 2013 6:23 AM
I will say that it is not unusual to get ill while doing the MC because your body is trying to eradicate the same bacteria, toxins, and parasites that cause illnesses.
  13852672
January 14, 2013 6:28 AM
Thank you for sharing this story.
January 14, 2013 6:32 AM
Thank you for writing this.
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January 14, 2013 6:36 AM
great post OP flowerforyou
January 14, 2013 6:41 AM
Great post. This link should be posted in every cleanse thread.
January 14, 2013 6:48 AM
QUOTE:

I will say that it is not unusual to get ill while doing the MC because your body is trying to eradicate the same bacteria, toxins, and parasites that cause illnesses.

Wrong.
It is not unusual to get ill, but not for the reasons you state. Name one toxin you are eradicating.
January 14, 2013 8:25 AM
QUOTE:

I will say that it is not unusual to get ill while doing the MC because your body is trying to eradicate the same bacteria, toxins, and parasites that cause illnesses.


I can't believe that's what you took away from this.
January 14, 2013 10:49 AM
I did the MC for about two weeks in 2007. I might have been the only person in the universe who actually gained weight on the stupid thing. Yup. up 3 pounds. lol

Anyway, fads are stupid, and as the OP found out, can do you real harm.
January 14, 2013 5:09 PM
Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with the Master Cleanse. It is generally recommended to start with just a 2-3 day cleanse if you're doing it for the first time. I think the maximum recommended duration is 14 days. Also, I wonder if you might have had so much digestion trouble because you didn't follow a gradual ease-out after the cleanse.
January 14, 2013 5:15 PM
QUOTE:

Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with the Master Cleanse. It is generally recommended to start with just a 2-3 day cleanse if you're doing it for the first time. I think the maximum recommended duration is 14 days. Also, I wonder if you might have had so much digestion trouble because you didn't follow a gradual ease-out after the cleanse.

Stop it. Now. Stop. Please. Stop. angry
January 14, 2013 5:16 PM
Good for you! The people that go to my in laws church did this - not as a congregation but a lot of the individuals. And you betcha! Together they lost a ton of weight! That was a few years back, but now if and when I see these people, they have all gained all of that weight back - and then some. What a waste of time and effort! I was tempted, but seriously, how could that possibly be the solution? Unfortunately there ARE NO SHORT CUTS! You did good, kid! wink
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January 14, 2013 5:17 PM
QUOTE:

Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with the Master Cleanse. It is generally recommended to start with just a 2-3 day cleanse if you're doing it for the first time. I think the maximum recommended duration is 14 days. Also, I wonder if you might have had so much digestion trouble because you didn't follow a gradual ease-out after the cleanse.


Does TMC stand for "The Master Cleanse"? Pushers come out early tonight.

To the OP, I'm so sorry you had such a bad experience but happy to hear that you learned from it. Best of luck to you on your health journey.
  30861808
January 14, 2013 10:03 PM
thanks for the post. I just started looking into doing a cleanse and this helped me decide it is not for me. I already eat very little b/c i had weight loss surgery. i wanted to do a cleanse as a way to wean myself off of caffeine. never mind now.
How are you supposed to build muscle without protein? am I missing something about these cleanses? how can you go a month without protein?
  3413528
January 14, 2013 10:23 PM
This really needs to be a sticky!

Now if only we could get at least one person to post something similar about raspberry ketones, HcG, Body by Vi, and every other fad diet out there...
January 14, 2013 10:25 PM
Sorry you went through that. It's nice of you to tell your experience; maybe you will deter someone from trying it.
January 14, 2013 10:31 PM
Thnx for being brave and sharing. drinker
January 14, 2013 10:49 PM
It's great that you're sharing to help others, I'm not sure I'd be so brave.

You're bound to get a load of pro diet fad posts saying you did something wrong, but from your courses and nutritionist, you know the facts.

Good luck in the future!
  9711248
January 14, 2013 11:02 PM
QUOTE:

I will say that it is not unusual to get ill while doing the MC because your body is trying to eradicate the same bacteria, toxins, and parasites that cause illnesses.


So what you are saying is that famines are healthy for people in the third world? So we should stop donating and let their bodies heal, 'cleanse' and 'detox'? Or should we donate laxatives instead of food and clothing? After all they have more issues with pathogenic bacteria and parasites in their environment than us spoiled westerners do.
January 14, 2013 11:21 PM
That had to take a lot of courage to post. I commend you. Thank you for sharing.
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