Master Cleanse Diet
A 50-year old approach to liquid dieting.
Also known as the Maple Syrup Diet or the Lemonade Diet, The Master Cleanse is one of the most severe and popular cleansing fasts that has been used for decades to lose weight, detoxify the body or improve overall wellness. Rigorously followed by Beyonce Knowles and a legion of other celebrities, including Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, to shed 20 pounds for her role in Dream Girls, the cleanse has been followed by thousands of individuals from yoga practitioners to those desperate to lose some quick weight.
The Master Cleanse is a tonic of four simple ingredients - water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup - that is consumed throughout the day with no other food or beverages permitted. The intense fast can be followed for a minimum of 10 days or for a maximum of 45 days.
You can make your own Master Cleanse tonic or you can purchase a Master Cleanse kit at a health food store.
Health and medical experts are quick to criticize the Master Cleanse for its lack of scientific evidence, its starvation-like guidelines, and its potential for side effects.
- Will lose weight
- Cleanse followers claim an increase in energy, improvement of skin tone and clearer vision
- No medical evidence that extreme diets like The Master Cleanse actually rid the body of toxins
- Provides only a short-term solution for weight loss
- May have adverse effects on your organ function, digestion and metabolism
- Side effects include irritability, headaches, insomnia and possible stomach irritation
The Master Cleanse Diet has you drink anywhere from 6 to 12 glasses a day of this special concoction comprised of water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Each of the ingredients have a specific purpose:
- Lemon juice is supposed to help your body detoxify
- Maple syrup provides an energy source and added flavor
- Cayenne pepper is supposed to boost your metabolism
Exercise is not addressed on The Master Cleanse Diet, but since your energy intake is so low, vigorous exercise is not encouraged nor will it likely even be possible.CONCLUSION
Fasting, or "cleansing" diets, are alluring to people who are looking for a quick fix to their weight woes. Celebrities are drawn to it because they need to drop weight fast for roles or TV appearances. Maybe any possible health risks are okay for them, since they say the danger is a part of the risk they take 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
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