Article by Wendy McCance
After four full days, I have finally had my fill of the Master Cleanse. I know this is disappointing news. I’m sure it would be so much more inspiring if I wrote that the cleanse was easy, I look and feel terrific, I could drink the master cleanse concoction all day long and I wish to continue forever living this way.
I have to say, I’m sure every now and then I might do the cleanse for a weekend. The first few days were eye-opening. I felt really good and had a lot of energy. The problem was that after a few days, even though I was eating some fruits and veggies, the first half of each day was easy, but by dinner time, I was famished. I had to eat some real food. Yesterday was the worst. I tried so hard to chug that drink whenever I felt hungry, but I was miserable by dinner time. I decided to go big or go home and really ate a meal. I had pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy and peas. Thankfully I didn’t feel ill afterwards. I did feel full and content though.
Overall, I’m glad I attempted the cleanse. I learned a lot. I’ve never tried a diet or a cleanse and the process opened my eyes to the intense willpower people who succeed must go through. I’m impressed, envious and in awe of the power some people have over their bodies.
The best thing that came out of the cleanse was that I did look and feel better. It made me aware of how I had been eating and what I’d like to change. I want to continue to concentrate on eating more fruit and vegetables. I also want to limit the amount of sugar and carbs I put into my system.
I can honestly say there were two factors in my downfall. The first was that I really did need to be near a bathroom and after a while, I felt I couldn’t get through a typical day very efficiently. I felt this was just too disruptive to the schedule I juggle each day. The second issue was the hunger. It didn’t feel good. The first half of each day seemed to be such a piece of cake (excuse the terminology here). By 4 pm, I was ravenous. It didn’t matter how much I drank or what fruit or vegetables I ate. I was horribly hungry and I just couldn’t get past it. I was simply miserable.
I wish I had some profound words of wisdom or at least a better story to tell. I hope that if you are working on your health that you have substantially more success than me.
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