The lemonade diet became popular when several celebrities announced they had lost a lot of weight and gained a new, healthier appearance after trying it. This program involves drinking homemade lemonade that is made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup and spring water or filtered water. The diet also goes by the name “master cleanse” and it continues to be popular especially in the US.
One of the secrets of its popularity is that you do not have to buy any expensive detox packages or juices, and you can make the lemon drink at home. This makes the diet very simple to do and it is also cheap, because the only items you need are lemons, cayenne pepper and B-grade maple syrup. Organic syrup is preferable and so are organic lemons. There are many books and websites that give detailed instructions for making the lemonade, and it is very easy to prepare: you can even use a smoothie maker. It is best to make a new batch of the drink every morning, because it stays fresh for a day or two before it starts to lose its flavor.
While you are following the master cleanse program, all you eat or drink is the homemade lemon drink, as well as spring water or filtered water, and laxative herbal tea to help your body get rid of toxins and waste. First-timers often try the detox for a few days, but those who have tried it before say that they can easily keep detoxing for a week or ten days. Regular cleansers say that the lemonade taste a lot better than most of the herbal teas and vegetable juices you have to drink when on a typical fast or cleanse, and this makes it easy to stay on the program.
Once you have made the decision to finally do something about your weight, your search for the perfect diet will begin. In order to be successful and actually achieve losing the weight you want to lose, it is important to prepare yourself and find a diet that suits your personality and needs. Doing your research, contacting your physician, maybe even talking with a nutritionist, all steps that can help you reach your goal.
Picking out a diet should be done based on your goals, some will feel comfortable just cutting down on the calories, while others prefer low carb, low fat or any other variety. One diet that is thought to be strict though pretty effective is the so called lemonade diet cleanse, although originally it was supposed to be used for detoxifying the body and not as much for fast weight loss. Commons sense though tells us that quite a bit of weight can be lost by following the master cleanse guidelines for 10 weeks, which is also the reason that this diet has maintained it´s popularity over many decades and will probably exist for as long as there is no true magical diet pill.
Fast results are what this diet has to offer, but it is just the question whether or not people can avoid the weight returning after the diet has finished. Because of the extremely low calories, it is very likely that the body will adapt sort of a starvation mode, where metabolism can be affected, however the proponents of the lemonade diet cleanse will claim that the period is too short for this to be true.
While this diet can be used as a stand alone diet, many people will use it to mark a radical change in their life, starting of with a detox diet and than slowly adapt to a healthier lifestyle over time.