How Much Water To Drink On The Master Cleanse

by Raylen on July 13, 2007

 I’ve got another good question about the master cleanse…

Can i drink a ton of plain water on the side (of the master cleanse)? I like to ride my bike and I’ll surely die of a heat stroke if i don’t drink A LOT of extra water. Should I quit biking and go to non-cardiovascular exercise while on master cleanse? Can I drink a gallon of regular water while i run and bike? I’m sick of looking for the answer to this question. I cant find it. Thanks in advance.

Hello, about the water yes, you can drink as much as you want. About exercising, depending on your level of fitness you should not push yourself too hard while doing the master cleanse. I’ve written more about this at > exercising while doing the master cleanse

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anthonia January 6, 2014 at 5:25 am

PLEASE PLEASE, READ THE BOOK FIRST!!!!!!!!! FIND IT AND PREPARE
i just started today, i am gonna list the things i did.
1. the night before, i bought a laxative tea or digestive tea. i use peppermint tea and i got it from holland `& barrett, a healthy store, i drank this before bed.
2. I TOOK MEASUREMENTS OF MY BODY AND WROTE IT DOWN TO TRACK MY PROGRESS, I WILL DO THIS EVERY DAY, OR EVERY TWO DAYS. CHECK YOUR WEIGHT TOO.
3. I DID THE SALT WATER FLUSH THIS MORNING AND ERRR, I SAT ON THE TOILET FOR 6 MINS AND ERRR..U KNOW…
3.I MADE THE JUICE FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND I USED 2 AND A HALF LEMONS FOR NOW.
4. IF YOU HAVE SLOW METABOLISM, REMEMBER TO FIND A TEA THAT SUITS YOU ((ANY TEA THAT BASICALLY SENDS YOU TO THE TOILET, MAKE SURE ITS ORGANIC AND A LAXATIVE TOO)AND TAKE IT BEFORE YOU GO TO BED AND DO THE SWF FIRST THING WHEN YOU WAKE UP.
5. DONT LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO SAY ITS NOT FOR WEIGHT LOSS, WHEN YOU GET RID OF THE TOXINS AND ANTI-BODIES IN YOUR SYSTEM, YOU LOSE WEIGHT RYT??
I AM TRYING TO DO SOME TUMMY EXERCISES AS I DO THIS CLEANSE, NOTHING TOO HECTIC.

BE STRONG, SEE YOU AT THE TOP, YOU CAN DO THIS

Cameron June 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I see alot of questions on here, but I have to ask… Did any of you read the book? I’m seeing all these different variations of what is in the book and it’s like people keep passing on what they do. I’d first say, READ THE BOOK! Secondly, make the adjustments that fit you, AS SUGGESTED IN THE BOOK. Third, since you are basically asking about if you can drink water during the cleanse, FIRST REALIZE HOW THIS WORKS AND WHAT IT DOES TO YOUR BODY CHEMICALLY and then LOOK AT HOW MUCH WATER INTAKE AFFECTS YOUR BODY. Rule of thumb, do things in moderation. You are already drinking water with the cleanse. If you are drinking normal levels of water and spreading it out over the course of the day, it shouldn’t hurt you. If you plan on chugging a gallon or two of water in 15-30 minutes, you might/will yourself. Just use common sense.

bbb June 18, 2012 at 8:09 am

Annick… it is working do more research on the diet its purpose is to cleanse the system NOT to lose weight… losing weight is just a side effect to the diet the sole purpose is rifd the body of the toxins, so don’t get discouraged… continue on the diet and cleanse ur system then once ur finished the 10 days ease ur way back to foods

Annick January 18, 2012 at 9:30 am

Can someone help, this is day 7 for me and I am getting a little discouraged. For the last two days I have not lost any weight as a matter of fact I’ve stepped on the scale today and gained .2 ozs. Help I am doing everything accurately on the MC. I noticed last night due to Acid Reflux, felt like food was in my throat. I am cosuming the correct ingredients below.
60-80 ozs juice a day
lemons, maple syrup grade b, cayenne pepper
SFW daily first thing in the morning
Herbal tea at night
Drink Water throughout the day
Help Please! I really want this to work……

laurie lou January 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm

how old do you have to be to do this? i’m 14 and am wanting to do it, is this too young? if so, how old isn’t?

S Chaney October 18, 2011 at 10:42 am

*You should drink atleast 8-10 glasses of the lemonade per day.
*Yes you can use the salt water flush during the cleanse
*Yes you can drink regular water
*No you are not supposed to eat any solid foods during the cleanse, nor should you smoke or chew gum
*Exercise at your own risk
*The cleanse relieves you of old fecal matter and water weight, it is not proven to reduce fat.
*When you finish the cleanse…EASE back in to eating solids. Start with soups and then move on to fruit & vegies…

Jodi Holmes October 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm

How much lemonade are you suppose to drink everyday? I see lots of information on how to make the drink, but not how much to drink. Can you also please explain the salt flush and if you should take a laxitive in the evening.

Lyuba March 31, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Hi! I wanted to know if I can drink water with sea salt during master cleanse. I know that you are supposed to do a salt water flush first thing in the morning, but this is not what I am asking. I just wanted to know if I can add sip my see salt water during the day in addition to my lemonade drink.
This might be a strange question, but I still would like an answer, please.
Also I have noticed all the weight that I loose on the master cleanse I gain despite my efforts to keep it off. I am a very healthy eater, but I suppose, I only lost water, not weight. Otherwise, how is it possible to gain it all back in just three days?

jbird March 22, 2011 at 5:56 am

I don’t wish to loose weight as I am already doing that against my will doc has no answer so I wanna cleanse. Slowly reintroduceding healthy foods into my diet so that I may be able to hear my body talk to me. I wish to consume 3000+ calories on days when I work hard enough that I need that number. My question is could I consume close to 2 gallons of the lemonade mix a day? I wish to cleanse not diet, I have no fat to diet unfortunately so I don’t wanna fall out or deplete my body of any more fat or muscle break down. Seem ok to anyone else? life is a practice too right?

Anonymous June 17, 2010 at 8:03 am

lemonade:
60 oz of water
3 juiced fresh lemons
1/2 teaspoon cayanne pepper
12 teaspoons grade b maplesyrup
thats the daily amount
salt water flush :
4 cups filtered water
2 teaspoons natural sea salt

Lyn October 19, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Ted, you mentioned drinking as much lemonade as you wanted to. What’s in your lemonade beside water and lemon (any sugar added)? or can I use maple syrup?

Jennifer July 18, 2009 at 11:24 am

I’m wondering where I can see the answers to these questions? Sorry…blog posts are new to me…I started the cleanse this morning and am starving right now and have a terrible headache! I’m wondering if you can chew sugar free gum and is it ok to “flavor” my additional plain water with sugar free packets? How much water is too much to drink for the day? THANKS!!! Jennifer

Violet July 16, 2009 at 11:54 am

Hello all,
I just started the Master Cleanse yesterday. I took the sea salt flush this morning but I have not used the restroom yet…why? How long does that take?
Also I wanted to know if I can drink just plain water as well as the lemonade or is it better to only drink the lemonade & sea salt flush? The drink does not taste bad at all. I hope it works. I want to feel healthier.

maria April 4, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Hi, I would like to do the master cleanse, but Im skinny and I really dont want to loose weight. Would this be healthy?

Rachel February 21, 2008 at 8:35 pm

How many glasses of the juice should I drink per day?

Jennifer February 11, 2008 at 2:35 pm

I am afraid I will drink too much plain water while on this cleanse. How do I know if I drink too much water. I read on another site about someone drinking too much water and she had to go to the hospital. The 60 ounces a day is just for lemonade, not water correct?

amanda September 10, 2007 at 1:47 pm

how long do you should you take the master cleanse

Ted September 7, 2007 at 7:24 am

I drank as much water as I wanted on my 10 day cleanse. I also drank as much of the lemonade as I wanted. In fact, one day I drank a gallon of the lemonade—twice the recommended amount. I took off 20 pounds. My skin is radiant. My gut disappeared and my
6-pack is showing again.

Tamika August 28, 2007 at 4:41 pm

Am about to go the master cleanser diet while am on the diet can i eat any vegetbles or fruit during the diet

Anonymous August 20, 2007 at 8:30 am

I USED THE SALT FLUSH BEFORE STARTING THE MASTER CLEANSE. DO I HAVE TO USE THE SALT FLUSH IN BETWEEN THE MASTER CLEANSE?

janice maria young August 15, 2007 at 5:28 pm

IM ASKING ABOUT THE LEMONADE DRINK?

janice maria young August 15, 2007 at 5:26 pm

you know what?i have not seen any question about how many time a day should the you drink the master cleanse?

Mark July 23, 2007 at 3:33 pm

Thanks for the master cleanse info

marie July 17, 2007 at 9:08 pm

can kosher salt be used?

Evan July 16, 2007 at 2:26 pm

Thank you for the quick reply. I’m 22 and I’m pretty fit so I think I’ll be alright. Is there any symptoms I should be looking out for while riding (besides the symptoms of a possible heat stroke and blacking-out/dizziness)?

Mercy D July 13, 2007 at 8:17 pm

My question is about the pounds lost on the clease. Is the loss water weight or actual fat? I have done the cleanse for 15 days previously and put all the weight back on in a few days once I started eating. PLEASE SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS.

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