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Old 07-09-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Red face Decided to try the "lemon detox diet" out of curiosity. Let's see what happens...

There's actually a small market for this stuff, where small businesses provide 6 daily drinks ranging from $50-70 per day. After doing some research, I decided to skip out on the juice options and to try to the most basic - the lemon detox diet.


This is the classic single serve recipe:

- 2 (tbs). of lemon or lime

- 2 (tbs). of genuine maple syrup

- 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper

- 10 oz. water (hot or cold as preferred)


I'm supposed to have 6-12 of these servings everyday for a minimum of 10 days, and THAT'S IT. No other food or drinks. Just water. I'm a very active person so I doubt I can last 10 days but let's see what happens.

My weight as of today: 198 pounds

Bodyfat percentage was: 12% last week but I took that test with the electric sensors, so not sure how accurate that is.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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what do you hope to get out of this
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:36 AM   #3
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I'd be eating pencils by day 2
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:40 AM   #4
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #5
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Let me put it this way...

This is a great way to lose bodyfat and detox your digestive system (if you skipped the syrup) for up to 40 hours. You would see the most benefit between 12 hours (beginning) and 36 hours (end).

After this, muscle loss/fatigue etc. would near extreme levels.

If you included the sugar (which I'm assuming is how you are expected to last 10 days), a serving would be 104 calories / 26g of sugar.

At 6 servings, it would be 624 calories a day / 156g of carbs. No other macros
At 12 servings, it would be 1248 calories a day / 312 of carbs. No other macros

So essentially with the sugar intake you are telling your body via insulin response that it should preserve body fat... and with no amino acid intake from dietary proteins, to break down your muscle tissue and get amino acids from there. Really bad idea bro!
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:08 PM   #6
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what do you hope to get out of this
It's more of a mental achievement for me.

However, I'm also interested to see how much weight and fat will be lost.

Weight being measured by the same scale on a daily basis.

Fat loss being measured by the same electric thing used at the gym.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:09 PM   #7
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is this safe
Some say Yes.

Some say No.

I say, I'm gonna try it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #8
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So I'm STARVING right now.

My stomach is eating itself and I'm cursing this **** out.

Definitely a mental challenge.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #9
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I fast 16 hours a day, and have for almost a year now. The hunger pangs will go away after you get used to going without food. You'll notice it the worst between the 13th and 16th hour, as well as between the 20 and 24th hour. Coffee or green tea helps

Again, I don't recommend what you are doing whatsoever for reasons I mentioned... but the choice is yours! best of luck and I hope I am wrong about the results. At the very least you should take BCAA tablets to avoid muscle catabolism.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #10
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It's been 5 hours.... I'm not saying hunger doesn't happen, but what kind of diet were you on before, where you're that starving after such a short time? I regularly skip lunch at work, and it's just water from when I get here until I leave 9 hours later. I don't think after 5 hours, I'd even notice yet lol.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:39 PM   #11
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I still fail to understand this starving yourself phenomenon.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #12
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It's been 5 hours.... I'm not saying hunger doesn't happen, but what kind of diet were you on before, where you're that starving after such a short time? I regularly skip lunch at work, and it's just water from when I get here until I leave 9 hours later. I don't think after 5 hours, I'd even notice yet lol.
I "started" it last night, so the last time I ate anything was around 6pm yesterday. I just decided to share what I was doing this afternoon.
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I fast 16 hours a day, and have for almost a year now. The hunger pangs will go away after you get used to going without food. You'll notice it the worst between the 13th and 16th hour, as well as between the 20 and 24th hour. Coffee or green tea helps

Again, I don't recommend what you are doing whatsoever for reasons I mentioned... but the choice is yours! best of luck and I hope I am wrong about the results. At the very least you should take BCAA tablets to avoid muscle catabolism.
What do you eat then? I could never do that everyday for a year.
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I "started" it last night, so the last time I ate anything was around 6pm yesterday. I just decided to share what I was doing this afternoon.
Ok, that makes a little more sense then lol. I guess it depends on where you're goals are, and in your case, sounds like a "wanna see if I can do it for kicks". Myself, I just cut out junk food, and soda, and cut my intake down to more realistic "single" servings of what I do eat. Definitely helps a ton. Not sure if I'd wanna get more drastic than what I am now lol. How long are you planning on keeping up with it?
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What do you eat then? I could never do that everyday for a year.
Well I eat between noon and eight, meats fruits veggies mostly. I stuff my face though... somedays (hockey or weight training) I'm still getting over 3000 calories in two meals.

So basically I spend a couple hours before bed not eating, 8 hours sleeping, and then I skip breakfast and just have a black coffee. The main benefits are to convince body to burn additional fat, clear the digestive system, and helps with improving insulin sensitivity so I can use it more for muscle building than fat storage.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:14 AM   #16
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:01 AM   #17
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I hope you don't die
Thanks bud, I hope I don't die either...

Weighed 195 pounds this morning (-3 pounds).
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Thanks bud, I hope I don't die either...

Weighed 195 pounds this morning (-3 pounds).
should have taken before pics and after. Would be interesting. How are you feeling?
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:48 AM   #19
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I dated a girl who did this back in 2007. She didn't need to lose weight, but she wanted to cleanse. She got realllly hangry and turned into a bigger b1tch than she normally was.


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Old 07-10-2013, 11:55 AM   #20
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Decided to try the "lemon detox diet" out of curiosity. Let's see what happens.

Please give someone close to you your e46 account info, in case you die I want details


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