In recent years nutrition awareness gained lots popularity. Our society has become more interested in different aspects of personal health. People are in constant search for different diets that can make them look and feel better. There are weight loss diets, weight gain diets, low cholesterol nutrition plans, low sugar plans, blood pressure diets, detoxification fasts and so on. There are different methods to accomplish each of the targets mentioned in those diets.
Full body detoxification can be achieved in a variety of different ways. In this post I will discuss a lemon diet which I read about recently. Apparently this is a very popular one, and although it seems quiet hard, people reporting it to be successful and less difficult than it appeared to be at first.
The diet is based on Master Cleanse System developed by Stanley Burroughs several decades ago. Since then it was tried and refined by many individuals around the globe. The following plan is one of those variations.
This diet is actually a 10 day fast where you only permitted to drink certain drinks and not allowed to eat at all. Sounds scary? I got scared at first too. However it seems that many people who tried it, say it was way easier than they were expecting it to be. While I would expect to walk around with a constant hunger almost from the start, some participants report not being concerned with hunger during the hall period of the fast.
Words of Caution
It is important to understand that this diet is not for everyone. People suffering from different medical disorders may harm their health if they follow this diet. It is important to consult your doctor or dietitian before starting this lemon fast.
Based on feedback from different participants you can expect to lose 4 to 9 kg (9 to 20 lb), if you follow the system for 10 days.
Lemon Fast Ingredients
1. Lemons - around 40 lemons for 10 days
2. Organic Maple Syrup - 1.5-2 liters
3. Sea salt -with no Iodine
4. Cayenne pepper powder
5. Laxative herbal tea
- At the evening before you begin the 10 days fast, drink Laxative herbal tea.
- At the first morning of the detox fast, drink 1 liter of water mixed with 2 tea spoons of sea salt.
- 1/2 hour after drinking the salty water you may drink lemonade which you make by the following recipe:
- 1/2 lemon (2 table spoons of fresh lemon juice)
- 1 glass of water
- 2 spoons of maple syrup
- §1/4 tea spoon of cayenne pepper powder
- Drink 6 to 12 lemonade glasses each day
- Drink water between lemonades (as much as you can)
- Drinking mint and peppermint tea is allowed in any quantity
- End each day with Laxative herbal tea
Follow this routine for 10 days.
Herbal tea and salty water will stimulate bowel cleansing. If your working day starts early on, it will be smarter to do this fast on holidays. It is better to prepare the lemonade fresh, just before you plan to drink it. The easiest way to make lemon juice is by using a citrus juicer. You can read about different citrus juice making options in our citrus juicer buying guide.
How to End this Lemon Detox Fast and Get Back to Ordinary Diet?
Drink fresh fruit/vegetables juices for the first days after the fast. Make sure you separate the juices to fruits or vegetables categories. Don’t mix them.
- The second day after the lemon fats you can eat blended vegetable soup.
- The third day after the diet you can eat salad with salt and lemon (without oil or fat).
- At the afternoon (the third day) you can add cooked cereals to your salad.
- The fourth day you can add oil to your salad.
- Add something each day after that, until you are back to an ordinary everyday diet that includes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. It is very important to make sure you eat a salad at every meal.
Make sure you listen to your body during the process. People who go through this process report not having lots of difficulties during it. One of the participating women shared her experience of this diet and told that the only problem she had, was with Laxative herbal tea, which made her stomach pain. She decided to stop drinking it and still achieved an amazing result of losing 6 kg.
Books & Guides
Master Cleanse is a popular diet. There are books and courses that explain it in a more detailed way while offering different methods to make it easier and more effective. Master Cleanse Secrets is one of those eBooks. You can read more about it in our Master Cleanse Secrets review.
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