Summer and lemonade go hand-in-hand. That may partly explain a current spike in interest in the so-called Lemonade Diet. While the Lemonade Diet, also known as the Master Cleanse or Maple Syrup Diet, has been around for about half a century, interest really began to rise after it became public knowledge that Beyonce followed the diet, losing 20 pounds on the Lemonade Diet for her role in “Dreamgirls.”
What is the Lemonade Diet?
The Lemonade Diet, created by Stanley Burroughs more than 50 years ago, is a fasting plan that will definitely shed pounds quickly. Its followers drink anywhere from six to 12 glasses of lemonade daily. There’s a recipe that includes maple syrup and cayenne pepper.
On the show, Rachael leans on the expert help of Dr. Ian Smith, author of The 4-Day Diet.
His diet begins with a 4-day detox, which he says can be used to lose weight and boost your energy. The plan involves different foods each day, such as leafy vegetables, broccoli, lemons, chickpeas, fruits, berries, low-fat yogurt and cabbage soup.
Kate Hudson appeared on the the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, June 9 and confirmed that her secret to getting her weight back on track is counting calories. During her appearance she stated “I’ve been doing this calorie counting thing,” speaking to letting herself go from time to time and wanting to lose weight.
It’s true, celebrities indulge in food like the rest of us, and gain weight doing it. The question is how do they lose it all so fast?
Detox and cleanse diets are all the rage with Hollywood stars. The approach is controversial, as many mainstream medicine and nutrition experts say that the body does a perfectly good job on its own in detoxing when you are eating a normal healthy diet, and staying fit.
But, that doesn’t stop many versions of cleansing and detox diets to pop up, particularly since they can piggyback on the power of celebrity endorsements, even if they aren’t outright paid spokespeople.
The latest celebrity diet news has come from Jennie Garth (90210) and her hubby of nine years, Twilight star Peter Facinelli. In a recent interview, Jennie revealed that she is doing a cleanse. The cleanse consists of just one meal a day. Her husband is doing the more hardcore full-body cleanse, which entails fasting for seven days straight without any food at all.
While quick weight loss diets and cleanses that promise to help you lose pounds in just a mere few days are considered fad diets, many folks desperate to drop a few pounds quickly swear by them.
Find out if the cleanse is safe and if it really works when the author of The 4-Day Diet sets Rachael Ray’s viewers straight, including sharing the secrets to seeing results fast.