WooHoo! I am beginning postMC Day 7. I am so grateful for the discipline the MC has produced not to go out and binge. Much of the time looking at BMC (Before Master Cleanse) food is tantalizing at first then, I think how sick it would make me if I indulged now, and how much more satisfying the new way is.
I've found that having 'training wheels' - writing out a menu no matter how simple - has helped tremendously. Afterall, I had a simple menu that Stanley wrote for me on the MC As I transition out of this thread into the Raw Food Challenge, I put my 'recipes' there. Oh, what a helpful BB this is!
I have generally been doing the grapefruit/orange juice combo in the morning, and introduced a tomato based soup in the early eve. Lots a water and dophilus. Oh, my splurge is a few dates for 'dessert'.
Yesterday, I started veggie juice with a carrot, beet, ginger combo. Yum, and very satisfying. I have a job making and installing signs, and yesterday was an outdoor day, in the sun and humidity, on ladders, the most labor like that I have done since the cleanse. Though I was dragging at times, it felt great to make it through. This is one of those experiences that will cause the '3 square meat and potatoes meals a day myth' to bite the dust as I go for the 30 day raw food challenge after the 7th. (Anyone care to join in over on that thread? )
I did drank the rest of my soup from the day before in the afternoon, which was not on my food schedule, but my energy output was triple what it usually is. (Now you can tell I didn't exercise in the MC.) More water and exercise are the next points of accountability!
Another CHEER of encouragement to those of you who have made it through your MC!