How Beyonce Knowles lost 20 pounds in under 2 weeks

Beyonce used a very unusual diet called the Master cleanse diet (also called the maple syrup or Lemon juice diet) to shed 20 pounds quickly.

Beyonce had to lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks so she could look more like the slimmer Deena Jones at the age of 16 (Deena Jones is a character Beyonce played in the dreamgirls movie)

"Normally they'd change your make-up or your clothes but I wanted to go the extra mile," Beyonce is quoted as telling China Daily. "Back in the sixties, models like Twiggy were popular and I knew Deena would have been thin then, so even though I really love eating, it was necessary to lose weight really fast because we shot Deena at 16 and Deena at 36 two weeks apart."

The Master Cleanse Diet is basically a fasting diet where you eat no solid foods and… You have to drink 6-12 glasses of water mixed with lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper for 10 - 40 days and…

That's what Beyonce did on the master cleanse diet to lose 20 pounds in 14 days and according to some reports… Beyonce cheated on the diet by eating fish, vegetables, and protein drinks… "I had to lose it really fast, so I fasted and only drank liquids and [had] fish and protein shakes and vegetables" but…

Beyonce quickly gained back all the weight she lost on the Master Cleanse diet and Beyonce admitted she was very cranky while on the diet…

"As soon as it was over, I gained the weight back - I ate everything when it was over… the second I looked at a donut, it came back! I gained back all the weight, even the weight I didn't want to come back!"

The Master Cleanse Diet was originally made just for cleansing and detoxification of your body - the rapid weight loss is just a positive side effect and…

Robin Quivers (who is Howard Stern's sidekick) is another famous person who used the master cleanse diet to go from 218 lbs. to 145 lbs.

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1-100 of 248 Comments
Jenny

Please help me I'm at 179lbs and need to get to 145 ASAP!! What should I do???

April 09, 2014

debbiec.

hi, my problem areas are... big muscle calves, large fatty thighs that touch, and flappy bingo wings! ive just started a good healthy diet, but could you tell me what exercises to do to lose this fat, but NOT build any mussle- need to lose it instead. debz.

March 31, 2014

Ashlyn

Is there anyway to make sure the weight won't be gained back? Like do you have any advice or workouts to make sure we/I won't gain the weight back??

March 14, 2014

Adrian Bryant

my best advice is to not do this plan and Use any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here

March 15, 2014

Rachel

Hi Adrian,
I am 15 and I wanted to lose as much weight as possible in 2 weeks. I workout for around 30-45 mins in the morning and about 1-2 hours in the evening. I also started a juice cleanse which I will do for a week and a half. How much weight can I lose if I stay on track? By the way I am 5'4 and 152 pounds.

March 06, 2014

Adrian Bryant

you'll lose a lot of course but you'll more than likely gain it all right back and more

March 07, 2014

P.naber@yahoo.com

Please tell me how to loose weight quick

February 01, 2014

cassidy

hi, I'm 18, 6feet tall and i weigh 80kg. i really need to lose 20kg or more. i feel fat but people say i'm ok. but i really wanna be skinny fat. i'm doin' this diet but will it work if i don't use maple syrup? i'm not adding any sweetner either. just lemon and ayenne pepper. i need your reply really quick. thanks bryant :)

January 28, 2014

Adrian Bryant

it will certainly work but you will also more than likely gain back all you lose

January 28, 2014

seafood fanatic

I am 167 ponds 5ft 1in I have a lower an pooch that jus tighten and won't go away and side and back handles I can't get rid of daughter is 17 months now and the weight won't go my post any weight is 140 I would like to be 125-30 I drink coffee eat fish, mussels, and soup ,all green vegetables diet pills and workout once or twice a week please help or guide me in the correct direction

January 03, 2014

Alex

Hi I deeply need help with loosing weight my belly an upper hand can u please help me

December 01, 2013

Adrian Bryant

follow these 5 steps to lose belly

December 02, 2013

shaunie

Hi Adrian. I've been over weight all of my life and now I'm wanting to life weight and be healthy for me! I'm 5'4 31 years of age and I weigh 370 pounds. I carry most of the weight in my thighs, butt, tummy and breasts. Which of your plans would be better suited for me?

November 23, 2013

susan

can you check out Joe Cross juicing diet and tell us what you think of it please?

November 15, 2013

Dee

I'd like to lose weight in my thighs, but keep my butt, and also lose my pooch belly. I'm 5 foot 6 and a half, 232 pounds, but I don't look like I weigh that much.

November 12, 2013

meenna

i have pear shape body.very lean upper body and very heavy hips and butts.wht suggestion regarding the diet and exercises can i reduce fast doing workout at house?

October 18, 2013

elejordeemy@yahoo.com

im 43 my weight is 70kls my height is 5/2 how i do lose my weight in 2 weeks? pls answer fast

October 12, 2013

Adrian Bryant

how much are you trying to lose in just 2 weeks?

October 12, 2013

Jia

I am 5'9 and i weigh 175 pounds. I need to lose at least 20-25 pounds in 20 days!! I'm a fashion designer and I've got an event coming up on the 4th of October! Please help!!

September 10, 2013

Adrian Bryant

if the plan on this page is out of the question then try this

September 11, 2013

Savannah

Hello, my party is coming up in two weeks so i was wondering what would happen if i do the Master cleanse diet for two weeks but drink alcohol the day of my party?? Pleaseeeeee answer thank you!

August 10, 2013

Adrian Bryant

no major weight gain will happen but over time after doing a diet like this you will gain all the weight back you lost and more

August 11, 2013

Tubsis

Why do you gain the weight back? Couldnt you just change your diet to fit to your new weight. How does this situation differ from normal weight loss where you also need to low your calory intake according to your lighter body?

September 19, 2013

Tubsis

Why do you gain the weight back? Couldnt you just change your diet to fit to your new weight? How does this situation differ from normal weight loss where you also need to low your calory intake according to your lighter body?

September 19, 2013

Adrian Bryant

being that you basically eat almost nothing on this plan then you'll gain some weight back no matte what diet you do

September 19, 2013

lovely1

ok so my birthday is coming up august 4th n i need to lose 15-20 pounds by then and i wanted to try the lemom diet just for a quick slim down but i do not want to gain the weight back or more so is there anything i can do to maintain the weight after i get it off like eating the calorie amount to maintain that weight or a different quick loss plan????? any suggestions respond asap please starting diet monday july 15th

July 12, 2013

Savannah

Hey,
I'm 15 & 5'7. I weigh 160lbs and would like to lose 15-20lbs. Is there any possible way not to gain the weight back? I really don't want to start freshman year like this and need the boost of confidence.

July 11, 2013

Adrian Bryant

instead of doing this plan then why not Use any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here to lose the 15 pounds and keep it off

July 11, 2013

Nyra

Hi Savannah! I'm 15 as well but i'm 5'5''. I would try the 3 day detox diet. you can lose 10 pounds in three days and keep it off easily. All you gotta do is get a detox supplement (I used 3Day Diet Start Drink), workout for 45min a day, and it nothing but lean meat and green veggies. No sugar, carbs, no salt. It works!

August 02, 2013

cece

If I'm trying to lose 20 pounds in 2-3 weeks will this be a good thing to try?. Also I tend to at least have a engery nut mix throughout the day. So I was wondering how that will effect the outcomws of this.

July 07, 2013

Adrian Bryant

it'll work but you'll more than likely gain it all back and more afterwards

July 09, 2013

BaddieShann

Keep it up CeCe shanice age:14 Place: London.... South London follow @BaddieShann

July 11, 2013

hikma salhe

I am 5'3 and i weigh 165 pounds, my ultimate goal is to be at 115 pounds. I would like to lose the first 20 pounds just to get some encouragement. After the 20 pounds, i will do exercise and diet to reach 115. Will this plan work?

July 06, 2013

Adrian Bryant

not really. it's best that you Use any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here, stick with it and lose 10 pounds or more every 4-to-6 weeks

July 07, 2013

hikma

To do that, I need the 4 weeks, and quite frankly I don't. I fast Ramadan so all of July and the first week or two of August is unavailable. I need to lose 20 pounds before school starts in September.

July 07, 2013

Sharon

Hello Adrian,

I'm 42,,5'5,, & 178 pounds,, I work out 5-6 days a week, aleast 35-45 mins cardio and weight lighting for toning,I really need to lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks but not doing a liquid diet, any suggestion?

June 26, 2013

roni lilly

hello my name is roni and iam the age of thirty four im 5-5 and I weigh 205 pounds well I was 216 and I got down to 205 I do a fifteen minute workout twice a day and I try to eat right but im trying to lose fifty five pounds by December so im just wondering if the lemon diet will workout for me and can I keep it off by eating veggies and a lot of protein along with working out

August 24, 2013

Adrian Bryant

the lemon diet will work but how long can you realistically keep the weight off after you finish the diet

August 26, 2013

hana

I'm thinking why when we lose weight on MC diet , and the loss in shape not only on scale, then we'll gain it back ?? is it different from doing a permanent diet ?
if we did a permanent diet ( may be 1300 cals ) after a MC ,, is it will be good or what ?

December 09, 2013

Adrian Bryant

being that you are eating almost NOTHING on the MC you have to realize that you'll certianly gain some weight back after you finish. It's best you stick with a permanent plan unless you have an emergency and even then it's best you do this plan here to minimize the weight re-gain

December 11, 2013

Latoya

I'm am , well was 220 lbs and I did the master cleanse twice. The first time I did it I manage to stay on it for 10 days, loosing 15lbs. Which was great, my body felt lighter, my overall skin tone was also lighter and glowing. However, after all the compliments, I went back to eating badly and gain all the weight back.
I weigh in over two weeks ago at 215 lbs and started the cleanse again. Today is 14 days so far and I have already lost 15 lbs to date. I'm trying to stay on for 21 days.

June 19, 2013

Pamela

I'm 18 and I'm 120lbs and 5'1, do you think think i could loose 20lbs for my prom that is in 2 weeks, i do not want to gain the weight back, do you think that i could maintein the weight with any of the permanent weight loss plans.
also, i would like to know if my skin will become loose?

June 18, 2013

Adrian Bryant

maybe on a crazy diet like this you could but you'' probably gain back everything you lose and more

June 18, 2013

bebo

why do we gain the weight back ?
Is that because the loss is loss of water not real fat ? or because we eat much more after finishing the diet ? or even if you eat normally after that diet ,the weight will get back also ?

June 13, 2013

Adrian Bryant

YOU GAIN THE WEIGHT BACK MAINLY BY EATING TOO MUCH AFTER being on a highly restricitive diet where you basically eat nothing

June 13, 2013

Jess

I'm 5,4ft and I weigh 52kg. I would like to lose 4kgs in 10 days would that be possible with doing this whilst still eating fish/chicken and vegetable/fruit?

June 12, 2013

Jenny

Hey Adrian, I am planning to lose minimum of 7 kgs by doing Master Cleanse. My current weight is 61 kgs. Is it possible to shed 7 kgs in 15 days as I am getting married next month? Will it also reduce my hips and thighs fat?

May 26, 2013

Adrian Bryant

it will reduce fat all over but you'll more than likely gain all the weight back you lost doing this plan

May 26, 2013

Aja

Hi I'm 21 and Im 5'3 183lbs Im always tired I want to try the Lemonade diet but I'm scared its not healthy... Should I try it? After the 14 days are over I plan on eating healthy I just need a Kick start

May 19, 2013

Adrian Bryant

forget the kickstart and just Use any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here

why go on a 14 day cleanse, lose a lot a of weight and then gain it all back

May 19, 2013

muka khawaja

im 20 year old and im 95kg with 5.2 hight
i want to lose 35kg to get my BMI
but in this month i want to lose 10kg mean 20lbs
after this month my goal is 3kg per month
but in this month i should lose 20lbs
i do so much exercise and diet also
plz help me
im scare of getting loose and saggy skin on my face

is it safe and healthy for me to lose 20lbs in a month ?
this will get me saggy and loose face or not ?

if i lose 20lbs i will gain it baCk or nOt ?

plz adrian help me

answer my all questions
i really need to lose healthy
just u r my hope

tnx frOm all information
i love u adrian

May 19, 2013

Adrian Bryant

Use any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here and you may end up losing 10-to-20 pounds just as normally as anyone else who is overweight who first starts a weight loss plan

May 19, 2013

Angel

Hi! I'm 5,3 and 160 pounds. How can I at least lose 35 pounds In a month? Is the Master Cleanse diet sufficient?

April 30, 2013

Adrian Bryant

that'll work but I'm almost certain you'll gain it back

April 30, 2013

mounisha

hello, i am 18. how can i loose 13 pounds in 10 days or so. thanks!

April 28, 2013

Adrian Bryant

depends on how much you weigh

April 28, 2013

mounisha

i am 5"4 and weigh 140 pounds

April 28, 2013

Adrian Bryant

you could do it with a plan like the one on this page but you'll probably gain it all back

April 29, 2013

Queen Tyra

I'm 18 years old and am hypertensive. Is this weight lost program suggeste to people with hypertension?

April 17, 2013

Serena

I want to lose large amount of weight on my thighs and bum in a really quick amount of time. I've tried all kinds of toning exercises but none work. what else can I do to lose this weight really fast?

March 31, 2013

adhi

hi Adrian,

Why do people say you'll gain back everything when it is over. What if after losing like 10kg, one consumes enough calories to maintain weight and regular workouts?

March 30, 2013

Adrian Bryant

then you'll be okay.

the problem is after coming off a fad diet where you eat nothing you are probably going to eat more than what you need to maintain your weight

March 31, 2013

Marcy

Hi! I am 29 years old, 5' 6", and 175 pounds. I would like to get to 140 pounds but I have not been 140 pounds since I was 18 years old. Is it possible to get to that point ever or does your body have a weight cap as you get older?

February 27, 2013

Susan

Have you heard about Juicing? by Joe Cross? I was wondering what do you think of that? I'm 5'6, and weigh 170. My goal weight is 130, and I have a wedding to go to next month. Should I fast by juicing veggies?

February 26, 2013

Adrian Bryant

are you trying to get to 130 in a month? and i never heard of joe cross

February 26, 2013

Susan

Its a documentary movie call "Fat, sick and nearly dead" I want to be at least 150 by next month, but my goal weight is 130 though.

February 26, 2013

adrianne

Oh you should certainly check out Joe Cross' movie and find out about him and his story since you're in the biz, this guy has an incredible and inspiring story.

April 28, 2013

Allison

Hi, Adrian.
I'm currently on your weight loss plan but I have an event coming up in two weeks and I would like to fast track my weight loss (I'm hoping for 15-20lbs).
Is there anything not as restrictive as this that I can do?
From reading through your website I've started the following ( in addition too the other weight loss plan):-
Drinking over a litre of water a day.
3 cups of green tea a day
No snacks
Exercise everyday for 30mins
Include fruit and vegetables in my meals.

Do you think this will help?
I was also considering a weight loss pill, like hydroxy cut.

I'll be glad for your advice.

February 10, 2013

jenn

hi im 30 yrs old and a mom of 2 . my youngest is 7 and with her i carried in front and since having her i dint do much exercise but kept my weight at around 130-140 for about a yr after her birth, over the past 5 yrs my biggest weight was 172, im currently at 148maybe, but i have the belly over lap i guess from 3 c sections cuts 2 birth one just surgery for female problems most recently in nov.12. what can i do to get rid of this when i relax my belly i look 6mnths pregnant, i believe my husband is starting to become unattracted to my body style, even when i loose wehgt i still have this problem any solution i can do at home.

February 08, 2013

Allison

Thank you so much!

February 10, 2013

nissrine

i was wondering after i ve read this article if beyonce lost 20 pounds in 14 days with cheating how much could i lose without cheating?????

January 25, 2013

Kenny

Hey adrian im 17 5'11 192 pounds i recently discoverd that i list 10 pounds and it has put me in a motivated path to lose weight im tired of being embarrassed to take my shirt off its awful. I was windering what the best plan would be to lose enough weight to get to around 140 - 135 and also i am wondering if your plans help to get rid of man boobs or if i have to do a seperate plan to reduce estrogen in my body for that. Thanks

January 19, 2013

Charlie

Hi Adrian Bryant, you have a wonderful website with all the information needed. My weight at the moment is 109kg. I started with my dieet hoping to lose 29.5kg in 6 months (2.5kg per 2 weeks) I am currently doing the Intermediate fasting, jogging, drinking lots of water and trying cut alcohol, starch & sugar out completely. I also did this 2 years ago on a protein dieet and lost 3 kg per week until I got to 96kg from 112kg. When I got to 96kg I could not loose anymore weight no matter what I did. Is there anything different I can try to lose the16kg weight when I get to 96kg or if I see I am not loosing it anymore? Some info: I am 37 years old, 1.82m, Male, 109.5kg

January 05, 2013

Adrian Bryant

whenever you hit a plateua - read this

January 05, 2013

kat

Try to drink lots of water... then you won't feel so hungry.

January 01, 2013

SYLVIA

HALLOW!

IM A 20 YEARS OLD FEMALE AND WEIGHT 75KG, I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT HOW I CAN LOSE WEIGHT IN TWO MONTHS, AND HOW CAN I GET RID OF MY BELLY FAT, I USUALLY GO TO THE GYM BUT I FEEL ITS NOT WORKING OUT FOR ME, I REALLY WANT TO LOSE MY BELLY FAT.....I NEED HELP PLS!

November 15, 2012

Detria Walker

Hi,my name is Detria,I has lower back surgery and have neck problems,I have taken shots,gain 50 pounds,need to lose it fast,belly fat.I walk every day.Help,losing weight will Help pain level and back problem.Help.n

November 03, 2012

Adrian Bryant

start off with this plan here until your pain level gets tolerable

November 03, 2012

Torie

hi im 19 i weigh about 210 and i cant seem to get rid of any weight. i have a hard time with long term diets and need something i can stick to. i would really like to be 150 and as fast as possible. any ideas?

October 17, 2012

Wed

Hi Adrian,
I am a 19 year old female . I am 147 lbs and 159cm
I wish to lose 10 pounds in the next 2 weeks.
how can I achieve that ?
another question , do you know something about the slow carb diet?

Thanks

October 09, 2012

Adrian Bryant

you may be able to do that quickly with this plan here

October 10, 2012


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