By Jutta Russell
Founder of Living with the Moon
Cayenne Pepper is an ideal spice for weight loss and that is why I have chosen it for January. It is
The capsaicin in cayenne peppers may help boost your metabolism. This can help people who suffer from a sluggish metabolism, but unfortunately, the body gets used to this effect. So this method is only to be used as a short-term boost rather than an everyday effect.
Cayenne Pepper/lemon and maple syrup cleanse:
I would say it is rather a cleanse than a diet. Start on the first morning (you need to start on an empty stomach) with the salt cleanse. 1 tablespoon of high-quality salt (like Himalayan salt) dissolved in a 1litre of warm water. Sip this and make sure you stay near a toilet for the next few hours, as you will have strong bowel movements.
Next- prepare the Cleansing lemonade consisting of:
- 2 tbsp of organic lemon juice that must be freshly squeezed, no substitutes
- 2 tbsp organic maple syrup, again strive for the best quality here
- 1/10 tsp (so very small amount) of cayenne pepper (powdered)
- 300ml (10 oz.) of filter water.
Drink as much you want over the course of the remaining day.
Just a word of warning: Choose a weekend or holiday for this, as many people are feeling headachy, light headed and you really want to stay in bed, relax, read and should not have a hectic day. Besides, you will need to visit the toilet on
If you still feel bloated repeat DAY 1 as above otherwise start with eating soups (home-made broth with vegetables) and drinking home-made smoothies or home-made fruit juices. Avoid anything commercially made as it invariably contains sugar and some form of preservatives.
Introduce solid food again. Today have some steamed green vegetables with a poached white fish or pieces of fruit.
Over these 3
DAY 1: The cleansing lemonade (drink as much as you want),
DAY 2: homemade soups and juices (broth with vegetables) – or just repeat Day 1.
DAY3: Steamed green vegetables and carrots, no potatoes and steamed white fish. No meat, dairies, sugar, anything preprepared, all juices and soups have to be home-made. If you opted for a 2 day cleanse, then start
After you have finished the cleanse add some probiotic to
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