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Summer Dieting 101: Master Cleanse

Summer is just around the corner and everyone is looking for the miracle diet to shed those last few pounds. Unfortunately there is no miracle diet but there are various ways to lose pounds in a quick way for that weekend getaway, wedding, or special occasion. One diet that everyone is trying, including stars like Beyonce, is the master cleanse which was developed in 1940 by Stanley Burroughs ( it is also called the Lemonade Diet, Maple Syrup Diet, and the Cayenne Pepper Diet).

Beyonce used the master cleanse fast as a way to shed 20 pounds in one month for her role in Dream Girls. It became famous because of how effective it was for her and other stars that are rumored to use the master cleanse. Model Naomi Campbell has also endorsed the master cleanse and said that she has used it herself for a last minute way to lose pounds before a runway show.

In a nutshell, the Master Cleanse is this:
  • The diet takes at least 10 days (up to 40 days)
  • The only nourishment that you take is a special lemonade concoction made from the Master Cleanse ingredients: lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and water, six to twelve glasses per day, each glass containing about 110 calories in sugar carbohydrates
  • An herbal laxative tea is drunk at night and a quart of salt water is drunk first thing in the morning, resulting in several liquid bowel movements every day — you need to always be near a toilet when you do this diet, and you need to stock up on toilet paper
  • You come off the diet by transitioning to solid food over a few days, ideally becoming a raw food vegetarian in Stanley Burroughs’ version of the diet 
The lemonade is prepared by mixing the ingredients in this free recipe:
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice. Burroughs recommends organic lemons, fresh, not bottled juice. Limes may be substituted. Lemon zest and pulp may be added, making sure that the lemons are organic and not artificially colored or treated with pesticides.
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. This must be pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup. Burroughs recommends the darker Grade B, which has more color and nutrients than Grade A, which is also acceptable. He goes into aspects of maple syrup production that would be difficult for the average person to investigate, such as whether formaldehyde or plastic tubing is used (not recommended by Burroughs).
  • 1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Burroughs insists that cayenne chili pepper be used, but permits ramping up from a lesser amount if the taste needs getting used to.
  • Water. Burroughs recommends a 10-ounce glass of medium hot water, but also allows cold water to be used. Some have interpreted “10-ounce glass” to mean 8 ounces of actual water. Since Burroughs also allows plain water to be drunk during the fast in addition to the lemonade, this doesn’t seem important.

Suggested Products:

The Ultimate Organic Master Cleanse Kit
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