Keeping the Momentum After Undergoing the Master Cleanse
During this time, you are probably done with Master Cleanse. The question now is what will you do after? At this point, you have already eliminated the wastes from your body and you have probably experienced a hard time in doing so. Yet, wrong manner of eating and wrong use of diet might still be mingling in your mind and there is no reason for you to go back to this erroneous eating habit.
The real big deal now is for you to undergo some diet and this is the exact time to do it. There are couples of reasons for this:
- Once you are already done with the diet, you may experience a decreased urge in ingesting sugar filled and fatty foods. There are people who will feel queasy when they have just smelled this kind of food.
- You will sense the optimal level of energy in your body when you are no longer eating unessential foods and you will have the courage to keep it this way.
- By the time that you finished Master Cleanse, you will feel that you have eating control. Doing Master Cleanse is not an easy task. This will require you to have strength and discipline. If you are finished with the program, other aspects of your personality will also change. This is not just felt by a single person but this is considered as among the top benefits gained from the diet.
At this juncture, it is now appropriate for you to know the ways on how to maintain this fruitful lifestyle. Once you know and adapt this, you will live in a very healthy manner.
When you are no longer undergoing the Master Cleanse program, there are some diet combinations that you can also try:
- Diet with raw foods
- Alkaline diet
- Diet composed of mostly liquid
Prior to tackling deeper these three diets, there are some data that you have to know that is based from some experiences of the people who have underwent this program.
Initially, you have to remember that whatever your selected diet is, see to it that it is not so much complex. There are people who have tried to undergo complex diet, from its preparation to eating schedule and in the end, these did not work out well. Like for instance, if you are already hungry and you have chosen a food that will be available for you after two hours, this is really a mess.
Aside from that, you must adhere to the tip that you avoid foods that will not promote you’re eating flexibility. Atkins is a very good example of this. This does not just promote flexibility in eating but this does not also work after undergoing Master Cleanse.
When it comes to the three diets advised for you that are flexible, short food preparation time is needed and is easy to make.
You might probably think that the diet is too horrible that will not allow you to eat the foods that you are craving for. Do not worry. You are not alone in this because there are also some who experienced the same due to their boring diet.
A useful advice for you now is to eat all the foods that you want during the pre- master cleanse stage and you can substitute it by now with the foods that will be recommended for you. Examples of these foods that you surely love before are soda, candy, fast food and potato chips. You must be aware that these are the foods that will sabotage your health.
Apart from the above-mentioned tip, you must remember that you are not allowed to choose only one diet mentioned. You can divide these round the clock. Moreover, think of the best foods that will provide benefit for your stomach and incorporate them in your diet.
More have been said, it’s about time to start for the first diet- Diet Composed of Raw Food.
Diet Composed of Raw Food
This kind of diet is just simple to do and follow and this is very good for your health. In this diet, all you just need to do is to ingest raw vegetables and fruits.
Most probably, people who are fond of eating junk foods may find it hard to stick to this diet. However, after engaging with Master Cleanse, you will just find it easy to follow this.
Any of the available vegetables and fruits is good for you. However, it is recommended for you to eat the organic ones and always practice proper food washing all the time. It is not just enough that you know that the food is organic for you do not have an idea who have touched and to where it might have already touched prior to its consuming.
If you really want to gain so much benefit, remember that the foods that you will eat must be as fresh as possible. It is just okay to use canned foods and those that are frozen provided that they are packed with water and not by syrup. Yet, use fresh vegetables and fruits as much as possible.
If you remember the idea about simple food preparation then this is the best example for it. All you just need to do is to get it, wash and eat.
How to Use Diet with Raw Food
- You can use raw foods as slide dishes and for snacks.
- You can replace water melon instead of candy bar.
- Green beans can be the best alternative for macaroni.
There is a lot to know about diet with raw foods. Do not feel bored because you can find varieties of these foods in the department stores.
There is a little bit of complication that you will feel in the next diet. Yet, this is advised by the experts in health due to its ability to provide you with body energy, cure disease and to lose adipose tissues. This is now the alkaline diet.
There are several people who might not have any idea at all about this kind of diet. But this is among the few diets that will enhance the body processes in your system. Example is the maintenance of proper body pH.
If you are familiar with the pH scale, zero means acidic. When you have moved up to the 14th number, this is now alkaline or this is also called as base. The normal body pH for a healthy person is about 7.36 up to 7.4. This is considered as slightly alkaline.
What is the significance of this for you? Just in case you are a person who is fond of eating foods that are alkaline, this will make your body become slightly acidic. This is said to become slightly acidic because the other excess acids in your body will be buffered. However, this may still lead to other problems.
Effects of Having Acidic Body
When your body environment is acidic, there are plenty of body processes that may be compromised. Most of the microorganisms survive in an acidic environment.
There is also difficulty in absorbing the nutrients in the food when the body is acidic. Inability of these nutrients to be absorbed can lead to fatigue and other health problems.
There are some individuals stating that what you ingest does not really make an effect to your system and your body has the tendency to balance this all up for you. This is inversely proportional to the belief of alkaline diet. Yes, there are body mechanisms that will help you neutralize yourself but they are wrong when it comes to the statement that it will not affect your health.
When there is an increase in the acidity level of your body, the tendency of your body parts is to buffer it. This is done by means of withdrawing the essential minerals deposited in your bones. The minerals withdrawn are mixed with the acid but will not assure you of being free from problems.
In order to make your blood become alkaline, your body is getting the calcium from your bones and mixes it with your blood. However, your bones now will have decrease in the calcium content. This will make it brittle which might lead to osteoporosis.
The withdrawn calcium tends to build-up in some of your body parts. There are some that will accumulate in your joints that will cause arthritis. Increase in the calcium in your blood may also lead to the damage of gallbladder and liver. This will promote stone formation in these organs.
Using cholesterol is also another buffer agent used by your body. What happens in your system is that it manufactures cholesterol to compensate with the increase in the acid in your blood. The cholesterol will protect you from excess body acidity level but will predispose you to cardiovascular problems.
Hemoglobin is also used as a buffering medium for excess acid. When this happens, there may be development of anemia.
Magnesium is also utilized by your body in buffering acid. The magnesium from your bones are withdrawn that will make you feel muscle weakness.
You see now that even though your system has its own ways of buffering excess acid, you must still pay extra attention to the foods that you eat. Here are the tips for you to do this:
- Decrease your intake of foods that will form acid
- Increase the foods that are considered as alkaline in nature
This may sound easy for you. But before you learn more about the diet, it is now time for you to know the alkaline diet benefits.
- When under alkaline diet, there will be increase in the energy that you will feel.
- There is a resolution of acne with alkaline diet. The causative agent for acne will not survive.
- With alkaline diet, there is also a notable loss of weight.
- There is decrease in frequency of illness and recovery time is faster. This is because of the inability of the microorganisms to survive in an alkaline environment. Alkaline diet will further increase the efficiency of your body’s defense system.
Foods that Form Acids
It is important to bear in mind that foods forming acid is not directly related to foods with high pH.
There are some foods that have acid pH like lemon but will provide alkalizing properties.
By the time that your system burns the energy from food, the end product is ash. The end product is either alkaline or acid. It is very much easy for your system to use alkaline ash because it is pro-blood. On the other hand, acidic ash is too hard to utilize since this is not pro-blood.
Below is the List of the Foods That will End Up as Acidic Ash:
- Breads and foods from flour products
- Soft drinks
- Dairy products such as cheese and milk
- Fried food
Alkalizing Foods are:
- Grasses like alfalfa, barley grass and wheat grass
- Blue green algae like chlorella and spirulina
- Grapefruit, oranges and lemons
- Most types of vegetables excluding potatoes and corns
- Green foods
When you are familiar with these lists, you may probably think that the most common foods that a normal person is eating is acidic and you may find it hard to eliminate these foods in your eating regimen. However, you can just cut some of these acidic foods and increase your ingestion of the alkaline ones. This is already able to provide a difference.
The book written by Shelley Redford Young and Robert O. Young entitled “The pH Miracle” will supply you with lots of useful information. This is the inspirational book of some of the people who are interested in alkaline diet. This is recommended because this really explains the science of the diet that you are used to.
Before we leave alkaline diet, it is also important for you to know that stress levels and emotions affect the pH level of your body.
When you have negative emotion and in high level of stress, your body will tend to become acidic. The explanation for this in relation to health does not need deeper explanation. Conversely, possessing positive emotions will make your body become alkaline.
This is now the final diet recommended after you are already done with Master Cleanse. With this, you must be aware that the probable component of your diet as of this time is water. This should not be tap water but this must be the filtered one. You must remember that water is an essential pillar of any healthy diet.
There are plenty of individuals who underwent Master Cleanse diet who liked this part. This was felt by some because sticking to a liquid diet is not too difficult to sustain. Moreover, the compliance with this is just very easy to achieve.
However, you must remember that will not purely have hundred percent liquid diet. But rather, you just at least replace any of your daily meal with pure liquid diet. This will provide you with the utmost energy that you need.
The main indication of this type of diet is to let you replace meat by protein shakes. To give you an idea, the available shakes for you are delicious and very tasty, that is why you will not find this diet boring.
Most of the shake brands that you can use are loaded with tons of proteins, minerals and vitamins. Protein is especially important because there is a high percentage of people like you who are not getting ample amounts of this. Conversely, lots of people who are thinking that the main indication of protein shakes would be to act as muscle builders must be aware that this is not true. All people need this especially in replacing a meal full of carbs.
Another tip for you is that when you are planning to lose some of your weight and you do not want to be hungry most of the time, protein shake will help you. This is specifically taken during the morning and this will already supply you with the energy that you need all day long.
There are lots of variances that you can select from for your protein shake. Still, it is best to talk to the source of the products like this to know the suited one for you. This is important because there are some brands that are intended solely for body builders. Ideally, you must choose the one that will serve as replacement for you meal. There are also different flavors of this and it is advised for you to choose vanilla. This flavor will allow you to add fruit in it without altering its delicious taste.
The ideal intake of this is once daily and must be taken in the morning.
Tea: This is one of the most favorite liquid in this diet. The most preferred ones are the white tea and the green tea. Moreover, there are lots of forums discussing the benefits from tea. This is something that is directly related to cancer cure as well as weight loss.
For some people, they find tea as booster of their energy, not like coffee which will not.
There are some herbal teas that you can try just in case you found it bland to use white, green or black tea. Furthermore, you can also mix these teas with the other fruits to enhance their taste.
Juice from Fresh Vegetable: You can use juicing machines available in the market. Many people love fruit juice and this is considered as the healthiest among the other juices. Good advice for you now is to find juicer machine in the market that is easy to clean.
Juice from Fresh Fruit: This juice is as good as the vegetable juice. Remember that fruit juice has higher calories than the vegetable juice so do not drink this too much. It is advised that you ingest one glass daily and you should not use concentrated fruit juices because they have lots of sugar.
Coffee: It is given that this juice is high in caffeine but this does not contain calories. Moreover, there are plenty of people who love coffee. Remember that it is fine to drink coffee provided that you haven’t mixed sugar to it. You must not add whip cream or other condiments with high calorie. But you can still add cream in moderate amounts.
As a review, here are the best choices for you:
- Protein shake
- Vegetable juice
- Fruit juice
Put It All Together
Here are now the tips in using the diets mentioned. This is the preference of some and you can still do the blending that is best for your taste. Upon waking up, you can begin with drinking one glass of water, one protein shake and green tea in one cup. This is the best way to begin your daily diet.
- This is light for your stomach.
- Very satisfying
- There is balance or equilibrium of minerals, vitamins, protein and carbs.
- This is just approximately 300 calories.
- The taste is good and this is very easy to prepare.
During the entire day, you can drink a lot of water and during snack time, you can ingest fruit. You can eat normal dinner and lunch. You must make these meals as healthy as possible but you must not be too strict. You can even ingest piece of pie for a break.
Just in case you are a midnight eater, you can drink juice made from wheat grass to satisfy your cravings.
What the downfall of this is its foul taste but once you are used to it, you will not feel this taste anymore. It is like when you are craving for fluid, your system will tell you to drink wheat grass juice instead of water.
This drink really helps in eliminating your desire for midnight snack. Just in case you cannot tolerate this, you can use capsules instead. However, this will not work fast for you.
These are all that you must learn. By the time that you do feel the sensation of hunger, you will not feel deprived because of these diets. The biggest challenge here is the switch of your diet. Yet, in the end, this will be satisfying on your part and you will no longer miss eating cola, pancakes, toast, eggs and bacon.