Writing 3; Section 4: May 2012 Archives

If you were anorexic and looking for something to explain why you're not eating, use the lemonade diet. It's the most legitimate appearing, celebrity endorsed, and "healthy" cleansing diet on the internet. In fact, even my good friends who normally would never fall prey to such an extreme get-thin quick diet nearly bought into this one (until I convinced them otherwise, of course).
Designed in 1941, it has been around for over 60 years and has even been endorsed by celebrities like Beyonce who lost 20 pounds for her role in Dream Girls on it! One of the funniest things about this endorsement is that Beyonce gained back all of that weight and more after her role in Dream Girls. During her role in that film, she was the thinnest anyone had ever seen her. Needless to say, with that endorsement, the lemonade diet is a perfect front for someone who is possibly anorexic and covering it up, or someone who is trying to lose weight too fast.
Consisting of lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and water the lemonade drink adds up to about 1000 calories per day. It perfectly fits the definition of a crash diet that our book cirtes. However, despite these obvious signs that it's dangerous, it still appears credible on its website. Unless you search a little further. On the front page of the website, it claims that it can alleviate chronic diseases, provide a quick and health means of effective weightloss, and eliminate toxins and indegistion. A quick click to their disclaimer page and the first sentence reads, "The Products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by TheLemonadeSite.com or the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not intended or approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease." Even THEY haven't attempted to research their own product, how it works, or why it works. This completely contradicts everything they said on their first page. It's also completely devoid of scientific evidence, as shown by their disclaimer, and by the fact that the diet was created in 1941 by a dietician. Let's all imagine the expertise of a dietician from the 40's, shall we? Needless to say, this diet is a sham. Shame on those who endorse it, and feel sorry for those who fall for it.

Here's the link to check it out

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