Lemon Fast Diet - Some questions

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  1. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Has anyone tried this fast before? I'm hoping to start a ten day lemon fast after christmas, as I've gained some weight in college that I would really love to lose and I figure this would be a great way to start a healthy eating habit.

    However, I have a few questions.

    I bought the cayenne pepper nice and fresh from a health store, but I'm having a problem with the syrup. The only grade B syrup I saw was in a small jug and was like $16.00. I really don't want to spend a ton of money, as the recipe calls for like a cup a day. So I'm just wondering what you did, or if there is anything I can substitute. I know someone mentioned honey, but I'm not sure if that would have the same effect.

    Also, did you do the tea and salt water thing? I really don't think I need to do that, so is it a vital part of the fast? I'm not a big tea drinker, but I guess I could suck it up for ten days.

    Also, the fresh lemons are a whole lot of money at the grocery store, but I'm going to try a place like cosco or sam's club. Where would you suggest getting lemons from?

    Thanks! Any tips or suggestions are appreciated!
     
  2. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I have read up on this, thinking I was going to try it, but after all the information I found on this, it's not something I would recommend to do. It is extremely high in sugar content, totally lacking in any kind of protein or proper nutritional content, and will not do for you what it says it will. I would suggest you do more research on this before you do it. Just my 2 cents. [​IMG]
     
  3. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    I've been looking into it too... I can't be of much help though. My sister did it back during the summer, but she never really said how it turned out for her.
     
  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I've lost 20lbs in 4 wks. I am using a modified Adkins plan. I can have all the protein I want. Absolutely, very little carbs. I am doing low fat too. For instance, tuna, chicken, any fish, GREEN veggies, lots of salad, cheese, eggs. I love this diet because you don't have to go hungry. The more protein the better. Also, exercise. It works for me. I have lost 98lbs before on this. This time I will make a lifestyle change and stick with it. Exercise, exercise and eat right.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Best way to lose the lbs is start doing just a bit of exercise a day and cut back on snacks. Good luck.
     
  6. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    I don't have any facts, but it seems like a bad idea. In any case, I wouldn't recommend winter as a good time to fast.

    I agree with silkiechicken. A long-term plan will work better. Start eating healthier after Christmas and get a little exercise and/or lift weights. Remember to drink a good amount of water, but not too much.
     
  7. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I am not actually looking to lose weight on the diet, it is more of an energy thing. Right now I have absolutely no motivation to exercise and even when I was eating right and exercising every other day at school, I was still gaining. For me, weight loss has always been extremely difficult thing. I once dieted and exercised for several months and didn't even lose ten pounds. I do see a nutritionist and I already eat healthy foods, so that is not the problem. I am at my wit's end!

    Texaschickmama, can you give me more information on your diet? I would be willing to try anything new, however I am not a meat eater. That's what makes a lot of diets difficult for me.
     
  8. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    If you are having weight issues, then the lemon thing is not for you. It's entirely too high in empty carbs, and that's the worst thing you could have. (I'm in the same boat.) It will only cause your sugar levels to soar, then suddenly crash, and you will have even less energy than before. I would recommend what Texaschickenmomma is doing. It's far more healthier.
     
  9. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    I'm curious. Have you seen a doctor lately? If you have low energy and are ?vegetarian? you could either have an underactive thyroid or anemia . . . . you might want to verify those things before you do anything drastic to your diet. I think low energy is common this time of year for most people.

    Weight loss takes time. Often it seems to go nowhere for a long time, but once you start to make progress, if you stick to a healthy regimen, you should see the weight continue to disappear.
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You won't always lose weight while exercising either because muscle weighs ALOT more than fat. I lost almost 10 lbs after I stopped exercising because I didn't have to do PE in highschool any more...
     

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