Why the Master Cleanse Isn’t Sustainable
The Master Cleanse has been around for a long time, but was most recently made famous by Beyoncé, who used it to lose weight, claiming great results. The master cleanse uses lemon water, cayenne powder, and maple syrup as a weight loss tonic to be used daily in place of food or juice, causing rapid weight loss. It also claims to have a cleansing, or detox effect, helping the body shed fat and toxins during the initial cleanse.
While the Master Cleanse is effective for weight loss, and does have some anti-toxic effects on the body due to the lemon and cayenne used, it is considered a fad diet because it is aimed at fast results from calorie reduction and uses a radical, unsustainable regimen. The master cleanse does not change overall eating habits, nor does it provide the nutrients appropriate for cell regeneration, healing, or long-term results. The master cleanse also fails to provide some things which are very important for greater sustained health.
While fat reduction and weight loss are important, it is much more important to restore balance to the body through diet and probiotics. Often, increases in weight and reduction in overall health and energy are linked to poor pH balance, caused by diet or antibiotics. This acidic body can both result from and lead to the loss of helpful digestive bacteria, which live in the colon and stomach, where they keep the body healthy.
When we take antibiotics, we destroy these helpful organisms, or, when we maintain a poor diet, we can cause our bodies to become too acidic, killing our helpful microorganisms. In order to return to health and balance, we must make our diets less acidic, replace our balancing intestinal bacteria, and maintain an environment where nutrients can be absorbed and utilized. The Master Cleanse does none of this, meaning it is not a healthy, complete, sustainable weight loss plan.
This does not mean that the master cleanse does not have its place in the cleansing regimen. The master cleanse can be helpful, but only when it is included in a total cleansing program, which focuses on improving habits and nutrition, more than just rapid weight loss. When cleansing, your aim should not be merely getting rid of toxins and fat. You should also focus on giving your body the nutrients it is lacking.
A true cleanse focuses just as much on healing, repairing, and restoring the body as it does on weight loss and detox. Your body can only be healthy and you can only retain your results if you create a healthy environment and repair your cleansing organs, cells and tissues so that they can detox your body and fight carcinogens and free radicals naturally. So, while the Master Cleanse can help you lose weight, only the Total Wellness Cleanse can provide true, natural, healthy results you can maintain for a lifetime.