What Can I Eat On The Lemonade Diet?

Can I Eat While On the Lemonade Diet?

You cannot eat solid foods while on the lemonade diet.

The lemonade diet is a detox diet that is used to give the digestive system a break from processing solid foods. In order to completely flush out the digestive tract, a liquid diet is required.

Can I Eat Fruit While on the Master Cleanse Diet?

Lemons are the only fruit that are allowed to be consumed while on the Lemonade Diet. They should not be eaten in solid form. Pulp and flesh from the fruit would be ingested this way (requiring the digestive system to metabolize these solid foods) and would impede the detoxification process.

Lemons, cayenne pepper, organic grade b maple syrup, as well as laxative tea and a salt water flush daily is all that is recommended while doing the Lemonade Diet. Grade B Maple Syrup can be substituted with Molasses and/or Agave Nectar in certain cases; for instance, for diabetics who would like to do the master cleanse – as Molasses & Agave Nectar are low on the glycemic index. For more information, browse through our website: TheLemonadeSite.com.

The lemonade diet allows the dieter to drink peppermint tea while on the cleanse. Mint tea is known for it’s purification properties and helps support the detoxification process during cleansing. No other supplements should be consumed.

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74 Responses to “What Can I Eat On The Lemonade Diet?”

  1. terry says:

    Can i eat whole lemons? What about chewing gum while fasting?

  2. admin says:

    You should not eat lemons whole while cleansing because of the pulp. One of the purposes of the lemonade diet is to give the digestive system a break from it’s normal activity of breaking down food. If you must chew gum while cleansing, try to find an organic brand that is free of refined & artificial sugars/additives.

  3. Heather Hoffman says:

    My friend told me that limes could be used instead of lemons for the master cleanse, is that ok?

  4. jarod says:

    Yes, limes are fine to use. I did my last cleanse with limes and it worked just as good as when I did it with the lemons.

  5. JC says:

    One thing kinda off topic, as far as work out schedule, can I still go to the gym or is it preferred if i just take it easy for the days I’m doing this?

  6. admin says:

    Hello JC,
    That would all depend on what your routine is. It is recommended that you do not partake in very strenuous activities. Light jogging and walking is okay, as long as you do not get too fatigued. If you feel tired, you should stop and resume your normal workout routine after the cleanse.

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  8. Polly says:

    hey i just start im on day 1… i can say i dont get hungry thank god but im takin the cayenne pepper capsules and every website say something different bout cayenne pepper…. so im so lost!!! but im drinkin 8 cups of 8oz lemonade a day.. and i have 450 mg of cayenne pepper… please tell me how many pills a day? also im only doing it for 6 days!!! should i drink more cups a day or im good?

  9. jane says:

    if your hungry can you eat vegetable salad?

  10. admin says:

    Hi Polly,
    You can take 4 cayenne pills a day. We have a blog that you can refer to for more specific information regarding taking cayenne capsules during the master cleanse as well.


  11. admin says:

    Hi Jane,
    No food is recommended during the cleanse.

  12. Rae says:

    Can I use the real lemon JUICE or do I have to just cut up the lemons and put it in the water bottle? And if I can use Lemon Juice. How much should I use per day?

  13. admin says:

    Hi Rae,
    Real fresh lemon juice is preferable. You should squeeze the lemons or use a juicer. The lemonade diet recipe calls for 1/2 of a freshly squeezed lemon per serving or 4-6 per day.

  14. Lil ang says:

    Is honey ok to use instead of syrup?

  15. Lil ang says:

    And how many glasses a day are you suppose to drink a day?

  16. admin says:

    You should drink between 6-12 glasses of lemonade a day.

  17. admin says:

    Hello Lil,
    The only recommended substitutes for organic maple syrup are organic molasses or agave nectar.

  18. Ana says:

    What else can we consume during cleansing period. water ?or is it only lemonade during the day.

  19. Maria says:

    Can you please tell me ? I’m on 4 day and to day I was can of hungry :( and I had just a litle Salmon with same salat ?! after I when to the Gym for 35 min ! I’m feel better just can of guilty :( please tell me for this diet we can eat samthing ? Thank you

  20. admin says:

    Hello Maria,
    Solid food is not recommended to be consumed during the lemonade diet for detox purposes. Pick up where you left off and try not to feel too guilty about it. Next time you feel hungry, try adding some more syrup into your beverage.

  21. Maria says:

    Thanks for getting back to me. I appreciate it and I’ll let you know how it goes.

  22. Nija says:

    Can I make a vegtable& fruit blended drink? Only one full cup per day?

  23. admin says:

    Hello Nija,
    According to the creator of the lemonade diet, it is recommended that you do not consume foods other than those listed in the original instructional book.

  24. thabile says:

    Will flavored maple syrup work for the diet

  25. admin says:

    Hello Thabile,
    Organic, grade b maple syrup is recommended for this diet. Flavored maple syrup is most likely not pure -consisting of ingredients other than maple syrup- and is filled with chemicals and preservatives, & so is not a good option.

  26. meme says:

    i know no solid food but is a protein shake good…

  27. admin says:

    Hello Meme,
    It is recommended that only the lemonade diet beverage ingredients be consumed for the extent of the lemonade cleanse.

  28. Erika says:

    Today is my third day..and i had scrubed my face with a loofah..i guess big mistake because it made my pores open up and now i have bumps on my face and some redness. Everything I read says this is my body trying to release toxins. And at this point I have to be committed because stopping it will be worse. is this true?? Not that I want to stop..but I also dont want a rash

  29. EV says:

    If I do the cleanser for a week. How soon should I consume the salt water flush & the herbal laxative tea?
    About the tea can I use my Herbal Tea Concentrate? It’s a lemon flavor from Herbalife. Or do I need to purchase another type?

  30. EV says:

    Also after that week what should I start eating first?

  31. admin says:

    Hello Erika,
    Usually at days 3-4 your body is beginning to break down and release toxins. You should be careful when washing your face. Instead of using a loofah use your hands for now, and in the case you wash your face with regular soap, it may be wise to start to use organic cleansing milk — as the skin is already very sensitive from the open pores. Do not attempt to put any lotion with chemicals on your face either, as this will further irritate the rash.

  32. admin says:

    Hello EV,
    You should start using the swf and laxative tea on the first day of the cleanse. You need to purchase an herbal tea that has active laxative properties… we do not believe that this tea you are referring to has these. Senna should be one of the active ingredients. There are several different brands on the market. You can use your browser to search for herbal laxative tea.

  33. admin says:

    Hello EV,
    Please refer to the following web page under “Coming Off the Diet” -

  34. Sonya says:

    do u have to use organic molasses because i bought some but it doesnt say organic is that ok to still use

  35. admin says:

    Hello Sonya,
    It’s strongly advised that organic molasses be used for the lemonade detox. What are the ingredients listed on the label? Does it contain any additives? You do not want to be putting chemicals into your body while cleansing.

  36. jeremy says:

    Do i have to drink the salt water flush or can i just drink the tea instead?

  37. Jeff says:

    Is chewing gum (and what kind of gum) is acceptable on the master cleanse?

  38. Susan says:

    Can you drink water in addition to the lemonade while on the Master cleanse?

  39. Joy says:

    Is it okay to drink as many cups of green tea and of water as wanted as long as I stay within the required lemonade, swf, and herbal laxative?

  40. Pie says:

    Can i use moringa tea as my laxative tea

  41. kia says:

    I plan on starting the diet on Monday. However I am curious to know how many pounds will I have lost by the end of my ten days?

  42. hailey says:

    hi, im looking for something like this to use asap, i have a wedding to go to on sat and i want to feel more comfortable in my dress. but i really hate peppermint tea..is there any chance i can use green tea instead? i drink this often anyway. also i live in the uk and im wondering i we sell these items.. i hope so as iv never herd of them (apart from lemons of course lol) x

  43. Tiffany says:

    can i drink water on the diet?

  44. Nicole says:

    Do you drink it cold or hot?

  45. Amy says:

    Can you eat noodles while in the diet?

  46. Amy says:

    Because when u say solid foods I think of things more whole like bread chicken salad… Should noodles and cereal be on that list as well.

  47. admin says:

    Hello Amy,
    Definitely not. This is a liquid only diet. You should read the Master Cleanser written by the dietitian & creator of the diet. He states – “This diet gives a person all the vitamins, food, and energy necessary for
    the full ten days or longer in a liquid form. Rest and take it a little easier if you have to –although most people can go about their regular business without difficulty. Keep right on with the diet; don’t give up or “cheat” by eating a little food or you may destroy the benefits.”

  48. admin says:

    Hello Nicole,
    The lemonade diet drink should be consumed moderately cold or at room temperature.

  49. admin says:

    Hello Tiffany,
    It is recommended that purified water be consumed while cleansing in addition to the lemon beverage. This will help assure proper hydration and to speed up the release of toxins. Be certain that the water is purified, however. Tap water is not allowed on the master cleanse.

  50. sherlle says:

    The salt water flushes give me high blood pressure. Can I drink warm Apple juice instead?

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