Loosing weight must be the most talked about topic among every woman on this planet. Every woman wants to look like a movie star and keep her figure slim and trim for as long as she could. But not only are many woman concerned about their weight, more and more men are becoming increasingly more conscious of the way they look and their health.
The Master Cleanse or lemonade detox as been tried and tested by many of the stars with very positive results. When singer/actor Beyonce got the role as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls, she had to loose 20 pounds and did it in 10 days on the lemonade diet. Although it’s an extreme sounding detox, it’s really not as difficult as it sounds. It’s not a complete fast, but works in mainly the same way, as mostly water is consumed.
The recipe for the lemonade consists of mainly water, cayenne pepper, freshly squeezed lemon juice and maple syrup. Besides the benefits of weight loss during this detox, other benefits include a colon cleanse and the removal of other toxins from the body. During this fast, your liver gets the chance to return to its normal function of keeping the body clean without the added toxins we consume on a daily basis. Many people have combined the lemonade diet with a saltwater flush but with many complaints and disappointment. The saltwater flush helps to balance the body and rinse out toxins but the taste is intolerable. On the other hand, the lemonade mix is often too sweet and causes nausea for many people.
The inventor of the lemonade and saltwater flush diets, Stanley Burrough has made many people happy who have tried his diet. But diets like the Master Cleanse could be detrimental to your health and in some events, cause death. Salt is responsible for regulating the fluid balance of the body. Too much salt can increase your blood pressure and put your heart at risk. It can cause your kidneys to be unable to eliminate the salt intake fast enough and lead to water retention and water build up around your heart. Because salt it known to hold water back in your body, not taking any salt for a period of time, could release the water and relieve bloatedness and help to loose weight. Salt should be used sparingly and with care, especially if you are already suffering from heart related or blood pressure related diseases.
It is advisable to read up as much as possible about the lemonade diet before embarking on a sudden and extreme weight loss mission. Make sure you know the facts and rather stick the to lemonade detox part without the saltwater flush. Salt water flushes are often used in hospitals during a colon cleanse and under the direction and supervision of medical staff.
Followers of Stanley Burrough lemonade diet have in many ways improved the diet over the years and made it safer. Some have opted to replace the maple syrup with natural sweetener or drinking the cayenne pepper separately to make better tasting lemonade. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you understand what you are doing and why you are doing it and avoid doing anything in extreme.