The lemonade detox, also known as the “Master Cleanse” is a detox that has earned much popularity thanks to celebrities, claiming to lose 20 pounds in just 10 days. What most don’t know is that not only is this detox ineffective in losing weight, but there are harsh repercussions in side effects involved in this crash diet.
What is the Lemonade Detox?
The lemonade detox is a liquid diet consisting of water, fresh squeezed lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. It is to be taken six times throughout the day in 10 ounce servings. The goal of the lemonade detox is to flush out toxins and excess fat while “detoxifying” your body. No food should be consumed on this 10 day liquid detox and you may only drink water in between.
How Effective is the Lemonade Detox?
While many look to the Master Cleanse as a quick way to drop 20 pounds in 10 days, the results are not long term. Remember, you are eating no food for the 10 days you are on this detox. Sure, you will see the numbers on your scale decrease – but the weight you are losing is not necessarily fat. In fact, you are losing water weight and even muscle mass. That is why after the 10 day liquid detox is over, you are more likely to put the weight back on.
What are the Side Effects of the Lemonade Detox?
Since the lemonade detox is a very strict diet, you will be dealing with intense side effects even when you introduce foods back into your diet after the 10 days. Your body will experience symptoms such as dizziness, stomach aches, nauseas, weakness, body aches, and mental instability throughout the detox and likely even after.
In conclusion, if you are serious about losing weight and burning belly fat, experts recommend staying away from “crash diets” such as the lemonade detox. Click here to see short presentation below on how to lose weight and keep it off.