The first seven days ~ my experience on the Master Cleanse

I had been feeling unwell for some months, I’d put on so much weight that I was no longer comfortable in my body. For the past 6 months I’d been binging on takeaway and fast food.

Why I hear you ask? Well when I thought about it, it was 6 months ago that my Dad was diagnosed with bladder cancer. I lost my Mum to cancer 17 years ago, as well as two pretty significant men in my life. I’m not one of those people that lose weight when they are stressed, quite the opposite really. I turned to carbs and high fat foods for solace.

Two weeks ago I heard about the Master Cleanse. I’d tried other diets in the past and none had worked. But the Master Cleanse seemed different. Rather than a diet, it is a cleanse to rid the body of toxins and cleanse the liver and colon – something I really needed after 6 months of fast food and soft drink.

So I stocked up on organic lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and Himalayan crystal salt.

I started on Monday (day 1) and did ok, although by 8pm I was craving a juicy hamburger, but I ignored the craving, had another lemon drink and  went to bed.

On Tuesday (day 2) I had killer headaches. As the day went on I thought my head would implode. I knew these were detox headaches, as I experienced them when I gave up coffee four years ago. I made it through to 4pm and then had to leave work. I went home and went to bed and slept for a few hours. I got up again at 7pm and then went back to bed at 10.30pm and slept until 7 the next morning.

On Wednesday (day 3) I started the day with so much energy … I bounced into work and was feeling great, but by lunchtime a mild headache had come on and I was feeling tired. Oh, and I also noticed that I got a white coating on my tongue. They say  that the white coating on your tongue is a good way to measure the effectiveness of the cleanse. When the white coating fades away and your tongue turns pink it’s usually a sign that your body is free of internal waste.

On Thursday (day 4) I bounded out of bed full of energy. I was clear and focused and breezed through the day.

Friday (day 5) and Saturday (day) I was even clearer and more focused.

Today (day 7) I’m still feeling great. No cravings, no feeling of deprivation, just a feeling of wellbeing. Oh, and I’ve lost 4.2 kg.

Stay tuned to see how I get through the next week.

About Michelle

A Soul Coach and healer, Michelle is a sought-after speaker and consultant.

She is passionate about her Soul Coaching® practice where she helps burnt-out executives who have lost themselves to rediscover their passion for their lives.

Michelle serves as a mentor for Denise Linn's current on-line professional training courses, "Gateway Dreaming," and "Soul Coaching® Oracle Card Certification" program with Hay House.

Michelle was a contributing author in the award-winning spiritual anthology, Soul Whispers II (Soul Wings Press, Sydney), which was published in October 2010.

With a rich and varied background in the healing arts, marketing, public speaking and writing, Michelle is also a Chakradance™ practitioner (a dynamic, moving meditation to balance and harmonise the chakras.

Michelle runs a successful private practice using these tools to help people "rediscover the sacredness of their lives."


  1. Congratulations Michelle – more power to you!


  2. Thanks for the summary. I just started the cleanse myself although I’m easing in – no meat, dairy or processed foods today, green smoothies tomorrow and fresh orange juice the next day, then 10 days of lemonade and salt water flushes. It’s nice to have an idea of what to expect before I start the hard bit!

    • Hi Amanda, it sounds like you’re off to a pretty good start, I went cold turkey and just did a ‘Nike’. Don’t have the salt water flush everyday … it is recommended to have it 2-3 times within the 10 day period. Make sure you have a good laxative tea and drink it every night before bed … it will help to keep you regular. Brightest of blessings fellow traveller!

      • Thanks Micelle, I felt my will waning today as I’ve had a headache all day and I hate green smoothies. I’ve switched to fresh oj for dinner instead of the smoothie and think I might jump into the full detox tomorrow. Looking forward to the bouncing energy you felt on day four. Well done you for getting through. If I make it through the next ten days you will have been part of my inspiration.

        • I had a day and a half of headaches Amanda … I thought my head would implode … but once you’re through it you’ll feel fantastic … I just kept reminding myself that it was the heavy metals coming out of my body. Good luck! Hopefully I’ll be at Day 20 when you get to Day 10.

          • Wow! You’re going for 20 days, good on you! Sending lots of healing and loving energy your way to help you get through it. Thanks again for the tips and info :)

  3. That’s awesome, way to go!!

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