Today was very good. I will admit to a few cravings, but nothing too hard to handle. It was enough to remind myself of why I am doing this.
The other day, I saw a post by a woman on the internet saying that it takes a lot more than 1/2 a lemon to make 2 tablespoons. I was noticing that myself and wondering about it since that was not my experience earlier this year.
The lemons I was using came from Market Basket and had very thick pith surrounding the fruit. I was only getting about 2 tbsp. from a whole lemon. After using 10 of them, I tried Shaw's Market. From the outside, the lemons looked the same, and in both stores the lemons were Sunkist. However, the pith was much thinner in the Shaw's lemons and I was easily getting 4 tbsp. per lemon. So, even though the lemons from Shaw's were 7 for $5 versus the Market Basket 10 for $5, I was getting twice the juice per lemon from Shaw's, so I actually save $2 on those 7 lemons. So, if you are not getting enough juice, try another store.
Today, while browsing around the 'net, I ran across a post by a woman who claims to be a doctor with credentials all over the place trashing the Master Cleanse. I was pretty surprised to see that, but downright alarmed when I saw that she did not relay the correct information about the fast. She claimed that it included 1 glass of salt water per day, not 1 quart! She also commented that maple syrup was no different than sugar and that cayenne pepper was only added for taste!!! Needless to say, there was an outraged crowd that commented on her post, but one had to click on a link to get to the comments - they were not apparent on the page with the post.
The sad thing is that I have seen a lot of misinformation about the Master Cleanse all over the internet in forums and blogs and even on sales pages. So, I have decided to include here a link to download Stanley Burroughs' book, The Master Cleanser for free. Please, please, please, if you are planning to do this cleanse, read the book! This program has so much benefit, but not when people take it upon themselves to change the facts and amounts and ingredients. Click Here to download the book for free. (I receive no benefit from sending you there other than knowing that you have the real information in your hands.) It's hard enough to do this cleanse in the first place without doing it wrong!