The Lemon Detox Diet – Explained
Currently (at the time of writing), the most popular of detox diets is known as the Lemon Detox Diet. In fact, just to get an idea of how popular this diet is, many celebrities actually rely on it from time to time in order to clean out their bodies and shed a bit of weight. One of the most popular of users is Beyonce Knowles, although I am sure that there are plenty of other celebrities out there who have yet to come clean about this particular diet. It is simple and effective, but should be followed in a safe way ... overdoing anything can be harmful. Let's take a little look at how it is carried out.
Firstly, it is perhaps worth noting that this isn't going to be an easy detox diet to carry out. In fact, in most people's opinion the lemon detox diet is one of the hardest to manage to complete and to stick to faithfully. The reason behind that, is that you are not going to be eating anything at all for the entire detoxification period. In fact, all you will be doing is drinking your lemonade concoction and allowing the toxins to leave your body. There may be times when you want to give up on the lemon detox diet, as it is one of the hardest detoxes there is, but be strong and the benefits should be seen even after a short detox. There are so many benefits to this diet that if you can see it through to the end, you should feel fantastic.
I suggest that the first time you undertake this diet you only carry it out for three days. You may not get the full benefits, but it will allow you to see whether you can handle the diet or not. The absolute maximum that you want to be engaging in the lemon detox will be ten days, any longer and your body won't be getting the nutrients that it needs, and this can be incredibly detrimental. Personally I do not agree with the ten day cleanse, as this is pretty close to starving the body, and so ten days in my mind would cause the loss of fat around vital organs and also slow down the metabolism, making it easier to gain weight after. However, a 3-5 day cleanse should yield good results and even some weight loss. 10 days just seems like it would be risky to me, but I am not a doctor, so if you are considering it, please talk with a professional first, as everyone's body is completely different.
Have you tried the Lemon Detox Diet?
Many people refer to the Lemon Detox as 'the master cleanse'. Basically, it is one of the most effective systems for completely eradicating all of those horrible toxins from your body, as lemon is a famous cleanser ... to the point that many people choose to drink lemon juice daily as a part of a healthy diet. Before we delve into how to carry out the full lemon diet it is worth considering the ingredients that make up this mixture:
- 1 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
- 2 Tablespoons of Organic Maple Syrup
- 1/10th a Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
- 10 oz Water
Everyday you will want to be drinking at least six glasses of this mixture, although the more you drink the better. The best times to drink this mixture is if you feel a bit of hunger. A couple of sips should completely eradicate that hunger feeling. When engaging in the Lemon Detox diet the hunger seems to be much worse during the early stages of the diet, as you go on you will find that hunger disappears pretty quickly, you just need to get through those initial stages.
One of the most important aspects of the lemon diet is taking a laxative in the morning and in the evening. This is important because you need to get rid of the waste that has accumulated in your intestines. You will want at least three bowel movements every day.
Once you have completed the lemon detox diet it is important that you come off the diet properly. This means that you will need to continue the diet for a while, however on the first day you will need to drink just orange juice. Second day vegetable soups and broths. On the third you can start to eat fruits and vegetables. Basically, you want to be easing yourself back onto normal foods. Do not overeat as this could be dangerous and cause you to put the weight you lost back on pretty quickly.
That's pretty much all there is to say about the lemon diet. Follow the ideas above and not only will you be cleaning your system, but you will also feel incredibly great at the end of it! (and lose a bit of weight too!)
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or professional in this field. Please conduct your own research and consult with a professional. While detox plans are generally safe, certain conditions can make it unsafe to perform a detox. I recommend always to consult a professional; otherwise you are doing it at your own risk.
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