The Master Cleanse diet is a popular diet regimen followed and endorsed by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce Knowles and Robin Quivers.
The Howard Stern host, Robin Quivers disclosed that she had enormously benefited from the ten-day lemonade diet. She stated that it was first suggested by the magician, David Blaine, as a successful diet program for quick weight loss.
This diet mainly consists of consuming six to twelve glasses of lemonade concoction that includes cayenne pepper and maple syrup. This juice helps in detoxifying your body system of impurities.
This diet also improves the functioning of the internal organs and it also soothes people suffering from flatulence. Using a laxative tea offers an added advantage and will help easy digestion.
Lemon and maple syrup are included in the diet because they are both rich in vitamins and minerals. Lemon is also a great healing agent and helps greatly in detoxifying your body.
Some of the advantages stated by Robin Quivers after following this diet regimen are as follows:
- Ease in joint pain and stiffness after she lost weight
- Better uninterrupted sleep offered
- She is more confident and exudes positive energy everyday
- She is much happier about herself and her body’s health
- She also said that she lost a total of 7 pounds
It is one of the most amazing yet ironically, the most difficult of diets as many people fail to get through the first stage of the diet, which is a ten-day fast.
Robin Quivers has testified that she lost a lot of weight by following this diet strictly. Many of her fans when looked at her thought that she had a major gastric by pass surgery.
But frankly speaking the wonder which worked was not of surgery. Its a strict diet which made her look good again, she claimed. In fact she insist on not having any surgery for weight loss.
You need to be a stickler for discipline and be faithful to yourself because this diet will develop a ‘love affair with your body’, to quote Stanley Burroughs, the founder of this diet and the author of the book, ‘The Master Cleanser’ published in 1976.
This health practitioner developed the diet in 1941 and it has reached the pinnacle of popularity in the 2000s when Beyonce confessed she is losing weight using the Master Cleanse diet at the Oprah Winfrey Show.
According to her the book, ‘The Master Cleanser’ can be followed three or four times a year and a person can go as long as 40 days on the lemonade diet.
Some of the difficulties faced
Most people feel faint, weak and struggle hard to cope up with their hunger. It has also been noticed that the stool becomes looser and more frequent due to the high water content that is consumed.
However the higher frequency of bowel movement is encouraged because it eliminates toxins from the body.
Contrary to the book, most doctors and nutritionists state that thriving on lemonade for several days is not a healthy option for the body, particularly when people do it to lose weight. The major concern is the lack of any calories or proteins which is also very essential.
Another warning given by nutritionists is that people with chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer, gallstones etc are not appropriate candidates for this diet.
Therefore, those who wish to follow this diet must consult their family physician because not every body can thrive on this diet easily and safely.