Last few months, I’ve tried to trim my weight down and gladly lost 20+ pounds so far. I just didn’t want to spend my beautiful 20’s as a chubby figure. Honestly I do feel so good about myself than ever and I can’t wait to tone my body. Of course, I exercised but not so obsessively – I get really dizzy quick from lack of exercise so I need to slowly build up. I always had an excuse to not go out and exercise ; ‘oh I’m so busy, i don’t have time for it’, ‘I’m okay I’ll just cut down of what I’m eating.’ But, when I think of it now I did have time to go exercise everyday. I just needed to stop watch TV or on the phone for just two small hours and go out run or at least walk on the beach.
Anyway, sometimes even after workout i feel like i need to do something else. Something to clean up my system or boost the metabolism. I’ve heard of Lemon Detox since I was in South Korea and did it for few months while back ago to lose weight. Obviously I got lazy of it and stopped for many years but every time when I drink this, it impresses me so much (I started to detox my body again since few days ago.) For me, it affects my body instantly but result will vary.
One of the most important purposes of this diet is to reduce, if not completely eliminate the accumulation of waste in the digestive tract. People have no idea just how much toxic substances are left in the colon as well as the intestine as a result of poor diet and a generally unhealthy lifestyle. The lemon detox drink acts like a liquid brush that scrapes off the waste in order to allow the digestive system to function at an optimal level once again.
To make this drink you only need four ingredients:
- Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- Organic Maple Syrup
- Cayenne Pepper
- Pure Water
You have the option of making the detox drink by glass or by batch (liter), depending on which is more convenient. The instructions for making the lemonade recipe are as follows:
- 20 ml of organic maple syrup
- 20-30 ml of lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- 1/10 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or more if you can handle it)
- 250 ml of pure or distilled water
Per Batch (2 liters)
- 140 ml of organic rich maple syrup
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice from 3-4 lemons
- 2-3 pinches of cayenne pepper (or more depending on your tolerance)
- 1700ml of pure or distilled water
Be sure to mix all the ingredients well before drinking so it goes down smoothly. In addition, making the drink by batch (2 liters at a time) is more convenient since it can be stored in the fridge the entire day. This is more ideal than making the drink one glass at a time especially if you are a busy professional who spends 8 hours or more at work.
How Often Should You Drink It?
The amount of lemonade drink you should consume depends largely on what detox mode you are currently in. There are three different cleanse modes to choose from, and they are as follows:
Full Body Cleanse
This is the most intense detox mode, which requires the complete elimination of solid food from your diet. In order to compensate, you must drink at least two liters of the lemonade drink each day for the duration of the cleanse time frame. Drinking more than 2 liters is highly recommended for those who are suffering from severe hunger pangs, which can be expected within the first few days.
This mode allows for a hearty lunch and about 2-3 glasses of the cleanse liquid for breakfast and dinner. You can drink more during the day if you plan to have a light lunch.
Half and Half or 50:50
You are to drink 2 full liters or more of the lemon diet drink for 3 straight days then 2-3 glasses for breakfast and dinner for the next 3 days. This is followed by another 3 days of consuming 2 liters or more of the same drink. This mode is sometimes referred to as The Switch since it allows the body some breathing room as opposed to delving deep into the diet, which can be a tad overwhelming for novices.
The lemon cleansing plan is definitely one you should try at least once. The first few days may be challenging but the rewards are more than worth the slight inconvenience.1