• 1/2 lemon or 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsp of pure grade B maple syrup (1 tbsp recommended for weight loss)
  • 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper (red) or to taste
  • 8 oz of purified water


The lemonade diet recipe has all of the nutrients needed during this timeframe, so no other food is allowed during the cleansing period. Cleansing the body three to four times a year will do wonders for keeping the body in a normal healthy condition. The lemonade diet may be undertaken more frequently for serious conditions. Remember, PREPARATION IS YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS with the Master Cleanse diet recipe. Make sure that you have all of your necessary supplies ready and at hand. You do not want to begin the diet unprepared and have to make an emergency rush to the store after you begin. Having the adequate master cleanse recipe supplies with you before you begin, will ensure that you do not quit the diet prematurely and will alleviate unnecessary stress and worry. You will also need the following to complete this cleanse:

Herbal Laxative Tea
1 Liter Chuggable Water Bottles
1 Tablespoon Measure
1/8 Teaspoon Measure
Cutting Board
Sharp knife

Burroughs recommends a minimum of 10 days on the Master Cleanse Diet for maximum benefits, but this regimen can be followed for 7-10 days, and may also be safely extended to 40 or more days, depending upon a person’s physical condition.

You need to plan ahead... No major parties, anniversaries, events to attend where you are obliged to eat and drink. Hey, there may even be too much food in the fridge... so you need to make sure all your bases are covered. By the way, we had friends in from out of town this past Saturday and met them at the Bar Accedemia... They were having Sprits and martinis and when I ordered water with a twist of lemon my buddy stood up and made a scene... we had to tell everyone that I was taking antibiotics. You see I feel that it is a personal thing to do and I didn't want my fast to be a topic of discussion. One of the  benefits is that you yes loose weight but the other benefits are even more important (for me): cut back on drinking, clean up the liver & blood, rest the kidneys, detoxify almost completely. I am more relaxed (Gabri tells me) and have had no problems concentrating. It isn't easy to do at home in the sense that we nearly always have lunch and dinner together. And I often cook! Jacqueline said to me the other day that she missed having me at the table. I may cook but I leave the dinner table (kitchen)  - to read or in any case to be away from the table - and let them eat. It is incredible that I am able to cook, read my cook books and not eat / chew on a single morsel of food. If you are going to do this you've got to go all the way. The 1st three days may be the most difficult especially you in NYC where there is food sold on the street everywhere you turn. To get through 10 days you'll need 2 litres of Grade C best quality maple syrup, fresh lemons and cayenne pepper and 10 two litre bottles mineral water. To make a two litre concoction you'll need the juice of two nice plump lemons, a quarter teaspoon of hot pepper and 18 to 20 tablespoons of syrup. You'll need to pour some water out of the bottle (in to pitcher), put a funnel in the bottle top and first put pepper, next the  syrup, the lemon juice (I make sure there are no seeds but I don't filter mine) and if there is any space left the water had had on the side. I've been drinking one big glass in the morning at home, one around 10:30, one at lunch, one at around 4pm or so and then one at dinner. Sometimes I have a glass left in the bottle and so I save it for the morning to drink while I make another batch. Throughout the day you supplement with mint tea - apparently your breath my get funky having an empty stomach and so the mint tea will keep you smelling good. I asked gab to check my breath and it really hasn't been the case with me. I also drink plenty of water and, green tea and I have also enjoyed a finocchio tea we bought at the he erboristeria. I'm sure you have a hot plate or in any case an electric kettle in the office where you can make hot water and therefore brew yourself a cup of tea. If you are out and about for business just pour some of the drink into a smaller bottle you can carry in your bag so if you feel faint (I never did) or hungry (like I have) you'll always have some substance on hand.