Losing weight is a concern for many people worldwide and the risk of obesity is increasing day by day, causing serious health concerns. An obese person doesn’t only accumulate fats around their heart but also they have higher cholesterol levels, which make them at a greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Being overweight is a serious condition that is not just a visible issue but it can put our lives at risk. Many people find it difficult to follow a strict diet and an exercise plan, but there are some simple alternatives to get you onto the road of having a healthy lifestyle. In this following article, you will find the instructions to follow the lemonade diet, which will not only help you to shed those unwanted pounds but to eliminate toxins from our body.
How to follow the lemonade diet
You will need the following ingredients:
- Lemon juice, preferably fresh (you can substitute limes, if desired)
- Cayenne pepper, ground
- Maple syrup, natural
- 2 liters of water
Mix all of the ingredients together and drink it throughout the day, as much as you desire. Try to drink it for at least 5 days to allow your body to adapt to the lemonade diet. As you drink this drink mix throughout the day, you will notice that your appetite begins to disappear.
Make sure to plenty of exercise during this time period, as exercise is one of the key elements in helping your body detox during this diet. This simple drink mix will provide your body with enough energy and minerals during the fast. Here are some exercises that you can perform to help you burn off your fat: swimming, walking or any type of sports.
Concentrate and avoid any tempting situations that might cause you break your fast during this time period. Avoid food courts, restaurants, your fridge; even the supermarket can be tempting while on this detox. Give it your best effort to keep on track, as it will help you to reach your healthy lifestyle and weight loss goals.
Lemonade diet variations
There is a variation to this popular diet. It was created by a man named Stanley Burroughs. He wanted an alternative diet to drinking just the above lemonade mixture for a week to allow the body to naturally clean out any toxins.
His modification consists in eliminating the sugar (maple syrup) in the well-known lemonade diet above, which allows the body to burn off even more excess calories and fat.
The non-sugar lemonade diet
The lemonade diet basically is a mixture of lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper mixed with two liters of water that is meant to be consumed daily for a period of five days. But drinking this drink without the sugar found in the maple syrup, the sour, acidic water could quickly clean out your intestines.
Some other modifications to the lemonade diet
You can use lemons or limes during the lemonade diet, since it does the same basic detox. Limes are not as acidic as lemons and often are easier to drink when compared with lemons.
Don’t add too much maple syrup, as excess quantities of maple syrup can cause diarrhea. Four or five packages of non-sugar sweeteners can be used instead of maple syrup, but they will not give you the full benefits from the detox. This is because they are toxins in themselves and will inhibit removing all of the toxins found in your body, for this reasons they are best to be avoided during these five days.
This diet is considered to be a cleansing diet, as it helps your body to eliminate excess toxins that might be building up. It also helps you to lose quite a few pounds but it should not be followed for more than seven days. Ideally, you should follow the diet for 3 – 4 days and then continue. This will allow you to lose around 6 – 8 pounds a week.