The Maple Syrup Diet

Detoxing has been a thing for ages, but more of a hype lately. Nevertheless, it’s always good to cleanse the body from toxins and let the digestive system rest for some time ( and you might even lose a few kilos while you’re at it). This past week we’ve experienced a heat wave in Europe and me and my smart mind thought it was okay to get on a 10-day detox program called the Maple Syrup Diet a.k.a. Lemon Detox Diet a.k.a. The Beyoncé Diet(because she used this diet to lose weight for her role in Dreamgirls).

20160720_151936In case you’re not familiar with the Maple Syrup Diet, let me explain it in short: It’s a 10-day master cleanse program where you consume nothing but a 2 litre mixture of water, organic maple syrup(grade-C level), fresh lemon juice and cayenne pepper. Beside this mixture you’ll also have to drink 1 litre of plain water and herbal teas, making it 3 litres of water a day. NO FOOD ALLOWED whatsoever!

And you probably guessed it already: Yes, I’ve failed(partially though)! On day 3 I couldn’t bare it any longer. I became mentally weak and oh the headaches! All I could think of and craving for was food, and the smell of BBQs everywhere made it even harder for me. So on day 3 I decided to slip in a few crackers with salmon and cheese, and oh my gosh: These crackers have never tasted any better!!!

The plan was to do the Maple Syrup diet for 7 days, but since I ate some crackers on day 3 I’ve decided to adjust this diet a little bit. I will continue with the maple syrup and lemon mixture, but for the continuing days I will combine it with some light snacks, fruits and salads.

I do have to mention though that this master cleanse program wasn’t new to me. I’ve done it in the past, but this heat made it harder for me. Plus I didn’t prepare myself properly. However, the reason why I’ve decided to go on this diet again is because lately I’ve been mistreating my body by eating a bunch of unnecessary foods. And I also wanted to lose 3-4 kilos fast instead of keeping it with just workouts.(I’ve lost 1 kilo in 3 days by the way, even though I ate some crackers LOL). Anyways, by the time this post is published I will be on day 5 of my adjusted Maple Syrup Diet. And once this week is over I think I will do a much proper cleansing program in the future. I personally think fasting/cleansing/juicing once a week will fit my body, mind and lifestyle much better than the drastic Maple Syrup diet. Lesson learned!

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Have you tried the Maple Syrup Diet or any other Master Cleansing before? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. xo – Jey.

4 thoughts on “The Maple Syrup Diet

  1. Guuurl, life is too short for maple and lemon etc diets…I could NEVER do this diet. I have 1.5 jobs, 1 is full time, .5 is part time and the struggle is real, I need energy and food going to my brain. What I need to do is cut out the chocolate and do more cardio but my knee is a bit messed up at the moment. Haha! about the crackers never tasting so good, I bet! ( :

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    1. Hahahaha!! You are soo right. I will never do this diet again….I didn’t know what I was thinking. LESSON LEARNED the hard way! From now on I’ll just keep it to a juice day, once or twice a week…or even every other week. Goshh with 1.5 jobs you def need that extra energy!! Hopefully you can manage to find a way to get that cardio going in between those 1.5 jobs. And I definitely don’t recommend this damn diet in between LOL:)

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