Making it’s way into the long list of diet regimens is something you may enjoy much more than a Master Cleanse, and you can do it with much of what you keep in your refrigerators.
Or rather, the juice diet.
It consists of replacing any type of food that you consume regularly with fresh fruit and/or vegetable juice. Similar to that of the Master Cleanse, you shed pounds quickly. Unlike the Master Cleanse — which is primarily a water, lemon, and cayenne pepper diet — you’re drinking something a bit more tastier.
The diet has been endorsed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker. But like most diets, this one offers mixed results.
According to Dr. Madelyn Fernstom, TODAY’s diet and nutrition editor, there are cautionary tales to juice diets, just as quickly as you put off the weight, it may come back:
“With weight loss, when it comes off quickly, it comes back on quickly,” she says. “If you stay under 1,000 calories a day with liquids or solids, you’ll lose weight at the same rate.”
She also mentions that a diet of only juice can not only have you running to the bathroom every few hours, but also cause a decline in muscle mass.
But there are benefits as well,
“No one eats enough fruits and vegetables and one way to get them is to drink them. One glass of fruit juice has the calories of two pieces of whole fruit.”
Hmm. Reminds me of my V-8 days.
Would you try a juice diet? Do you think it could be better than other diets on the market?