Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Your Thoughts: Cleanse Diets

I was curious what the blogosphere's thoughts were on the idea of cleansing diets.

I recently met someone who is currently on the Master Cleanse Diet.  As the website explains, it "is a liquid diet that provides a healthy amount of calories and nutrients specifically suited for weight loss and cleansing, while resting the digestive system and allowing the body to heal naturally."

 The diet goes for ten days and allows you to drink a mix of lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper 6-12 times a day.  There is no solid food aside from laxatives taken 1-2 times a day.  The purpose is for weight loss and to clean out your digestive system from processed foods.

Without giving away my thoughts, I wanted to ask you for yours (I don't want to influence your responses). 


1.  Have you ever done a cleansing diet (this or others)?  If so, which one, why, and how was it?
I have only ever tried various nutrient diets, never a cleanse.

2.  What are your thoughts (good, bad, ugly, or related) on cleansing diets?
I'll save mine for later.

3.  Do you ever find yourself confronted with opinions and perspectives that challenge your own?
Nearly every day!  It's a refreshing way of reviewing WHY I think they way I think. 

Dream.  Believe.  Achieve. 


Coy Martinez said...

I've never done a cleanse diet but I've met people who have. It's tricky enough for me in the heart of training to get my meals right and keep my compass heading north without trying something new. Most people do these in the form of shakes don't they?

The one you listed doesn't sound too bad. The word "laxative" scares the little shit out of me but I might take a swing at it in the off season :)

Ironmom (Julie) said...

Common sense tells you that't not healthy. You're going to drink maple syrup all day? The insides of your intestines are not dirty and don't need "cleansing," but if you want to rest your digestive system, why not just fast (with water) for a day or two?

Anonymous said...

We're exposed to so many environmental toxins these days from car exhaust, chemicals in our food etc. so it's a good idea to do a cleanse every few months.
The Master Cleanse flushes out toxins from your system, with the added benefit of weight loss. It's better than a water fast because you get cleansing enzymes from the lemon juice.

Michael said...

No, no, no, not good for you. That's my opinion.