Pros and Cons of The Lemon Juice Diet

The lemon detox diet was conceptualized as a detoxification diet intended to cleanse the body of toxins over a 2-week period.

However, in the modern day the diet has evolved into a rapid weight loss plan endorsed by celebrity culture and undertaken by those wanting to drop two or more jean sizes in a short amount of time. This kind of crash diet should always be researched extensively before you decide it is the right choice for you. These diets are not for everyone and certainly not be to used long term.

The lemon juice diet is often referred to as the lemonade diet because it comprises a set of ingredients which mix together to create a homemade lemonade drink.

A typical lemon juice diet drink will include the following ingredients:

  1. 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  2. 2 tablespoons of organic maple syrup
  3. 1/10 of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  4. 1 – 2 cups of mineral water

Typically the drink is consumed 2-3 times a day over a period of 2-weeks, yet many people vary the duration and consumption volume depending on how they feel.

Pros of the lemon juice diet

Cons of the lemon juice diet

It should be noted that the lemon juice diet does not suppress appetite. Therefore you will become extremely hungry and may struggle to stick with the diet. A far healthier and enjoyable approach to would be to incorporate lemon into a nutrient rich, low fat diet in order to achieve detoxification and sustainable weight loss, long term.

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