Need to lose weight FAST for a big event? Like the Half-time show at the Super Bowl?
Many famous celebrities like Beyonce are turning to detox diets or ‘fasts’ and not Pepsi in order to look their best in the shortest amount of time.
“I lived on water, cayenne pepper and maple syrup for 14 days. It was tough; everyone was eating and I was dying,” said Beyonce. But, in two weeks she reportedly lost 20 pounds.
With Awards season in high gear, the GRAMMY AWARDS are next week and I’m nominated for WEGO Health Activist Awards, I’m facing the same challenge of wanting to look my best on the Red Carpet in a short amount of time. So should I jump on the ‘detox diet’ bandwagon? Is it healthy?
I’ll be discussing the Lemon Detox Diet with Constance Brown Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, the author of ‘The African American Guide To Living Well With Diabetes’ , and ‘Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes’, on Divabetic’s upcoming free monthly Diabetes Roundtable podcast on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 6-7 PM, EST. Show Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2013/02/12/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-sally-field
The Lemon Detox Diet consists of fresh water, pure lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and natural maple syrup. The acid in the lemons claims to assist the cleansing process, and the cayenne pepper helps speed up your metabolism promoting circulation and a greater release of toxins from our bodies. They say that this detox diet will help you cleanse your body, lose weight quickly and make you feel better overall. (I’m always become a bit skeptical when I hear too many benefits!)
As a culture, we eat a lot of processed foods, that we add very little nutrition to our bodies. What the creators of detox diets say is that these types of diets allow our bodies to naturally cleanse themselves, while we take a break from solid food. What do you think?
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