Robin Quivers is an on air personality on The Howard Stern Show. She famously lost 70 lbs on the Master Cleanse Diet Diet. The diet is a liquid fast in which you are to drink nothing but a mixture of water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper, for a period of several days.
Quivers apparently followed the plan for multiple 21 day periods to lose the weight. She says she maintains the weight loss now through a vegan diet.
- Temporary Weight Loss: Most people who lose weight through a fast gain it right back…though Quivers seems to have been able to maintain her weight loss.
- Yo-Yo Effect: Starving yourself tends to slow down your body’s metabolism, making it easier for you to put on weight after, causing a yo-yo effect in dieting.
The Master Cleanse is not a long-term weight loss solution for most people. As soon as the fast is over, the weight usually comes back on. The keys to a long-term weight loss plan are a balanced diet with a focus on portion control, and regular exercise.