What You Should Know
If you drink lemonade for the next three days you will lose up to 20 pounds. This is a variation of the tag line associated with the Master Cleanse and lemonade diet. Most information found online offers dieters a recipe for the cleansing juice and instructions on how to cleanse for weight loss, but Simplifast takes the recipe out of the picture. Simplifast is a bottled version of the Master Cleanse. All the dieter has to do is drink the beverage and follow the cleansing instructions. The Master Cleanse diet is not a safe weight loss solution. Very little food intake can lead to starvation and reduced metabolism. Weight loss may occur, but when the dieter starts eating real food again, that weight will be regained.
List of Ingredients
Filtered Water, Lemon Juice, Organic Maple Syrup, Chicory Inulin Fiber, Natural Flavor, Vitamins and Minerals, Potassium Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Gluconate, Tocopherol, Vitamin A Palmitate, Zinc Gluconate, Vitamin D3, Manganese Gluconate, Pyridoxine HCL, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin and Stevia. Contains 110 calories per serving.
The ingredients in Simplifast are nearly identical to the Master Cleanse recipe. There is added fiber and vitamins, so the dieter does not have to worry about getting the daily RDA of essential nutrients. Potassium is also added. Diuretic diets like the Master Cleanse push water out of the body. This can reduce potassium to dangerous levels. Adding in potassium is needed to maintain health and prevent death from dehydration.
Instructions for the Simplifast cleanse are a bit scary. The dieter is supposed to consume four drinks per day and no food. The fast lasts three days and the dieter can lose up to 10 pounds. Four drinks contain only 440 calories. This is lower than the average physician mandated very low calorie diet for extremely obese patients. If the dieter is hunger, as if that would be out of the question, they should drink more Simplifast. Even after the fast is complete, the dieter is supposed to stick with raw fruits and vegetables and more Simplifast. There is no protein in this diet.
Simplifast sells for $47.99 for 12 bottles. This is enough to complete the basic fast. Maintenance requires two to three bottles of Simplifast per day.
- Simplifast includes vitamins and minerals.
- The drinks are expensive.
- Fasting with Simplifast lacks complete nutritional support.
- No sources of protein are included on the diet plan, even in the maintenance stages.
Simplifast is simple and it is a fast, but it is not a healthy means of weight loss. Dieters need to consume at least 1,000 calories per day during weight loss and only then with a doctor watching over the patient.