If you’re already convinced that the Lemonade Diet (aka the Master Cleanse)sounds great and looking for a review to backup your position, you’ve come to the wrong place. However, if you’re on the fence and looking for some truth on the matter then read on my friend.
Will you loose weight on the Lemonade Diet? Yes! You will lose a ton of weight as your body goes into starvation mode and cranks down your metabolism. Your body will shed lean muscle and fluid to protect itself while keeping the fat you’re trying to get rid of because it’s stored energy your body thinks it will need later to survive.
Yeah, yeah, yeah… it’s only ten days so what the heck, lets rock this lemon scented toxin avenger!
Hold on a sec, there’s more to it than that. You see, the real danger of the Lemonade Diet and others like it is that they promote quick fix short term answers to long term problems and perpetuate the unhealthy relationship with your food that got you into this big fat mess in the first place.
They instil fear with suggestions that our bodies are being filled with dangerous toxins. Or maybe, they suck you in by leading you to believe that you’re getting some kind of super secret inside information. There are a lot of tricks, but their end goal is always the same : to get you bursting with so much desire for their promised end result that you will overlook any ridiculous and sometimes even dangerous methods they use to get you there.
A small percentage of people will have success with the Lemonade Diet, but they are the exception, not the rule. For you, me, and the other 99.9% of people who try it, we will probably lose some weight. I can almost guarantee, though, that we will gain it back plus a couple bonus pounds to go with it!
Then, it’s on to the next miraculous magic bullet which feeds on your good intentions, but fails to deliver the results. This leaves you feeling frustrated, guilty or like a failure further perpetuating your negative emotions and unhealthy outlook on food.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients in the Lemonade Diet concoction…
- 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons grade-B organic maple syrup
- 1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 10 ounces filtered water
Seriously, what the hell is that? I think Chuck and I invented that same thing one night after smoking an eighth of California Skunk!
Don’t get me wrong, there is some good stuff in lemons and cayenne, but you cannot sustain a healthy body on this for any length of time. You are supposed to start slowly introducing food after a few days, but it’s still not enough.
As for detoxifying, what a load of malarkey! Your body naturally removes toxins all on it’s own and it does it best when it is well fueled, hydrated and properly exercised. Not only is there no scientific evidences that these fairy tail diets detoxify, it’s much more likely that they will inhibit your body’s normal cleansing by slowing down your metabolism, internal organs, and causing a decrease in the healthy bacteria in your intestines!
I always try to be fair and objective about these types of things and on occasion have been pleasantly surprised. However, I’m also very passionate about this healthy stuff and get pretty riled when I see this kind of bullshit that not only doesn’t help, but is counterproductive and can do a good deal of damages as well.
[amzps id=”31″]If you still insist on trying the Lemonade Diet, please proceed with caution and only for a few days. Check with your doctor and let others know what you’re up to. Hopefully, though, most of you will opt for the smart choice. I know it’s not sexy or exciting or trendy or cool or easy or fast, but simply learning to eat better and making regular exercise a habit will serve you a hundred times better than the Lemonade Diet or any other pie in the sky diet that comes along!
To your health,
Randy “The Sour Puss” Lee
P.S. There is a ton of people on YouTUBE and elsewhere claiming to have success with the Lemonade Diet, but be wary.
Every single one I’ve seen is based on anecdotal evidence, self evaluation, or worse, promoted by affiliate marketers. Take their words with a grain of salt and keep in mind that every credible source says that the Lemonade Diet (Master Cleanse) is a very bad idea!