The Master Cleanse

A diet is catching up lately, the master cleanse. Do you like lemonade? Lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper…. Yum, who doesn’t? Then probably you will like this diet. You have to consider all the aspects though.

Can you stay on lemonade all day? Think again and answer yourself honestly. Many people are guzzling down about two liters of this concoction daily. This diet requires a lot of determination and gut.



This is simply amazing to help shed those extra pounds. It also aids in cleansing your body and getting rid of toxins. It helps to increase physical energy level also.

Firstly, you should know how to prepare the master cleanse. Mix all the ingredients in the proportion provided here. You will need 14 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and maple syrup. About 2 liters of water is absolutely essential for this drink.

Some cayenne pepper, about half a teaspoon should also be added.  When on this diet, you have to drink only this concoction throughout the day. You are not allowed to eat anything else, absolutely no solid foods.

This will increase your bathroom trips immensely. Thus help in eliminating toxins from your body. You have to stay on this diet for at least 3 days, for it to work effectively. If you can, try to follow this diet for upto 10 days.

Some people have recommended against this diet labeling it as a short term solution. The lost weight is regained quickly. This may be because it does not involve sticking to all the foods recommended in a balanced diet chart. Also, maintaining weight is about changing your lifestyle. Surely, no one can stay on lemonade for the rest of their lives.

One must be extremely cautious when on this diet. It really is similar to fasting for day together. If you are not used to it, it could harm your body immensely. Some diet experts say that this type of eating pattern, even for a few days, can harm your body.

If you are only on the master cleanse, you are not eating any protein. When the body does not get the recommended amount of protein, it starts to break down muscle tissues. This is against your goal of acquiring a trim, lean and slim body.

In addition, it might also slow down your metabolism. As your calorie intake will reduce, you body will into a starvation mode and slow down the rate of metabolism. This will backfire once you return to your normal routine. As you body will be in a mode of storing fat, and you will be consuming usual number of calories.

However, this is not a fad that has been discovered lately. This diet is about 50 years old. If you can adopt to it, it might work wonders for your weight loss efforts. So if you are prepared to go on a liquid diet, then think about the master cleanse.