Master Cleanse Diet

People looking to lose weight fast have turned to the master cleanse diet, but is this the right plan for you? It's basically a liquid fast for 3 to 10 days in which you consume a lemonade beverage, herbal tea, and saltwater. While you may see results, they are likely to be short term, and other disadvantages to the cleanse may outweigh this, such as frequent bowel movements.

 

What Is the Master Cleanse Diet?

If you read any entertainment news, you may have heard of the master cleanse diet and how it has reportedly helped celebrities like Beyoncé, Demi Moore, and Heidi Klum drop some extra pounds. Also known as the "lemonade diet," the master cleanse diet is a liquid-only diet that consists of three things: a lemonade type of beverage, a saltwater drink, and an herbal laxative tea.
 
The master cleanse diet claims to help you lose weight, boost your energy levels, and significantly improve your health in 10 days or less. Sound too good to be true? Well, we'll give you the details and you can decide for yourself.
 

Where Did It Come From?

Stanley Burroughs, who was an alternative medicine practitioner, originally created this diet. He did not necessarily create it for weight loss, but instead to help heal a number of ailments, such as digestive system problems and stomach ulcers. His aim was to help rid the body of disease-causing toxins, with weight loss as a side effect of this diet.
 
This diet was originally created in the 1940s; however, Burroughs published the book The Master Cleanser in 1976. He promoted the book as a weight loss diet that not only improved stomach ulcers, but also worked for "every kind of disease" and "the correction of all disorders."
 
Over the years, this diet has turned into a popular fad that is typically used to lose weight. It can also be a "detox" diet, which is said to help rid the body of toxins that are deposited in muscles, joints, glands, and cells. It is claimed to help cleanse the colon and improve the function of the digestive system.
 
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