The lemon water cleanse is no lemon if you are looking for a way to detox and lose weight quickly. The lemon water cleanse was originally part of the Master Cleanse created by Stanley Burroughs in 1941 and outlined in his book “The Master Cleanser.” The lemon cleanse branched out as its own diet and gained notoriety recently after celebrities such as Beyonce Knowles said they used the diet to lose weight for movie roles.

Why Use the Lemon Water Cleanse?

The idea behind the lemon water cleanse is to detox your body and lose weight. Lemons contain vitamins A, B, C and citric acid, which gives it that tart taste. The citric acid and vitamins can assist in flushing toxins out of your digestive system, detoxing your liver and cleansing your colon.

Before you decide to start the lemon water cleanse, figure out if it is really the right diet for you. The diet is a quick cleanse that involves fasting. Some people stay on it for a week and some stay on it longer. If you are on the diet you should lose one pound per day although some people claim to have lost more. The diet won’t suppress your appetite and is not usually recommended by physicians. If you decide to go on the diet and have a condition, you should consult your physician first.

How to Do the Lemon Water Cleanse

For the lemon water cleanse you need 3 lemons, 1 bottle of water, a saucepan, a strainer, a mug, a spoon, organic maple syrup and cayenne pepper.

First slice up the three lemons into thin slices, remove the seed and leave on the skins. Put the lemons in a sauce pan and add the bottle of water. Bring the water to a boil and then pour the liquid through a strainer into a mug. Add two tablespoons of the organic maple syrup to your mug. Then add just a small pinch of cayenne pepper to the concoction. Stir with a spoon before drinking. Drink this both first thing in the morning and right before you go to bed. During the day drink water with a slice of lemon in it. You should drink at least 64 ounces of lemon water a day.

References and Resources

Lemon Cleanse
Diet Spotlight
The Lemon Cleanse