Instructions for the Lemon Cleanse Diet

First created by Stanley Burroughs, the Lemonade Diet, also known as the Master Cleanse, has become famous for rapid weight loss. Celebrities, such as Beyonce and Demi Moore, have claimed the diet helped them shed weight for movie roles. Men can lose up to 2 lbs. per day, and women can lose up to 1 1/2 lbs. per day. The recipe for the lemonade mixture only takes a few minutes to learn, and it stays exactly the same for every day of the diet.

Things You'll Need
  • 60-80 lemons (preferably organic)
  • 2 qt. of maple syrup (preferably grade B)
  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • At least 10 gallons of distilled water
  • 2 oz. cayenne pepper
  • Herbal laxatives
  • Measuring spoons
Tom Woloshyn, author of "The Complete Master Cleanse: A Step-by-Step Guide to Maximizing the Benefits of The Lemonade Diet," stresses to do a minimum of 10 days of the diet. Assemble ingredients for a 10-day cleanse, including lemons, maple syrup, sea salt, distilled water, cayenne pepper and laxatives.

The night before you will begin the Lemonade Diet, take an herbal laxative before bed. Take the laxative in the form of a tablet, capsule or tea.

In the morning of day 1, either repeat the laxative or use an internal salt water bath. Place 2 tsp. of uniodized sea salt into 1 qt. of warm water. Stir and then drink. This mixture is the same salinity as your blood, so it will not be absorbed into your bloodstream. It will be eliminated within 1 1/2 hours after drinking it.

Add 2 tbsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice into a glass. Add 2 tbsp. of maple syrup, making sure to use a measuring spoon. Add 1/10 tsp. of cayenne powder. Add 8 oz. of distilled water. Stir and drink. You will do this 6 to 12 times a day.

At the end of day 1, take a a laxative. On day 2, again start with an internal salt water bath. After elimination, make lemonade mixture and drink 6 to 12 glasses. Repeat steps for the rest of the 10-day cleanse.