Master Cleanse Days 13 and 14: The End of the Diet
Unfortunately I have had to cut my Master Cleanse short due to a very foolish mistake I made. I had been planning to continue the cleanse for at least 17 days but I have decided to end it after only 14 days. Since I already completed the 10 day minimum I don’t see this as quitting or giving up. I achieved everything I set out to accomplish with this cleanse and I am pretty proud of myself.
What happened was, I ran out of Cayenne pepper and unwilling to buy more I thought I could substitute it with Mexican Chili Powder. What I didn’t know was that while the Cayenne Pepper is pure pepper, the chili powder I have contains among other things salt. So I ended up drinking eight doses of salt and some other ingredients with my lemonade (which tasted horrible by the way) without knowing although the taste should have warned me that something was wrong. A carrot juice recipe may have been the better way to go in this case. It certainly would have tasted nicer, that’s for sure.
Long story short, I got sick because of it. I wasn’t majorly ill or anything or even very ill but I’ve decided that erring on the side of caution is the safest way to go, especially since I haven’t eaten for two weeks meaning that I am in no shape to fight off anything even remotely moderately serious.
It was based on this that I decided to prematurely end my Master Cleanse.
So, now that I’ve ended the diet, how do I feel?
I feel great. Once I got past the first three days I started feeling really good. I feel so much lighter, much healthier and much happier than I did when I first started the cleanse. I feel cleaner inside and out. My face is a lot smoother now and most of my pimples have disappeared. Also I don’t have headaches like I used to (although I don’t know if this will last long term).
One thing I will say about the Master Cleanse diet however is that it is significantly high in sugar. Consequently, following a diet like this is not really sustainable for prolonged periods of time, especially if you live with sensitive teeth and want to look after your oral health. As any Dentist in San Ramon will tell you, consuming too many sugary drinks can have a detrimental impact on your teeth and can lead to cavities and tooth decay.
My final weights for Days 13 and 14 are below:
Would I do it again?: Definitely.