Frequently Asked Questions
I receive many questions regarding the Lemonade Cleanse. I have listed a few of the most frequent ones here. For additional FAQs and information, refer to my book, The Refresh Button.
Are the Lemonade Cleanse and the Master Cleanse the same thing? What about the Cayenne Pepper Diet, the Maple Syrup Diet, and the Lemonade Diet?
Yes. These diets are all the same thing. I choose to call it the “Lemonade Cleanse” because the process involves mainly the drinking of the Lemonade Mixture.
What is different about your Lemonade Cleanse?
The Lemonade Cleanse is the same as The Master Cleanse, except that I present it using my own experience and guidance. I believe it is a holistic body and mind improvement as well as a weight loss technique and detox.
Will I Feel Hungry?
Yes. The first few days of the Lemonade Cleansing Process, you will feel some hunger discomfort. This is normal. Your body is simply adjusting to the liquid fast. Your hunger should lessen greatly in the next few days. You can see typical progression on the Stages of Detox page.
Will I Feel Sick?
You may feel a bit nauseous and tired during the first few days of the diet. This is normal as well. Your body is adjusting and toxins are beginning to be eliminated. Persevere onto the next few days and you will feel relieved and energized.
Do I have to do the Salt Water Flush?
The SWF is highly recommended. It is the most efficient way to clean your bowels and detox completely. I find, after performing the SWF, that it makes me feel light and “squeaky-clean” throughout the rest of the day. There are alternatives if you must skip it, which can be found on the SWF Alternatives page.
Can I Take the Herbal Laxative Tea and the SWF Together?
Can I take Prescription Drugs while on the Cleanse?
You should continue taking prescription drugs if you must. If you have an illness which requires constant prescriptions or a solid food diet, you should not do this cleanse. Consult with your doctor.
Can I take Vitamins and Supplements while on the Cleanse?
If you must take a supplement, do so. However, try to make sure it is as natural as possible. Make sure there are no fillers or preservatives. Consult with your doctor.
Are All Nutrients Provided in the Lemonade?
Yes. The Lemonade Mixture is rich with the vitamins you will need to continue functioning normally for the time you are cleansing.
Is there any “Cheating” allowed during Lemonade Cleansing?
The only “cheating” advised is to add more maple syrup than usual to your lemonade. You can also drink decaffeinated herbal tea throughout the day if you need to. Remember to drink lots of water.
How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose?
Expect to lose 1-2 pounds for every day you are lemonade cleansing.
How Long Should I Stay on the Lemonade Cleanse?
7-12 days is a good time frame. If you would like to do more, listen to your body and see how long you can go for. 10 days is always the suggested goal.