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Does the Lemon Detox Diet work long term?

Question by emmajane: Does the Lemon Detox Diet work long term?

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Answer by Jana
The only thing that works long term is to stop dieting. Start eating a huge salad every day with lots of variety of greens and vegetables. Use a dressing of 1 TBSP of vinegar, honey, and dijon mustard. To thicken the dressing a big and add a huge dose of Omega 3 to your diet, grind a TBSP of flax seed and stir that in too.
Eat all the salad you can every day, drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water. No diet food, no junk food, no processed food, no fast food, NO soda pop.
Your body doesn’t need to detox long term, it needs to be fed nutrition.
Get this book: Eat to Live. You can find it at your local book store.

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hi,Has any one or knows some one who has been on lemon detox diet?are they any good for you?.Thank you?

Question by roya: hi,Has any one or knows some one who has been on lemon detox diet?are they any good for you?.Thank you?

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Answer by Jessica B
Are you talking about The Master Cleanse also known as the lemonade diet? If so I do not think it is good for you. You feel absolutely awful, despite claims you feel great after the first three or four days, you do not. It is true that doing a 1-3 days fast no more tha once a month can be healthy, not eating anything for 10 days or more is not good for you. I did it and it threw my body off so much, it was awful.. Some people say, oh you efel so good when you are done, but thats just beucase you can friggin eat agin…duh!

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What is the Maple Syrup Diet / Lemon Detox Beyonce Diet?

Question by Lisa L: What is the Maple Syrup Diet / Lemon Detox Beyonce Diet?

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Answer by noblakemore
The Master Cleanse claims to be a way to cleanse the body of toxins and remove the cravings associated with drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and eating junk food. “Coffee, tea, and various cola drinks, as habit-forming beverages, also lose their appeal through the marvels of the lemonade diet.”[2] The cleanse involves drinking only lemonade made from fresh lemon or lime juice, Grade B maple syrup, water and Cayenne pepper. No solid food is eaten for the entire cleanse. The master cleanse is technically not a “fast” and proponents say it is more gentle on the body because it does contain some essential vitamins and minerals. According to proponents it is recommended to be on the cleanse for a minimum of ten days, but some people stay on the cleanse for longer periods of time, even as long as 45 days.[3]

Since there is no intake of solid food, special precautions are taken to avoid constipation. Senna tea is taken every night, and in the morning warm saline is required. This passes through the digestive system extremely quickly, usually causing defecation in 30-60 minutes. It is essential to go off of the cleanse slowly. The lack of solid foods for such long periods, requires careful breaking, as gut flora need to re-develop and mucus linings re-build. This usually involves drinking “full strength” juices for a day or two, while slowly adding in soups, then fruit, vegetables and nuts before resuming a regular diet.[2][3] Some individuals have returned to their healthy diet the following day after stopping the program without any problems, but this is rare and not recommended, especially for first timers

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Q&A: Lemon detox diet, just a few questions?

Question by Rita: Lemon detox diet, just a few questions?
I want some real answers from real people.
does it work? and how long did you do it for and how much weight did you lose?
Thank you!

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Answer by Fourfive
it works, but as soon as you starting eating normally again, you put the weight back on plus some.

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Q&A: I’m on the lemon detox diet (day 4) and I haven’t lost any weight yet.. is this normal?

Question by Vanessa: I’m on the lemon detox diet (day 4) and I haven’t lost any weight yet.. is this normal?

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Answer by cyn_texas
Starving will turn your body into a fat storage machine, you will lose mostly water weight and the lean tissue your body will strip to access nutrition. Your body won’t release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow your metabolism to compensate and store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering your calories, it will continue lowering that set point, til you can survive off nothing and store fat on anything. The body will only release it’s fat stores if it knows there is plenty of food available (not just calorically high food, but nutritionally high food)..

I would suggest you dramatically increase, well above your needs, food intake with low carb foods. It will take your body awhile to access the fat stores depending how long you’ve been in starvation mode, but you shouldn’t gain weight, other than water weight and the lean tissue your body has had to strip to access nutrition. If you are young enough and do this, you may be able to repair the damage to your metabolism before it becomes permanent.

Metabolism is controlled by nutrition. You can’t eat 600/1500/2000 calories of vegetables & fruit (pick a number, it doesn’t matter – only the amount of fat stored changes), your body will treat it as being starved (which it is, starved of nutrition) and will shut down your metabolism as if you’re eating nothing, but will store every possible ounce as fat. Inversely, you wont gain weight on 5000 or more calories of fat & protein (if fat is 65% of calories) because insulin (the fat storage hormone) is not activated.

High fat, adequate protein and very low carbs will after 3 days convert your body to burning fat as fuel (ketosis). While in ketosis you will burn dietary fat and if dietary fat is more than sufficient, body fat directly. High calories will keep the metabolism at maximum fat burning capabilities.

Your body requires fats, you will die without them. Your body requires protein, you will die without them. You will die if you eat protein without fat. You do not require carbohydrates. The body can manufacture all it needs from the protein/fat combination.

You will lose more body fat eating protein and fat (don’t eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast eat all you want but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter and half an avocado a day (you’ll need added potassium). Keep the calories high and the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Adding in green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

If you starve yourself by lowering calories lower than are needed for the body to function, your body will freak out and will want to store every ounce in case it doesn’t get nourished again. You need to give it adequate nourishment so it doesn’t slow your metabolism down to adjust for lower calories.

Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) triggers insulin which can store the calories you eat into fat. The more protein you eat the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released. The more carbohydrate you eat the more the fat storage hormone insulin is released.

High insulin levels unbalance other hormones. Controlling your insulin level will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so you will gain lean muscle even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase your muscle mass with high HGH levels.

Once you get near your goal, you start adding 5 carbs every 3 days til you gain weight, then you subtract 10 carbs. That would give you your personal carb level (everyone is different and it depends on how active you are.) As long as you remain <9 carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control, and shouldn't gain weight. Many people gain weight on high carb, then switch to low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb that they gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar and maintain weight or health.

Dr.Atkins was a cardiologist, low carb was a health plan easier sold as a "diet" Read any of his books for easily understandable science. Lutz "Life without Bread" & Taubes "Good calorie, bad calorie" are excellent books that dispel all the nutrition myths.

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how long do i stay on the honey, cayan pepper, lemon juice detox diet?

Question by RockSuperStar26: how long do i stay on the honey, cayan pepper, lemon juice detox diet?
I know I’m supposed to drink honey, cayan pepper and lemon juice to detox and nothing else… but how long? and how many times a day?

I’m doing this before I try weight watchers.

I am 5’9″ and 170 pounds. I don’t look overweight but I am and I don’t feel healthy.

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Answer by nu2this
Hi
I have just completed a similar detox (though I purchased the actual Madal Lemon Detox. the syrup is a combination of palm and maple.
In the promotional booklet, I believe it mentioned that you should not spend more than 14 days on the cleanse without first seeking medical advice.
The mix I used was 140ml with arround 4 – 6 lemons and 1/2 tsp of cayene pepper and added suffcient water to make 2 litres.
I had a cup of Senna tea at night (for me this was gross) in the morning I used to drink 1 litre of water mixed with 3 teaspoons of sea salt. (this was drunk within about 10 minutes on an empty stomach) The sea salt mix travels through the body quickly and be sure to stay close to the toilet for about an hour.
So per day, I had 1 litre of salt water, 1 – 2 litres of pure mineral water the 2 litres of prepared Lemon detox mix and the horrid Senna tea at night. ( it may just be a personal dislike of the Senna tea, as I havnt noticed anyone else complain about it)

I stayed on this for the full 14 days. I had big difficulties up untill day 4 I felt weak, and my weight appeared to have actually increased!!
After day 4, it became quite easy as if something in the body just switched over. I would have had no problem staying on it longer, but I thought 14 days was probably long enough without solid food.
Incidently, I felt that I suffered significant muscle wasting using the diet. I did little or no exercise as my understanding is if you do a lot of exercise while on the diet you will lose muscle. This was the negative side.

the positive side?? I did actually feel better physicaly and mentaly. I felt motivated and commenced an exercise program (after completion of the diet) and my weight loss?? Well I droped arround a stone in weight and the weight loss was noticed by everyone I new. So, for me it was worth while.
Good Luck.

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Will i stil lose weight if i eat fruit and veges whilst on the lemon detox diet?

Question by Shawti_xx: Will i stil lose weight if i eat fruit and veges whilst on the lemon detox diet?
im starting the lemon detox diet today and i got told that i should eat some fruit and veges and nuts whilst on it to keep my bowel moving or something. if i eat those things, wil i stil lose weight?. please no negative comments about it either, i just want some advice as i need to lose about 7-8 kgs cos im chubby. it would really help. cos ive read on the websites that i cant eat any solids at all but yeah im not sure what to do. please help ! ! thanks guys :)

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Answer by guyster
You may find this hard to believe, but I just read a book called “Eat Fat, Lose Fat”, and it really works. It’s a bit more complicated than the title, but the important thing is that it is a diet you can thrive on for the rest of your life and not feel hungry on. It’s based on eating high-nutrient foods, avoiding carbs, and eating a sensible amount of *healthy* fats.

You might be interested to watch the movie “Fathead”, in which the subject of the film eats fast food for 30 days, but *avoids* all carbs (coke, buns, fries), and loses weight (he also avoids trans-fats, which are harmful).

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Can i eat fruit and veges and nuts while on the lemon detox diet?

Question by Shawti_xx: Can i eat fruit and veges and nuts while on the lemon detox diet?
im starting the lemon detox diet tomorrow and i wasnt going to eat anything at all during it, but my stepmum just told me that its very bad for my body to not eat anything at all for 7days, she told me i should have some nuts, veges for snacks while im on it. is this bad or good and please dont comment on this and say its all a hoax and any negative stuff, cos il stil do it. please just give me some advice

thanks guys :)

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Answer by Pippo!
No.
You’re not supposed to eat anything.
Have fun Wana.

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Have any of you’s tried lemon detox diet? did it work? how much have u lost?

Question by Girly: Have any of you’s tried lemon detox diet? did it work? how much have u lost?
Hi guys just wondering have any of you’s tried the lemon detox diet? if so .. how long did you manage to stay on it, how much were you before and how much weight did u end up loosing on it? just wondering..and would love to hear your feed back on it ;-)

btw i’m planning on doing it for 40 days .. hope if i can handle it and i’m planning on making my own lemon detox drink instead of spending hundred on the market on it ;-P

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Answer by Amira M
a detox diet is basically a way to get rid of the bad stuff in ur body…. i’ve done the detox diet for 2 weeks before i started a diet of healthy eating drinking and exercise… i dont recommend going on it for 40 days…. its not healthy… i lost 4 kilos in the 2 weeks i did the detox and have gradually lost another 8 over the next 2 months… anyways my point is the detox diet is there to just give u a boost…. u shouldnt over-do it

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can anybody help me with the lemon detox diet?

Question by Dan: can anybody help me with the lemon detox diet?
is it possible to go on the lemox detox minus the maple syrup as it is very pricey to purchase organic Grade B maple syrup? also is it possible just to use normal maple syrup obviously not valued syrup? only going on it for 8 days

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Answer by ANTI-BULLY
Yes it is,because I have done that before

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