Shauna asked about my juice cleanse so I decided to fill you guys in on exactly what I am doing*.
I am doing a modified version of the Master Cleanse. The master cleanse or the Beyonce diet is a cleanse that calls for you to just have a “lemonade” made from lemon juice, water, maple syrup and cayenne pepper; herbal teas and water in unlimited amounts for 10 days. Apparently people who do this cleanse lose up to 20lbs in 2 weeks.
I am the first person to admit that I am not sold on how healthy just having “lemonade” is. Losing 20lbs in two weeks does sound so very amazingly wonderful but I am worried about what kind of damage losing that much weight, that quickly, would do to my body. And because of that I am not quite doing the cleanse the way that Beyonce did it.
After doing some research on Dr. Google and You Tube, I have decided that I am integrating various juices into my cleanse. I will have a variety of fruit and vegetable based juices**, in addition to, the “lemonade” drink that the master cleanse advocates for the next two weeks. I intend to use the fruit and vegetable juices as “meals” and the lemonade as my snacks. Now I am fully aware that the weight that people lose on liquid diets come back just as soon as solid foods are reintroduced into your diet. But I am hoping to get to a weight that I can maintain.
Maintenance has always been my issue, I am hoping that this propels to a weight that I can control and maintain.
*Yes, I am doing this again. I started again this morning but that is blog post for another day.
** the juices are; the green juice – romaine, celery, cucumber, apple, spinach, kale, parsley, and lemon, the dessert juice – pineapple and mint, and the lunch juice – beet with apple and carrot