Average Weight Loss:
Type of Diet: Fad diet, liquid.
This diet may be unsafe for many individuals.*
About The Diet
This is a fad diet tried by many, and even adored by some. Celebrities have been using this diet to crash off weight for almost a 50 years, which may be one of the reasons this diet makes a comeback from time to time.
The diet is all liquid — you can only consume the lemonade (which is not really lemonade) that you purchase, and a salt-water drink, and herbal laxative tea. The diet claims to detox your system, and during the 10 days you stay on this brutal, bathroom urgency-inducing diet, you will lose weight.
Medical professionals generally do not support this diet either as a safe way to “detox” or to lose weight. You do not learn how to change any of the eating behaviors that led to your weight gain and as soon as you go off the diet you will gain everything back. That’s because you really do not lose any significant amount of fat in 10 days, but you will lose muscle, bone, and water.
Once you get through the detox part of the plan, you add a few things back into your diet slowly. Juice and soup, followed by raw vegetables and fruits. To stay on it long term you must be willing to eat no dairy products and very little meat. In other words, it is a severely calorie-restricted laxative plan following by a near-vegetarian severely restricted diet.
During the 10-day detox, you may not have an alcohol.
- On Mastering the Master Cleanse (Or Not)
- I Survived the Master Cleanse, Then Gained All the Weight Back
There really are not many positive reviews of this diet by reputable, independent sources as a means to effectively and safely lose weight.
** Provided for information only. This is not an ad but an excerpt from Amazon.com so you can read more about this book. **
The Master Cleanser
By Stanley Burroughs
The Master Cleanser: Original Edition The Master Cleanser diet otherwise known as the lemonade diet has been around close to 50 years. It’s the easiest, most delicious, effective cleansing and weight loss diet available. You can feel good and get rid of what ails you. This diet has been used for every health problem with great success.
* Health Concerns
We recommend that anyone who wishes to attempt this diet consult with a medical doctor before starting it on your own. This diet could cause significant problems for anyone with any sort of digestive, liver, kidney, or metabolic disease. All the bathroom trips you should expect could even result in hemorrhoids.