An extreme diet that has come under fire recently as many top celebrities are seeming to be endorsing it. The Lemon Detox Diet, is the regime in question and has been promoted by celebrities such as Beyonce Knowles.
The diet is basically drinking a lemon-juice-and refraining from consuming any type of food for up to 10 days.
The diet is close to starvation, and can be dangerous unless you are supervised by specialists. Of course, you will lose weight if you don’t eat anything. But this effect won’t last very long. As soon as the diet ends, the weight will return if you go back to eating normally.
The reason this happens is that your body enters “starvation mode” and shuts down some of its functions and, as a result, you can feel fatigued, and can’t work or concentrate properly. When you start eating normally again, the body will make energy reserves by storing fat, in case it experiences starvation again.
If you do undergo this diet it is important not to recommence normal eating habits straight after as this can cause serious damage to the body. It is best to consume fruit juices and lighter foods. Dieting and detox is dangerous, so it’s important to consult your physician before undertaking any diet or exercise program. This will also provide an opportunity to consult your doctor about alternative diet plans which may be more beneficial for your weight loss goals.
Fasting can be dangerous for the inexperienced or naive, so it’s important to do your research and only fast in accordance with your doctor’s guidelines for your own safety and well being.
Weight loss is a serious issue and many authorities are warning people not to be lured into these fad diets. Even though the results may be genuine, the risk to a persons health can be serious. The diet is currently sold at pharmacies, health shops and online.