The lemonade diet, in common with other similar citric juice diets, consists of surviving for a set number of days on various combinations of fruit juice, or syrup, or cayenne pepper.
The common denominator in these diets is the theory that drinking citric juice, in particular lemons or grapefruit, will dissolve or burn the excess fat from the body. The reality of this is perhaps questionable, but certainly there will be some weight loss as a result of eating (or drinking) one single thing over a continuous period, to the disadvantage of all other nutrients and food groups. In particular this diet encourages fasting which will certainly produce weight loss, but at what cost?
All weight loss is not necessarily healthy weight loss. In many cases diets such as the lemonade diet recipe, will simply cause the body to store the fat, and use the muscles as food. There is a place for such detoxification routines, but only as a short term solution to lose a limited amount of weight, for at least a few days. It should never be used as part of a long term dieting, or weight loss plan.
It would be much better to consult your doctor and discuss how to lose weight in a healthy manner, your doctor will probably insist the key to losing weight is not extreme fasting diets such as the lemonade diet recipe, or the Cayenne Pepper And Water Diet, or any other of the many fad diets, but a healthy balanced approach combined with exercise.
Unfortunately many people are only too happy to believe that instant weight loss can be achieved using the latest diet fads, and with no side effects. The healthy way to lose weight has not changed, and requires exercise combined with careful control over the food you eat and the quantity you consume.
Have you tried the lemonade diet? Please share your experience.