The Master Cleanse detoxification method, also known as the Lemonade diet, is a radical detoxification treatment that has been around for many years. Detoxification is supposed to help cleanse your body of all the toxins and heavy metals we end up ingesting in your normal diets, and it is said by cleansing the body twice a year, we can stay healthy for longer.
The Master Cleanse has both supporters and detractors. The coordinators say that the diet is very effective in cleansing the body, helping you lose weight, reducing allergies and cleaning your system of all impurities. It is said you can lose a large amount of weight when on this diet (some people claim twenty pounds of weight loss in two weeks) as well. Therefore, this is a very popular diet among many obese and overweight people who see this is a easy way to weight loss.
There are some things that you need to note though. This diet has never gained approval from doctors and nutrition specialist the world over since it limits your intake of food to just liquids and is extremely harsh on the body. It is said by doctors that any weight loss you will get through this diet will not only be unsustainable in the long run, but you will actually end up gaining even more weight when you stop the diet.
People who have successfully completed the diet, however, say that if you do it accurately and follow the method 100% then you can not only lose a lot of weight, but keep it off as well. They also claim to have felt no health problems while on the diet, and believe that doctors do not support it because it seems to be very harsh but in reality is not.
Those who have successfully completed the diet also say that they have felt their addiction to certain kinds of food fade away and that the diet cleanses your body of all attachments to bad foods. There have been claims of people being able to give up smoking and other addictions while one the Master Cleanse as well.
All in all, there are two sides to this diet. Yes, it may help you lose weight, but you may gain that weight back after you stop the diet if you do not adopt a healthy lifestyle which includes exercise. If you are looking to lose large amounts of weight, it is recommended that you talk to a doctor before embarking on any radical detoxification method.