The Ten Top FAQ’s: The Master Cleanse Diet

There’s been much talk about the Master Cleanse Diet, and we’re here to provide you with answers to your top 10 questions!

1. What is the Master Cleanse Diet?

The Master Cleanse Diet is a liquid diet. People who follow this diet must consume water mixed with cayenne pepper, maple syrup and lemon juice. People must consume about a liter of salt water in the morning, as well as a diuretic tea before bedtime, to promote elimination. Followers of this diet are also allowed to drink as much water as they want.

2. What is the objective of the Master Cleanse Diet?

The purpose of the Master Cleanse Diet is to eliminate built up waste in the body, prevent the buildup of new waste, break bad habits, increase mental clarity and burn fat.

3. How much of what does a person must consume when he or she is following the Master Cleanse Diet?

You will need 2 tablespoons of Grade A maple syrup, 2 tablespoons of lemon or lime juice and a pinch of cayenne pepper. This recipe is for about every 10-oz. glass. It is recommended to drink about 6 to 12 glasses of this mixture each day. When drinking salt water, it is recommended to add about two teaspoons of non-iodized salt to a liter of water.

4. How long should this diet be followed?

It is recommended that this diet be followed for at least 10 days. However, it is not suggested to be a long-term diet.

5. Who came up with the Master Cleanse diet?

Stanley Burroughs originally published this diet in the 1940s.

6. What are the criticisms against the Master Cleanse Diet?

Some people criticize this diet for the fact that once you revert to your normal diet, or in the very least start eating regular food again, you will gain back the weight that you lost.

Also, many people criticize this diet because it is a very low nutrient diet. To stay healthy, the human body needs to consume a mixture calories, fats, proteins, carbohydrates, sugars, vitamins, minerals, etc. People needs these things in their diets to maintain healthy organs, muscles and bones. While following the Master Cleanse diet, a person may lose bone mass and muscle mass, as well as fat.

7. What are the effects of this diet?

The effects of this diet include fatigue, dehydration, quick weight loss, etc. It is not recommended to follow this diet over a long period of time, since it may lead to bone and muscle loss, as well as an increased risk of heart attack.

8. What kind of physical activities could or should an individual do while following the Master Cleanse Diet?

This really depends on how the individual feels, the health of an individual, what an individual is used to, and what an individual’s “normal” is. There is no set amount of exercise that a person “should” or “shouldn’t” do. However, it may not be the best idea to do muscle building exercises because so little, if any, protein is being consumed. The best thing for a person who follows this diet is to think about how he or she feels before engaging in any physical activity. It is also a good idea to think about the level of focus that one needs to avoid injury when doing certain activities. Physical activity may make some people who follow this diet feel faint.

9. When should I think twice about getting involved in this diet?

You should think twice if you are a person who already has health problems, or is old, or is pregnant, or is a growing child or teenager.

10. Are there any alternatives to this diet?

The healthiest alternatives to this diet would be a diet rich in leafy green vegetables and lean protein, portioned out meals, mindful eating and a physically active lifestyle. These are the safest alternatives that are suggested for the long term. There are a plethora of other diets and methods that exist to achieve the same results as the Master Cleanse Diet.