According to some diet rating services, The Lemonade Diet is more popular than the Zone and Sonoma diets combined. The Lemonade Diet promises to shed extra pounds and cleanse your body of harmful toxins.
I was once told that the Lemonade Diet, otherwise known as The Master Cleanser, is so powerful that it can reverse years of unfortunate food choices, and while I am on it, I can lose nearly 20 pounds in less than two weeks.
I am not surprised that the Lemonade Diet is so popular. It has been around for a long time. The Master Cleanser book was first published in 1976 and it immediately became a big hit.
The diet developed a strong following because it promises to cure nearly any illness, but for some people its allure is in dramatic weight loss claims.
The “detox” claims are always intriguing – who does not want to cleanse the body of toxic substances? Supposedly, the Lemonade Diet helps people do just that – on Amazon the Master Cleanser book has a virtually perfect rating – so it seems, that many people believe in its “cleansing” power.
In addition, the Master Cleanser recipe has a five star rating. All of this is great news, except that we already have a build in “master cleanser” – the liver and kidneys.
If you suspect that your liver or kidneys are not functioning properly, I highly recommend visiting a doctor. As long as they are healthy, there is no need to fix what is not broken.
But what about quick weight loss claims? It is true – you can lose weight quickly. However, this kind of weight loss is not sustainable. It could lead to a development of loose skin and suppression of your metabolism.
Let me tell you a “secret” – you lose weight because the Lemonade Diet is very low in calories.
When you eat food, you supply your body with calories. If you starve yourself, your metabolism comes to a stretching halt, because your body tries to conserve energy.
In turn, this makes it harder to lose weight, because you need your metabolism to burn fat. If you are interested in a permanent weight loss, you do not want to starve yourself.
If you are interested in a permanent weight loss – a balanced diet and at least some exercise – is your best bet.