The Dandel-Aide Diet
Dandel-Aide Diet is very easy for me because I am not
really doing without food as much as simply exchanging what I am
consuming. In short, when I feel hungry I opt for lots of lemon
water flavored with a dust of white stevia, the nutritional
supplement/herb. This is an off shoot of the "Master Cleanse" type
of diet, but far more doable and satisfying. With this diet, I am
mainly filling up with water, lemon and no form of sugar. That
alone is very comforting. I could not get that far, without the
stevia. I lost ten pounds in one week without even trying. If
I add walking, or breaking a sweat each day, I loose more-beyond water
weight. The recipe is 2 teaspoons of lemon juice per an 8 ounce
glass of Dandelion Leaf infused water. Dandelion Leaf can be a tad
bitter, so I infuse it lightly or just take the tea straight in the
morning as a tea and drink lemon water the rest of the day.
Dandelion Leaf Tea does look like green tea. (I tried putting the
powder in gel caps and using that three days straight. I found that
particular leaf does not work at all in capsule form without being in a
warm tea preparation.)
Many famous actresses such as Halle Berry request extra, extra lemon in
their water, and drink lots of it. This diet is a practice, a
habit, not a ten day or twenty day quick diet. Beyonce Knowles
lost twenty pounds in ten days on the "Maple Syrup Diet." But even
as she admits, she was under careful medical supervision and does not
recommend the general public go out and do that. Again, Beyonce's
diet was much like the Master Cleanse that requires lemon, a great
The Dandel-Aide diet depends a lot on turning to lemon water to keep me
full and from eating too much at meal time. I buy those little
lemon bottles in the produce section and carry them with me.
Adding a bit of Dandelion Leaf tea infused in my water, even in small
amounts, helps me greatly as a diuretic. I grew up with a
tendency to retain water. I feel the Dandelion Leaf and Stevia are
why this diet works so well. This is also a very Alkaline practice.
Click here for more about the benefits of
staying Alkaline and what that
type of diet would entail.
This diet does not work for me without the Dandelion Leaf Tea. I
could tell, because there were times I was out of the actual leaf for
weeks. It is not easy to get and most people in the States do not
know there is a difference between the Dandelion root and the leaf.
The root is totally different and works as a laxative. The Stevia is
also critical to me, so I do not feel deprived at all.
So far, this is a good and simple diuretic and cleansing strategy.
I do eat much less at meal times. Eating much less is the second
reason this works for me. I am not as concerned with what I am
eating as not eating too much of it.
Like any common sense nutritional plan, I make sure when I do eat, it
is a small variety of each food category. That alone is
basically a spin off Weight Watchers. I do try to avoid sugar at all
costs and starches that turn into sugar. I make a few gallons of
Dandel-Aide a week to drink throughout each day. Dandelion Leaf can
be bitter, so a touch of Stevia and lots of lemon (to personal taste)
From my own experience, reducing salt intake helps, but not as
remarkable or noticeable at all as the Tea by far.
That would constitute the diet I call Dandel-Aide.