The lemonade diet , that is: 3 detoxifying recipes based on lemon juice to use for a period of one to two weeks to easily lose 3 kg without making drastic dietary changes, deflating the belly and increasing intestinal regularity.
How does the lemonade diet work, and why does it work?
The lemonade diet is a diet that involves drinking lemonade from early morning to mid-afternoon to provide the body with more vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant and intestinal cleanser as well as a diuretic.
The lemonade should be enriched with mineralizing substances such as sliced citrus fruits (without peel) in addition to organic fruit, fresh aromatic herbs, organic honey or molasses or malt, spices.
In addition to drinking lemonade, for one or two weeks the diet includes a very light dinner based on a warm, hot or cold soup that is low-calorie and does not include potatoes or legumes (or a light soup alternatively).
Breakfast and lunch can be free, so this diet is not drastic, as long as there is a protein food such as skimmed Greek yogurt, meat or fish (also ok: bresaola, defatted ham, turkey breast, natural or smoked canned fish , shellfish or legumes), tofu, tempeh or seitan, cottage cheese or two eggs at the beginning of the meal.
For maintenance , dinner is eaten like lunch without carbohydrates but with 150 grams of fruit in their place and drinking only two glasses of lemonade for two weeks + one free meal per week. In the following weeks: 1 glass of lemonade in the morning + 2 free meals per week.
It is therefore a simpler and more balanced version of the famous Master Cleanse lemonade diet .
LEMONADE DIET: SLIMMING PLAN
The lemonade diet slimming plan is as follows.
Breakfast: a glass of lemonade.
Half an hour later you start the meal with a protein food between two small eggs or 150 grams of skimmed Greek yogurt (or soy) or 200 grams of skimmed quark or 100 grams of skimmed cottage cheese + additions of your choice between two rusks or a slice of toast with jam or 4 ladyfingers or 150 grams of fruit of your choice.
Snack: a glass of lemonade + a small snack of your choice such as 10 almonds or 10 grams of dark chocolate.
Lunch: a glass of lemonade.
After twenty minutes: a protein food between 120 grams of meat and fish or other options including crustaceans, molluscs, seitan or tofu or bresaola or cooked ham in medium portion. More additions to choose between half a portion of pasta or rice (50 grams) or a small sandwich, + vegetables with a teaspoon of oil.
Snack: a glass of lemonade + a small snack of your choice between a 125 gram low-fat yogurt with a level teaspoon of honey or 25 grams of Grana Padano.
Dinner : extralight. A vegetable cream like this or a dish of minestrone without legumes or potatoes + 100 grams of low-sugar fruit of your choice such as pineapple, kiwi, clementine, strawberries or blueberries.
Lemonade Diet: How to Make Lemonade for Diet.
Basic recipe: juice of 3 lemons, three and a half cups of cold water, a teaspoon of molasses, rice malt or organic honey.
Mint recipe: juice of 3 lemons, three and a half cups of cold water, 4-5 ice cubes, a piece of fresh ginger, a handful of well washed mint, a teaspoon of molasses, rice malt or organic honey.
Citrus detox: juice of 2 lemons, three and a half cups of cold water, 4-5 ice cubes, a piece of fresh ginger, a sliced organic pink grapefruit (without peel if it is not organic), a sliced cucumber, an organic lemon (without peel if it is not organic) in slices, a teaspoon of honey or malt.
The doses are for exactly 4 glasses of lemonade, so one serving is equivalent to one liter of lemonade to drink throughout the day.