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Maple Syrup Diet

Stars like Beyonce use this to detox and start fresh.

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Popularized as of late by starlets around the globe, including Beyonce Knowles of Dreamgirls fame, the Maple Syrup Diet is not a diet per se. Rather, it is a cleanse, meant to detoxify the body of all previous food intake, providing a clean slate for future healthy eating. Also known as the "Master Cleanse" or the "Lemonade Diet", the program is basically a mixture of Grade B Maple syrup, fresh squeezed lemon juice, spring water and cayenne pepper that a person drinks for up to 10 days. Pioneered by Stanley Burroughs in the 1950s, its practitioners and participants claim that not only do they lose weight, but they see better, smell better, hear better and feel better, while also ridding their bodies of ailments that have afflicted them for years.

PRO
  • Users claim the lemon/maple syrup mixture is pleasant tasting
  • Weight loss is immediate as the user loses pounds of retained fecal material
  • Euphoria and other feelings of serenity are an added bonus as the person becomes almost yogi like in their fasting state

CON
  • Cannot leave the house for up to three days as user rushes to the bathroom for frequent bowel movements
  • No food intake of any kind other than maple syrup mixture means participant will likely develop intense food cravings, making it difficult if there are other people in the home eating solid foods
  • As you detoxify body, intense fatigue and mood swings are reported as "normal" by most users of the Maple Syrup Diet
  • Very low calorie intake, about 500/day
INGREDIENTS and RECIPE

Take a clean one-gallon jug and pour in the following:

  • 3 Quarts of Water
  • 1 Cup Lemon Juice (fresh if possible)
  • 1 Cup Grade B Maple Syrup (not maple flavored, but 100% real maple syrup)

  • 1 tsp. Cayenne pepper

  • Shake it all up and drink 8-12 glasses a day

Note: followers of this program also recommend a senna laxative tea as well as a saline water drink in the morning, as an additional component of this program. These additional supplements are simply for additional colon cleansing.

EXERCISE

None, and thank goodness, because most users would not have time (with all the trips to the bathroom) or the energy (at about 500 calories a day).

CONCLUSION

Again, this is not a diet, but a fasting or detox program, and cannot be recommended for long-term use. Ask your physician if you are healthy enough to carry out this very restrictive regimen before beginning. However, weight loss experts have touted the benefit of a healthy bowel system, but forcing the bowel to cleanse, may cause future problems for a person when they begin to eat their regular food routine. This would be a good program for someone who already eats vegetarian/vegan and avoids all processed foods, as a return to processed and fatty foods will take the user back to their pre-cleanse weight in short order.

Common Misspellings

Maple Sirup, maple syurp, mapple syrup, maple serup, syrup diet


Related Diets: Liquid Diet, Master Cleanse Diet, Detoxatrim, Lemonade Diet, Colonics


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Sandra

Hello, I am just wondering, you cannot eat anything through out the diet right? and do you girls do excise during this diet? Thanks! :)

posted Mar 25th, 2009 2:55 pm


JaneB

I want to start this diet. I feel so fat I was thin untill I turned 40 and it has gone down hill from there. Can some one tell me where to get the water and the suryp

posted Mar 7th, 2009 7:31 pm


Lindsay

i had to research this for health and i'm really considering this detox. haha.

posted Feb 17th, 2009 9:48 pm


laura

I d really like to try this..could anyone let me know if the trips to the bathroom are that frequent as i m usually all day at work???
thanks

posted Feb 10th, 2009 2:12 pm


Niki

I am so proud of myself. I just finished the program. I lost 9 kg in 12 days. This diet is not just simple diet, it is primarily detox program.
During the program my energy level went up, my face skin is fresh and elastic, good sleep at night, my PMR hearts me less, my clothing fits me better.Yes I had craving for solid food especially in the evening, but I survived. I will continue with relax program(to replace dinner with this drink on everyday basis or to be on complete diet one or two days per week). I have to repeat I am so proud of myself.

posted Feb 10th, 2009 9:39 am


anJie

i will definitely try this Im just going to buy ingredients tomorrow. i want to lose 40-50 lbs before march begins. Wish me Luck!

posted Feb 1st, 2009 8:53 am


saz03

im starting tomorrow! aah. i tried it before, but only managed to do three days. The hunger pains were killing me and the salt water flush was NASTY!! But hopefully this time, i'll be able to last longer. Need to lose about 20pounds for my birthday. I'll update everyday :) x

posted Jan 29th, 2009 2:41 pm


CATHERIN

IM STETING THE DIET TODAY I JUS HAD A BABY 3 MONTHS AGO ND WENT UP TO 172 BY THE 9TH MONTH AFETR THE PREGNACY I DROPP TO 135 AND NOW I WANT TO DROP TO 120 OR 115 IM VERY EXCITED

posted Jan 27th, 2009 7:18 pm


Kate

i did this diet and lost 1 stone 5lbs in a week,but it's really hard to stick to

posted Jan 14th, 2009 5:44 pm


ash

I am going to start this diet tomorrrow and i will give an update! hope i cant last.lolz

posted Jan 13th, 2009 8:26 pm


Misty1979

I also need to lose weight quickly, 8 lbs in 10 days to be exact, so I'm definitely going to give this diet a shot as well.
Does anyone happen to know what the saline water drink is, and where to get it as well as the tea?

posted Jan 11th, 2009 1:43 am


le le

OMG!! me and my sista did thi 1 together and we could not believe the transformation! We both lost 50 lbs and boy we feel better! We rocking those skiny jeans without flat tires hangin off the sides. I would recommend this to everyone!

posted Dec 30th, 2008 5:46 pm


M.S.

I am thinking about trying this diet! I have to lose 10 lbs, by the 10th of January. I love in Ny and I have a week off from work. Can anyone tell me where I can buy the Grade B maple syrup?

posted Dec 22nd, 2008 9:31 pm


alice

im feeling good so far and looking skinier

posted Dec 7th, 2008 2:08 pm


bubz

starting this new diet ont he weekend and hope 2 do it for the whole 10days fingers crossed only need 2 lose 10kg so wish me luck

posted Nov 28th, 2008 2:16 am


mara

i lost 5o lbs. in 2 weeks! try this diet!

posted Nov 8th, 2008 4:52 pm


Shuria

beginning the diet today but am scared because i work in a call center and fear i will be constantly in the bathroom. Will I?

posted Oct 27th, 2008 11:03 am


lucy

Yes I did to this diet for a week 1/2 and lost 20 pounds I plan to go back on it and this time do the hold 10 days.

posted Oct 15th, 2008 7:03 pm


Mz. Bri

I'm about to try the maple syrup diet. I want to send in before and after pictures. I really believe that this will work. I will send another comment when I 'm finished

posted Aug 21st, 2008 4:14 pm


Anonymous

its a quick fix and not long lasting. did this one.



 

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