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Lemonade Fast

Posted by
Barbara on February 16, 2001 at 10:50:15:

I just started a lemonade fast today. So far so good. Anyone else out there ever do it? Any comments on how it worked or the results received from it would be greatly appreciated. One thing I've found so far that I like about it is that I don't have to think or decide what to have for dinner : - )



Re: Lemonade Fast

Posted by Pam on February 16, 2001 at 11:04:45:

In Reply to: Lemonade Fast posted by Barbara on February 16, 2001 at 10:50:15:

Can I ask what is the reason for the lemonade fast? Is it to lose weight, clear your system..... I've never heard of it.



Re: Lemonade Fast

Posted by Barbara on February 16, 2001 at 16:36:24:

In Reply to: Re: Lemonade Fast posted by Pam on February 16, 2001 at 11:04:45:

Its suppose to help you clean your system and rid you of old toxins that cause disease. I'm doing much better following the protocol on this board but I'm still not quite there yet and thought I'd do this as a way to help the healing along.



Re: Lemonade Fast

Posted by R. on February 16, 2001 at 21:14:10:

In Reply to: Lemonade Fast posted by Barbara on February 16, 2001 at 10:50:15:

I was on it for 7 days. Felt very good. Didn't feel strong hunger, just a habit related desire to eat, which went away as soon as drank more lemonade or water. Like the author of the diet said, I didn't feel tired during the diet. I wish I could stay on it at least 10 days, but there was New Year to celebrate :) I lost a fair amount of weight, and even though I wasn't overweight, I still didn't feel exhausted as some fasters do.

As far as health effects the diet had on me, other than having my toung cleared after I exited the fast, I didn't noticed anything. Perhaps, I needed to stay on it longer, or I needed something else in addition to cleansing my system.



Re: Lemonade Fast

Posted by Daniel on February 16, 2001 at 23:45:17:

In Reply to: Re: Lemonade Fast posted by R. on February 16, 2001 at 21:14:10:

I'm not really understanding the reasoning behind using lemonade for the fast. It is loaded with sugar and is quite acidic - can someone explain why it is good to fast with lemonade as opposed to something else?



Re: Lemonade Fast

Posted by R. on February 17, 2001 at 01:44:41:

In Reply to: Re: Lemonade Fast posted by Daniel on February 16, 2001 at 23:45:17:

It's not regular commercial lemonade that you are probably thinking about. You can read about it in an article below:



Re: Lemonade Fast

Posted by Curious Kate on February 17, 2001 at 09:41:54:

In Reply to: Re: Lemonade Fast posted by Pam on February 16, 2001 at 11:04:45:

Anyone who is foolish enough to go on the "Master Cleanse" really needs their head examined.
ALL of these "liquid diets" (and that's what it is) are dangerous, life-threatening and in the end Bad for your system. I've seen and heard of people ending sup in the hospital over these ridiculous regimens.
Your body needs fuel. Please don't listen to these quacks that put these things in people's minds.



Depends how you do it

Posted by R. on February 17, 2001 at 20:44:26:

In Reply to: Re: Lemonade Fast posted by Curious Kate on February 17, 2001 at 09:41:54:

Did you get your information from http://www.quackwatch.com? Not impressive.

Our bodies have reserves, and within certain limits, which are different for different people, we can go without food. In addition to that, liquid fasts, with exception of water fast, provide some amount of nutrients. Yes, there is a potential to do harm; however, if done properly, fasting can be very beneficial. The closer a fast to a plain water fast, the more risky it is. Driving is also life-threatening, but you probably drive, don't you, Curious Kate? I have seen and heard of people that have greatly benefited from a fast. Conversely, I have seen and heard of people who ended up in hospitals with fatal conditions by leading a "normal" life, doing no fasts. So, according to your logic, not fasting is life-threatening. In my opinion, this is a bad argument.