The Maple Syrup Diet

Posted on September 19, 2011


Most people will likely stay away from sugar and fatty foods when it comes to their diet. But natural syrups are good for the body that it gives energy and “helps balance certain hormones.” The maple syrup diet is a weight loss plan that can help improve one’s health.
I. The maple syrup diet

A maple syrup diet, better known as “The Master Cleanse Diet” is so called because of its main ingredient, the maple syrup. It is a weight loss plan that does not only help you lose weight but also detoxifies your body from toxins that may have accumulated inside it due to unhealthy lifestyle.
This type of diet is so good that even celebrities like Beyonce got herself the “Beyonce Maple Syrup Diet” in preparation for her movie role. One thing notable about maple syrup diet is its cleansing mechanism. Taking this method is like cleaning the body from harmful elements that are linked to “addiction to various things such as smoking, drinking and eating junk foods”. The cleansing involves only drinking of the concoction made from its ingredients and no solid food is eaten during the process. Thus this maple syrup diet changes one’s lifestyle and can cause weight loss at the same time.
II. How this maple syrup diet works
Below are the ingredients needed and the procedures to follow for a maple syrup diet recipe according to eHow:
Things Needed:
• 3 quarts water
• 1 cup natural maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1 cup lemon juice
• 1 laxative pill
1. Prepare 1 gallon of the drink you’ll use for the maple syrup diet. Add the following ingredients in a 1-gallon jug: 3 quarts of water, 1 cup of natural maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 cup of lemon juice and 1 crushed laxative pill. If you make the drink and have an issue with constipation, increase the dosage to two laxative pills next time.
2. Begin your diet. For the first day, this mixture should be your only food. You may drink other things such as tea but nothing else in the form of food may be ingested. Drink as much tea, water and the maple syrup drink as you would like.
3. Start eating. For the second day, you may eat small things such as mashed potatoes or soup. No solid foods should yet be eaten. Continue drinking the maple syrup drink. Drink as much tea, water and maple syrup drink as you would like.
4. Eat solid foods on the third day. Do not overload your body with large meals. Only small, light foods such as bread should be eaten on the third day. Nothing fatty should be eaten on this day. Continue drinking the maple syrup drink. Drink as much tea, water and maple syrup drink as you would like. On this diet you should never eat anything heavier than breads or fresh fruits.
5. Rotate Steps 2, 3 and 4 for 10 days. Once off the diet, you should wait about a month to start again. This will give your body time to regulate itself and get you back on track. Once off the diet, do not eat huge meals for at least 3 days.
Basically, weight loss is due to the lowered calorie consumption. However, the combination of the ingredients provides the proper vitamins and nutrients the body need every day.
III. What now?
People might consider trying natural- based methods like this maple syrup diet for a safer diet. It is still recommended to seek for professional advice on what type of diet is applicable to use. Syrups like maple wouldn’t be the sole reason to lose weight but also a change of lifestyle as well.

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