The Hollywood elite are at it again. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, the cutest of all cougar couples, have started the Master Cleanse. Ashton tweeted the intentions of he and his wife letting the masses know about their new regimen.
Some health food stores sell Master Cleanse kits, but most followers of the strict liquid diet prepare their own, using a simple recipe of water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup. Also known as the Lemonade Diet and the Maple Syrup Diet, Beyonce Knowles has long been linked with this detox cleanse to help her maintain those svelte curves.
Six to 12 glasses of the concoction are drank throughout the day for up seven to ten days. Ashton’s tweet said that he and Demi would do it for ten. A restrictive diet like this can lend itself to binges. Ashton probably didn’t follow through, but his tummy was definitely craving something more than the Master Cleanse drink when he tweeted “9 hrs into the master cleanse. I want a steak, a beer, and a blow-pop. Hmmm this is gonna be rough.”
Is it healthy? It depends on who you ask. The thousands who’ve used it claim yes, while the health experts and critics warn that following extreme diets like this might do more harm than good. There is also the argument that the body is naturally capable of cleaning itself of toxins.
If you’re following the Master Cleanse for weight loss, it should probably be used as a jumping-off point, rather than the soul attempt. Doing the detox and following that with a healthy lifestyle plan will ensure optimal success. However, most people tend to regain the weight lost because the pounds lost are from water weight, not body fat, and they resume their normal lifestyles.
What is this power couple’s motivation? According to Demi’s twitter, it’s not vanity as one of her followers suggested, “this is about health!!!”. We wish Demi would clarify what aspect of health exactly, because they are both thin, and outside of that there are really any other benefits to be had from doing the Master Cleanse.
We’d like to think two people with the means that they have would be more inclined to model a healthier approach, but it seems even celebs can get caught up in the Hollywood diet scene.
July 13th, 2010