Detox Water Diet

Written on the 9 December 2013 by Peter

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The detox water diet is another term for a diet/fast that was developed in 1941 by Stanley Burroughs. This diet/fast is known as "The Master Cleanse" and has been gaining popularity in recent years thanks to the attention called to it by Peter Glickman's book, "Lose Weight, Have More Energy and Be Happier in 10 Days." Celebrities like Beyonce Knowles have also helped the master cleanse become popular as a weight loss diet even though it is really more of a fast. Better health with Prestige Water.

The phrase "detox water diet" brings to mind a diet in which a person's only nourishment comes from water for the duration of the diet. This is not at all how the Master Cleanse works. While it is true that while you are on this diet, you will not be eating solid food, you will be drinking lots of water and a concoction that is a mixture of water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. This drink is intended to help keep your body nourished while it also helps to push all of the toxins and bacteria that have built up in your system out. In the most important way, this diet is a colon cleanse as each morning you drink a large amount of salted water and at night you drink a cup of laxative tea.

The larger idea behind this diet is that not only will you cleanse your system of all of the harmful bacteria and toxins that have built up but you will also give yourself a better sense of well being. This cleanse is also used to clear congestion and there are accounts of people who, while on the diet, will feel the clearing of their system and suddenly have a much easier time breathing-and they hadn't realized that they were congested. Obviously the diet can also be used to lose weight, though that is not its main purpose.

There are pros and cons to this water detox diet. The positive aspects include breaking people of their food addictions, teaching people to control their cravings and clearing out a person's system to make them healthy again. It creates a sort of blank slate which then becomes the dieter's responsibility to keep clean and healthy. Benefits of drinking water. The negative aspects include losing beneficial bacteria as well as the harmful bacteria as well as powerful "detox" symptoms that include headaches, some aches and pains, nausea, tiredness and cravings (especially in the beginning). Over the course of the diet, however, the symptoms subside and people can function quite normally.

This water detox diet lasts anywhere from ten days until you feel like you should go back to eating solid food. You can use your discretion to determine the length of your diet, though it might be a good idea to talk to your doctor. Some people stay on the diet for weeks while some people begin eating again on the tenth day. The key is to make sure that you pay attention to your body and make sure that it isn't suffering. Getting healthy and fit.

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