The Master Cleansers
Recently within my circle of friends, there has been a resurgence of the “Master Cleanser.”
The “Master Cleanser” is a detoxification program that was created by Stanley Burroughs in 1941 and made popular by Peter Glickman through his book “Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days.”
The “Master Cleanser” program generally consists of drinking only lemonade made from fresh lemon or lime juice, maple syrup, water, and cayenne pepper. No solid food is eaten for the entire cleanse. Generally, the cleanse lasts from 10 – 45 days.
Now, I am no doctor and I really don’t know if this cleanse is beneficial or dangerous. If one is to undertake any kind of detoxification diet or fast, I would recommend contacting a professional for advice and guidance before proceeding. What was surprising to me, though, was why some of my friends were going on this cleanse.
They were cleansing to “look great” and “lose some weight”.
Now, keep in mind that these two women are quite gorgeous and in my opinion did not need to lose an ounce of anything.
I always thought that the best way to lose a few pounds was to change your overall lifestyle: Exercise, stretch, and eat well.
To me, cleansing to lose weight is like cramming for an exam. You may pass, but how much of that information is retained two weeks from the test or two years from the test?
I thought that they were cleansing for the wrong reasons, or rather that their plan was a bit misplaced. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to lose a few ponds, or detoxifying and cleansing, but I don’t think the latter should be a means to the former.
What do you think?[tags]master cleanse, Stanley Burroughs, Peter Glickman, lemonade, maple syrup and cayenne pepper [/tags]