To lose 20 pounds for her latest movie role, Beyonce reportedly used the “maple syrup” diet which consists of mixing maple syrup with water, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper and drinking it as a daily meal replacement. A dietician who works with the British group Weight Concern says:
“The problem is not what’s in the diet but what’s not. There are no fats, proteins, vitamins or minerals and the only carbohydrate is in the form of sugar… People would start to feel very lethargic and would be unable to concentrate… They will probably end up in hospital, especially people who try it for more than 10 days.”
Sounds pretty healthy to me. Although I’ve got my own version of the maple syrup diet. It goes a little something like this. You don’t get all the nutrients of Beyonce’s version, but boy does it go down smooth.