The lemonade diet or master cleanse as it is also known is one of the easiest and most effective cleansing diets recognized by medical professionals. But lets face it: a mix of water, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and maple syrup is one of the grossest things you will ever drink.
Created over 50 years ago by famous dietitian Stanley Burroughs, the lemonade diet master cleanse has shed billions of pounds worldwide and works on just about everyone.
The Lemonade Diet: Pill or Liquid?
The master cleanse can be taken in two forms; the original liquid cleanse and the powerful lemonade diet weight loss pill endorsed by Dancing With The Stars champion, Kym Johnson.
Many people choose this method because they don’t want to drink the gross lemonade mixture and run to the toilet constantly.
Thanks to modern science though, nutrition scientists have discovered how to take the same lemonade diet ingredients and put them into a much safer and tolerable supplement form. The pill has been engineered to deliver the natural ingredients in the best possible way to maximize positive cleanse benefits.
Benefits of the Lemonade Diet
The benefits of the lemonade diet aren’t restricted to only weight loss, weight loss is just one of the happy benefits =). The diet was originally intended as a cleanse to flush toxins out of the body which has huge benefits affecting almost every part of your body.
- Feel more energy after you get used to the diet.
- Remove years of built up toxins from your organs
- Burn away fat in stubborn buildup areas (butt, tummy, arms)
- Most people report radiant looking skin from lemonade.
Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet Method
The following is a summary with recipe of the master cleanse diet. The liquid cleanse involves the following steps:
Master Cleanse Lemonade Recipe
Between 10 and 15 glasses of master cleanse lemonade should be consumed a day without solids. This applies for either ten or fourteen days depending on how your body feels.
Each glass should contain:
- lemon juice – 2 tablespoons
- cayenne pepper – 1/10th teaspoon
- maple syrup – 2 tablespoons
- fresh water – 1 to 2 cups
You can make larger quantities of the lemonade in advance. Simply multiply the amount of ingredients by the amount of lemonade you wish to drink each day. I don’t recommend making more than a days worth in advance though. Many find that when the cayenne pepper sits for too long it starts to overpower the rest of the ingredients. I find it easiest just to make the next days batch each night. This way it is nice and cold when I’m ready to start in the morning.
Salt Water Flush
The salt water flush is taken nightly to induce bowel movements which helps flush the days toxins out of your system. Test different amounts of salt and water temperatures until you find a combination that works for you. Many people find the salt just too gross or aren’t able to process the salt for some dietary reason. Maybe you do not wish to take the salt water flush portion of the cleanse? Purchase a laxative tea and drink this each night to achieve the laxative effect of the salt water. I highly recommend the tea versus the flush simply for taste reasons.
Lemonade Diet Pills
Lemonade Diet Pills are a newly formulated supplement to go along with the liquid master cleanse. All one has to eat or drink during the cleanse is liquids. No solids! It is important to take a nutritional supplement like the lemonade diet pill. It makes sure your body stays healthy while not taking non-organic diet pills. A lemonade diet pill may be a bit pricey though. But it is less than you will spend on 14 days of organic lemons, organic syrup, and cayenne with all the same dosages.
Kym Johnson and the Lemonade Diet
The manufacturers of the lemonade diet pill contacted Dancing With The Stars champion Kym Johnson after completing the revolutionary supplement. Kym’s fondness of the master cleanse was already widely known. Johnson tried the supplement instead of the liquid cleanse to slim down before taping. After 2 weeks she agreed to become the spokesperson for the lemonade diet supplement. She cited no noticeable difference between the results of the two diets with the pill being much easier on the body.
Common Lemonade Diet Mistakes
We all know the number one diet mistake that almost everyone makes, cheating. Unfortunately, I can’t help you with that. All I can say is try to limit the amount of junk food or snacks lying around the house. Just get rid of them completely. Throwing away food can be one of the most freeing sensations for someone trying to lose weight.
No Salt Flush Or Laxative Tea
The salt wash or laxative tea phase is extremely important for getting all the toxins out each day. While it may not be the most pleasant experience, try to do it every night. One thing I can advise is to stay near a toilet as the flush can work pretty quickly. You want to try to avoid any unpleasant accidents.
Let’s face it, the liquid cleanse is difficult and most people can’t make it the full time. This is a great benefit of the lemonade diet pill, you don’t feel as fatigued. Many people who use it skip the salt water flush. The supplement works in a cleaner form allowing toxins to pass in normal movements.
Health Professional Recommendations
As with any type of cleanse diet, there are certain dangers that go along with the master cleanse which many health professionals often address. It is an all liquid cleanse diet lasting several days. Doctors recommend taking a supplement to maintain normal nutrient levels in the body. That includes drinking a freshly made fruit juice (home made or jamba juice style) to maintain normal vitamin levels.
It is never worth risking your health or safety in order to lose weight. If you are feeling light headed from lack of solid food please do not operate vehicles or heavy machinery. I recommend sticking to a pre-set cleanse like in the master cleanse guide. Keep doing the cleanse with a buddy to stay safe and motivated.
You Will Look and Feel Great
Whether through the master cleanse or the lemonade diet pill or both together, I guarantee you will look and feel better. Just continue to maintain yourself after you complete the cleanse. Just because you lose weight don’t use it as an excuse to binge. Make this the first step in your new life. Exercise and eat right and feel how great it can be…I dare you!