Detoxify your organism and lose weight with the Lemonade Diet
The Lemonade Diet, also known as the Master Cleanse or the Maple Syrup Diet, is a 10 days detoxification and fasting program, which can help you lose weight. This diet, created by dietician Stanley Burroughs in 1941, was initially conceived to help cleanse your kidneys and the digestive system, to eliminate waste and hardened materials from the colon and to increase energy.
If you are planning to follow this diet, you will consume up to 1,300 calories as sugars from the ingredients of a lemonade beverage, prepared as follows:
- 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons grade-B organic maple syrup
- 1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 10 ounces filtered water.
Each day, you should drink 6 or more servings of this lemonade drink.
No solid foods are allowed, nor are any supplements. The only other options are salty water prepared from 2 teaspoons of salt mixed in a quart of water, in the morning, and an herbal laxative tea at night, if needed.
Usually the diet last 10 days, but people may follow this diet for 4-14 days, depending on their weight goal or detoxification goal. Once the diet is finished, dieter should slowly reintroduce solid food in their eating plan, starting with items such as vegetable soup, followed by fruits and vegetables.
PRO arguments for the lemonade diet
- Works as a natural cleanser for removing the impurities in the body.
- Improves the texture of skin, once the detoxification process is finished (during diet acne and black heads may show up).
- Helps you overcome your weight problems.
- Lemon juice is very high in vitamin C and will therefore detoxify the body, expelling harmful toxins.
- Lemons are rich in citric acid which will stimulate stomach acids and enzymes, aiding digestion and assisting in the repair of digestive problems.
Arguments against Lemonade diet
- It creates a serious calorie deficit.
- The Master Cleanse Diet plan is lacking in all the essential nutrients: vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and fat.
- You will feel hungry and you may get headaches, fatigue, dizziness, sluggishness, diarrhea, nausea, or constipation.
- There is no medical evidence that the lemonade diet actually cleanses your body.
- Your intestinal flora may be affected by this diet, with negative effects on digestion and immunity system.
- The diet with lemonade burns out your muscle mass, not the belly fat.
- It doesn’t work for a long term; once you finish the diet, you may be tempted to overeat and gain back all the weight you’ve lost before.