The master cleanse is very beneficial at clearing toxins from your body as well as helping with weight loss. You may be asking yourself, if it’s that easy why doesn’t everyone do it? Well, the truth is that in this context ‘easy’ is a relative term. It’s not easy to go without solid food for a week, most people don’t make it. If you really want to up your chances of making the master cleanse work for you, you should keep a master cleanse journal.
Why a journal, you may ask. Well, there are several reasons one of the most important is that you can log your success. What better way to make it through something difficult than having tangible proof that you got great results from that difficult experience? If you can see that you’ve actually lost some weight, or shed some unwanted toxins from your body, you’ll not only be much more likely to stick with it, but you’ll also be more likely to do it again, if needed.
Of course, you will need to establish a baseline, your weight before and after the cleanse. You will also want to make note of any changes that have occurred with your toxicity before and after the cleanse. For this a journal will really come in handy. Unlike weight, you can’t just hop on a scale and find out how many toxins you still have in your body. To figure that out you’ll need to know exactly where you were before the cleanse.
There are a couple of things you can watch for that will show you that the toxins are leaving your body. One is the color of your urine. If you see a color change that is usually an indication that toxins are being expelled through your urine.
If your bowel movements are more frequent and a different color or consistency, this is also a positive sign that you are getting rid of unwanted toxins. Just remember with all of this cleansing going on it would be very easy to become dehydrated, make sure you take in plenty of water every day.
During the detox period it’s not uncommon to experience more achiness and soreness. This is due to the fact that the toxins are working their way through your body on their way to the nearest exit. It’s usually normal, though, of course if you experience excessive pain you should stop the cleansing and contact your doctor (you should also contact your doctor before even starting the cleanse if you have health issues).
It’s a good idea to document things for several days, or even several weeks, before you do the cleanse. It’s just too hard to keep track of how often you urinate or have a bowel movement, most of us don’t pay that much attention. Keep a master cleanse journal so you know for sure what changes your body is going through. Being able to see your progress in black and white, is a great way to help you stay motivated during the cleanse and get the results you’re looking for.