The Lemonade Cleanse Diet has multiple names: the Master Cleanse, The Lemonade Diet– and more recently, the Beyonce Lemonade Diet. This diet has been around since 1941 when it was known as the Burroughs Master Cleanse after its inventor, Stanley Burroughs. It's now referred to as the Beyonce Lemonade Diet because super model and singer Beyonce, certainly a gorgeous woman, used this famous diet to lose weight.
This diet wasn't created primarily for weight loss, but for health. Burrough's goal was to create a diet that would rapidly detox and cleanse the system. Weight loss is only a side benefit. To detox our bodies periodically becomes more and more important as the years go by. We desperately need to get rid of the poisons that have accumulated and that is what this diet is meant to do because during the diet you are not to eat ANY FOOD AT ALL! Instead, you drink a special lemonade mixture, along with herbal laxative teas and/or a salt water flush.
The Lemonade Detox diet duration is 7-40 days and during this time your body will heal itself because:
1. You will not be taking in any more toxins, but will instead give your body a much-needed rest from solid food …
2. The ingredients are especially for cleaning out the system
Burroughs claimed that all the nutrition we need is in this diet – at least for the short term.
Master Cleanse Lemonade Recipe
2 Tablespoons lemon or lime juice
2 Tablespoons genuine maple syrup
1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
8 ounces of water
About Your Master Cleanse Ingredients …
It's important to use genuine lemon or lime juice – not bottled.
If possible, all ingredients should be organic.
Some nutritionists and doctors recommend using molasses, rather than maple syrup, because of concerns about blood sugar.
Ideally, mix your Master Cleanse ingredients in glass, not plastic, because there is no doubt that some kinds of plastic leech chemicals into the water and the lemonade cleansing diet is first and foremost about health.
The more frequently you make your lemonade, the better. The lemon or lime will lose its strength over time.
How To "Do" The Lemonade Cleansing Diet
Some practitioners insist we must limit ourselves to 6-12 glasses of lemonade each day. Others say that we should drink more lemonade whenever we're hungry. Personally, I think drinking more liquid when we need it – rather than abandoning the whole effort because of hunger – makes more sense.
In addition, plan to drink some laxative teas in the morning and evening, or alternatively, use a salt flush in the morning.
The Master Cleanse Salt Water Flush
Mix 2 teaspoons of high quality sea salt – NOT ordinary table salt – into a quart of warm water. It's important that your water be warm or else the salt won't dissolve. Drink all of this down on an empty stomach in the morning before you've had any lemonade. Some people have reported using salt tablets with water instead although I personally doubt that is as effective. Lots of people have called this beverage 'nasty' but that depends on how much you personally like salt. I actually like it.
Be warned: you need to hang out near the bathroom for the next couple of hours.
What To Expect On The Lemonade Detox Diet
Let's be honest: the first couple of days are rough. Experts in detoxing warn us that billions of organisms will be dying off and they aren't happy about this. You might feel sick and will most likely have a headache. Most people don't make it through this rough time.
BUT … if you can stick it out, there will be a surge of energy and well being that is almost unbelievable! It is euphoric and enchanting. You may see better, smell more and have more vitality and stamina than you've had in years or even decades, depending on your age. Some folks love this high so much that they stick it out a full 40 days and then do periodic fasts throughout the year.
Most of us have a huge buildup of toxins from a lifetime of bad eating habits. If you've been contemplating a healthier lifestyle and eating plan, then the Lemonade Cleanse Diet just might be what you need to break those crappy habits and live a healthy way of life. For some people, this diet is absolutely perfect.