Beyonce Knowles is a superstar. With 16 Grammys under her belt, and having been ranked Ninth among the most influential and powerful musicians in the world by Forbes magazine, Beyonce is married to Jay-Z who, the hip-hop mogul, with a confirmed wealth of over $450 million. However, even she had to go in for a diet regime to fulfill her aspirations for a hit movie role.
The Beyonce lemonade diet refers to a liquid mono-diet developed by Dr. Stanley Burroughs as a cleansing regimen in the 1940s. He designed this diet to provide rest to the digestive tract and to help the removal of poisonous toxins from the body and decongest it. Notwithstanding that, this process did not target weight loss as the primary benefit; it worked well as an effective side effect. Beyonce breathed life back into the lemonade diet by her miraculous 20 lb weight loss. During the Oprah Winfrey show, Beyonce confessed that the secret of her weight loss for “Dreamgirls” was her lemonade diet. Several models, weight loss aspirants and television personalities have taken this cue forward on the weight loss platform.
The top pop star Beyonce resorted to this diet to sculpt her shape and curves for her upcoming film "Dreamgirls, "released as a great hit in the year 2006. As part of her two-week “master cleanse” lemonade regime, for weight loss, she drank daily, six ten-ounce glasses of a blend of filtered pure spring water, juice of lemon, organic maple syrup with cayenne pepper. Beyonce lost 20 pounds, and proved a great hit in the movie in her role as the voluptuous Deena Jones. This diet is more of a fast to help you lose weight, but doctors are not impressed about its healthy configuration and implementation.
The recommendation is to consume six to twelve servings daily for a period of 3 to 10 days. The secret of success here is the absolute purity of the water. Do not take water for granted just because it is freely available. You must ensure that the water used in the recipe is free of chemicals like fluoride and chlorine. Normally they mix a very small percentage of chlorine in drinking water to kill the bacteria. However, you may see negative results when you use water with chlorine that could also possibly cause harm to your body cells. This is why using pure filtered water is a crucial element in the lemonade diet.