My Journey into The Master Cleanse: Day 4

If you haven’t read My Journey into The Master Cleanse (Day 1 of 10) I suggest you read it, as this is a followup entry. It will give background info on what I am doing.

Day Four

Today was easily the best day yet. Though I probably didn’t need the salt water cleanse this morning, I drank it anyway just in case. Because the amount of time it should take you to drink it is not specified in the book, I tried drinking it slower than before. Perhaps I drank it too slowly because it took me about two hours to finish it. Unfortunately, it did not wash through my system as expected, and it may have been absorbed by my body. I didn’t feel bloated, but I was concerned that I would be in pain later on. I wasn’t.

Practice Makes… Citrus?

As you might imagine, I’m becoming more and more efficient at making Lemonade-X, only taking about 5 minutes in the morning to cut the lemons, blend, measure out the ingredients, and stir. The second batch in the afternoon doesn’t take much longer than the first. As the processes becomes more and more internalized, it will be interesting to see just how fast I can get. I’ll shoot for 3 minutes.

The Net Effect for the 4th Day

So far so good. A somewhat curious side-effect: it seems that my emotional response is more naturally calmer, lately. I’m not sure why, but it seems as though it is easier to remain emotionally balanced than usual. I wonder if that has anything to do with brain chemistry being positively affected by the cleanse.

My perception of time is also continuing to morph. Days seem to melt together more, and I must be careful to remember to take breaks as I work. With this cleanse, you are simply sipping the lemonade all day which results in a very different reality than the one we’re accustomed to: a reality in which breaks are easily inserted when it’s mealtime (or for some people, whenever they are hungry.) I’d like to highlight this point. Overall, my stomach has been happy, not hungry. The Lemonade-X is satisfying, especially with the pulp. I doubt it would be nearly as good without the pulp, but to each his own.

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  1. Your posts really help me. Today is day 4 for me. Even though you may not be on the master cleanse now, it is helpful to go in day by day and read your post.

    I have been cold all day, probably the symptoms of the toxins. I passed Wendy’s today, but I went home and made some lemonade. Everything is psychological.

    Thank you for your journey to help me.

  2. Hi, Jaron!

    I’m so glad that my chronicle of my Master Cleanse journey is of help to you!
    You’re quite right, it can be a psychological battle at times. So always remember why you’re doing it, Jaron. When you make a conscious decision to continue to be self-disciplined, you can do it.

    Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. Godspeed, to you!

  3. Hello! Its Jaron again! I’m on day 4 again! I do the cleanse every season and its Spring! I try to do it the beginning before every season but was on antibiotics that required me to eat! So I’m doing it for Spring!

    Once again your posts really help me and thank you for posting! This go around I did a tablespoon of maple syrup every morning with the salt water and it was tolerable!

    About ten of my friends have done the cleanse but next time they do it I will give them your blog info to read everyday from you!

    Hope life is treating you kind! I’m sure it is! Take care and talk soon! Day 5 tomorrow! May 5 2011

  4. Hello again, Jaron!

    Once again, good luck on your cleanse. And thanks for spreading the word! It helps very very much 🙂

    Life is treating me pretty kindly, and it’s getting warmer all the time. Life is good.

    Let me know how the cleanse goes!