This week is Crash Diet week at TheGloss, which means we’re inviting readers to share their experiences with punishing, stupid diets for all that minimal, short term weight loss.
One of the most popular crash diets in the world of celebrities, models and health nuts is the Master Cleanse, a week or two of subsisting on a spicy concoction of maple syrup-based lemonade. Beyonce famously did it to shed the weight for Dreamgirls, Jared Leto did, too, to drop his Number 27 lbs. We’ve had lots of friends try the cleanse–sometimes called “the lemonade diet”–and although everyone reports that it’s nice to reset your sugar cravings and regain a little self-control… none of them were very pleasant to be around. Here’s some famous people who’ve lost a lot of weight and maybe a little humanity on the Master Cleanse.