Monday, September 17, 2007

Beyonce Lemon Detox Diet

Beyonce Lemon Detox DietLemon Detox Diet detox was largely promoted by singer Beyonce, who was quoted as saying, "I lived on water, cayenne pepper and maple syrup for 14 days. It was tough; everyone was eating and I was dying." But, in two weeks she reportedly lost 20 pounds.

As a culture, we eat so much processed and junk food, that we add very little nutrition to our bodies. Therefore, our bodies end up worker so much harder to get rid of the waste that is generated from such low, nutritional value food. Also, we breathe and ingest numerous chemicals and toxins each day, which does nothing for the health of our bodies. What the Lemon Detox Diet does is allow our bodies to naturally cleanse themselves, while we take a break from solid food.

It's hard to give up the comfort of food, and the caffeine in pop and coffee. This diet will present a mental challenge to you as well. Look at it as a challenge, rather than a chore, to get you through the rough parts. Remember, you WILL eat again. When hunger pains strike, fix yourself another glass of the Lemon Drink and visualize the rewards you will receive once you complete the detox.

The Detox drink is quite simple to make. Take:

2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon. Do not use concentrate or a drink mix, as these contain preservatives.
2 tablespoons of Organic or natural maple syrup. Again, no maple flavored syrups, for reasons above.
1/10th of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, more or less to taste.

Mix above ingredients in 8 oz. of fresh spring water, hot or cold. Enjoy!

It is recommended that you drink at least 6-8 glasses of this mixture per day during your fast. For best results, fast for 7-10 days. For more experienced detoxers, the detox can be extended up to 14. Always check with your doctor or natural practitioner before and during a detox. Good luck and enjoy your newfound health!

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been on the lemon water detox for eight days and lost ten pounds. My skin is clearer and my joints and back no longer ache. I haven't even thought about the chiropractor, whom I use to see twice a week at times. I am not hungry, and when I feel weak I drink more lemon water/maple syrup.
My concentration has not been adversly affected. I am thankful to feel clean and unbloated again!

Anonymous said...

I also tried this detox- and it really works, I lost a total of 15 pounds.I'M off the MC lemon diet and still shrinking-Its wonderful-My blood pressure is low and I have not needed to take any medications since.give it a try especially if you love yourself-try loving yourself more!

Anonymous said...

im scared! i get really emotional and irritated by everyone when i do diets! and im on finals week!

Anonymous said...

I'ma try the diet but does it not make YOU HUNGRY?

Anonymous said...

I tried it a couple of weeks ago - lasted 5 days and lost 8 pounds. Had been a VERY stressful week at work and by the night of Day 5 - I knew I needed to add food back in. I felt absolutely wonderful until then, though...so good in fact that I am starting it again and hoping to make it 10 days. I did NOT get hungry after the 2nd day - and when my stomach started to growl a little, I made sure to drink, drink, drink! That really does work to curb the hunger! My skin even cleared up dramatically while I was doing it. It was wonderful not to have food be the constant focus of my mind!

Anonymous said...

I was somewhat heavy for my body frame before i got pregnant and after i had my son back in march '09, i was breastfeeding so i lost a lot of weight.I stopped when he turned 6 months and slowly i gained all my weight back.Honestly, i love food!When i cook, i taste.i know...bad habit.i can't afford a gym or diet pills and i don't have time to workout b/c my time after work is on my rountine with my kids so when i heard beyonce used this lemon detox with ingredients you can find at a store, i felt like it was a sign.i will soon start this and try to last for the 10 days.wish me luck!!

Anonymous said...

This is my first day and i'm sooo hungry!!! but I have todo this!!! :)

Anonymous said...

My sister my friend and I just started today and we have done two cups the first cup was nasty and the second cup was okay we will keep you posted!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm back with results my sister my friend and I lost weight over night that is amazing!!!!!! we have more energy we were hungry at first then when we take the detox we were full. It really works!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to start the detox tomorrow. I'm a little nervous but I'm also excited. I enjoy reading everyone's comments so please keep posting them with your results...it motivates me!!! (-= V*

Anonymous said...

hey there. i think i needed inspiration to start on the detox so i ve targeted 1 july to start and i cant wait i gained a loot of weight last year when i had a new baby,now he is 6months evrybody is on me about how big i am.wish me luck

Anonymous said...

I <3 food so much. That's why we're here right? =P I started on a yogurt, almonds and 1 small meal diet and lost 10 lbs in two weeks! I ate 1 yoplait for breakfast, and every 2-3 hours, I had a small 'snack'. I would have 10 almonds a day, a banana, at lunch time I would have another yogurt and for dinner a small light meal. Now I will try the detox. Hopefully it'll give me the results that I'm looking for before I workout to tone the rest of my body. =D Wish me luck.

Anonymous said...

Im planning on starting the detox tomorrow. Im excited but nervous at the same time. After hearing the stories and seeing how great Beyonce looks its def worth trying!I cant wait to see what happens!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I have a dumb question. How do you measure 1/10th of a teaspoon for the cayenne pepper?

Anonymous said...

I will be starting this diet.... I really hope it works for me.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know if it is safe to exercise whilst on this detox? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

ima try this diet...its gonna be hard.hope it works

ester goche said...

iv been trying to lose weight due to pressure from my friends...i started this diet, on and off and its been working so far. but im still single:(

Anonymous said...

How do you measure 1/10th of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper?

Lemon Detox Diet said...

> How do you measure 1/10th of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper?

It's two pinchs of cayenne pepper...

Anonymous said...

I'm on day ONE! its 10pm so its almost time for bedtime. I will start day two tommorow. Ive had mild headaches, but they were completey bearable. I've had slight hunger pains too, but the drink alleviated it fast. Once in a while, i feel as if I can't go on and wanna give into my temptations... but then I'll feel like a failure and tell myself that i could do it! Day one wasn't SO bad... and day one is supposed to be the hardest right? If its like this for tommorow, then i could definately endure it!

Anonymous said...

Reading these comments makes me def want to try this! I'm going to start probably this week sometime! I'm soo excited.. I've been waiting for something because working out is just not im my time schedule! =(.. keep the good comments coming! I LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Baby #2 really packed on the pounds for me! I have 10 lbs left to get to my pre-pregnancy weight but really would like to drop another ten on top of that which would bring me down to 130lbs. Maybe I will start with 5 days as a goal, go back to a healthy solid diet for 5 days, then try the cleanse again for 10 days. I have a wicked cold I just can't seem to kick so hopefully this will cure that too! As soon as my hubby gets home I'm going to the store to get the ingredients! I CAN DO IT! Good luck everyone; I will try to post my results:)

Anonymous said...

Im going to start this and see if it works i need to loise alot of weight=D

Anonymous said...

i will start this detox on monday. i have 40lbs to take off by my 38 birthday AUGUST 9. pls pray for me. thank you all

Sara said...

I have gained a lot of weight during and after my pregnancy, especially eating out of frustration and everything.Now I think I'm emotionally strong enough to lose weight. I'm just curious for the first day.Wish me luck, I do wish all you girls luck!!!

Anonymous said...

can i get all of these ingredients at my local grocery store?

Anonymous said...

Day #2 I woke up with energy today and not feeling hungry. When I feel my stomach growl I drink that nasty drink and the hunger goes away. The drink is pretty nasty, but it tastes better today than it did yesterday! And my bday is August 9 too! (My 27th!) I have also did the Fat Smash Diet and it works good to. It starts with a detox phase with just fruits and veggies and brown rice. and as the days go on u can start to have oatmeal, yogurt, eggs, lean meat, etc. I went fro 180 to 168 in the detox phase I'd like 8 or 9 days! Wish me luck on the Master Cleanse!!!

Torra said...

I have two questions. How do you get past the cayenne pepper because it burns my throat? And secondly, can you chew gum or suck on hard candy while detoxing?

Emily said...

I am so excited to do this!I think I am going to do this with my sister. I started today but I also had pancakes for breakfast so I kinda cheated. Maybe I will just go on the diet for 11 days to make up for my whoops of a breakfast. I will let you know how it goes but so far I am super inspired by all these possitive comments. Good luck to all of us!!!

Anonymous said...

2 Questions

1. Starting the lemon detox program tomorrow on the 4/08/201 till the 8/08/2010 reason being having a company dinner on the 10/08/2010.

2.What kind of food shall I start on after this 5days detox plan and can I continue doing it next month for a complet 10days?

Anonymous said...

i want to try this diet but i do ballet and dance four hours a day im scared if i do this ill just get dizzy, if it actually helps your energy level??

Anonymous said...

i actually tried this before but the taste of cayenne pepper is really irritating my throat. can i lessen it? Another thing is that grade b maple syrup is really expensive here in the Philippines. Is it okay if i use grade a maple syrup as a substitute? will i still get the same results? Also, i am very active in sports and i train everyday for 2-3 hours. won't i be weakened if i fast and just drink this even if i train everyday?

please help me with my questions because i wanna give it a second shot and hopefully this time i'd be able to finish it. thanks

KatherineP said...

This is my second time on the LDD. First time I tried it was back in March this year and lost 4.5kgs over 6 days on the full detox programme.
I am now on day 2 on the 'Relaxed version' and have already lost 1kg! The LDD book says the relaxed version can be carried out for atleast a month so I will try to do it for a month.

Also for those who can not stand the cayenne pepper the book says it can be substituted with ginger.

Good luck everyone :)

Anonymous said...

This is my third time doing the detox,I have been folllowing the instructions as always correctly,but unlike the first two times where I lost 20 lbs I only lost 10 pounds.This time I had to break it after day 9,I donot know if its because I used the Grade A maple syrup,since garde B wasnt available but I am very weak,its now two days after breaking it and I am on orange juice,I think I may have to go to the ER soon,I can hardly breathe,I am very weak and my heart beats very fast,I cant sleep and I black out.

I will never try this again,but I do admit you lose very fast,have clearer complexion and feel lighter,but please if you work like me,12 hours or more,donot do this detox,use the cabbage soup.

Anonymous said...

Sooo I've been drinking green tea to help speed up my weight loss process, but now I'm going to try this. Gonna go buy the ingredients tomorrow. hope this works :) I'll be back

Anonymous said...

Beyonce is my idol, whatever she does, I'll do

missy said...

hubby is motivating me...motivated more by reading everyone's comments. i'm a skeptic wen it comes to weight lose products (failed with many others that i have tried.) i had a baby in july and can't seem to kick the weight (i miss my comfy jeans that make me feel skinny =)) my husband is also tryn to shed some lbs. he has tried this before prior to our meeting so i am not quite sure about his results (don't think i ever asked or if he even remembers) well, we decided to give it a try together. he made some tonite and it actually tasted better than i thought it would. i had less than a glass (was making sphagetti for dinner and wanted to eat) i am very very motivated by everyone's post, i sure hope that i don't fall to pieces. praying that wen i do start, i'll have enough enery to care for my 7mnth old baby...and everyone else. good luck to everyone!!! keep the post coming.

happilyeverafterwu2 said...

is this diet safe while nursing well im trying to ween my son off the breast & im dying to loose weight! help comments or suggetions

Anonymous said...

Im on day 3 :) I feel better than ever!! I reckon day 1 is the worst! I was nauseous, dizzy and disorientated (I do not recommend ppl to start LDD on working days best to start it on the weekend or days off work as I had to take a day off from work on my 2nd day of LDD LOL!!!) I'm doing seven days detox and aiming to lose 5-6kg. I have lost 2.5kg and my skin is clearer. I'm quite happy with the result although I've just started on the LDD :))Good luck to all of you!!

Anonymous said...

I'm start the diet tomorrow or the tuesday. I hope it works! I'll keep you guys posted. Can u exercise while on the detox?! Possibly not tho

Anonymous said...

I think the drink tastes great. i always put fresh lemon in my water. Atleast 8 glasses a day. I do not need to loose weight but I want wanted to cleanse my body. I did not want scams from the drugstore but natural products. Thanks again Beyonce. Good luck to everyone. The secret is consistancy. Peace

Razia luv said...

I will start the Lemon Detox Diet from tomorrow and also encouraged one of my friends who will start from day after tomorrow. It sounds really good.

Anonymous said...

I need motivation!!!!! will try it tomorrow!!
Is is one or two tablespoons of maple syrup?
How many pounds can someone loose after 3 days?

Anonymous said...

made my solution... going to start ldd tomorrow.... I am nervous im going to quit though!!

Anonymous said...

Hi I am on day 4 of the detox and is definitely getting easier day 1 and 2 was hell but I am feeling good bar the headache but just work through it. It will be worth it :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm starting today so nervous as all I do is eat really been putting on weight though so I need it, I'm Gunna do this!!

Anonymous said...

I just have a question. When you are drinking the 6-8 glasses of the Lemon Diet Detox during a day can you drink other things in addition; like plain water or green tea, or are you just supposed to drink the mixture. Novice here. Thanks

Anonymous said...

i'm starting today for a week! yay :)

Anonymous said...

I am going to start the diet tomorrow. I am kind of nervous about how unhealthy it is, as I have looked at other sites that explain the danger of the diet. But, I am still going to try it. Those who are already on the diet: keep writing comments because it really motivates me to hear about all of the weight you are losing. Thank You, and wish me luck!!!

MelissaJay said...

Im at the end of day 1! Thank god, ive done the diet once before and remember that day 1 is the hardest.. just take it one day at a time, thinking you just have to get to the end of the day, I go on walks still, no jogs and do arm weights and situps, not too strenuously though!
Its harddddddd work girls but we can do ti!

McGarritys said...

My husband and I started the detox this morning...not hungry until dinner time, but just going to keep drinking. We both have a headache and feeling a little fatigued...Hopefully like the rest of you said, day one is the hardest.

RandomChica said...

Oooh. I can't wait! I'm going to gather the ingredients and start tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Hello I'm a 23 y/o female and I use to play sports and was very fit and athletic. I started gaining weight after I stopped playing sports my senior year in high school. I'm the heaviest I've ever been I joined a gym and I feel like soon the detox will help with the weight loss I feel like jumping into the gym my body isn't cleansed and it seems harder to see results. I love beyonce and I trust that her praise for this detox is gonna work!!!!!!!! WISH ME LUCK!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ive gained weight ever since i started a new job in a resturant , and i am dying to loose all this fat , im sick of eating all the time and being a victim of those who cant do nothing but keep eating due to depression! but im going to try this lemon detox nextweek ! im excited but again very nervous ! wish me luck !

Anonymous said...

I just a baby two months ago and i feel like whale! I am so excited to start this diet you have no idea. I hust hope my excitement isn't short lived. Pray for me:(

JustAnotherDreamer said...

It's my first day and I'm dying, but when the image of a skinnier me pops up in my head, I start to feel energized. What I do to keep me motivated is think of the rewards and the future new confident me!

Anonymous said...

starting tomorrow... cant wait!

Anonymous said...

am going to start this weekend since someone posted that is better to start the day you dont go to work...which me luck

Anonymous said...

going to try this with a co worker this week will let you know detailed how it goes. :D

Anonymous said...

IM STARTING TOMORROW INDIANAPOLIS GIRL HOPE THIS WORKS GOTTA LOOK GOOD BEFORE MAY PRAY FOR ME YA'LL I'LL PRAY FOR U TOO

Ms. Diva205 said...

Going to start on Monday 3/26/2012 im super excited I'm looking to loose 15 pounds i just hope i dont get hungry and break down i will up date on 4/4/2012..wish me luck :)

Anonymous said...

Can some one tell me if your suppose to blend everything up together thank you..I want to start this detox asap..

Anonymous said...

hi guys i want to try it bt im not sure what is the ingerdants for the lemon detox can some1 teell me plz thanks?. aw and canu tell me when to drink it and wat food can i eat for dinner,breakfast, lunch while on the lemon detox plz help me guys?

Anonymous said...

I'm Angie & my best friend and I are going to try this detox. My older sister does it & swears by it rather than poping pills..I started first with an apple b/c I'm waiting to purchase the producs.. I'm already hungry.. I will post on behalf of my bff 7 I in a few hours or days.. Wish us luck.. I'm trying to lose 10 lbs, my bff is trying to lose 25-30 lbs. were gonna try it one day at a time.. With results We will go 14 days.. Wish us luck..

Ms.Diva said...

I start the Lemon Diet on 3/31/2012 within 3 days i lost 7 pounds on the forth day i felt really weak so i had to stop but i'm going back on it on 4/9/2012 i have 7 more founds to lose i will keep you posted wish me luck :)

Anonymous said...

I'm starting the detox diet on monday and getting really excited and nervous. I scared about the taste of it, if it will turn my stomach or not and make me sick. I hope it tastes ok. I would love to lose 15 to 20lbs. I'm shooting for 7days and will continue to 14 days if I can make it. I'll keep you posted. Wish me luck:)

Anonymous said...

I started today april 15 & the drink is disguising ! but i'm pushing through and sucking up cause I want to lose 20lbs by my bday which is in 4/28 i don't know how long i'll last but i'm planning on doing it for 8 days and hopefully I drop enough weight & just work out the rest of it. i'll keep you guys posted on the day by day progress.

Anonymous said...

This is a really stupid question but can someone tell me if its suppose to make u use the bathroom cuz its my 3rd day and still haven't gone. Am I doing this right or maybe its not working for me.....pls help!

Anonymous said...

I've been looking into this diet for a while now and I am finally brave enough to try it. All of these comments were fantastic, by the way! I will start the diet tomorrow and I am actually excited :) I know it may be difficult but I am much too curious of the end result to not do it now! If I don't try it now, when will I ever?? I am setting my goal at 3 days at first simply because this is my first time ever trying. I will give myself 5 days after that to adjust my body and try for 5 days after that. I am super excited and thank you for all of your comments!! Good luck :)

Unknown said...

I plan on shopping tomorrow and then start Friday. I would love to lose 20 lbs. How are the most recent posters doing??

Anonymous said...

On day one! Made my daughter a sandwich for lunch and I'm sure I was drooling, lol. For other comments - I went to Indian grocer and got palm syrup and cayenne pepper. 20mls of syrup 20mls lemon juice 1/2 pinch pepper and 250mls water or mineral water. 6-8 glasses a day. Mind you I'm struggling on my 2nd glass, I'm feeling tired but I think that's normal for me.

aleeeii said...

Okaii I'm so going to try this detox but one question where do I get the maple syrup ?

Anonymous said...

am so exited to do this detox diet!1 need to lose weight in 2 weeks and love to lose 20lb wish me luck everyone and gud luck to you!.xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Started today and its not as bad as i thought , although im using chilli powder instead of canye pepper for today cause im out :P lets see how this works

Anonymous said...

i'll be starting my detox tomorrow morning however, when i went to the grocery the maple syrup that's available were actually the one for pancakes. would honey be a subs?

Anonymous said...

Could anyone tell me where I could buy Organic or natural maple syrup. I live in Melbourne, Australia.Thanks

Anonymous said...

i'm going to start my detox today...i got all my ingrients.. i found my grade b maple syrup to one of local stores that sells natural food.. try to search on in your area, i'll be back in 10 days with the results ~cheeky~

Anonymous said...

-So I've started this today :) wish me luck and good luck to all of you!!!

-It doesn't taste that bad either. If the cayenne pepper bothers your throat, use a bit of a smaller amount until you get used too it and increase the amount little by little.

:)

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