The Master Cleanser, otherwise known as the lemonade diet, has been getting a lot of press recently since Beyonce Knowles admitting to using the crash diet to lose 20 lbs for her role as Dina in the hit movie “Dreamgirls.” The former Destiny’s Child singer states she was motivated to shed the pounds “to go the extra mile.”
She reportedly told China Daily, “Back in the sixties, models like Twiggy were popular and I knew Deena would have been thin then, so even though I really love eating, it was necessary to lose weight really fast because we shot Deena at 16 and Deena at 36 two weeks apart.”
The Master Cleanser, also known as the “Master Cleanse diet”, “lemonade diet”, “lemonade fast”, “Master Cleanser lemonade fast” and the “maple syrup diet”, was popularized by Stanley Burroughs as a way to cleanse, detox and lose weight. Far from being a “detox diet” the master cleanser actually causes a build up of toxins. Please see the dangers of the Master Cleanser.
According to Beyonce, “My nutritionist suggested the only way to do that was the (lemonade diet) fast.” “I would never recommend it to anyone unless you are doing a movie and it’s necessary, and you have proper help. There are ways to lose weight healthily if you want to lose weight, but this was for a film.” Not surprisingly, she states she ” was cranky” on the diet, while those around her, on the set, scarfed down Krispy Kremes.
As a weight loss solution the Master Cleanse, and all fasting-type diets, wreaks havoc on your metabolism and your body. By going into starvation mode, your body shuts down not only using available fat stores for energy, but also breaking down significant amounts of metabolically active muscle for fuel. This slows your metabolism, making your body more efficient at putting on fat when you go off the diet. This perpetuates the yo-yo dieting pattern, as dieters go on and off diets only to regain more weight later. She adds “As soon as it was over, I gained the weight back.”
Here’s the latest photo of Beyonce, when she preformed on the CBS early show in March. Do you think she weighs more now, than before the fast?Tags: Beyonce Knowles Weight Loss, Diet, Celebrity, Celebrity Diets, Celebrity Weight Loss, Fasting Diet, Lemonade Diet
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