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Anyone tried the lemon diet?

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Would like to hear what you have to say about it.

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I heard it can lead to a heck of a party :shiftyninja:

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I heard it can lead to a heck of a party :shiftyninja:

*slow clap*

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I heard it can lead to a heck of a party :shiftyninja:

please elaborate. Not sure of what you mean.

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lemonparty?

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please elaborate. Not sure of what you mean.

he's... talking about something very different.

What are you looking at this for? it's a detox diet (so not a food diet where you just cut down your food intake). It's something you can do for health reasons - many do it for weight loss but there are much healthier ways to lose weight...

edit: I would read this article - INCLUDING all of the pages.... 2nd especially. http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-lemonade-diet-master-cleanse-diet

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Another faddish diet. Don't bother, spend money on a gym membership or an exercise bike (or other cardio equipment) and try slowly cutting down the volume of your meals (e.g. if you have lots of rice/pasta/chips try weighing how much you normally eat and cut it by 10% per week).

You may believe there are other avenues but almost all of them are unhealthy with little to no long term benefits. There is no easy way out.

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I inconsistently exercise regularly. I'm getting back into to it. But Diet goes hand in hand with exercise. I've dropped lots of weight before doing what it takes. I just wanted other's input or share experience with the lemon diet. I do appreciate any input however. :)

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I tried various diets. None of them worked. The only thing that finally worked is

1. Reducing my portion sizes to 75% of my previous intake. (Eat slightly less than you are currently doing)

2. Walking 3-4 km every alternate day. (No need to run, just walk like a motherf** like there is no tomorrow)

3. Well spaced small meals. 2-3 hrs gap. (But don't over eat during these in-between meals)

4. Avoid taxi, car while going to distances which are walkable.

5. Beer once or twice a month and never over 1 pint.

6. Eating (nutritious) quality food is important. But do not starve.

7. Light gym.

So basically a slight lifestyle change. No magical ingredient like lemon, honey, etc is going to make you loose fat. (If you are after that)

Lost 13 kg in 1.5 years.

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I'm just going to go out on a limb and predict the next fad diets:

Pea Diet

Melon Diet

Orange Diet

Tomato Diet

Grapefruit Diet

Potato Diet

Melon Diet

But seriously, everybody knows that you need protein, carbohydrates, fat, fibre and salt - anything that wildly diverges from that is going to be unhealthy. Anything too dramatic is often counter-productive. When you reduce your calorie intake your body tries to conserve energy and reduces its energy consumption, which means that you see a noticeably reduced effect despite the reduction in calories. That's why the most effective way is to increase your level of exercise while restricting your diet.

The best diet is a healthy one. Combine fruit and veg with lean meat and carbohydrates, while avoiding excessive amounts of fat (stick to your RDA). If you're trying to lose weight then ensure your diet is about 400-500 calories below the recommended level, while increasing the amount of exercise you do - an hour a day of brisk exercise is all you need.

Losing weight is all about dedication. I used to be overweight and decided I needed to do something about it. I increased my exercise to 3-4hrs a day (rowing machine, crosstrainer, weights) and ate one meal a day of around 1000 calories. What did I eat? Pizzas or pies. How effective was my diet? I lost about 3 stone (42lbs) in a matter of months, after which I dropped back to a slower pace of weight loss. It was hard work but the effect was readily apparent, as I managed to get to the lower end of my recommended weight range (I had a BMI of 19.4). It's basic maths - you need to burn more calories than you consume.

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As others have stated, this isn't a diet per se. It's more of a detox routine to flush toxins out of the system when you're feeling a little low.

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I tried various diets. None of them worked. The only thing that finally worked is

1. Reducing my portion sizes to 75% of my previous intake. (Eat slightly less than you are currently doing)

2. Walking 3-4 km every alternate day. (No need to run, just walk like a motherf** like there is no tomorrow)

3. Well spaced small meals. 2-3 hrs gap. (But don't over eat during these in-between meals)

4. Avoid taxi, car while going to distances which are walkable.

5. Beer once or twice a month and never over 1 pint.

6. Eating (nutritious) quality food is important. But do not starve.

7. Light gym.

So basically a slight lifestyle change. No magical ingredient like lemon, honey, etc is going to make you loose fat. (If you are after that)

Lost 13 kg in 1.5 years.

Yeah I appreciate that input. Yes lifestyle change is the key. But like any low carb or low caloried diet, weight loss will occur. This is not a fad diet. If you think in terms of how long this has been around and the number of people who have benefited from it. This diet is a temporary solution to an immediate problem. Your plan looks good. It's what I will be continuing when I finish this diet.

I usually try to run 2-3 miles three times a week, and so some isometric exercise throughout. When I've had good wieght loss I've ran 4 to 5 days a week, and did other exercise daily. Not much just 20-25 minutes. upperbody and core. Additionally I've done stairs after the runs which have helped.

I have a specific plan I'm looking to follow. @ theyarecomingforyou. very much along the lines of what you are saying. I've done it before.

As others have stated, this isn't a diet per se. It's more of a detox routine to flush toxins out of the system when you're feeling a little low.

actually people have consistently lost weight doing this diet. Some have lost upwards of 35lbs. I could use just 20lbs to begin with right now. Yes it's ported as a "detox", but really it's a diet. Atkins has worked for me in the past, it's really hard to stay on for a lifestyle. There's so much delicious food out there. And the wieght easily climbs back on if you're not watching it. So basically that's where I'm at. I've not hit upwards of when I was a real fat ass but still I don't want to even been in that ballpark.

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I appreciate everyone's input whether I reply to you specifically. I just want to say that I consider everyone's input.

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