Follow these steps and you’ll be on your way to a healthier and more energized you.
Of all the ways to complete a cleansing detox diet, lemon water seems to be the one that is most frequently talked about. After all, it is known as the master cleanse or the lemonade master cleanse diet. It hasbenefits such as clearing your body of toxins, strengthening hair and nails, allowing for better digestion, improving weight loss, increasing energy, and more.It is a detox drink you have got to try. At least that’s what the7 MINUTE BLOG, DETOX & BODY CLEANSE, AND THE LEMON DETOX have been telling us.
However, it has to be done correctly, especially if you are going toperform a master cleanse. This requires a sort of fast: taking out solid foods from your diet and drinking only the lemon water. Although this is the hardest master cleanse diet, it has the most benefits. It can help you lose more weight, clear the most toxins from your body, and its results show much sooner.
First off, you’ll need to make the cleanse drink correctly with this lemon detox recipe. You need:
• Fresh juice from 1 lemon
• 20 ml of organic maple syrup
• 1/9 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
• 250 ml of water Mix the above together.
If you can, try using pure distilled water and organic lemons. This will help prevent the drink from having extra preservatives or other ingredients that may lessen the effectiveness of the cleansing diet. Add more cayenne if you can handle the taste. The cayenne pepper provides nutrients you need to survive the fast. Plus, the cayenne pepper aids in digestion and helps regulate blood sugar. The syrup will of course sweeten the cleansing drink and give your body the sugar it needs. Lastly, the lemon boosts your immune system, energy levels, and helps with weight loss.
HOW TO START YOUR CLEANSING DIET
Your cleansing diet is very likely to cause some uncomfortable symptoms, as we discuss below. However, there are some things you can do at the start and at the end of your master cleanse that will help make things a little easier for your body.
Before your fast:
1. Take out processed foods from your diet.
2. Eat only soups.
3. Drink only juices.
4. Ease into your lemon detox water only diet.
THE TIMEFRAME OF YOUR CLEANSE
If your goal is to lose weight and to clear your body from as much toxins as possible, you’ll want to extend the amount of time your cleansing diet lasts. 10 days is the standard amount of time, but do something that works for you. A few days or simply a week might be better.
Keep in mind that it will not be easy, and the longer you detox, the more weight you are likely to lose. Plus, a long cleanse will give your body a break and and help it say goodbye to those toxins.
HOW MUCH LEMON WATER
For the first few days, it is suggested that you drink at least 10 glasses of water.
Drink the lemon detox water when you first wake up, every time you feel hunger pains, and when you feel a lack of energy.
The lemon water is there to help you. It may not have the best taste, but it can help you fast longer and get over some of the symptoms you will experience.
With a cleansing diet and fasting, comes some irritable symptoms. You will of course experience hunger pains from lack of eating, as well as irritability, lack of energy, and more. When you feel these symptoms, as mentioned, it is important to drink the lemon water. It will help keep you off edge.
On top of this though, you may experience burning or stinging bowl movements. This is most typically due to the removing of toxins from your body.
AND THE SYMPTOMS
If something completely feels out of sorts, though, make sure to talk to a doctor. Make note that if you are a frequent soda or coffee drinker, you may have some headaches due to caffeine withdrawals. Lastly, although you may experience other symptoms, nausea and vomiting are likely as well.
Your body is not used to a cleansing diet and this is likely to take place after a few days into the diet. It really should not last longer than 3 days though. As we always suggest with any master exercise or master cleanse plan, talk to a doctor if you have any concerns before, during, or after your master cleanse.
If you still want to exercise, despite these symptoms, try light exercise like yoga.
HOW TO FINISH YOUR CLEANSING DIET
At the end of your fast, make sure to adjust your body back into solid foods. At the end of your detox fast, complete the following:
1. Start drinking other juices and drinks.
2. Start eating soups and liquid foods
3. Eat organic foods.
4. Begin eating processed foods.
1. Make your lemon detox drink fresh every time.
2. Drink it right away, otherwise the pepper may make the drink too spicy.
3. You can use a natural laxative such as herbal tea.
4. Shower more regularly as you may break out due to the toxins leaving your body.
5. Drink the lemon water when you are experiencing painful symptoms.
6. Get an infusion water bottle, like ours, to help make your lemon detox more appealing and convenient.
Are you ready for the fast of your life? It will be hard, but it will be worth it. Don’t push your body past its limits, butdo push yourself past your limits of choice.
Lauren Kutschke is a freelance content writer and social media manager. She loves to hike, ski and spend time with her husband and dog. Lauren has a passion for photography and is currently learning German.