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.