How to Do the Lemon Diet

How to Do the Lemon Diet

The Lemon Diet, also known as The Master Cleanse, is a popular detox diet that leads to rapid weight loss over the course of several days to about a week. It's an intense program that proponents of it swear by, so if you've always wondered what it is and how to follow it for a rapid weight loss in a short amount of time, see what's involved and how to do it.

Things You'll Need
  • Spring water Grade B maple syrup Freshly squeezed lemon juice Cayenne pepper Sea salt

1. Clear your schedule if possible. The Lemon Diet isn't the type of plan you want to follow on vacation or during a hectic period. Instead, choose a time when you'll be relaxed, preferably at home or close to home.

2. Mix 12-14 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, 12-14 tablespoons maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper into two liters of spring water. This mixture will last you all day.

3. Drink your 2-liter mixture during the day whenever you feel hunger pangs. It's better to sip small amounts at a time rather than chug a large amount, especially because the two liters have to last a full day. You can follow the lemon mixture with plain water if needed.

4. Make a salt water flush. Mix 1 tablespoon sea salt into one liter of water. Drink it all down. It may be difficult to drink it all at once, but the quicker you can drink it, the better. The reason it's best to follow this diet at home is because within an hour of drinking the salt water flush, you will have a bowel movement. The time can range from 30 to 60 minutes. You will probably want to stay close to the bathroom for a while to make sure you're finished. You may find it easier to make a salt water flush in the evening.

5. Follow the diet for 3 to 10 days. Drink the same amount of lemon mixture and salt water flush each day you're on the diet.