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why i quit the Master Cleanse hahaha

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if you're curious, the Master Cleanse is a detox method using lemonade diet for 10 days. for the span of 10 full days, you are only to drink lemonade and water. no other food.

wednesday this week, i was so eager to start the master cleanse diet b/c of the super long weekend, kasi that meant less temptations kasi nasa bahay lang ako, and being on laxative meant na dapat nasa bahay lang ako hahaha

... so that night after work, i dropped by healthy options trinoma to purchase the ingredients! kaso out of stock na ung pure lemon nila, even at the sm north branch, so i asked them if megamall and shang still has stocks (after all, i expected a lot of people are going to be on the same diet this week haha), buti na lang meron! 

... so i went from trinoma to shang via mrt and purchased the stuff on the picture above. here's a breakdown if you're curious:

- 354ml cadia 100% organic grade B maple syrup (php 799.00)
- 370ml lakewood organic fresh pressed pure lemon (php 220.00)
- 15g simply organic powdered cayenne (php 165.00)
- 16 bags traditional medicinals organic smooth move peppermint laxative tea (php 269.00)
TOTAL (php 1453.00)

... oyan, pagkabili ko nyan, i was supposed to ride the mrt back kaso the line was sooo disappointing. super duper haba tapos stop-entry pa. di nako sanay mag-mrt so sinukuan ko to. magb-bus na lang ako. but then it's much worse outside pala! the stretch of people waiting for buses is soooo looooong! but i was hopeful naman, i know na when i walk farther back, the density of people will decrease and there'll be plenty of seats sa bus. HAHA i was wrong. i was walking and walking and literally laughing at myself na for ever giving up on mrt shaw. my feet are sore and it's so mainit pero natatawa na lang ako. exercise lang yan, yan. 

okay, so i exercised! from shaw, i walked all the way back (passing by the ricoa building which smelled suuuuper good! ganon ba talaga don? laging amoy chocolate? >8D), and ironically padami lang ng padami ang tao sa daan. a lot of people were already resting on the sidewalk. ako naman, what are you waiting for? anyway, my walking led me to mrt boni station, so nag-mrt na lang ako. tawang-tawa ako sa sarili ako cos i walked a mile away from the mrt station just to ride the mrt rin pala in the end. haha thank God cos mejo maluwag sa boni! and kuya guard allowed us to ride the priority coach pa so hindi siksikan sa loob>XD hihi i was further relieved when i looked down at cubao area,  all the bus terminals were jam packed with people! grabe there was not a patch of ground visible! hanggang kalsada puno ng tao. buti na lang di ako nag-bus. hehe

... okaaaaaaay back to the diet, assuming you're going to follow the minimum of 6 glasses a day (8oz/240ml/glass), your stock will take you 4 days, that's 24 glasses, php 363.25/day, and roughly php 60/glass! not bad, in fairness! after which you have to shell out some more for the maple syrup and lemon hehe. 

... if you're curious about the recipe eto pala sya:
*for 1 glass (8oz/240ml)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp pure lemon
- 1/10 tsp cayene
- purified filtered water (pwede warm, pwede cool)

*drink laxative tea before bedtime, and first thing in the morning.
ako, i just use 1 tea bag for bedtime (1st dip) and morning (2nd dip) para tipid, and also to avoid bathroom heavy mornings, esp if you're in the office! haha

... anway, don't get excited no. as the title suggests, i failed the diet! i cheated on day 1, and again on day 2. so i stopped. bakit? because i realized that THIS DIET IS NOT FOR ME! i started day 1 right, i drank tea in the morning, and lemon juice for breakfast, but i got hungry/tempted during lunchtime so hindi ko na pinigilan sarili ko. HAHA sabi ko, i'm not supposed to starve if it's a healthy diet. hahaha pero tinuloy ko parin even with the solid foods i ate, sayang ung binili ko eh. kumbaga, added refreshment na lang ung lemonade di na talaga ko nag-diet. 

... waste of money, yes. a desperate attempt to lose weight? YES. i'm sorry, but if you really want a healthy way to lose weight, this is not the way to go. i was halfway on the master cleanse book and i was very convinced that it's healthy, that it's gonna turn my body alkaline, and that it's going to rid me of my allergies for good. but then i was starving! sino ba namang hindi papayat sa 10 days liquid fast diba? haha

... eto suggestion ko, if you're willing din naman to undergo a liquid fast to lose weight, i suggest you take a fruits/veggies juice diet na lang. i've tried it and i never craved for solid food, in fact i was never hungry! 6 bottles of pure cold-pressed juice a day, and i was full the entire day without the bloat! >XD here's my experience on juice cleanse!

... another suggestion, since i'm not confident about the idea of just taking lemonade for 10 days, why not just include it in your daily eating habits? say a glass of warm lemon water every morning! i read it works wonders, so why not give it a try! >:D