Beyonce appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show to talk about her role as Deena Jones, a slender backup singer based on Diana Ross. She plays a character with a wide age range and she told Oprah her secret was the Master Cleanser fast – a liquid diet – also known as the Lemonade Fast, Cayenne Pepper Diet, and Maple Syrup Diet.
“Normally they’d change your make-up or your clothes but I wanted to go the extra mile,” Beyonce is quoted as telling China Daily. “Back in the sixties, models like Twiggy were popular and I knew Deena would have been thin then, so even though I really love eating, it was necessary to lose weight really fast because we shot Deena at 16 and Deena at 36 two weeks apart.”
This 60 year old diet regime is simple, effective but challenging. Be warned: the diet mobilizes and eliminates toxins from the body. That would be diarrhea to you and me.
Here it is:
In a clean gallon jug, pour:
3 quarts of water
1 cup of organic freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup of pure maple syrup (grade B, organic if you can get it)
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (try using liquid cayenne)
Mix well and drink 8-12 glass per day.
To enhance the flush, consider the following tips:
Buy an herbal laxative tea that contains senna. Drink this every night.
Buy non-iodized sea Salt. Every morning, before the lemonade, mix two teaspoons with a quart of water and drink. You can add lemon juice to taste. Also, using a straw helps to get it down. Be near a bathroom – this is important!
After the cleanse, 3 – 10 days depending on your desire, do not begin eating a rich diet again. In fact, while you are cleansing the very best thing you can do is commit to a healthy eating plan for when you come off the fast. Start fresh, cleansed and free of toxins. Your body will be clean and strong. To ease out of the fast, do the following:
On day one after the fast, drink unsweetened fruit juice.
On day two eat a soup that is mostly broth.
On the third day, start eating light foods. Do not start eating high fat foods!
photo credit: Pex Cornel