This bogus article suggests, that if you consume nothing but Cayenne Pepper, water, pure maple syrup, and fresh squeezed lemon juice, and follow it by a morning salt water cleanse for 10 days...you could lose up 20 pounds. This detox is also susppose to cleasnse and remove years and years of toxins from the body. Backed by hollywood stars like Beyonce, who tried the diet for 14 days and indeed successfully lost 20 pounds.
Here's the thing people...Of course Beyonce lost weight fast! She didn't eat anything for 14 days! The difference between Beyonce and the rest of us...she probably had a movie role she had to lose weight for and in only a short period of time. This diet only works when you need to lose weight fast, but it is impossible to keep that weight off. If you are looking for a more permanent solution, this is not the diet.
By not eating anything for 10 days, causes your body to go into ketosis (starvation mode) therefore only using fat for energy. True, after the 10 days pass, you will shed some pounds. However, the second you eat anything, your body is going to hold on to it for dear life, as a result of it starving for so long. It will not take long before all the weight comes back.
All this diet is...is a stupid fad diet that sets you up for failure the second you start it. Eating is actually a good thing. Eating will help speed the metabolism up, assisting in maintaning a healthy weight.
I've tried every stupid diet...even this one! I only lasted one day. The lemonade drink was so nasty, I could hardley get it down. Chugging straight salt water, was where I think I came to my senses. I could feel my body tell me, that this was not right. Listen to your body people! It tells you what you need. Ex: Cravings are a way for your body to let you know what you lack.
The only weight loss method that ever worked for me... and I know you don't want to hear it. It's called...good old fashioned excersice, healthy and moderate portion eating habits. Drink lots of water and avoid consuming alcohol. It's also important to get a variety of foods and from different food groups.
In conclusion, If you ever come across a diet that is too good to be true...it probably is. Especially if it promises instant results. Its hard not to get sucked into one of these quick fix diets. I have definently been guilty of many, but I learned my lesson and so should you. Weight loss is suppose to be hard and full of challenges, unfortunely. That's the the true test. The only way to be sure it works.