While she admits that she is not a fitness fanatic, she does enjoy doing a healthy amount of exercise to stay in shape. Her work is very active which helps her to burn more energy.
Beyoncé says that most important part of staying on great shape is to simple eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise.
Beyoncé’s Maple Syrup Diet is really an unhealthy way to lose weight. It simply involves eating no solid food at all. The flush and laxative treatments add to the health risks associated with this method. This makes it an unhealthy and unsustainable method for weight management. Really it is just a crash diet. The singer/actress Beyoncé did it for 14 days and lost 22 lb (9 kg) for her role in the 2006 movie Dreamgirls.
The Lemonade Diet or Master Cleanse
Instead of eating solid food, a mixture of lemon juice, Grade B Maple Syrup, water and Cayenne pepper is drunk. This mix can be taken cold, as a cordial, or hot as a tea. The mix contains some essential vitamins and minerals.
As solid food is not eaten it is necessary to help the digestive system eliminate material and avoid constipation. This is achieved in two ways: laxative tea is taken every night, and 32 ounces of lukewarm sea salt water serves as a top-down enema in the morning. This passes through the digestive system extremely quickly—30-60 minutes.
The goal of The Lemonade Diet or Master Cleanse is to give the digestive tract a rest, rid the body of chemical impurities, mobilize and eliminate toxins stored in various parts of the body, ward off illness the immune system was once too plagued to fight, kill parasites lurking in the flora of intestinal walls, and burn excess fat storage. Reduction in weight is a natural by-product of this diet as the 'hard to burn' toxins stored in fat deposits are released; thus, the Lemonade Cleanse is considered to be a "reducing diet."
* To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body.
* To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system.
* To cleanse and detoxify the colon tract.
* To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body.
* To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles.
* To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels.
* To build a healthy blood stream.
* To keep youth and elasticity regardless of our years.
When many people first hear "Lemonade Fast" they automatically assume that it is a fad diet. This cannot be further from the truth. If prepared properly, you should consume approximately 1200+ calories a day with the lemonade diet. Nutrient rich Grade B Maple Syrup provides an average of 100-200 calories per serving and is consumed 6-10 times a day in the lemonade beverage. Each component of the lemonade diet shares a unique and beneficial property to aid the body in the cleansing process. Below are the individual properties of the components in the diet.
Lemons are packed with Vitamin C - an energy booster and a very powerful vitamin, especially when it comes to increasing our immune system's response. Lemons are used in naturopathy for dissolving kidney and gall bladder stones, washing out the bladder & colon, as well as ridding the body of calcium deposits.
Besides for these wonderful properties, they are also a diuretic and have an antimicrobial effect. When used in conjunction with the other ingredients in the lemonade diet, lemon juice can flush out toxic substances in the body while helping to destroy bacteria in the intestines, bladder, and colon.
The main medicinal property of Cayenne comes from a chemical called Capsaicin.
When taken internally, cayenne soothes the digestive tract and stimulates the flow of stomach secretions and saliva.
"If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other herb." Because of their amazing ability to regulate blood flow, cayenne pepper has been used successfully by health care practioniers to reverse heart attack symptoms, and even save patients during the onset of a heart attack. The ability to regulate blood flow (and literally increase it within seconds) makes Cayenne Pepper a vital ingredient in the Lemonade Diet for speeding up the release and elimination of toxins in the blood stream.
Grade B Maple Syrup
Grade B Maple Syrup is very high in vitamin content and is recommended by the founder of the Master Cleanse Diet for use with this cleanse. Grade A syrup is not recommended because of the refinement process that it goes through which severely depletes the vitamins and minerals in the syrup. Grade B Maple Syrup includes B2, B5, B6, PP, Biotin, and Folic. The main minerals present are: calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. Amino Acids, the building blocks of all proteins, are also present in Grade B Maple Syrup.
It recommends a minimum of 10 days on the Master Cleanse Diet for maximum benefits, but this regimen can be followed for 7-10 days, and may also be safely extended to 40 or more days, depending upon a person’s physical condition.
LEMONADE DIET RECIPE (1 SERVING)
* 1/2 lemon or 2 tbsp of lemon juice
* 1-2 tbsp of pure grade B maple syrup (1tbsp recommended for weight loss)
* 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper (red) or to taste
* 8 oz of purified water
To Make a Bottle of Lemon Diet Drink for the Day:
* 5 Squeezed Lemons
* 1 1/4 cup of organic Grade B maple syrup (if you can get it)
* 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
* 10 cups of water
Remember, PREPARATION IS YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS with the Master Cleanse diet recipe. Make sure that you have all of your necessary supplies ready and at hand. You do not want to begin the diet unprepared and have to make an emergency rush to the store after you begin. Having the adequate master cleanse recipe supplies with you before you begin, will ensure that you do not quit the diet prematurely and will alleviate unnecessary stress and worry.