It’s the same old conundrum. Summer’s rapidly arriving but you’ve only just thought about bathing suit weather. What’s more, the colder months bring with them more of an inclination to comfort eat, and eat less healthily overall. So what do you do? Go on a diet to try to lose the few extra pounds you piled on over the winter? Or, is a detox in store, with the goal of ridding your body of all that seasonal toxin build up?
Why not do both? A detox that helps you lose weight at the same time?
That’s exactly what you get with a Master Cleanse. While we don’t support weight loss for weight loss sake, we do understand that there’s a time when you might want to shift those pounds that have edged their way onto the scene, while kick starting some positive change in your life.
The Master Cleanse has been around since the 1940s. Originally created by a naturopath, Stanley Borroughs, who believed that toxicity is at the root of all illness, it is also known as the Lemonade Cleanse, and even as the Beyonce Cleanse (she famously dropped weight using it for her part in Dream Girls.) The premise is pretty simple…Follow a daily regimen (minimum 10 days) of a morning salt water flush, six to twelve 10 oz glasses of Master Cleanse lemonade mixture, and a nightly elimination tea. You can make the master cleanse lemonade yourself each day by combining two tablespoons of lemon or lime juice with two tablespoons of organic grade B maple syrup, and 1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Finish it off with 10 oz of filtered water.
Alternatively, you could use a pre-made mix such as LonoLife’s Master Cleanse, which takes the labor out of the love. Simply pour the contents of the packet into a glass of water, and you’re on your way!
Benefits of the Master Cleanse Detox Diet
- DETOX: In theory, because the only things allowed on the diet are the lemonade mixture, herbal tea, water, and the salt water flush, your body should start to detoxify itself of built up toxins.
- COLON CLEANSE: Laxatives, a prolonged liquid diet, and salt water flushes? There’s little doubt that your colon will be pretty clean after all that work!
- WEIGHT LOSS: Because of the dietary restrictions necessary for detoxing, your calorie intake will be significantly decreased, resulting in inevitable weight loss.
Now all that’s left to do is commit!
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