Day 5

The fifth day is the halfway mark. On this day, you will definitely sense the momentum building up, or you might just quit. Usually the fith day isn’t as hard as the 1st 3 days or the 7-8th days. You’re halfway through, and almost there, but getting there seems to take forever. Makes you wish you could just sail through the whole thing smoothly.

These are the most common sentiments felt by most people on The Master Cleanse Diet. Are you making any progress, or are you wallowing in failure? Have you noticed significant and positive changes, or has the diet worked for you at all? By now, are you sailing through, or are you still struggling? What you should put into mind is the sense of accomplishment once you finish the diet. Yes, it is a constant struggle, and who said it was going to be easy, but what’s in store for you in the end will be worth all the hardship.

This is not the same for everyone. Some people make it; some people don’t. That’s the reality. Not everybody can plant this kind of mindset in his or her frame of mind. It does take a lot of determination. For others who don’t make it, this does not mean they were doing The Master Cleanse wrong. If they probably stayed on the diet a little bit longer, they may have made it through to the end. This does not mean they have failed entirely, but on the contrary, can try it again on another time.

I hope that by this day, the bulk of the mental and physical hunger has already past. By this time, you will be able to triumph over the cultural and social pressures, which use to be the norm.

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  1. Cristina
    1383 days ago

    Day 5 – Hmmm.. Yesterday I was feeling so amazing and clear headed and HAPPY. I drank the tea last night around 11 pm and woke up at 4 and 6 am with the WORST cramps and watery BMs since I’ve started. I was able to sleep after that thank god. Today I’m not feeling so hot, my head feels cloudy and I feel kind’ve week. Maybe once I get out and about and to work that’ll change. Either way.. Day 5 baby!! Almost done. I haven’t weighed myself but I look at myself in the mirror and think I see a difference. Cmonnnnnn flat stomach :)


  2. Lea Ann
    1852 days ago

    Day 5: having trouble this morning. Very emotional, like I could cry at any moment. Headache and just don’t want another lemonade. Ha imagine that. I have lost 11 pounds so far but gained this morning????? I think because I only had two eliminations. Any thoughts on the weight gain?? I was disappointed when I saw the scale this morning. This is one of THE hardest things I’ve ever done!


  3. Diona
    1959 days ago

    Day 5 done and I am so glad it is behind me. Today was the first day that I truly thought of quitting and just eating something! The cravings were the worst today than any day so far. I am still working out and have been feeling really good. I am worried about the possible symptoms and or side effects that can be on the way in the upcoming days. I see the benefit and still am on track, it is just hard to think the with completing the cleanse and the ease out days I wont be able to have a regular(sensible!) meal until 8 days from now!!!! Half way and really wanting to chew!


  4. Claudia
    2062 days ago

    I’m on day five today an am feeling totally bad. My body aches my head hurts and I have no energy. I’m not hungry at all though….. Don’t even crave food. I’ve had no BM since day one at all! That can’t be right. Remind me the benefit of this again?


  5. Jeremy
    2066 days ago

    Middle of DAY #5. This totally sucks. Last night I scraped like a 1/16 of an inch of white “paste” off my tongue. I know I am losing weight but WOW this is no fun at all. At this point I am too far in to go back so I am going all the WAY!!! If you are having trouble think about like this. 10 days = 240 hours. Sleep = 80 hours. Awake time = 160 hours. Every hour you do this is one hour closer. Just keep telling yourself “160 HOURS, that’s all.” Bomber pilots and crewman in WWII were shot down over the Pacific and lasted up to 40 days on nothing but rain water. Gonna try the saltwater flush tonight and see what happens. I have to get to work at 5:45am and that is just to early to be dealing with side effects of the flush. I hate this but at the same time I LOVE IT! You have to embrace the hunger.


  6. Stephanie
    2106 days ago

    Day 5 and I’m feeling not good having cramps, headaches and bodyaches. Have tons of food craving… Feeling tired dehydrate and restless after my evening swf, no solid BM also and it’s only water. Did I do anything wrong?


  7. Giovanni
    2165 days ago

    Day 5 and I’m feeling pretty damn good.
    The SWF I did this morning was my 2nd of the cleanse.
    I think my body may have absorbed some of the salt due to dehydration and my mixture being a little weak.
    The laxative tea keeps producing 5AM BMs and the contents look like some stuff I can definitely do without. :)
    Wrote a research paper today and feeling really good overall..


  8. Chanda
    2182 days ago

    Day 5!! I do feel like this is taking forever but I am staying with it. I was forced to cheat yesterday since I had to go to lunch with some of my bosses. I ordered a salad, ate 15 small pieces of lettuce, 2 small shrimp, and 2 strands of carrot. I didn’t get on the scale this morning so I am not sure how much I have lost but yesterday morning, I was down 5 pounds.

    I haven’t been doing the laxative tea and it seems as if each day I drink less and less of the SWF. It’s just disgusting. I’ve had a gurgling stomach but no cramps and about 3 watery bm so far. I’m going to stick it out to the end!


  9. Kim
    2230 days ago

    It’s day five and I’m still alive! Took my SWF this morning with no results yet (surprising and concerning). I had some serious battles with the “I want to quit” monster yesterday, but I held on for one more day. The initial enthusiasm and ambition has now melted into humility. I’m just taking it one day at a time. I don’t know if this is doing me any good. I haven’t cheated one iota. I have stayed the course in every concievable way, but I’m not getting the results I thought I would get. I’m starting to lose faith.

    The words of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” played through my mind as I drank the SWF this morning “Water water everywhere, nor any drop to drink” . . . I don’t know folks. This might be the end of the line for me. I’ve lost eight pounds so far, putting me officially into below the recommended BMI category. Other than that and some early success, I feel no results whatsoever. I haven’t had a healing crisis, I haven’t had major headaces or sore-throats, no film on my tongue and my lumps are not doing anything. Ready to throw my hands up in the air and go get a cheeseburger.


  10. Niecy
    2236 days ago

    Woke up out my sleep with by far the worse stomach cramps. i do the hebal laxative tea morning and night and i like it but im not sure if im doing things right because my BM is still very watery. minor cravings but they are easy to control i was just wondering if by now i am suppose to have had a solid BM? Day 5 Im almost there.


  11. Karen
    2275 days ago

    day 5 and I feel awesome!! Did swf this a.m. drank about 2/3 of solution and not much has happened-VERY different from the first day. The first day I kind of was able to think of the swf as a salty broth so it was fine. Today, not so much. But my energy is good and I am feeling clear. Swelling is down in my body too. Definately aware that this is good for me!


  12. Céline
    2289 days ago

    She’s back! I taught it was over for me yesterday, but I’m back on my feet today. I help myself with orange juice and chiken broth. So, FOR ME, if I want to be ok at work and still loose weight, I will drink some orange juice and maybe that, when I’ll feel stronger, I’ll stop the juice. It’s better than quit. So this is day 5.


  13. Bethany
    2306 days ago

    OK, I cheated a little bit and it didn’t go so well. I was craving any kind of food so I heated up some pre-made organic low sodium vegetable broth and had a few sips. It gave me instant stomach cramps and a small BM. Then I drank some water and a small cup of orange juice. This should be the extent of my cheating because I know how sick I will feel if I do that again. I really need to drink more lemonade. It just doesn’t appeal to me but then I am left hungry which is a problem. It’s the evening now and I plan to have some more lemonade and then my tea and then day 5 will be over!


  14. Bethany
    2306 days ago

    Middle of day 5 and I am really hungry and wanting to eat something. Maybe I just need to drink more lemonade. Still no BM. Did the tea this morning instead of the swf. I am tempted to just have some veggie broth or something but don’t want to fall down a slippery slope. Planning a vacation and so am looking at guidebooks and they keep describing restaurants! Today is hard for me. Hopefully I’ll make it through.


  15. Frankie
    2318 days ago

    Day 5! Man, the end of this thing feels so far away. I woke up in the middle of the night with horrible stomach cramps, but felt ok when I woke up this morning. My throat is a little bit sore which apparently is to be expected. I feel less hungry then usual and I have a lot of energy. I no longer feel run down and exhausted like I did the first 3 days. I am craving all sorts of food for the first time since I started the cleanse and I have to keep reminding myself that I WILL EAT AGAIN! Halloween is my last day which is going to be so tough since I will be handing out candy to trick or treaters. But when this is all over I know Ill look back and be so happy I went through it. I have lost 4 lbs so far, now at 120 and Id like to get down to 115 by the end of the cleanse. I have been doing the lax tea which has been working pretty well for me, and I am honestly afraid the SWF might be too much for me. But Im going to give it a try tomorrow anyways and see how it goes. This is one of the most challenging things I have done, but I am happy that Im going through it….


  16. Sue
    2322 days ago

    Day 5… not feeling so hot. Really bad stomach pains and cramps. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. I’ve only done the salt water flush twice, the second time I was only able to drink half. I’ve been doing the Smooth Move tea every morning and evening before bed. I wake up with bad stomach cramps and have watery BM’s every morning and throughout the day. After 4 or 5 cups of the Lemonade drink drink during the day, I get bad stomach cramps and have to run to the bathroom for more watery BM’s :-( I know it’s not the cayenne pepper, because I only use a pinch for every cup. I want to finish the 10 days, but these stomach pains are getting to be too much. Will this pass or am I doing something wrong? Help!! I’m trying not to be a wimp :-/


    • eleni
      2319 days ago

      You dont have to have to tea 2x per day; just before bedtime. That’s why you are crampy – feel better!


    • Shree
      2308 days ago

      the laxative tea gives me super bad cramps too. you dont have to have it twice. i usually drink it after my dinner-time lemonade and am able to sleep through the night without waking to go…

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