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Topic: Lemonade diet
Posted By: mcelweewife
Subject: Lemonade diet
Date Posted: August 30 2006 at 12:01am
What do you guys think about it? It's basically the diet that helped Beyonce shed 20 pounds....



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Posted By: Heavenseventeen
Date Posted: August 30 2006 at 11:23am
I think it's a VERY bad idea. As soon as she started eating again, the weight piled back on (which is what she wanted), but would you want the same? Plus it would probably come back with even more...not worth it in my book.

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Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: August 30 2006 at 1:56pm
Thank you for replying...I think she looks even thinner, I think she wants to stay that way! She is gettnig flack from a lot of her afro-american fans...look at her recent photos, she's wearing a 6, she used to wear a 12.


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: August 30 2006 at 2:16pm
This was me 4 months ago, holding my friend's baby at my wedding, since then I have gained ANOTHER 10 pounds, and I want to be healthier...that's my cake in the avatar.


Posted By: babycheeks24
Date Posted: August 30 2006 at 8:11pm
well i think eating right and exercise is sufficient, lemonade no way that could be healthy, im sure Beyonce did others thing too im sure and prob had a trainer. If i were you just use a natural approach be realistic:)

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Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: August 30 2006 at 8:25pm
You do have a point, but she didn't use standard lemonade...She used organic lemons, cayenne pepper, and organic maple syrup, this stuff is really beneficial, it helps to clean out the entire bod, the co-host of howard stern(Robin Quivers) looks like a different person now doing this. she lost 70 pounds. The organic maple syrup which is NOT artificially flavored, and has many vitamins and minerals is sufficient in supplying what the body needs while doing this, I'm no fool, I know excercise is key to not only weight loss, but overall health.
Lemon...
Loosening and cleaning agent
It's 49% potassium strengthens energizes heart, stimulates and builds the kidneys and adrenal glands
It's oxegen builds vitality
It's carbon acts as a motor stimulant
Its hydrogen activates the sensory nervous system
it's calcium strengthens and builds the lungs
It's phosphorus knits the bones and stimulates and builds the brain for clearer thinking
It's sodium encourages tissue building
It's magnesium acts as a blood alkalizer
It's iron builds the red corpuscles to rapidly correct the most common form of anemia
It's chlorine cleanses the blood plasma
It's silicon aids the thyroid for deeper breathing
The natural iron, copper, calcium, carbon, and hydrogen...And that's just the lemon!


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: August 30 2006 at 8:35pm
Organic Grade B Maple syrup...(the best kind)
Has a large variety of minerals and vitamins
potassium, calcium, magnesuim, manganese, iron, copper, phosphorus, sulphhur, chlorine, and silicon. Vitamin A B1, B2, B6, and C nicotinic acid and pantothenic acid are also present in the syrup.
Apparently the creator of this diet says that all the necessary nutrients that bod needs are included when this is combined with the lemon. (this is my 2nd day on it, and I feel great!)


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: August 30 2006 at 8:36pm
Cayenne Pepper
Adding cayenne pepper is necessary as it breaks up mucus and increases warmth by building the blood for an additional lift. It also adds many of the b and c vitamins!!


Posted By: Sharyg11
Date Posted: August 30 2006 at 9:13pm
Well, apparently you've done your homework about it. And you have already started it. I have heard of this as a cleanse or fast, didn't know it was actually used as a diet. And as a cleanse have heard great things about it. However as a diet, we all know what happens with diets that are all liquid. It wrecks our metabolism, and as soon as you get off it, unless you stick to a very healthy diet and exercise regimen, the pounds will come back with a vengance. Remember that time that Oprah lost like 60 pounds, I don't remember if it was slim fast or other liquid diet. But we do know that she gained back like twice the weigth.
 
The last time I heard Beyonce talk about her diet, she said she had tried it all, including Atkins, but the weight would come back, and that she finally understood that is was better to have a little of everything in moderation. I don't know if she did this lemonade diet after that interview, but as I said, if you already made up your mind and are confident, just be careful and it wouldn't be a bad idea to consult with your doctor.
 
Years ago I remember my mom was told by a friend that if she would drink the juice of 3 limes (we lived in Domincan Republic at the time, and there, you won't find lemons just limes) first thing in the morning she would loose weight. I have to say it really did work, and she dropped a bunch of weight. She had our maid squeeze that juice first thing in the morning and she would faithfully drink it. However that was pure lime juice. Eventhough she never had any problems or side effects (at least visible) I just can't bring myself to doing it. Pure lime juice is strong stuff, and I am affraid that it could cause some kind of problem in my stomach. I don't know. I'm just not brave enough.
 
But since I saw lime juice worked so well for her, maybe this lemon thing will really work for you. Just remember that after you reach your desired weigth, you really need to work on slowly bringing your metabolism back up. And that you need to comit to a healthy diet, so that all your effort is not in vain.
I really do wish you the best, and hope you achieve your goal. Just please go about it with care and take care of yourself.
 
Much love, Shary.


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: August 30 2006 at 9:31pm
Aaaw thanks, I hope it continues to work well, and thanks for taking the time to respond!


Posted By: Sharyg11
Date Posted: August 30 2006 at 10:21pm
You are very welcome. Please keep me updated on your progress, and let me know how you feel during the whole process. The subjec has really gotten my attention.
 
I will add you to my prayers starting tonight, so that everything goes well, and your health is not affected in any negative way. Hopefully soon, we'll be celebrating your new body. Keep in touch.
 
Love always, Shary


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: August 30 2006 at 10:34pm
Hey, I will thanks again


Posted By: babycheeks24
Date Posted: August 31 2006 at 6:48am
well if it works go for it, i personally couldnt do it and as a dietician i know that lime and lemon are acidic and you can be prone to irritate your stomach lining over time result gastritis or ulcers. so dont over do it.
 
be careful and good luck:)


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Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: August 31 2006 at 7:07am
aaw, thanks it's only for ten days!


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: August 31 2006 at 10:59pm
*UPDATE*
ok, so at around 10am this morning, I decided I couldn't deal with the constant pooping anymore! I pooped like 27 times IN ONE DAY! At that point, it wasn't even poop it looked exactly like urine. That freaked me out, but I've calmed down, once I found out it happens to others when detoxing with sea-salt, and 32 oz of water. Truth be told, my poor behind can't take anymore wiping, it's sooooo tender now, so the sea-salt is definitely not for the faint of heart. I could've really stuck to this, were it not for that darn sea-salt....oh well. I will still drink the mixture behind meals, but the seasalt rinse will only happen once a month, my poor rectum can't handle it daily.


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: August 31 2006 at 10:59pm
By the way, thank you ladies for replying in the 1st place!


Posted By: Sharyg11
Date Posted: September 01 2006 at 10:52am

aaw, sorry to hear about your sore tooshie. I know the feeling LOL. What I want to know is how did you manage to down those 32 oz of sea salt water. I tried to do that type of cleanse once, but by the second gulp of water, was ready to puke my guts out. I could not do it! Is there a special way of drinking it that might make it easier?. I hear is a great cleanse for the whole GI track, that's why I wanted to try it. But man, that was one potion impossible for me to swallow.

 
And word of advise, in the future try baby wipes. Much gentler on toosh! LOL


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 01 2006 at 11:23am
lol , never would have thought of that! I was drinking it warm as I immeadiately realized that doing it 1st thing in the morning spelled disaster for me....i feel quesy if I'm still half asleep when I chug that amount of liquid down. Be fore I even started the cleanse last Friday, I filled my 32 oz measuring cup to the brim and chugged the 32 oz down just to see if I could even drink that amount of water at once in the 1st place. I did it with no problem...so the next day (last Saturday) I went ahead and tried it with the 2 teaspoons of evaporated sea-salt. I was able to do it once again with no problem...but I was starting to dread it, and when I dread something, that makes it really unpleasant, so yesterday  for the 1st time, I used cold water, instead of warm water, and that helped me to keep my mind off of how SALTY it is! It's still no fun though, but it did make my tummy go down significantly. I did the Dr. Natura Colonic for two weeks, right before I tried the Master Cleanse. I suspect that did the trick, and that's  why the entire time I was doing the sea-salt it was clear yellow liquid, cause my intestines and colon were already cleaned out pretty good...so i figure I'll do the sea-salt once a month!Bleh..


Posted By: Sharyg11
Date Posted: September 01 2006 at 11:37am
Well you are braver than I am. I still have that darn container of sea salt I bought, and it will be there forever unless I find another use for it. I just could not drink that stuff, and my sister would kill me if I vomited all over her kitchen floor LOL!
 
Hey I did the Dr natura cleanse too. Actually I'm still in the middle of doing it. I'm on my 7th week, and I love it. How did it work for you? I am still baffled at the things I see when I go to the bathroom. Never in my wildest dreams would I have known I was walking around with that stuff inside of me, YUCK!. But I am feeling so great after I started doing it. Please share, how did you like it, and how well did it work for you?


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 01 2006 at 11:44am
It was ok, but those pills, and that nasty ol fiber, were my undoing! Double Bleh! I only did it for 2 weeks, and I was kinda disappointed, cuz I thought a lot of stuff was going to come out, like in the pics on their website. I pooped 6 or 7 times a day, and I lost 5 pounds in that 1st week. I just didn't have the worms and stuff, which means either I ddin't do it long enough, or I didn't really have anything out of the ordinary in there in the 1st place. I read some reviews on Yahoo reviews, and a lot of other people were saying the same thing...that they didn't have the bizarre stuff coming out of them like in the pics on the site, so that made me feel better. I wonder if it's because I eat lots of veggies and only chicken... when I do have meat which is VERY seldom. I do feel lighter overall though, and alot more energetic. I think the sea salt is prolly more thourough though, at least for me. Im glad you are reeping benefits as well. Have you lost any weight on the Dr. Natura Cleanse?


Posted By: Sharyg11
Date Posted: September 01 2006 at 12:10pm
Well, for me is working awsome. I didn't start to see anything like in the pictures until like the 8th or 9th day. I mixed the fiber with juice and can't even taste it, so for me is not a problem. I haven't passed any worms either, and neither has my youngest sister, but my oldest sister is passing worms and all kinds of weird stuff almost everyday. Just last night she passed something that she called a snake LOL, because of how long it was. But my understanding is that usually the people who have the visible parasites like worms and stuff are the people with really bad constipation problems, (which my oldest sister always had) because the waste sits inside long enough for the eggs to hatch. She would usually only go the bathroom one a week. So I guess that's why she is the one with the worms.
I've never had a problem with constipation, and have always gone to the bathroom at least once a day. And even now that I am on the cleanse, I still go only once, the most twice (but that is rare) but I do see the stuff they showed on the picture gallery. There was a point where I wasn't seeing much so I doubled the fiber and that's when I really started seeing the scary stuff.
Since I've been on it my skin looks great, the break outs on my back that I've been fighthing for years are gone, and so are my under eye dark circles. I was having trouble sleeping and now I'm sleeping like a log. My energy level is really high now, where before I couln't get out of bed. So I started working out again and have lost now 11 lbs and still going.
 
So yes for me it has worked great. It took my little sister a few days more than me, but she also started seeing the results and passing the weird intestine looking stuff, and she has lost 7 lbs. But she has been also working out, and she has a JLO body to begging with. Even after having her baby, you can still see her six pack eventhough she never does a single sit up or crunch (oh I hate her LOL)Plus she used to be in the army, so when she starts to work out she does it bootcamp style, so she lost those 7 lbs in under a week and a half. God bless her. I have sort of the JLO type of body as well, but I have to work hard to keep it since I don't have her metabolism and I gain weight just by looking at the pots on the stove top LOL. I'm also not naturally defined like she is. She has always also have natural muscle definition. So after I quit my very physically demanding job, I put on almost 20 lbs in about 6 months. So I'm working on loosing that and the cleanse has really helped me.


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 01 2006 at 12:18pm
We good for you!!!!!!!!

I just curios, what is your ethnic backround? I hope you don't mind my asking! I glad for you that you found something that you could stick with....after all the sea-salt water I drank, if there is still something there, then there aint much else I could do, out side of an in office colon cleanse, lol. Have a great weekend!


Posted By: Sharyg11
Date Posted: September 01 2006 at 6:37pm
Oh I don't mind at all. I'm hispanic. Dominican to be exact. Although my fathers parents are from Spain. I have a few things mixed in there. Kind of a salad bowl LOL!


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 01 2006 at 10:46pm
LOl@ Salad bowl That's interesting! Funny, I never even thought about your backround until you mentioned J. Lo, lol


Posted By: Sharyg11
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 4:56pm
LOL! don't get me wrong, I don't really even like JLO. But is the closest example I can think of since most other celebrities look like stick figures. And since some of the guys at work called me that when they would see me in tight jeans (when I was in top shape of course LOL).
 
And yes I am a salad bowl. I have spanior grandparents on both sides. And check this out, my mother's grandfather was a black/chinese. The craziest thing is that he looked 100% chinese. The facial features, the eyes, even the super straight spikie hair, but was totally black. So most of us in my family have the almond shaped eyes. All my sisters have them. I'm the one who has them less noticible, but I've still have people coment on my small chinese looking eyes. And some of my cousins eyes don't just look almond shape; they(the eyes) really look totally chinese, but they are hispanic and most with dark skin. It looks so crazy. You should see our family reunions. It looks like a meeting of the united nations LOL. I've even had people think I am Hindu (sp?). I guess is the tan skin and dark hair. I don't know.
Then there are the cousins with light skin, hair and eyes. So yeah, a salad bowl would describe us the best.
 
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was, two of my sisters really look alike and they look like my dad's side of the family. My little sister and I look almost like twins and we look like my mom. Well, this girl came up to me at a job I had years ago, and started talking to me. She was knew and I guess trying to make friends. She was nice so I kept talking to her a long time. She starts to tell me how she likes the people at work, exept for that F.....g girl right there. " I just can't stand her" she says; "I just want to grab her by the hair". Imagine her face when I said, oh yeah, I know her, she's my sister. She was talking about one of my sisters that looks like my dad. She never imagined we were related. She froze, and I just smiled and said don't worry, I won't take it personal. But I suggest you don't make the comment again, because if my other sister hears about it(my oldest) she's gonna kit you A--! (She also worked there) Needless to say she never made the comment again. But it was really funny to watch her turn all kinds of colors LOL!


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:21pm
hahaha!! Wow talk about putting your foot in your mouth. I'm sure at that moment she wanted the floor to swallow her up, lol. People tell me the same thing, my hubby's mom even asked me if I had any oriental in my backround..I've pretty much been hearing that my whole life. So, if you don't mind, I am going to post 3 pics. One of me, my mom, and grams.


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:22pm



Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:22pm
that's me in the above pic...notice my mom's sis has slanted eyes too, lol.


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:23pm



Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:23pm
the pic above is me and my grams


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:24pm



Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:24pm
the above pic is my mom!


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:27pm



Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:27pm
the above pic is Hubby and I posing with the soundman


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:38pm



Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:38pm
That's me, my friend's neice, and her uncle.


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:39pm



Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:39pm
Sorry about all the pics, I'm bored, lol. 


Posted By: Sharyg11
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:43pm
Your mom is beautiful. And yeah, I think there is a chino hiding somewhere in your backgrownd cause you deft. have the eyes LOL. And you married a white guy! OMG another salad bowl LOL! Can't wait to see what your kids will look like. Probably beautiful since the parents are (=:
I have always tought mixed couples have the most beautiful children. There was this couple that used to shop at a supermarket where I worked. The guy was black and the girl oriental. OMG they had the most beautiful baby I've even seen. Tan beautiful skin, with the oriental eyes, and the most gourgeos softest curls I've ever seen. My little sister married and irish guy. We were hoping to really see the mixture. But even though he has my sister's face, he couldn't be more white. Blonde hair, hazel eyes and the whole thing. But he is still the most beautiful baby ever (well he's 3 now). My mom is always making fun of her. She says that when she goes to pick him up in school, his little friends are gonna be like "hey your nany is here" LOL. My sister cracks up laughing. She says, well, at least his face is a replica of mine, so hopefully they'll know that eventhough I'm tanned skin I am his momma!
 
By the way, you looked beautiful on your wedding day. I wish you guys the best and everlasting love and happiness.


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 5:54pm
hahaha @ salad bowl, yeah my hubby is  an Irishman too, lol.


Posted By: mcelweewife
Date Posted: September 06 2006 at 9:21pm
I guess I posted more than 3, whoops!


Posted By: Thisisniccy
Date Posted: December 20 2006 at 7:07pm
Originally posted by mcelweewife mcelweewife wrote:

You do have a point, but she didn't use standard lemonade...She used organic lemons, cayenne pepper, and organic maple syrup, this stuff is really beneficial, it helps to clean out the entire bod, the co-host of howard stern(Robin Quivers) looks like a different person now doing this. she lost 70 pounds. The organic maple syrup which is NOT artificially flavored, and has many vitamins and minerals is sufficient in supplying what the body needs while doing this, I'm no fool, I know excercise is key to not only weight loss, but overall health.
Lemon...
Loosening and cleaning agent
It's 49% potassium strengthens energizes heart, stimulates and builds the kidneys and adrenal glands
It's oxegen builds vitality
It's carbon acts as a motor stimulant
Its hydrogen activates the sensory nervous system
it's calcium strengthens and builds the lungs
It's phosphorus knits the bones and stimulates and builds the brain for clearer thinking
It's sodium encourages tissue building
It's magnesium acts as a blood alkalizer
It's iron builds the red corpuscles to rapidly correct the most common form of anemia
It's chlorine cleanses the blood plasma
It's silicon aids the thyroid for deeper breathing
The natural iron, copper, calcium, carbon, and hydrogen...And that's just the lemon!
 
 
 
OH YES THE LEMONADE CLEANSE!
Anorexic and bulimic chics go crazy for this in my support group...I want to try it but I have not the self-control.


Posted By: Unladylikediva
Date Posted: March 24 2008 at 2:49pm
Does anyone have any updates on this diet...I'm preparing to start it by the weeks end.

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Posted By: ShowStoppers
Date Posted: March 24 2008 at 4:14pm

A group of ladies on my job had gotten together to do this diet, needless to say one of the ladies had got very sick because of it which led to her having to have surgery on her colon. She was out for about 6 weeks. I over heard of telling someone that the ingredients were to strong and they were eating away tissues.



Posted By: ShowStoppers
Date Posted: March 24 2008 at 4:15pm

 But as we know everyone is different and it didnít affect any of the other ladies but after that it scared them enough to stop. I heard that this diet had been around since like the 70ís though. I hope this helps.



Posted By: Unladylikediva
Date Posted: March 26 2008 at 9:52am
Thanks

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