Saturday, November 24, 2007

Beyonce's Master Cleanser Diet Fast...Is it Safe?


I would be remiss not to first mention a great new book I just finished reading called The Overfed Head: What If Everything You Know About Weight Loss Is Wrong?.

I believe The Overfed Head: What If Everything You Know About Weight Loss Is Wrong? is a better philosophy than The Master Cleanser.

While I have fasted here and there to try and get closer to God, if you're fasting for weight loss reasons, I'd recommend first buying and trying The Overfed Head theory.

The guy lost 160 lbs. and has kept it off since 1998.

Plus, he writes about how dramatic weight loss from some diets is harmful because you regain it all back and then some.

Please read The Overfed Head first if you're considering other things.

It makes sense.


by Paula Neal Mooney

Beautiful Beyonce appeared on a recent Oprah show telling the world how Beyonce lost 20 pounds with a "Master Cleanser" diet fast.

Beyonce went on this 14-day fast -- a liquid diet, I guess, that includes vegetables -- in order to slim down for Dreamgirls.

I remember Beyonce talking about this fast before, but I didn't know the "Master Cleanser" name till now. Of course, immediately I thought about doing it myself, especially if I want to drop weight fast if I get that Wife Swap gig.

But, is it safe?

Would I drop weight and then gain more back later?


I've done a 3-day tea with honey fast before, for spiritual reasons. Maybe it's time for another. Especially after that yummy feast I had yesterday! Master Cleanser users, let me know...

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37 comments:

Anonymous said...

its very safe i've done it 3 times once for 5 days once for 3 and once for 7. Frist thing get the book and be very careful about coming off the fast dont just eat everything in sight. You would'nt gain all the weight right back but if you dont take care of yourself you will. This is a good fast if you plan on changing your habits of eating. It helps clean you so that its easier to change your ways. But frist you have to want to change your habits not just lose weight fast.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Good, thanks. That gives me more motivation to do it, and to do it correctly.

Calilily said...

Hi P.N. Mooney

Let me tell you I started this diet last week and I had a hard time!!!!!! Got sick, now Im over it and Im going to try it again starting today. So check out my blog and see how it goes, and or maybe I will come back and let you know.. Take Care!

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Thanks, caliliy. What's your blog address? I clicked on your name and just got the book cover pic.

Yeah, I haven't bought the Master Cleanser yet. (Still waiting on all my ad and affiliate revenue to kick in.) But I have been drinking the protein powder with fresh fruit and milk and honey shakes that Liz from Associated Content recommended...that is, when I'm not pigging out late at night on Fritos and such.

So the Master Cleanser made you really sick? Did you eat anything with it? I've heard you're supposed to go into a fast gradually, like switch into veggies and such days before instead of going cold turkey.

Any other Master Cleanser users out there got any insight? I don't want to get sick off this thing...

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just started the lemonade diet and am on day 3. No problems so far and I've lost 4 pounds already.

Kaner said...

I did my first "cleanse" in September for 12 days and lost (and kept off) 15 lbs. On about day 3 or 4 I felt really yucky, which I attribute to the toxins working their way out of my body & caffeine withdrawal from cutting out coffee (I took Excedrin just that one day for the headache). After that, I felt energized, well rested, and was never hungry ... which are all miraculous for me.

I honestly did not eat ANYTHING during those 12 days. I only drank 8-10 servings of the "MC" (careful with the cayenne ... it's powerful stuff) and several glasses of water. Just before bed I'd have a small glass of the "Smooth Moves" tea to ... uh ... "move" things along in the morning. (I hate the tea, so I plug my nose and chug it down in big gulps.)

The 1st day off the cleanse is all OJ (with pulp & not from concentrate) and water. The 2nd day off starts with OJ, then you make a vegetable soup in the afternoon and that replaces your meals until the afternoon of the 3rd day. Then have a fresh salad for dinner on the 3rd evening. After that, you can resume normal food intake ... but hopefully after the cleanse you have a new appreciation for nutrition and have a desire to make fresh, healthy choices.

Being on the cleanse helped me pay so much more attention to my body and the effects my diet has on my total well-being. I’ve always “known” it ... but didn’t really buy into the correlation until I could see and feel it. I also found a major benefit/perk was that my potion control was so much better after being on the cleanse, so even if I had a little of something, that was plenty and I didn’t feel deprived.

UPDATE: Yesterday was day 10 on the cleanse again, so today I am drinking the OJ. So far I have lost another 10 lbs and am feeling great! I was excited to buy the veggies for tomorrow’s soup and am looking forward going out for a delicious cobb salad for dinner in a couple days.

As with everything ... be safe & be healthy!

:)Kaner

Anonymous said...

By the way ... I didn't buy the "Master Cleanse Kit" ... I bought the organic lemons & tea at the local CoOp and the Grade B Maple Syrup from a local health foods store. You need plenty so ask for the 64 oz. jug of maple if they have it!

Anonymous said...

ok i have a question..is this the same as being on the cayenne pepper and lemon juice diet?http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16282567/

Valerie P said...

Did anyone exercise while on the fast? Today is my first day and I will begin my regular exercise in about 4 days.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

I'm sorry I still haven't purchased Beyonce's Master Cleanser Diet yet...so I can't delve deeply into the answers.

But people have questions about coming off the Master Cleanser Diet. Any help out there?

Whenever I've come off a fast in the past, I don't know that I've always done it slowly, but I've read that it's better to come off fasts little by little instead of gorging ourselves.

Jason Lee Campbell said...

I'm currently on Day 6 of the Master Cleanser diet. This is my second time doing it and my first experience lasted 10 days. I lost just over 15lbs and kept it off. I came off of it with orange juice and then moved to vegetable soup the second day before resuming regular eating on the third day after the clease. Day's 3 and 4 are the hardest because the body is really starting to shake out the toxins. I'm keeping a daily diary of my current fast which I expect to last another 10 days - only four more days to go after today! You can read my daily entries on my blog beginning the week of February 7, 2007 at

www.myspace.com/jasonleecampbell

Good luck with the fast if you choose to do it, but make sure you follow it carefully and see it through if you start it.

J.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Thank you so much for letting me know about this, Jason.

Sometimes I've eaten like a pig when coming off fasts, so I want to make sure if I do this one that I do it correctly.

Take care,
Paula

Nia here! said...

Hey Paula, Nice discussion you've got going on over here about Master Cleanse. I'm going to post the link in my "Citations" section. I'm keeping this tab open to remind me to come back and check out your site in great depth. When you can drop by http://master-cleanse.info and share your before, during and/or after experience with the Master Cleanse aka Lemonade Diet. I did it a year ago and had great time. What's this about a "wife swap" you're gearing up for? I'll defintely have to come back and read more closely! All the best, Nia.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Thanks, Nia.

Can you believe I still haven't purchased this thing? But yesterday at the health club I really got a strong urge to go on the Master Cleanse fast, and judging from the feedback I've received, it seems safe from the manner in which people are using it.

Yeah, a Wife Swap producer contacted me and gave me her info and the specifics, but I left her messages and never heard back from her.

Guess it wasn't meant to be...

Thanks for the links and info!

Anonymous said...

Is there an age limit for this? also is it safe to work out during the cleanse? and I've done it once before and felt something moving around in my stomach when I lay in bed (on the 3rd day) I had lost 5 lbs. What was moving around in there? and is it safe to do it again.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Sorry -- I still haven't done this fast myself.

I've kind of done a homemade version of it, mixing up cayenne pepper with honey instead of maple syrup.

It made me a little nauseated, so I switched over to lemon water for my spiritual fast.

I only did one day that time, though.

The other times, the Lord granted me grace to do a honey tea with lemon fast for three days.

Hopefully, the other Master Cleanser users will reply soon.

Have you guys experienced this?

Anonymous said...

I used the mix of 3quarts of water, 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup pure maple syrup and 1 tsp cayenne pepper and that worked great for me. I did the fast for ten days and lost 10 pounds and the 11th and 12th day did light soups and orange juice. I have been able to keep the weight off. I did mild exercises throughout, but be careful not too much exercise because over doing your body when it is running off of little calories can be dangerous!

David said...

I just finished the cleanse 2 days ago. The first day off the cleanse I drank the lemonade and some fresh squeezed OJ up until about 4pm. For dinner I had the vegetable soup. I even ate part of a baguette the first night. Today I feel great. I had juice for breakfast and more vegetable soup. For dinner I plan on making a pasta dish after my workout. I am taking probiotics though, so that may be helping.

Dima said...

hello, the master cleanser diet plan is a liquid diet so it does make you loose weight FAST... the fat in your body is accumulated over many years, so an 'overnight' solution might not be a good idea.. there is no medical evidence that your body is flushing out the toxins.. this diet, like every other fasting diet may affect you internal organs and your body's metabolism... just a heads up everybody... thanks

acne treatment said...

iam a big fan of beyonce i love her body.. i should try this one.. lol

Health Cleanse said...

I love Beyonce! If she tried it, i've got to!

Steve said...

I have not heard of the book previously but will need to see if it is available at the library this week.

Diet Cleanse said...

I have not tried the Master Cleanse and am looking at the comments for some additional information. I have tried other cleansing products but not the Master Cleanse.

appetite suppressant said...

Is this book available in the UK? Not having much look finding it, off to the library me thinks

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Here it is on Amazon UK:
The Overfed Head: What If Everything You Know About Weight Loss Is Wrong?

lemonade diet recipe said...

Myself and some friends do the lemonade cleanse 2x a year and love it. And contrary to the belief that you're starving yourself the cleanse does provide you with around 1000 calories when you follow the proper recipe

Anonymous said...

I'm on the Master Cleanse - morning of Day 4 and I've already lost 6 lbs. (I'm 5'4" and started at 169, now at 163). Day 3 of the cleanse I was really sick -- lots of mucus, coughing, chills and fevers. Decided to take the day off and stay in bed most of the day. Will see how I feel today. My goal is to drop to 150-155 -- 14-19 lbs. I am anticipating being on this about 10-14 days, maybe longer .. at this point, since it is my first time, I am taking it day by day.

lemonade diet said...

It's not beneficial. Most nutritionists agree that detoxing isn't necessary, and it can actually be harmful. There are almost no "pros" apart from that you may temporarily lose two or three pounds. The cons include: you won't be getting all the vitamins and minerals you need daily, calorie intake not high enough, low energy levels.

pepper said...

I've watched a lot of vloggers on youtube and they look absolutely miserable during the diet and then many of them actually fear coming off of it because they are either afraid of gaining all the weight back (which they will) or because they are afraid their body will violently reject normal foods. Scary stuff.

MasterCleanseGuide said...

It is relatively safe. But it is not for everyone. You need to have a lot of self-control, but being on the cleanse will teach you that also. The first few days will be the hardest. Since you did a honey cleanse for a few days, this might work for you as well. It's not gonna taste good though. To gain full benefit, you must be able to stay on it for atleast 10 days.

Anonymous said...

its very safe i've done it 3 times once for 5 days once for 3 and once for 7. Frist thing get the book and be very careful about coming off the fast dont just eat everything in sight. You would'nt gain all the weight right back but if you dont take care of yourself you will. This is a good fast if you plan on changing your habits of eating. It helps clean you so that its easier to change your ways. But frist you have to want to change your habits not just lose weight fast.

Anonymous said...

its very safe i've done it 3 times once for 5 days once for 3 and once for 7. Frist thing get the book and be very careful about coming off the fast dont just eat everything in sight. You would'nt gain all the weight right back but if you dont take care of yourself you will. This is a good fast if you plan on changing your habits of eating. It helps clean you so that its easier to change your ways. But frist you have to want to change your habits not just lose weight fast.

Anonymous said...

Just started. Is it supposed to be spicy?

Anonymous said...

So...what exactly is in one drink?

Anon said...

Master Cleanser probably works. But there is a better, heather and not so restrictive option that I can vouch for personally...."Juice Fasting!". It works for weight loss, it does all the detox stuff & its recommended by doctors.I checked with mine! You might want to give it a whirl!

Anna said...

I need to ask the more icky questions about this cleanse- because quite honestly, I am a little embarrassed if I'm going to be on the toilet for most of the day. I have 2 roommates, both males, and I'm a female.

Just how much are you going to "go" - and is it going to be absolutely putrid moves?

The 10 days without food doesn't scare me. Its the bi-products of my terribly neglected body that does!

Would love some honest replies :)

Merry Kusumawardhani said...

lemon diet is a diet that is most effective. Pectin and acid taste elements contained in it helps eliminate toxins in the body

by Lemon Diet

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