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Lemonade Diet

The fasting diet the stars are drinking up.

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The Master Cleanser Diet, also known as The Lemonade Diet, is a fasting plan that will shed pounds quickly. The diet was created by Stanley Burroughs more than 50 years ago. Burroughs, a proponent of varying alternative health remedies, had no medical or nutritional training.

The Lemonade Diet claims that its fasting technique rids the body of toxins that are induced by bad diet, lack of exercise and "negative mental attitudes." But where does the lemonade come into play? Well, that's all your going to ingest for 7-10 days. The magic elixir, purported to have been used by celebrities like Beyonce, Denzel Washington and Robin Quivers (of the Howard Stern Show) has grown in popularity, evidenced by the user video diaries that can be found on sites like YouTube.

PRO
  • Fast weight loss, although there are no scientifically proven benefits to the Lemonade Diet, but that's obviously going to happen when you starve yourself
CON
  • There is no medical evidence that cleansing diets work to rid the body of toxins
  • It's a short-term solution to something that needs to be a lifetime change
  • The Lemonade Diet, like all extended fasts, can have adverse effects on your organ function and metabolism.
Diet and Nutrition

The Lemonade Diet has fasters drink anywhere from 6 to 12 glasses of lemonade daily. The maple syrup diet recipe for the concoction is as follows:

  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice or lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. real maple syrup
  • 1/10 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 8 oz. water
EXERCISE

Exercise is not addressed on The Lemonade Diet. And how could you properly exercise when you are fasting on a liquid diet?

CONCLUSION

Fasting, or "cleansing" diets, are fantastic bait for people looking for a quick fix to their weight woes. It's why celebrities are drawn to it. Maybe any possible health risks are okay for them, since they can write it off as a danger they take on for their career. But for the rest of us who should be thinking about a lifetime solution, look for something you can live with forever.

Common Misspellings

lemonaide diet, lemon diet, limon diet, lemonade deit


Related Diets: Quantum Wellness, Detox Diet, Liquid Diet, Maple Syrup Diet, Master Cleanse Diet, Oprah 21 Day Cleanse, 21 Pounds in 21 Days


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(Page 1 of 18, 341 total comments)

Mel

This diet really requires a lot of willpower. This is my 6th day but I cheated the diet basically every day with either one meal or a fruit. I cannot manage the saltwater flush anymore. I only lost 6lbs though but I know its because I have not stick with it. Gonna try it again and stick with it for at least 7 days.

posted Feb 4th, 2014 8:06 pm


Nathalie

I've done the detox twice. Last year I did it for 10 days and lost a stone. However I soon fell into bad habits and a year on I have just completed it again and lost 10 pounds. My flatmate however didn't put any of the weight back on
Because she carried on with 5:2 and lost even more weight. I liked the diet but it is a quick fix. If you have an athletic figure DO NOT do this diet you'll loose all the hard earned muscles and left with wobbly fat. The detox must
Be followed by an after plan. If you stick to it then the detox won't be in vain and you will loose even more weight. Because you will be use to fasting after the detox then the 5:2 won't be difficult for you!

posted Jul 22nd, 2013 10:50 am


lana

Anyone used Vidathin before? Does Vidathin work?

posted Jul 16th, 2013 3:16 pm


lana

I am starting diet next week for six days. I ordered vidathin concentrate. Has anyone used vidathin before?

posted Jul 16th, 2013 2:46 pm


Amber

I like lemon detox. It's good to give your body some break from the regular digestion process and let it focus on other important work instead.

I'm using VidaThin lemon detox currently. I have been able to lose over 7lbs. It tastes great. I get the essential nutrients from it which do not let me feel lightheaded or weak during the fasting.

posted Jun 6th, 2013 1:08 pm


Nece329

This is day on for me and I just drunk the sat water flush ad t felt like I d to puke but I started eating little pieces of the lemon rind and it went away. Excited to see if this really works im going for ten days. I am 5'3 and 162 pds so im really trying to get this baby weight off... fingers crossed

posted May 10th, 2013 11:35 am


Mike

***Please understand this isn't about weight loss it is a DETOX but you may lose a few ponuds because you are not consuming food. There is only one way to lose and keep off weight. That is a combination of a baIanced diet, weight lifting and cardio.

I have done this DETOX before. The first time I did it for 10 days straight. Once my 10 days were completed I didnt have cravings for junk food or soda and I felt great. Yes, you get hungry while doing this detox but just drink another 6-8ozs and the hunger goes away.

I would encourage all who are considering this read the Master Cleanser Book by Stanley Burroughs to fully understand the benefits of doing this detox. There are a lot of companies trying to make money off of him. I have provided a link below so you can order the book to learn the benfits of this detox system.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0963926209?tag=themastercleanserbook-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=0963926209&adid=03DZETZ3DB1WP4RTSE7H&

posted May 6th, 2013 4:28 pm


KM

I'm starting this tomorrow for 4 days. Im going to do it only from friday to monday each week because I find it difficult to control what i eat and drink on the weekends, i figure if i HAVE to stick to this it will force me not to drink alcohol or eat unhealthy food. Then eat right and exercise the other three days of the week. we'll see how it goes. I see a lot of people do it for 7-10 days or more but i think if i switch it up it wont be so difficult for me to stick to. I get bored if im doing the same thing too long.

posted May 2nd, 2013 8:28 pm


Clarissa

Im on day one of this diet...

posted Mar 15th, 2013 1:41 pm


nachu

Will Master Cleanse help me lose inches? Hi guys,Will this diet help me lose inches?Appreciate a prompt reply.God bless :) on my 2nd day of Master cleanse diet

posted Feb 14th, 2013 2:03 pm


nachu

Will this diet help me lose inches?
Appreciate a prompt reply.
thanks guys

posted Feb 14th, 2013 2:03 pm


bea

am on day 4 of this cleanse and i feel great,,,lost 8 pounds already,,

posted Jan 27th, 2013 9:50 am


Jill

I'm on day two and I feel fine. Cravings are very annoying and I am feeling a little tired. It is difficult to keep up with my piles of school work while doing his. But I hate feeling uncomfortable with my fat rolls in school so I'm hoping this will help with that.
I know a lot of people say this is a scam or unhealthy, that you gain the weight right back. I understand these concerns but I think the benefits, even if temporary, will show me what I can do if I out my mind to it. I hope I can resist my cravings for the coming days.

posted Jan 10th, 2013 11:10 pm


Shirley

Hi my name is Shirley. I am 5'2 and current 162 pounds. I'm currently working into my Day 2... my BMI is 29.6 = Overweight. I'm hoping to get it down to 20. Wish me luck!! Honestly the first cup was gross...but it's really growing on me. Will power, if you don't have it you can't do it..... I was with my boyfriend and he was eating chinese food(I LOVE) and all i could do was stare, smell, and ask him to describe how great it was. lol it was quite satisfying. I'm planning on doing it for 10 days.. maybe 14 i'm not sure yet. But I'm also planning on hitting the gym and probably do the elliptical for 30-60mins. depends how i feel!!! Good luck everyone

posted Dec 12th, 2012 6:37 am


Susan

can it b possible?? So Im going to start it in 2 days (waiting on my shipment) its Nov. 24 2012 and im going on vacation on Dec. 29 so hopefully by then I'll b 20 lbs lighter or even 15, you guys think its posible?????

posted Nov 24th, 2012 9:17 am


Tam

I am confused by how many people are proudly saying they are attempting this insane diet. IT IS BAD FOR YOU! YOU WILL GAIN THE WEIGHT BACK! YOU CAN DO SERIOUS DAMAGE TO YOUR BODY!

posted Nov 17th, 2012 2:30 am


Amanda

I'm 14, 5'7" and about 160 pounds. I'm not huge, I have a rather athletic build but I do have some fat I'd like to get rid of. Not only that but I want to start of my school year with a fresh start in my health. I heard that doing this also helps kick cravings like junkfood? That would help me immensely because I feel myself going on eating binges more and more. I do a lot of athletic training but still have stubborn fat that doesn't seem to want to leave, and I would also like to cleanse out my body. Would this be a good idea for me?

posted Jul 18th, 2012 11:13 pm


Katrina FLoyd

Hello my name is Katrina Floyd. Today is Day 1 for me. It has been hard. I work at the hospital so I'm trying to keep myself busy. But i am craving food. I am 20 years old and i weigh 208 pounds. Im hoping to lose 10 pounds. I am doing this diet to lose weight and to be healthy. I am going to try to stay on this diet for 7 days. Hopefully it goes well for me. If anyone has any advice or words of encouragement please reply.

posted Jul 14th, 2012 12:44 pm


rachael

hello im 13 and i weigh 270 lbs and i was wondering is this safe i need to lose 20 lbs asap the lemonade diet

posted May 22nd, 2012 11:05 pm


Meka

Hello my name is Meka, I'm 29 years old. I've been dieting for the past two months i.e (not eating past 6pm & making healthier choices, working out at the gym, and running at the park). so far I lost 35lbs. But I still haven't reached my goal. Therefore I'm starting The Lemonade Diet, wish me luck.

posted May 20th, 2012 7:20 am



 

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