If you haven't tried the Master Cleanse, chances are you've heard of it. Celebrities such as Beyoncé, Jared Leto, and Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher (who tweeted about it) have all played a part in bringing the lemonade diet to the masses. And now the man behind the madness, Peter Glickman, appalled by the deluge of misinformation on the web about the detox, has published a new guide to getting it right.
US singer Beyonce helped the Master Cleanse rise to popularity when she followed the diet for her role in "Dream Girls." ©AFP PHOTO/ BEN STANSALL
The diet -- both for weight loss and "detoxing" -- involves sustaining oneself on nothing more than lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup, and water for 10 consecutive days -- in addition to laxative teas and a salt water flush in the mornings. Expect cravings, fatigue, and irritability, and a host of other complaints, although Glickman says that only means the cleanse is working, and you should feel better the next day.
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