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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,283)
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4/15/13 7:30 P

No, it's not.

It's unsafe, and has landed people in the hospital.

Your body isn't a toilet, and it can't be flushed. No amount of detoxing or cleansing will "flush toxins" from your system, because you have systems in place that already do this for you: Your liver and kidneys, specifically.

Whatever weight you lose will quickly return as your body panics and tries to rebuild its fat stores after you starve it.

Skip the get thin quick schemes, and focus on proven science that works. No more fad diets, cleanses, nor detoxes. They don't work!

CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (0)
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4/15/13 5:24 P

LIsten to what ARCHIMEDES wrote...those are sane sentiments! I believe the Master Cleanse is just another fad to wander down the pike... I'd pass it by.

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4/14/13 6:41 A


The Master Cleanse has been around for years. It's nothing more than an unhealthy way to lose weight. Detoxes and colon cleanses are the new buzz words in health. Less than reputable "experts" in health have people convinced that the reason they are fat is because they don't have proper bowel movements.

Now, to a certain extent that might be true. However, there IS a much healthier way to keep your intestines clean and that's by eating a diet high in FIBER.

If you're feeling sluggish or even icky, you don't need to do a cleanse. If you eat a wholesome diet loaded with fresh fruit and veggies, you'll start feeling much more diet.

Here's something I learned from my own years of yo yo dieting,"If you eat crap, you feel like crap". The master cleanse is not a solution ! If you want to take the weight off and keep it off, you need to reform your eating habits. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off.

Do liquid diets work ? Ask Oprah Winfrey. She is famous for losing 67+ pounds on a liquid diet. What happened ? She gained every single pound back plus extra. Liquid diets aren't the solution either.

There really are no fast ways to take the weight off. Weight loss is nothing more than a byproduct of a healthy lifestyle.

SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
4/13/13 11:14 P

I wouldn't advise it at all. It's not healthy or sustainable and could do a number on your metabolism.

Your body is not a toilet. You don't need to flush anything out. Your kidneys and liver do a fine jobs of flushing toxins out all on their own. You can help them do their job even better by eliminating most processed foods and eating plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit.

You can't eat just one meal a day. You need *at least* 1,200 calories a day just for your body to function. Consume fewer than that, you will start cannibalizing your muscle tissue and go into starvation mode, with your body storing as many calories as possible. After the damage done from such a restrictive diet, when you start eating normal again, you'll quickly gain it all back and usually end up even heavier than when you started.

I think you would feel more energetic by eating better and exercising more.

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4/13/13 7:52 P


Here is a link to SparkPeople's Registered Dietitian Becky Hand's response to these cleanses and detox programs--

Coach Nancy

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4/13/13 7:34 P

Hey everybody!

So I've done the Master Cleanse before, but only for near 3 days and it wasn't bad at all. But this time I want to go for all 40 days, and it's not just for the weight loss, my body feels so nasty and sluggish so I'm hoping that this will flush all those toxins and bad stuff right out!

I found lots of mix reviews saying that this is bad and good to do. Though what I want to change up is that I want to have solid food for "dinner." Something very healthy and small, but enough to get some protein and veggies. Would this defeat the whole purpose of the cleanse?

Thanks for reading this!

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